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All VCT 2023 Rosters: Reports & Confirmations from NA, EMEA & the Pacific

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Valorant esports will take on a new form in 2023 as Riot Games introduced the new franchised league system.
VCT 2023 is split into three leagues of Americas, EMEA and the Pacific.
Here are all the rosters for the thirty teams playing in VCT 2023.

Valorant esports will take on a new form in 2023 as Riot Games introduced the new franchised league system. The publisher revealed the 30 teams that made it into the three Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2023 leagues as part of the new franchising. Some of the most prominent esports organizations and brands failed to make it into the VCT 2023 franchising despite being successful both in the industry and in Valorant esports. Riot was quick to state that the selection process for the VCT 2023 season was incredibly competitive and that it spanned months altogether which included a written application, in-depth interviews, and financial reviews. 

Here are the teams and their rosters, confirmed or otherwise, that will participate in the three leagues of Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Pacific in VCT 2023. The off-season transfer window closes only in February 2023 and lineups can undergo changes until then. 

(The player numbers mentioned in the tables do not represent the active roster/substitutes and is only for understanding the lineup. The players mentioned in the tables apart from the ones in the article have been sourced from the Global Contract Database)


VCT 2023: the Pacific

The following are the teams competing in the VCT 2023 Pacific League:

  • Zeta Division (Japan)

  • DetonatioN Gaming (Japan)

  • Gen. G (South Korea)

  • T1 (South Korea)

  • DRX (South Korea)

  • Team Secret (Philippines)

  • Paper Rex (Singapore)

  • Rex Regum Qeon (Indonesia)

  • Talon Esports (Thailand)

  • Global Esports (India)


Zeta Division

Japan’s most successful Valorant team Zeta Division announced that it shall compete in VCT 2023 with the same roster as in 2023. The confirmed roster is as follows:

  • Ryo “barce” Takebayashi

  • Tomoaki “crow” Maruoka

  • Yuma “Dep” Hashimoto

  • Koji “Laz” Ushida

  • Shota “SugarZ3ro” Watanabe

  • Tenta “TENNN” Asai

Zeta Division is basically unchanged, except for the addition of substitute player barce, who was with DetonatioN Gaming White in 2022.


DetonatioN Gaming

DetonatioN Gaming confirmed its roster for the 2023 Pacific league in October well ahead of the Kick Off tournament in São Paulo, Brazil. The roster is as follows:

  • Ryumon “Reita” Oshiro

  • Tomoki “xnfri” Moriya

  • Shogo “xnfri” Takemori

  • Anthem

  • Park “Seoldam” Sang-min

  • Seo “Suggest” Jae-youn


Gen.G

On 21st October, Gen.G revealed its all-Korean roster. After a not-so-successful run in the North American region in 2022, Gen.G will compete in the Pacific circuit as Riot Games accepted its application for the partnership program. The roster is:

  • Kim “Meteor” Tae-O

  • Lee “k1Ng” Seung-won

  • Kang “iNTRO” Seung-gyun

  • Yu “TS” Tae-seok

  • Yeom “eKo” Wang-ryong

  • Kim “Secret” Ha-jin


T1

The T1 Valorant roster is as follows:

  • Joseph “ban” Seungmin Oh

  • Kim “BeomJun” Beom-jun

  • Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom

  • Ha “Sayaplayer” Jung-woo

  • Son “xeta” Seon-ho

  • Lee “Carpe” Jae-hyeok

T1 has also moved away from the North American circuit to play in the Pacific. The organization is also reportedly signing Overwatch pro Lee “Carpe” Jae-hyeok.


DRX

DRX defied all odds in 2022 after it emerged as a top contender on the international stage. The roster for VCT 2023 is:

  • Kim “stax” Gu-taek

  • Kim “Zest” Gi-seok

  • Goo “Rb” Sang-min

  • Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwan

  • Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul

  • Jung “Foxy9” Jae-sung


Team Secret

Team Secret made some significant changes during the off-season and signed new players for its 2023 roster

  • Jim “BORKUM” Timbreza

  • Jessie “JessieVash” Cristy Cuyco

  • Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan

  • Jeremy “Jremy” Cabrera

  • Adrian “invy” Reyes

  • Lionel “lenne” Lim


Talon Esports

Talon Esports’ Valorant roster for 2023 features veterans and young blood and is also an all-Thai roster.

