NRG Esports NRG Esports North America Rank #1 FNS Pujan Mehta s0m Sam Oh crashies Austin Roberts ardiis Ardis Svarenieks Victor Victor Wong thwifo Zander Kim have added Ardis "ardiis" Svarenieks as the fifth member of their roster for the 2023 franchised league. The announcement comes after NRG revealed the ex- OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming Inactive core plus returning member Sam "s0m" Oh as the first four members of their new roster going into 2023.

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Please welcome @ardiis to the NRG VALORANT roster.

ardiis joins NRG after a year at the top of EMEA competition with FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Inactive SUYGETSU Dmitry Ilyushin Zyppan Pontus Eek ANGE1 Kyrylo Karasov Shao Andrey Kiprsky ardiis Ardis Svarenieks , with the crowning moment of the year being the team's championship run at Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen in July. Unfortunately, the team fell short en route to a title at Valorant Champions following two losses at the hands of DRX DRX Korea Rank #1 stax Kim Gu-taek (김구택) Rb Goo Sang-Min (구상민) Zest Kim Ki-seok (김기석) BuZz Yu Byung-chul (유병철) MaKo Kim Myeong-gwan (김명관) Foxy9 Jung Jae-sung (정재성) in the playoffs, closing out the team's VCT year with a top four finish.

While the majority of FPX would eventually stick together to become Natus Vincere Natus Vincere Europe Rank #1 ANGE1 Kyrylo Karasov Shao Andrey Kiprsky Zyppan Pontus Eek SUYGETSU Dmitry Ilyushin cNed Mehmet Yağız İpek , ardiis opted out of joining his former teammates under NAVI, with former Acend Acend Europe Rank #4 player Mehmet "cNed" Yağız İpek slotting into the new NAVI roster as their fifth.

While the former FPX player's move to North America is the first EMEA-to-NA roster move of the offseason, he's not the only player that has ventured outside their region for the 2023 franchised league. In early October, Jordan "AYRIN" He joined Global Esports Global Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #7 Bazzi Park Jun-ki (박준기) t3xture Kim Na-ra (김나라) SkRossi Ganesh Gangadhar WRONSKI Michael Wronski Lightningfast Abhirup Choudhury Monyet Cahya Nugraha AYRIN Jordan He as their new team captain in what would eventually blossom into a multi-national roster filled with talent from the Pacific region. Later that month, Sentinels Sentinels North America Rank #12 pancada Bryan Luna TenZ Tyson Ngo dephh Rory Jackson SicK Hunter Mims zekken Zachary Patrone Sacy Gustavo Rossi also dipped into the international talent pool to acquire Gustavo "Sacy" Rossi and Bryan "pancada" Luna from LOUD LOUD Brazil Rank #1 aspas Erick Santos saadhak Matias Delipetro Less Felipe de Loyola tuyz Arthur Andrade cauanzin Cauan Pereira in the team's roster rebuild for 2023.

With ardiis now the fifth player in NRG's ranks, it has been forecasted that Zander "thwifo" Kim will join the team as their sixth man.

The roster of NRG Esports NRG Esports North America Rank #1 FNS Pujan Mehta s0m Sam Oh crashies Austin Roberts ardiis Ardis Svarenieks Victor Victor Wong thwifo Zander Kim is currently: