The upcoming 2023 VCT season will be a new era for Valorant e-sports.
At the color prize VCT 2023, There will be three regional tournaments representing the highest level of professional teams and players, with the teams having a good track record will have the opportunity to enter the international arena such as the Masters and Champions.
Each league features 10 handpicked partner organizations, all of which are busy during pre-season building their rosters.
Below is the full list of teams competing at the 2023 VCT Americas.
Tyson “TenZ” Ngo
Zachary “whin” Patrone
Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi
Bryan “pANcada” Luna
Rory “dephh” Jackson
Hunter “SicK” Mims
Don “Syyko” Muir (coach)
Adam “kaplan” Kaplan (coach)
After dominating Valorant’s early days and winning the inaugural LAN international event at Masters Reykjavik, the Sentinels have had a rather lackluster 2022 season.
No one is surprised that the team has been overhauled for the new season, leaving only TenZ and SicK.
New coaches Syyko and kaplan are the first names in the rebuild, in addition Sentinels also signed young talent XSET zekken and in-game leader dephh.
At the same time, Sentinels also recruited two Valorant Champions 2022 champions, Sacy and pancada, thereby strengthening their squad with Brazilian talents.
All eyes will be on the Sentinels during the 2023 VCT season. Can their rebuild around the TenZ starlet bring them back to the top of Valorant?
Sam “s0m” Oh
Pujan “FNS” Mehta
Austin “crashies” Roberts
Victor “Victor” Wong
Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks
Zander “thwifo” Kim
Chet “Chet” Singh (coach)
NRG Esports is another organization that has overhauled its Valorant roster for next season. They brought in FNS, Victor, crashies and coach Chet, the four members of the OpTic Gaming team that dominated much of the 2022 VCT season.
To replace Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker, NRG brought in ardiis, one of the stars of the FunPlus Phoenix team that won Masters Copenhagen.
The aforementioned elements of the team are expected to transform NRG’s Valorant roster from a mid-tier team into one of the best in the world.
Nathan “leaf” Orf
Erick “Xeppaa” Bach
Anthony “vanity” Malaspina
Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro
Jacob “yay” Whiteaker
Mateja “qpert” Mijović
Matthew “mCe” Elmore (coach)
Teams at VCT Americas 2023 should be careful with C9. Despite a dismal year, this time they will be a scary team in the new season.
C9 recruited OpTic Gaming’s best player last season, who is arguably the best Valorant player in the world, dominating the international scene by most stats.
The team also signed former Sentinels and Version1 star Zellsis. The two new elements are a power duo that represents a significant firepower upgrade for the C9.
The team also added mCe, the former head coach of The Guard. Under his leadership, The Guard went from being an unknown tier 2 team to winning the VCT NA Stage 1 Challengers, a testament to his ability to develop talents.
Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk
Derrek “Derrek” Ha
Brenden “stellar” McGrath
Sean “bang” Bezerra
Matthew “Cryocells” Panganiban
Michael “Mikes” Hockom (coach)
James “jamezirl” Macaulay (coach)
Although 100 Thieves only signed one new player on their Valorant roster, this is a team that shouldn’t be overlooked. The XSET Cryocells star provides an extra 100T of firepower for the upcoming season — and will take on the role of shooting the Operator they’ve been looking for so long.
Cryocells is one of the best Jett and Chamber players in North America. He led his team on most stats throughout the VCT NA Stage 1 and 2 Challengers tournaments, in addition to an impressive performance at Valorant Champions 2022 where XSET finished in 5th place. -6.
100T CEO Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag even said on his stream that Cryocells are a better choice than yay for the team going forward.
Kelden “Boostio” Pupello
Jeffrey “Refomed” Lu
Alexander “jawgemo” Mor
Corbin “C0M” Lee
Vincent “Apotheon” The
Ethan “Ethan” Arnold
Brendan “BcJ” Jensen
Christine “potter” Chi (coach)
Jimmy “LiN” Li (coach)
Evil Geniuses was the only organization that decided to keep all five of its players for next season.
However, they didn’t miss the chance to upgrade their roster with some international experience, signing former NRG player Ethan and former XSET member BcJ.
