VALORANT post-partnership rostermania tracker: North America and Americas

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One of the most popular VALORANT regions is set to undergo the most anticipated and sizable offseason since the inception of Riot’s first-person shooter. 

On Sept. 21, Riot announced the 10 teams set to compete in the Americas international league, with the rest of the organizations set to either battle it out in Challengers or exit from VALORANT altogether. 

Some of the biggest names in esports failed to secure partnerships with Riot, such as OpTic Gaming and TSM. Players from these organizations will likely explore their options in Challengers or the international leagues.

Here are all the roster moves that have happened so far in North America and the Americas during the 2022-2023 VALORANT offseason.

All VALORANT post-partnership roster changes for NA and Americas

Cloud9

  • Oct. 5: Mitch Semago leaves Cloud9.
  • Oct. 16: Rahul “curry” Nemani leaves Cloud9.
  • Oct. 17: Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker, Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro, and Mateja “qpert” Mijovic sign with Cloud9.
  • C9 2023 roster: Vanity, Xeppaa, leaf, yay, Zellsis, qpert.

Sentinels

NRG

  • Sept. 30: NRG moves entire roster except for Sam “s0m” Oh to free agency.
    • Ian “tex” Botsch, Daniel “eeiu” Vucenovic, and Ethan Arnold enter free agency.
  • Sept. 30: Pujan “FNS” Mehta, Victor Wong, and Austin “crashies” Roberts will reportedly sign with NRG.
  • Oct. 3: Ardis “Ardiis” Svarenieks will reportedly join NRG from FPX.
  • Oct. 20: Zander “thwifo” Kim will reportedly join NRG and fill the sixth-man role.
  • Nov. 2: James “hazed” Cobb is released.
  • Nov. 8: Pujan “FNS” Mehta officially joins NRG.
  • Nov. 9: Austin “crashies” Roberts officially joins NRG.
  • Nov. 10: Victor Wong officially joins NRG.
  • Nov. 11: Ardis “Ardiis” Svarenieks officially joins NRG.
  • Nov. 12: Sam “s0m” Oh officially rejoins the roster.
  • NRG 2023 roster: FNS, Victor, crashies, s0m, ardiis, thwifo.

Evil Geniuses

  • Oct. 17: Ethan Arnold will reportedly sign with Evil Geniuses from NRG.
  • Nov. 11: Ethan Arnold and Brendan “BcJ” Jensen join Evil Geniuses. EG will compete with a “10-man roster” in 2023.
  • Nov. 14: EG announces it will host an open application showcase event for players to compete for a chance to join the roster.
  • EG 2023 roster: Ethan, BcJ, Boostio, Reformed, jawgemo, C0M, Apotheon.

100 Thieves

  • Sept. 29: Matthew “Cryocells” Panganiban joins 100T from XSET
    • William “Will” Cheng is released.
  • 100T 2023 roster: Cryocells, bang, Asuna, Derrek, stellar.

LOUD

  • Oct. 13: Cauan “cauanzin” Pereira and Arthur “tuyz” Vieira will reportedly sign with LOUD.
  • Oct. 15: Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi and Bryan “pANcada” Luna leave for Sentinels.
  • LOUD 2023 roster (reported): Aspas, saadhak, Less, cauanzin, tuyz.

FURIA

  • Oct. 18: Agustin “Nozwerr” Ibarra leaves for Leviatán.
  • Oct. 21: Leonardo “mwzera” Serrati joins from Keyd Stars.
  • FURIA 2023 roster: qck, Khalil, mazin, dgzin, mwerza.

MIBR

  • Oct. 5: Gustavo “gtnziN” Moura moves to free agency.
  • Oct. 14: Matheus “RgLM” Rodigoli will reportedly sign with MIBR
  • Nov. 1: Rafael “mNdS” Mendes leaves MIBR. 

KRÜ Esports

  • Oct. 1: Joaquín Ignacio “delz1k” Espinoza Soto, Roberto “Mazino” Bugueño, and Angelo “keznit” Mori leave KRÜ.
  • Alexandre “xand” Zizi, Santiago “Daveeys” Gavlis Ruiz, Marco “Melser” Amaro, and Carlos “axeddy” Galvão sign with KRÜ.
  • KRÜ 2023 roster: Klaus, NagZ, xand, Daveeys, Melser, axeddy.

Leviatán

  • Oct. 15: Marco “Melser” Amaro and Benjamín “adverso” Poblete leave Leviatán.
  • Oct. 19: Agustin “Nozwerr” Ibarra signs with Leviatán.
  • Oct. 20: Roberto “Mazino” Bugueño signs with Leviatán.
  • Oct. 21: Angelo “keznit” Mori signs with Leviatán.
  • Leviatán 2023 roster: kiNgg, Tacolilla, Shyy, Nozwerr, Mazino, keznit.

Notable free agents

Here’s a list of players who are not signed and not currently reported to be signing somewhere.

  • ShahZaM (Sentinels)
  • Marved (OpTic)
  • Curry (Cloud9)
  • Mitch (Cloud9)
  • Valyn (The Guard)
  • neT (The Guard)
  • JonahP (The Guard)
  • Trent (The Guard)
  • eeiu (NRG)
  • Hazed (NRG)
  • tex (NRG)
  • Subroza (TSM)
  • gMd (TSM)
  • HUYNH (previously Zero MarksMen Black)
  • b0i (previously Zero MarksMen Black)
  • Critical (previously Zero MarksMen Black)
  • Paincakes (previously Akrew)
  • gucc107 (previously Akrew)
  • ZacharEEE (previously Akrew)
  • jovahnii (previously Akrew)
  • Okeanos (previously City Boys)
  • NiSMO (Ghost Gaming)
  • aproto (Ghost Gaming)
  • johnqt (Ghost Gaming)
  • brawk (Ghost Gaming)
  • Koalanoob (Ghost Gaming)
  • BabyJ (previously 100 Thieves)
  • Epathy (previously SoaR)
  • Fiziq (previously SoaR)
  • Trill (previously SoaR)
  • Genghsta (Knights)
  • Exalt (Knights)
  • XXiF (Knights)
  • Trick (previously Dark Ratio)
  • Ange (previously Dark Ratio)
  • OXY (previously Dark Ratio)
  • geeza (previously Dark Ratio)
  • Drone (previously Dark Ratio)
  • pwny (previously T1)
  • thwifo (T1)
  • Corey (TSM)
  • Rossy (TSM)
  • Wedid (previously Pioneers)
  • Jonaaa6 (previously NYXL)
  • Lear (previously NYXL)
  • PureVNS (Knights Academy)
  • Riku (Knights Academy)
  • BRANTED (previously Evil Geniuses)
  • Relyks (previously Cloud9)

The Americas international league will feature Cloud9, Sentinels, NRG, Evil Geniuses, and 100 Thieves from North America, while LOUD, FURIA, and MIBR will represent Brazil. Both Leviatán and KRU Esports will represent Latin America. 

The league will kick off in February with a LAN tournament in São Paulo, Brazil. All 30 teams from across the world will compete in the three-week-long tournament to replace the first annual split of the international leagues, which will instead resume in 2024. 

The second split will take place in April 2023, while the first and singular Masters event is set to run in June. 

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VALORANT lead staff writer, also covering CS:GO, FPS games, other titles, and the wider esports industry. Watching and writing esports since 2014. Previously wrote for Dexerto, Upcomer, Splyce, and somehow MySpace. Jack of all games, master of none.