Global Esports Considered Signing Yay to Its Valorant International League Roster

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Global Esports Considered Signing Yay to Its Valorant International League Roster

Moin Khot
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Global Esports revealed that it considered a lot of players for its Valorant International League roster, including the famous former OpTic Gaming player Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker.
Global Esports CEO Salbatic revealed that the organization did not move forward with Yay because of his high signing price.
He said he was glad that Yay found an organization that could afford him.

Global Esports recently announced its ten-player Valorant International League roster, consisting of five international players and five Indian players from its previous roster. Mohit “Tsuki” Israney, Rushindra “Salbatic” Sinha, and Gary “MiokeN” Chiu, from the Global Esports management team, were recently seen streaming and casually talking with their audience on Twitch. During the livestream, the viewers asked how many players they considered signing for Global Esports’ Valorant International League roster. They revealed that they considered a lot of players, including the famous former OpTic Gaming player Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker.

“I am glad that Yay found a team that could afford him.” - Rushindra Sinha

Replying to the viewers, Salbatic revealed that Global Esports shortlisted a lot of players for Global Esports’ Valorant International League roster. It ended up signing a ten-player roster, which includes the addition of five international players to its existing roster. Salbatic said, “We considered a long list of players. We had long conversations with a lot of them. The ones that we have right now, the ones that we finally decided on for various reasons.”

MiokeN revealed one of the players the organization considered was the former OpTic Gaming player Yay. He said, “I will tell you one name; Yay.”

Following this, Salbatic revealed that the organization did not move forward with Yay because of his high signing price. He said, “Oh, yeah, we are not even kidding. We spoke to the agency, because the agency managers, of course, are a lot more people, not just Yay. When they sent Yay’s quote, we thought about it a lot. And very quickly, we replied to them saying, “We will get back to you,” and that was it.” Following this, he added, “We did not get back to them about it. However, we did get back to all the other players.”

Following this, Tsuki said, “We did not say when we would get back. It could be this season; it could be mid season; it could be next season; it could be anything.”

Furthermore, Sinha stated, “I am glad that Cloud9 got Yay. I am glad that Yay found a team that could afford him.”

With Global Esports’ Valorant International League team locked in, it is all set to move to its South Korea Bootcamp for the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2023. Fans will get to see the team in action at the VCT 2023 Kick-Off tournament, which is set to take place in February 2023.


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Moin is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. Being an avid gamer, he loves to cover what’s happening in the Indian gaming community.

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