Ryan9500
Country: United States
Registered: August 31, 2021
Last post: January 30, 2023 at 3:04 PM
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enigma

posted 17 hours ago

can you resign and appoint supernova

posted 23 hours ago

solid list but that ryan9500 guy is a fraud c9 fan

posted 23 hours ago

kinda seems like the M80 of EMEA

posted 1 day ago

M80 should be canadian no?

posted 4 days ago

relationship overview: ryan and [redacted]
-I finally found something that hurts more than being a c9 fan

posted 4 days ago

I broke up with my girlfriend of 3 years yesterday, wish I could say im doing better

posted 4 days ago

he posted a thread saying "if 50 people comment i hate you i will delete my account"
havent seen him since

posted 4 days ago

Below is some VERY brief overviews of the invited teams in the upcoming VCL set to start next week. I’ve kept these short intentionally without fleshing out org history just to give you an understanding of every roster (repost for title change and some other minor changes)

M80
-Founded in December 2022, M80 was built from the staff of many former XSET executives. They have picked up the ex-Ghost core of johnqt, koalanoob, and NiSMO, supplemented by zander from V1 and eeiu from NRG
-The ghost core saw some large success in the group stage of Challengers 2 last year, with NiSMO in particular putting up all-star numbers on KAY/O. Zander also proved himself as a serious weapon on smokes throughout 2022, despite V1 having a shorter than expected run in VCT.
-M80 have been touted by many as favorites in Ascension, but they hav e yet to play an official match.

Faze
-Faze ended their 2022 season in disappointment after shuffling their roster around multiple times and barely falling short of international competition.
-As of now, their roster has not been announced. Many speculate the roster will be babybay, dicey, POISED, supamen, and previously neptune was presumed to be the 5th.
-However, neptune posted an LFT post yesterday, squashing these rumors. Possible replacements include Rossy and brawk (speculation)
-Babybay has continued to be a star for FaZe as the only remaining member of their founding roster, and the pioneer of the smeag. Dicey also put up consistency on Chamber that was only paralleled by yay and cryocells at the time, but with the Chamber meta over, its unclear what role he will pick up.

TSM
-An org that needs no introduction, TSM’s invite into the VCL signals their return to higher level valorant after years of stagnant performance after their hot start in 2020.
-TSM have retained their core of seven, gmd, and corey. NaturE was brought in after being on GenG for over a year, and Hazed made his return after a year with NRG
-Corey and seven have both shown spots of brightness throughout 2022, but all 5 players on this roster have shown the ability to step up when it matters. Notably they brought down Sentinels during the Ludwig x Tarik invitational (granted Sentinels had less than a week of practice).

SHOPIFY REBELLION
-SR, an org backed by the online sales platform Shopify, have been at the edge of greatness since 2021, but are now looking to prove themselves in VCL.
-SR have retained mada, bdog, moose, and dazzLe, with v1c taking the place of TiGG.
-mada proved himself throughout 2022 as an incredible raze and flex player, and bdog putting up stellar performances as one of the best oppers throughout 2022.
-However, v1c has taken the spotlight, performing above expectations since joining SR, particularly in the Knights freezeout, which SR went on to win.

THE GUARD
-The oldest core in VCL, The Guard have been around since November 2021 with the core of valyn, JonahP, and neT, supplemented by breakout star Trent, and their newest addition tex from NRG.
-The Guard came out of nowhere in early 2022 by winning Stage 1 challengers, but floundered for the rest of the year before falling 1 match short from Champions at LCQ
-Recently, The Guard won the Ludwig x Tarik invitational, taking down T1, Sentinels, and TSM on their way to the trophy
-Many other Challengers and franchised teams have pointed to The Guard’s dominance in scrims and even in matches, leading them to also be considered favorites for the VCL.

G2
-Another org that needs no introduction, G2 have moved their Valorant operations to NA, and have built a new team from the ground up
-Shahzam and dapr were brought in from the old sentinels roster, penny and wippie from V1, and LFT OXY from Dark Ratio (and ranked, probably).
-As the only other fresh roster aside from M80 in the invited teams, G2’s roster has had some question marks over it, largely because of role conflicts (Oxy and Penny both being jett players, and dapr and wippie both being sentinel players)
-However, G2 has been seen dominating other teams in scrims, particularly franchise teams, leaving them as (in my opinion) the biggest wildcard for VCL.