According to the team’s coach potter, EG’s 7-man squad is just the beginning, because the orientation of this team will be a 10-man squad in the near future.
Only time will tell whether EG’s crowdsourcing strategy will help them go far in the VCT 2023 season.
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Erick “blades” Santos
Felipe “Less” Basso
Matias “Saadhak” Delipetro
Cauan “cauanzin” Pereira
Arthur “tuyz” Vieira
Daniel “fRoD” Montaner
Jordan “stk” Nunes (coach)
LOUD’s 2022 Valorant Champions roster will undergo major changes in the new season, with the departures of Sacy, pANcada and coach bzkA.
According to VCT’s global contract database, LOUD will add cauanzin and tuzy to its roster for the upcoming season. The two rookies are expected to already have experience competing in the region at the VCT Brazil Challengers tournaments.
Cauanzin is a former Ninjas in Pajamas player, while tuzy was part of TBK Esports’ roster until he was officially transferred to LOUD on Nov.
The team will have an uphill battle ahead to reach the same heights as last season, after losing key members. However, with Saadhak, aspas, and Less still on the team, LOUD will still be a formidable team.
Nicholas “Klaus” Ferrari
Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez Miranda
Marco “Melser” Amaro
Alexandre “xand” Zizi
Santiago “Daveeys” Ruiz
Carlos “axeddy” Galvao
Leandro “Leazo” Liset (coach)
Alan “ddx” Salvati (coach)
The Argentine esports organization will have a new roster for the upcoming season. Two weeks after KRÜ Esports finished 9-12th at Valorant Champions 2022, the organization parted company with Joaquín Ignacio “delz1k” Espinoza Soto, Angelo “keznit” Mori and Roberto “Mazino” Bugueño.
The new additions xand, Daveeys, Melser and axeddy will hopefully continue to help them continue the organization’s enduring legacy, as they are the only organization to participate in every international LAN Valorant tournament.
Vicente “Tacolilla” Collection
Fabian “Shyy” Usnayo
Agustin “Nozwerr” Ibarra
Roberto “Mazino” Bugueno
Francisco “kiNgg” Aravena
Angelo “keznit” Mori
Rodrigo “Onur” Dalmagro (coach)
The loss of KRÜ Esports is the joy of Leviatán next season. The organization acquired keznit and Mazino, two of KRÜ’s top players, last year.
The team also picked Nowzerr, a versatile player who can play both controller and initiator from FURIA Esports from last VCT season.
Leviatan had impressive performances last year, placing 5-6th at the Copenhagen Masters, and then 7th-8th at Valorant Champions 2022. Leviatán is expected to surpass himself next year, especially. is with depth with newly discovered talents.
Douglas “dgzin” Silva
Khalil “Khalil” Schmidt
Vitor “kon4n” Hugo
Matheus “mazin” Araújo
Leonardo “mwzera” Serrati
Gabriel “qck” Five
Carlos “Carlão” Mohn (coach)
Like 100 Thieves, FURIA Esports is looking to grow its youth roster, with the organization retaining its four players for the upcoming tournament.
FURIA’s biggest contract is Vivo Keyd’s mwzera, main duelist and sentinels. The player has been constantly hyped as a superstar in the past period, and he may finally get a chance to test himself against top competitors.
According to the global contract database, the other addition to the team is kon4n, a versatile player from TBK Esports who has taken on many roles throughout his career.
The team’s 7-man lineup gives them more flexibility in each position. And with all the teams looking to get their footing back at the start of the season, FURIA could become a dark horse in the Americas.
André “Txozin” Saidel
Matheus “rgim” Bonilla
Murillo “murizzz” Tuchtenhagen
John “jzz” Peter
Olavo “heat” Marcelo
Leandro “frz” Gomes
Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (coach)
At the time of writing, MIBR has yet to announce the Valorant roster for next season. However, the organization’s list of six people was revealed in a global contract database.
The most notable name listed on MIBR’s team is bzkA, the coach who helped LOUD win the Valorant Champions 2022.
And with talented young fighters like heat and frz, bzkA could finally lead another group of Brazilian players to international success.
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