On Sept. 21, Riot announced the 30 teams that will participate in 2023 VCT's international partnered leagues. Teams across the world are rebuilding rosters left and right in preparation for next year's circuit.
VLR.gg has compiled below the roster changes announced by teams in the current APAC, Korea, and Japan regions.
Thursday, Oct. 21
- 4:00 p.m. SGT: Gen.G Gen.G Korea Rank #4 has announced its full roster for the 2023 VCT Pacific Season. The team includes Kim "Meteor" Tae-O (김태오), Lee "k1Ng" Seung-won (이승원), Kang "iNTRO" Seung-gyun (강승균), Yu "TS" Tae-seok (유태석), Yeom "eKo" Wang-ryong (염왕룡) and Kim "Secret" Ha-jin (김하진). The team also has Chris "Elmapuddy" Tebbit as Head Coach and Lee "bail" Sung-jae (이성재) as Assistant Coach.
Wednesday, Oct. 20
- 1:00 p.m. SGT: DRX DRX Korea Rank #1 has announced three new induvials joining their prospect team, DRX Prospects DRX Prospects Inactive . "miKa" and Kang "BeYN" Ha-bin (강하빈) have joined as players as well as Ye "Anaks" Sang-jun (예상준) filling the Head Coach slot.
Saturday, Oct. 15
- 9:24 a.m. SGT: Rex Regum Qeon Rex Regum Qeon Asia-Pacific Rank #24 have added a sixth player in the form of ex- BOOM Esports BOOM Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #4 Saibani "fl1pzjder" Rahmad
Friday, Oct. 14
6:45 p.m. SGT: Made in Thailand Made in Thailand Asia-Pacific Rank #3 have welcomed Kititkawin "Patricius" Rattanasukol back into the roster after a long stint with FULL SENSE FULL SENSE Asia-Pacific Rank #8 .
Thursday, Oct. 13
/ 3:27 p.m. SGT: Talon Esports Talon Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #11 have let Mark "markL" Lester and Go "UdoTan" Kyung-won (고경원) go, leaving just coach In "Creative" Moo-keun (인무근) with a 2023 rebuild in their sights.
11:02 p.m. SGT: DRX DRX Korea Rank #1 have signed their first player for 2023 in the form of ex- REIGNITE REIGNITE Japan Rank #14 Jung "Foxy9" Jae-sung (정재성). At the time of writing, DRX are still trialing "miKa" and Kang "BeYN" Ha-bin (강하빈).
Wednesday, Oct. 12
- 11:30 a.m. SGT: Derrick "Deryeon" Yee, one of BLEED BLEED Asia-Pacific Rank #2 's longest-standing members, negotiated a contract extension with the team for 2023.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
- 6 p.m. SGT: ZETA DIVISION ZETA DIVISION Japan Rank #2 , who will be a part of the 2023 partnered VCT Pacific League, have welcomed Oshiro "Reita" Ryu back into the team after a year-long stint with REJECT REJECT Japan Rank #19 .
Monday, Oct. 10
- 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. SGT: Oasis Gaming Oasis Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #9 removed two of its founding players — Mark "Ripper" Louis Nino Laguardia and Kurt "kurtesy" Francis Cinco — and added three members to its 2023 coaching staff: Flufee02 , Eraxx , and See "Evo" Wey Kang.
Sunday, Oct. 9
- 12:08 p.m. to 9:43 p.m. SGT: Rex Regum Qeon Rex Regum Qeon Asia-Pacific Rank #24 completed their roster by signing Eroll "EJAY" Jule Delfin, who had been trialing for the team, and ex- BOOM Esports BOOM Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #4 David "xffero" Monangin.
Saturday, Oct. 8
- 10 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. SGT: Franz "Kevzii" Kevin Dingal and Jose "Draxii" Eduardo D. Jamir have both announced their departure from Rex Regum Qeon Rex Regum Qeon Asia-Pacific Rank #24 . They are both unrestricted free agents for 2023.
Thursday, Oct. 6
- / 2:43 a.m. SGT: Former XSET XSET Inactive player Jordan "AYRIN" He has joined APAC partnership team Global Esports Global Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #41 as their in-game leader and sole import.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
/ 5:29 p.m. SGT: Rising Hope Rising Hope Inactive has released all of their roster except for coaches Vladislav "Simons" Mineev and "mdvjk" as they will help form the new line-up. All of the rosters except the coaches are free agents.
10:56 a.m. SGT: Bren Esports Victress Bren Esports Victress Inactive has said goodbye to "Mikkasie" . She has been with the team since March of 2022 and last played GC APAC: Open 4. She is now a free agent for 2023.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
- / 6:54 a.m. SGT: Zander "thwifo" Kim has announced his unrestricted free agency, citing import slot limitations as a catalyst for the split from T1 T1 Korea Rank #3 .
Saturday, Oct. 1
- 7:16 p.m. SGT: Due to not making it into the Pacific franchise league, Persija Esports Persija Esports Inactive has parted ways with their roster. All players are now free agents looking for 2023 opportunities.
Wednesday, Sept. 29
- 6:04 p.m. to 6:07 p.m. SGT: After NORTHEPTION NORTHEPTION Japan Rank #7 was not accepted into the Pacific franchise league, the team's coach Lee "bail" Sung-jae (이성재) and player Kim "Meteor" Tae-O (김태오) are looking for new opportunities with a franchised pacific team for 2023.
