Is Riot Games being too unfair with many names that deserve to be included in the VCT 2023?
After Riot Games announced the list of teams accepted to become partners and attend next year’s VCTs on the 21st, the Valorant community immediately received a “boom” day of the transition market. yield. However, this “boom” has not a very positive meaning and is somewhat sad when a series of names that have been attached to fans for the past 2 years disappear one after another.
The fact that a series of teams could not win the right to become a partner of Riot Games and did not have the right to participate in next year’s VCT tournaments had a great influence on the future of the players as well as the consideration of investing in the Valorant segment. of organisations.
In the NA region, the most prominent name to part with the squad is OpTic Gaming. Because of not being able to get the right to become a Riot partner, OpTic allowed its members to find new places. Victor, crashies, yay, FNS captain and finally Marved all said goodbye in turn. Even, yay and Marved are considering taking a break from professional competition and switching to full-time streaming. The name OpTic Gaming, the runner-up of the Valorant Champions 2022 will be a thing of the past.
The farewell of Marved – the last member of the OpTic Gaming lineup at dawn on September 23, Vietnam time officially put an end to the “Green Wall” Valorant lineup.
XSET, the NA region VCT Challengers Stage 2 champion, another unlucky name rejected by Riot Games also parted with the entire roster. All 5 members, AYRIN, Bjc, zekken, depph and Cyrocells will keep the line-up to find a new home.
A series of other teams with lower achievements such as The Guard, NIP, and Version1 also parted ways and allowed the players to find new places.
TSM, one of the few remaining organizations that still confirmed that it would continue to invest in Valorant despite being rejected by Riot Games, also lost two players, corey and Rossy.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, the EMEA region suffered a similar tragic fate when FPX sold the entire team and G2 Esports parted ways. Even the first Valorant Champions in history, Acend, despite continuing to invest in Valorant, was forced to part with 4 members, except vakk.
FPX’s announcement about disbanding its Valorant team
“Being successful is easier than staying successful. And no matter where you are on your journey, setbacks are inevitable. Failure to be a partner (with Riot Games) is a step back for us, but we will learn from that and that will make us stronger, and one day we will be back to being a champion.” Bencb, CEO and founder of Acend shared when his organization did not receive a nod from Riot Games.
The situation in the APAC region is also not good when ONIC G, one of the leading Esports organizations in Indonesia in general and Southeast Asia in particular, also stopped investing in Valorant and parted with the entire squad.
For Valorant Vietnam, this is definitely a very strong blow when Valorant Vietnam does not have any representatives who can attend next year’s VCTs. With not appearing in the international arena, it is likely that the investment in Valorant of organizations will have to be reconsidered.
Hopefully things will not turn out to be worse for the new Valorant platform, which is in the early stages of development in Vietnam.