HellrangeR is Not Sure if he Will Play in the VCT 2023 Kick-Off Tournament
Riot Games recently revealed the 30 partner teams for the Valorant International League, and Global Esports is the only Indian/South Asian team to earn a slot in the list. To start the Valorant International League, Riot Games will host VCT 2023 Kickoff Tournament in São Paulo, Brazil in February 2023, featuring all 30 partner teams. However, Bhavin “HellrangeR” Kotwani, the current in-game leader of Global Esports, said that he is not sure about whether he will get to play in the upcoming championships.
HellrangeR might not play in Valorant International League
A viewer asked HellrangeR in his livestream about his Brazil visa (for VCT 2023 Kickoff Tournament in São Paulo, Brazi), and he replied that he is not sure whether he will get to play in the upcoming championships. Further, he said that he will focus on his game and see what happens (regarding the roster).
“First, let’s see whether I get to play in the team or not,” said HellrangeR. “Let’s focus on playing (the game). We will see whatever happens.”
When another viewer implied that he was bluffing, he explained to the viewers that the franchise slot belongs to the org and not the players. Further, he mentioned that it completely depends on the org (Global Esports) whether he will get to play in the team or not. He said that he will let his subscribers know regarding the same when he has the news.
“The org gets the slot (Valorant International League slot), and never the player. So, it is up to the org to decide which player it wants to play. Do you understand the depth of the matter? As soon as I know something regarding the same, I will let you guys know," he added.
The organization has complete ownership of the slot for any franchise league, not only the Valorant International League. As a result, the organization decides which players will represent it in the league. In another livestream, the CEO and Founder of Global Esports, Rushindra Sinha, mentioned that the team might make some changes to its roster for VCT 2023. Global Esports could revamp its current team ahead of the 2023 season considering its mediocre performance in the recent VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: APAC Stage 1 Challengers.