The trio of players each hail from different teams who competed in the VCT last year, albeit in different regions.
Imported to T1 T1 Korea Rank #3 last season, ban helped take his team to both Masters: Tokyo and Champions after placing third in the Pacific League. Shortly after their top 12 finish at Los Angeles, the organization released three of their starters, leaving ban without a home.
Team Secret Team Secret Asia-Pacific Rank #14 picked up lenne from BLEED BLEED Asia-Pacific Rank #2 ahead of their 2023 season and started their year off by upsetting Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #5 during their opening match at LOCK//IN. The team was ultimately unable to qualify for Tokyo following their winless exit from the Pacific League playoffs. After falling to ZETA DIVISION ZETA DIVISION Japan Rank #2 in the grand finals of the Pacific LCQ, Team Secret bid farewell to lenne and veteran Jayvee "DubsteP" Paguirigan back in September.
Governor spent his 2023 abroad in the NA Challengers League with Turtle Troop Turtle Troop North America Rank #7 . The former Squirtle Squad Squirtle Squad Inactive roster struggled against the competition and barely missed out on both the Mid-Season Invitational and playoffs by just one placement. Their performance sent them to the Play-In Relegation, where the troop were able to retain their spot in the League by defeating MAD Lions MAD Lions Inactive and OREsports OREsports North America Rank #12 . Throughout his long-term off season, Governor was seen playing with different rosters before announcing he had departed the team prior to his signing with Talon.
Talon's best achievement in 2023 was their top eight finish at LOCK//IN. The team took down both MIBR MIBR Brazil Rank #4 and Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses North America Rank #1 before falling to DRX DRX Korea Rank #1 in a three-map series. Unfortunately, the roster faltered within the Pacific League and missed out on playoffs after placing ninth in the league. Forced to fight for a spot at Champions in their regional LCQ, Talon eliminated DetonatioN FocusMe DetonatioN FocusMe Japan Rank #23 before being sent home by Gen.G Gen.G Korea Rank #4 .
Soon after, the organization released two core players and their coach, leaving vacancies that were filled by their most recent signings.