Valorant Champions Tour: NA’s Biggest Transfers Ahead of Stage 3
Valorant Champions Tour 2021 is now in Stage 3 and teams have one more chance to make it to the Valorant Champions event later this year. The North American Valorant esports scene is going through a transfer rush with multiple high profile transfers taking place. From TSM to Team Envy, nobody wants to miss out on potentially being on the biggest stage Valorant esports has yet to offer. With Sentinels taking home all the glory in the previous Masters event and putting the NA scene under the spotlight, teams are trying to qualify for VCT Masters Berlin in hopes of being the first-ever Valorant world champions. Here is a rundown of all roster changes that have taken place since June 2021.
Valorant Champions Tour: NA Transfer Tracker
Here are the biggest VCT transfers from North America.
The biggest roster change was undoubtedly Tyson "TenZ" Ngo, who arrived from Cloud9 to Sentinels. The player was a part of Sentinels as a stand-in for Jay "Sinatraa" Won but he had such an immediate impact that his new team had to sign him. Sentinels won Valorant Masters 2 and the addition of TenZ to the roster has made Sentinels the number one team to beat in the world currently.
Addison "zecK" Gorzeck was added as TSM’s official head coach after a trial. TSM was regarded as one of the top two teams in North America but it fell short against Sentinels and the roster did not secure any wins at the Challengers events.
Sean "Bang" Bezerra was also added as the sixth member in the roster last week with the team suffering a setback with Stephen "reltuC" Cutler being benched since May. The team will be looking to return to its winning ways after the roster shuffles.
NRG’s Damian "daps" Steele retired from professional Valorant and is no longer a part of the roster. He has been replaced by Matthew "Wedid" Suchan from XSET. The team will be looking to replicate its success from the Stage 2 qualifiers.
Team Envy’s Jake "Kaboose" McDonald is no longer part of the active roster with the superstar player being replaced by Jimmy "Marved" Nguyen from FaZe Clan. Envy is one of the contenders for a spot at Valorant Champions and the team will be looking to continue its winning ways.
Luminosity Gaming (LG)
LG went through some major roster changes after Brenden "stellar" McGrath was benched and Brady "thief" Dever was acquired as a substitute by Version1. The team signed Joseph "ban" Seungmin and Will "dazzle" Loafman while Tanner "TiGG" Spanu has joined from beastcoast as a stand-in player until stellar is back on the active roster.