I’ll be doing a follow-up thread for the teams that played through the qualifiers some time tomorrow. For those of you that don’t care about VCL for NA, below is a thread that covers all partnered teams for all regions. Thanks for reading!

posted 6 days ago

i forgot ab this ill republish with different title

posted 6 days ago

(I moved and renamed the thread with some minor changes and fixed some links)

https://www.vlr.gg/168733/na-challengers-invited-teams-thread

posted 6 days ago

username checks out

posted 6 days ago

bump this is cool

if you wanna consider NAVI as the ex-FPX core then their top achievement is winner masters copenhagen

posted 6 days ago

he hasn't played a match in over a year so no way to know

posted 1 week ago

this offseason has had disastrous consequences on this forum

posted 1 week ago

100% pickrate in frankfurt servers

posted 1 week ago

jamezirl

posted 1 week ago

guapito :(

posted 1 week ago

untameable beasts: https://www.twitch.tv/marved6

posted 1 week ago

OUCH

posted 1 week ago

the last time the giants won a playoff game I was 8. life was better.

posted 2 weeks ago

hey man how are you

posted 2 weeks ago

if i wanted to troll i would have put EG

posted 2 weeks ago

chickenjoe you are my hero

posted 2 weeks ago

edited it to reflect this, I'm sorry I let this slip over my head. Thanks for pointing it out and ive credited you in the changes

posted 2 weeks ago

it seems strange that the teams contracts would expire right after the end of stage 3, and from the wording of this this facebook post it seems like the players were the ones that initiated the split, specifically when it says

As of the moment, the team has decided to explore and review other possible opportunities, a decision that we respect and wish them all the best in their competitive careers.

I recall hearing that Bren's own management failed to obtain the visas on time which is why the players were dissatisfied, but I don't have a source on this. If you have any sources or proof that the contracts expired, I'd be more than happy to update it accordingly

posted 2 weeks ago

qwertyy W

posted 2 weeks ago

Sin
Sin City wasn't made for you
Angels like you

posted 2 weeks ago

thank you <3

posted 2 weeks ago

he will grow

posted 2 weeks ago

thanks man! appreciate the kind words

posted 2 weeks ago

nutabl1e commented on my thread my life is complete

posted 2 weeks ago

fnatic does this thing where they look really really really good on paper and then end up not being really really really good

I would not mind being proven wrong

posted 2 weeks ago

thank you! I see you commenting on every thread don't think it goes unnoticed. I appreciate your support!

posted 2 weeks ago

if I remove c9 qwertyy will harm my family

posted 2 weeks ago

Listed below are in depth organization and roster overviews for all partnered organizations Further below are some final thoughts, predictions, and addendums
AMERICAS:
-C9: https://www.vlr.gg/148561/cloud9-org-overview
-100T: https://www.vlr.gg/148653/100t-org-overview
-EG: https://www.vlr.gg/148843/eg-org-overview
-SEN: https://www.vlr.gg/148889/sen-org-overview
-NRG: https://www.vlr.gg/149228/nrg-org-ovierview
-LOUD: https://www.vlr.gg/149252/loud-org-overview
-FURIA: https://www.vlr.gg/149494/furia-org-overview
-MIBR: https://www.vlr.gg/149566/mibr-org-overview
-KRU: https://www.vlr.gg/149897/kru-org-overview
-LEV: https://www.vlr.gg/150230/lev-org-overview

EMEA
-FNC: https://www.vlr.gg/151396/fnatic-org-overview
-TL: https://www.vlr.gg/151617/liquid-org-analysis
-NAVI: https://www.vlr.gg/151763/navi-org-overview
-VIT: https://www.vlr.gg/152799/vitalty-org-overview
-TH: https://www.vlr.gg/152972/heretics-org-overview
-KC: https://www.vlr.gg/153985/org-overview-kcorp
-KOI: https://www.vlr.gg/155867/koi-org-overview
-FUT: https://www.vlr.gg/156137/fut-org-overview
-BBL: https://www.vlr.gg/157189/bbl-org-overview
-GIA: https://www.vlr.gg/157304/giants-org-overview

PACIFIC
PRX: https://www.vlr.gg/159058/prx-org-overview
DRX: https://www.vlr.gg/159565/drx-org-overview
T1: https://www.vlr.gg/161198/t1-org-overview
GE: https://www.vlr.gg/162487/ge-org-overview
ZETA: https://www.vlr.gg/163978/zeta-org-overview
GENG: https://www.vlr.gg/164559/geng-org-overview
RRQ: https://www.vlr.gg/164721/rrq-org-overview/#8
SECRET: https://www.vlr.gg/165593/secret-org-overview
DFM: https://www.vlr.gg/165655/dfm-org-overview
TALON: https://www.vlr.gg/165194/talon-org-overview

ADDENDUMS FOR EMEA AND AMERICAS CAN BE VIEWED HERE: https://www.vlr.gg/157308/franchised-orgs-megathread
There have also been reports that Chinese teams may attend Sao Paolo since VALORANT has been approved in China. If this is the case I will NOT be covering these teams because I am lazy.