Monday, Sept. 26
- 10 p.m. SGT: ex- Orangutan Orangutan Asia-Pacific Rank #6 member Jon "tesseract" Michael Piga has joined Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Inactive . This will be the Filipino player's second South Asian team.
Sunday, Sept. 25
- 9:05 p.m. SGT: Kititkawin "Patricius" Rattanasukol has left FULL SENSE FULL SENSE Asia-Pacific Rank #8 and is looking for a new team. PTC was an integral part of the APAC LCQ 2021 winning roster, of which they qualified for Champions.
Saturday, Sept. 24
4:07 to 5:20 p.m. SGT: All of the remaining members of Incheon On Sla2ers Incheon On Sla2ers Korea Rank #6 have announced they are looking for a team individually. TS , Bazzi , GodDead , and Estrella are becoming free agents after September, alongside head coach Jaemin who is looking for opportunities.
Friday, Sept. 23
11:18 p.m. SGT: After his teammates blaZek1ng and fl1pzjder announced free agency yesterday, David "xffero" Monangin from BOOM Esports BOOM Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #4 has also followed in suit in exploring his options as a restricted free agent.
/ 8:21 to 10:22 p.m. SGT: Orangutan Orangutan Asia-Pacific Rank #6 has allowed its analyst, Felipe "skye" Skye Lim, and player Muhammad "aduka" Arsyad Sazali to explore their options as unrestricted free agents. The two joined Orangutan in July, before their campaign in Skyesports Pro Invitational- Season 1. Additionally, inaugural member Prabhdeep "Ghost" Bhatia has also been allowed to explore new options, albeit as a restricted free agent.
/ 1:18 p.m. SGT: Ilya "something" Petrov is looking for a team with international opportunities. Something previously played for Insomnia Insomnia Japan Rank #17 , BLUE BEES.ESP BLUE BEES.ESP Inactive , and Inactive .
12:32 to 9:26 p.m. SGT: Riley "Witz" Go is looking for a team as the Team Secret Team Secret Asia-Pacific Rank #13 player is allowed to explore his options. His teammate Kevin "dispenser" Te is also looking for a team. Both were notably members of Team Secret Team Secret Asia-Pacific Rank #13 and Bren Esports Bren Esports Inactive .
/ 00:19 a.m. SGT: Joshua "steel" Nissan is seeking opportunities with partnered teams in the Americas league as it was confirmed T1 T1 Korea Rank #3 would be competing and moving to Seoul, South Korea for the Pacific League.
Thursday, Sept. 22
8:36 to 8:43 p.m. SGT: BOOM Esports BOOM Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #4 have allowed Gary "blaZek1ng" Dastin and Saibani "fl1pzjder" Rahmad to explore their options for the 2023 season after the organization didn't make it as a partnership team.
5:05 p.m. SGT: Kim "Jinboong" Jin-won (김진원) announced he is looking for a team. JinboongE famously played for FENNEL FENNEL Japan Rank #3 , HolyMolly HolyMolly Inactive , TNL Esports TNL Esports Inactive , and World Game Star World Game Star Inactive .
12:58 p.m. SGT: Ex- BOBO BOBO Inactive player Noah "Nozz" McClafferty announced that he is looking for offers both in APAC and North America. Nozz also played for Dire Wolves Dire Wolves Inactive , Gravitas Gravitas Inactive , and Bonkers Bonkers Inactive .
12:30 p.m. SGT: Lim "lenne" You Xiang Lionel announced once again that he was still looking for offers. Lenne notably played for BLEED BLEED Asia-Pacific Rank #2 and Louvre Louvre Asia-Pacific Rank #69 .
7:32 to 10:52 a.m. SGT: All of ex- ORDER ORDER Inactive members have announced their free agency status and decided to split. All five players have expressed willingness to relocate should the need arise. In a separate tweet, Michael "WRONSKI" Wronski has indicated interest in joining a tier 2 team in North America or EU for 2023.
00:28 to 2:48 a.m. SGT: Former CNJ esports CNJ esports Korea Rank #9 members Moothie , Has1ra14 , and head coach TK9 announced their departure from the Korean outfit. Moothie and Has1ra14 expressed their interest in team offers, while TK9 is looking for coaching opportunities.
Wednesday, Sept. 21
9:57 p.m. SGT: Former HolyMolly HolyMolly Inactive player Kim "Harry" Han-kyu (김한규) announced he is looking for a team. Harry also notably played for T1 Korea T1 Korea Inactive , BearClaw Gaming BearClaw Gaming Inactive , and TNL Esports TNL Esports Inactive .
/ 5 p.m. SGT: Players Medusa and iNTRO as well as coach koyori announced their departure from REJECT REJECT Japan Rank #19 . Head coach KeNNy stated that Reject were still planning on remaining in Valorant in 2023.
/ 4:22 p.m. SGT: ONIC G ONIC G Inactive has released its roster. The team's coach Marthinus "Ewok" Jacobus Van Der Walt announced that he is open to head or assistant coach and analyst positions. ONIC G most recently achieved a second-place finish in the APAC LCQ, just short of qualifying for Champions 2022.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
- 4:08 a.m. SGT: Lee "k1Ng" Seung-won (이승원) announced that he is looking for a team. k1Ng most notably played in the first iteration of Vision Strikers Vision Strikers Inactive , before joining Incheon On Sla2ers Incheon On Sla2ers Korea Rank #6 on loan for Stages 1 and 2 of the 2022 VCT season.
Monday, Sept. 19
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