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Sayaplayer Returns to T1’s Valorant Roster for 2023

Abhimannu Das
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The new roster will be led by Yoon “Autumn” Eu-teum during T1's 2023 campaign in the Pacific.
Sayaplayer has returned after a one-year stint in North America with The Guard.
The team will debut in March 2023 at the Valorant Champions Tour 2023 Pacific League.

T1 revealed its new starting roster for the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2023 and former player Ha “Sayaplayer” Jung-woo is returning to the Pacific league after moving to North America (NA) for one year. Sayaplayer was one of the most impactful players for T1 and the organization will be happy to have him back on the roster for 2023. So far five players have been announced and T1 is yet to sign a substitute.

T1’s 2023 Valorant Roster is looking very strong

T1 has one of the best rosters in the Pacific League with multiple star players. Here is what the starting roster looks like: 

  • Son “xeta” Seon-ho

  • Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom

  • Joseph “ban” Seungmin Oh

  • Ha “Sayaplayer” Jung-woo

  • Kim "BeomJun" Beom-jun

In 2021, T1 made some big changes to its roster and moved to North America. But the players did not find much success in the NA circuit. BeomJun is the only player who has not played for T1 previously and he does not have as much competitive experience as his teammates.

Sayaplayer was an impactful player for The Guard during his stint in North America and he might be the key to helping T1 return to its glory days. During his time at The Guard, Sayaplayer helped the team secure NA Stage 1 Challengers, an NSG Winter Championship, and also a respectable top-eight finish at Masters Reykjavik this year.

T1 had good results during the 2021 VCT season but it could not replicate its success this year. With Yoon “Autumn” Eu-teum in charge and T1 willing to give many of its players a second opportunity instead of overhauling the roster, the players will be looking to prove themselves in the Pacific League.

Moving to the Pacific League instead of competing from NA does not mean that T1 will have an easier time in the VCT. The team has a lot of fierce competition with Global Esports, Team Secret, and Gen.G’s promising rosters. The T1 roster will debut next year as we kick things off in March 2023 in Seoul, South Korea.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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