SkRossi Explains the Role of Extra Players on Global Esports Valorant Roster
Every single player is present during all the scrim and practice sessions.
The only franchised Valorant team from South Asia, Global Esports, is all set to take on Team Vitality in its international debut, on 23rd February from 22:30 IST onwards.
A few days before the match, VCT LOCK//IN press conference was held for all teams that are a part of the omega group. Here, Global Esports was represented by its star player, Ganesh "SkRossi" Gangadhar, who answered several questions including the one asking about the role of extra players on the team's lineup.
"We are always together, no matter who is playing, who is not playing, we are always together. Everybody knows what is going to happen in-game, everybody knows what is the thing," says SkRossi, while explaining that all players have to be ready to fill the shoes at a moment's notice, prepared to take on the role that the team requires.
Here is how Global Esports plan on using the extra players on its Valorant roster
There are a total of nine Valorant players that are currently a part of Global Esports, four Indian players and five international players. Out of these, seven of them are really important for the organization and will be the ones that will be seen in action across various tournaments.
Ganesh "SkRossi" Gangadhar
Abhirup "Lightningfast" Choudhury
Jordan "AYRIN" He
Kim "texture" Na-ra
Park "Bazzi" Jun-ki
Michael "WRONSKI" Wronski
Cahya "Monyet" Nugraha
For the current VCT LOCK//IN tournament, WRONSKI was unavailable due to personal reasons not related to Valorant. Apart from him the other players are ready to brawl it out in Brazil, Monyet sitting out as the substitute while the remaining five make up the starting lineup.
This prompted a question about what exact role does the extra players fulfill and how exactly GE practices with the complete lineup.
"It is all about being ready, knowing about every agent. Say a guy is not playing, then he will watch the game and keep giving inputs on what can be done better, what mistakes they are committing, and also watch the roles of other players so in case anything bad happens he can jump in knowing what the plan is and what the team is going to do," responds SkRossi.
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SkRossi goes on to explain that the role of the extra player is to be present with the team at all times whether they are competing, practicing, or scrimming, soaking in all the knowledge while pointing out the team's shortcomings.
This way they are able to stay updated with how the team operates across different maps and what responsibility has to be shouldered for any particular role.
"So the fundamentals won't change, the plans won't change, it is just a player changing another player. That's it, everything else is going to remaining the same," concludes SkRossi.