  • Patiphan “Patiphan” Chaiwong

  • Itthirit “foxz” Ngamsaard

  • Jittana “JitboyS” Nokngam

  • Thanamethk “Crws” Mahatthananuyut

  • Apiwat “GarnetS” Apiraksukumal

  • Panyawat “sushiboys” Subsiriroj


Paper Rex

Paper Rex’s only change going into VCT 2023 is that it has signed a sixth player to its strong team.

The team for 2023 is:

  • Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee

  • Aaron “mindfreak” Leonhart

  • Benedict “Benkai” Tan

  • Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto

  • Wang “Jinggg” Jing Jie

  • Patiphan “cgrs” Posri


Rex Regum Qeon

Team RRQ revealed its final iteration of its VCT 2023 roster in October.

  • James “2ge” Goopio

  • David “Tehbotol” Monangin

  • Eroll Jule “EJAY” Delfin

  • Emmanuel “Emman” Morales

  • Saibani “fl1pzjder” Rahmad

  • Hagai “Lmemore” Tewuh


Global Esports

Global Esports has a truly interesting roster heading into the 2023 season with seven players. The roster is as follows:

  • Jordan “AYRIN” He

  • Park “Bazzi” Jun-ki

  • Michael “WRONSKI” Wronski

  • Kim “t3xture” Na-ra

  • Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha

  • Abhirup “Lightningfast” Choudhury

  • Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar


VCT 2023: EMEA

The ten teams participating in VCT 2023 from the EMEA region are:

  • Fnatic

  • Team Liquid

  • Team Heretics

  • Natus Vincere

  • Team Vitality

  • Karmine Corp

  • Giants

  • FUT Esports

  • BBL Esports

  • KOI


Fnatic

Fnatic unveiled its full-roster on 10th November and signed Gambit Esports star Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov as its fifth player.

Fnatic VCT 2023 team is as follows:

  • Jake “Boaster” Howlett

  • Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev

  • Emir “Alfajer” Beder

  • Leo “Leo” Jannesson

  • Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov

  • James “Mistic” Orfila


Team Liquid

Team Liquid finalized its Valorant roster for 2023 in November. The squad members are:

  • Dom “soulcas” Sulcas

  • Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen

  • Dmitriy “dimasick” Matvienko

  • Igor “Redgar” Vlasov

  • Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin

  • Saif “Sayf” Jibraeel


Team Heretics

Team Heretics’ 2023 roster for Valorant esports is as follows:

  • Ričardas “Boo” Lukaševičius

  • Aleksander “zeek” Zygmunt

  • Wassim “keloqz” Cista

  • Auni “AvovA” Chahade

  • Óscar “mixwell” Colocho


Karmine Corp

Karmine Corp unveiled its VCT 2023 roster on 12th November:

  • Alexis “Newzera” Humbert

  • Ryad “Shin” Ensaad

  • Alexandre “xms” Forté

  • Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom

  • Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom


Natus Vincere

Natus Vincere revealed its full squad on 8th November: 

  • Kyrylo “ANGE1” Karasov

  • Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky

  • Pontus “Zyppan” Eek

  • Dmitry “SUYGETSU” Ilyushin

  • Mehmet “cNed” İpek


Team Vitality

After an impressive victory in the second VRL (Valorant Regional League) France Split, Team Vitality will now play at the top level of Valorant esports in the EMEA circuit. It announced its 2023 roster on 11th November:

  • Karel “Twisten” Ašenbrener

  • Tomas “Destrian” Linikas

  • Michał “MOLSI” Łącki

  • Jokūbas “ceNder” Labutis

  • Santeri “BONECOLD” Sassi

  • Henry Robert Peter “Gorilla” Mepham


Giants

Last year Giants played in the Spanish Valorant Regional League and it has now been selected as one of the ten teams to play in the EMEA circuit. The team is as follows:

  • Žygimantas “nukkye” Chmieliauskas

  • Kirill “Cloud” Nehozhin

  • Emir “rhyme” Muminovic

  • Aaro “hoody” Peltokangas

  • Adolfo “Fit1nho” Gallego

  • Batuhan “russ” Malgaç


FUT Esports

The Turkish organization of FUT Esports decided to retain its players for the 2023 season. The team is as follows:

  • Ata “ATA KAPTAN” Tan

  • Buğra “mojj” Kiraz

  • Furkan “MrFaliN” Yeğen

  • Serhat “Muj” Yüksel

  • Doğukan “qRaxs” Balaban

  • Konur “qw1” Şahin


BBL Esports

BBL Esports is also a Turkish organization in the EMEA circuit. It signed two new players to round out its new roster:

  • Ali “AsLanM4shadoW” Balta

  • Doğukan “QutionerX” Dural

  • Mehmet “Turko” Özen

  • Eren “Brave” Kasırga

  • Efe “Elite” Teber


KOI

The KOI 2023 roster according to the Global Contract Database is as follows:

  • Ramses “Famsii” Koivukangas

  • Alex “goked” Kie

  • Berkant “Wolfen” Joshkun

  • Nikita “trexx” Cherednichenko

  • Bogdan “Sheydos” Naumov

  • Jose Luis “koldamenta” Aranguren Herrero


Americas circuit in VCT 2023

The ten teams playing in the Americas circuit are:

  • 100 Thieves (100T)

  • Cloud9 (C9)

  • Evil Geniuses (EG)

  • NRG

  • Sentinels (SEN)

  • KRÜ Esports (KRU)

  • FURIA (FUR)

  • LOUD

  • Leviatán (LEV)

  • MIBR


Sentinels

Sentinels rounded out its 2023 roster by signing World champions from LOUD Esports:

  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo

  • Zachary “zekken” Patrone

  • Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi

  • Bryan “pANcada” Luna

  • Rory “dephh” Jackson

  • Hunter “SicK” Mims


Cloud9

The biggest signing of the year was probably by Cloud9 as it signed superstar player yay to its 2023 roster:

  • Nathan “leaf” Orf

  • Erick “Xeppaa” Bach

  • Anthony “vanity” Malaspina

  • Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro

  • Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker

  • Mateja “qpert” Mijović


100 Thieves

100 Thieves has only one new signing heading into the 2023 season. The full roster is as follows:

  • Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk

  • Derrek “Derrek” Ha

  • Brenden “stellar” McGrath

  • Sean “bang” Bezerra

  • Matthew “Cryocells” Panganiban


Evil Geniuses

On 11th November, Evil Geniuses unveiled its 2023 roster. The players are:

  • Kelden “Boostio” Pupello

  • Jeffrey “Reformed” Lu

  • Alexander “jawgemo” Mor

  • Corbin “C0M” Lee

  • Vincent “Apotheon” Le

  • Ethan “Ethan” Arnold

  • Brendan “BcJ” Jensen


LOUD

LOUD won the Valorant Champions 2022 and became the second Valorant esports World champion. According to the Valorant Global Contract Database and the official announcement, the 2023 roster is as follows:

  • Erick “aspas” Santos

  • Felipe “Less” Basso

  • Matias “Saadhak” Delipetro

  • Cauan “cauanzin” Pereira

  • Arthur “tuyz” Vieira

  • Daniel “fRoD” Montaner


KRÜ Esports

KRÜ announced its Valorant 2023 roster on 21st October. The players are:

  • Nicolas “Klaus” Ferrari

  • Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez Miranda

  • Marco “Melser” Amaro

  • Alexandre “xand” Zizi

  • Santiago “Daveeys” Ruiz

  • Carlos “axeddy” Galvão


Leviatán

Leviatán’s VCT 2023 roster is as follows:

  • Vicente “Tacolilla” Compagnon

  • Fabian “Shyy” Usnayo

  • Agustin “Nozwerr” Ibarra

  • Roberto “Mazino” Bugueño

  • Francisco “kiNgg” Aravena

  • Angelo “keznit” Mori


FURIA Esports

FURIA has retained four out of its five players from the 2022 roster. According to the Global Contract Database, the new team is as follows:

  • Douglas “dgzin” Silva

  • Khalil “Khalil” Schmidt

  • Vitor “kon4n” Hugo

  • Matheus “mazin” Araújo

  • Leonardo “mwzera” Serrati

  • Gabriel “qck” Lima


MIBR

According to the Valorant contract database, the following is the MIBR squad for VCT 2023 season:

  • André “Txozin” Saidel

  • Matheus “rgim” Bonilla

  • Murillo “murizzz” Tuchtenhagen

  • João “jzz” Pedro

  • Olavo “heat” Marcelo

  • Leandro “frz” Gomes


NRG

NRG Esports fully overhauled its roster in the offseason and signed the core of OpTic Gaming. The team is as follows:

  • Sam “s0m” Oh

  • Pujan “FNS” Mehta

  • Austin “crashies” Roberts

  • Victor “Victor” Wong

  • Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks

  • Zander “thwifo” Kim



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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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