PREDICTIONS
After going through all the orgs here's my predictions for the top 3 in no particular order from every region. A lot of this is based on pound for pound firepower and chemistry, and does not take scrims into account. This is also my opinion, so feel free to disagree

Americas: C9, NRG, LOUD
EMEA: Liquid, NAVI, Heretics
Pacific: PRX, DRX, Talon

FINAL THOUGHTS
This project was 100% me biting off more than I could chew and took way longer than I anticipated. I originally estimated this taking around 3 weeks back in October and now we are a little over a month away from the LOCK//IN Tournament. Nonetheless I enjoyed doing it and learned a lot about all the partnered organizations, especially those in the Pacific which have some crazy big legacies.

I also sincerely appreciate the community's positive reaction to all these posts. It's what largely motivated me to finish out this project. Whether it be someone offering feedback, a correction, starting a discussion, or commenting “bump” at 3am so users in other regions that didn’t see it may get the chance to, it means a lot to me. For now I’m going to take a break until after the LOCK//IN Tournament and then possibly do weekly highlights on matches from the Americas league. Linked below is my twitter, and my 2 other megathreads for Champions and NA LCQ (although these are a bit dated)

Again, thank you

Champions: https://www.vlr.gg/143692/champs-analysis-megathread
NA LCQ: https://www.vlr.gg/130045/100t-vs-grd-facts-and-analysis
My twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanG2B

posted 2 weeks ago

Oh my fucking god its the last org overview

ORG OVERVIEW
-DetonatioN FocusMe, sometimes abbreviated to just DFM, is a Japanese esports organization that was founded in 2012. They operate under the parent company GameWith
-The organization started in Counter Strike and has quickly grown to be one of the largest esports orgs in japan and hosts a wide range of rosters across many different games.
-Currently DFM competes in Apex, eFootball, Fortnite, Hearthstone, League of Legends, PUBGM, Shadowverse, Splatoon 3, Street Fighter V, Smash, and VALORANT
-In addition to FocusMe, DFM have a wide range of sponsors including NVIDIA and WD BLACK

ROSTER HISTORY

2020
-DFM entered Valorant shortly after the game launched with the roster of

-STABA
-mystic
-TENNN
-mittiii
-ZodiaX

-The team would make play through the first strike bracket at the end of 2020 and ended in 4th place following a loss in the Consolation Final to REJECT.
-DFM would continue to get reps in as a team ahead of the first VCT challengers split of the year

2021
-DFM struggled through the first stages of Japanese Challengers, with many of the brackets being decided by tight Bo1s or matches that would end in ties.
-Despite promising results, DFM would always fall short of playoffs for masters or higher events, causing them to miss the regional Masters 1, resulting in TENNN and STABA being replaced by Hate and himajun
-Even after this switch, the team struggled to produce results and did not qualify for the main event in stage 2.
-It was at this time that DFM stepped away from Valorant for the remainder of the VCT year and released their entire roster. They would begin rebuilding in early October, and finished their new roster for 2022 by the end of the year.

2022
-The new roster going into 2022 was:

-HSK
-killer
-Suggest
-SSeeS
-Melofovia
-Machao

-In the first challengers split of the year, DFM failed to qualify for the main event after struggling in their group, putting the entire roster on ice until the next VCT split
-Machao would be replaced with Barce and Pepper joined as a 7th (?) player
-This roster would show more promise, making it to the grand final of the open qualifier of Challengers 2 on two separate occasions, and won a grand final against FENNEL to make it to the main event
-However they would be knocked out by Jadeite early, who ended DFM’s season in June

2023
-After being accepted into the pacific league, DFM immediately made massive roster changes
-Suggest was brought back on the roster and xnfri joined from Northeption, who had recently proven himself as a promising Japanese up and comer
-Reita and Takej were brought in from Zeta and Anthem from Reject.
-Seoldam, the original Korean Jett, rounded out the roster after sitting out the entire 2022 VCT season.
-The new roster recently played at the ONE pro invitational in several show matches against Fnatic, DRX, and Paper rex.
-Although they lost all their matches, they put up a decent fight against all these teams
-Assuming no further changes are made, DFM in Sao Paolo will be:

-xnfri
-Suggest
-Seoldam
-Anthem
-Reita
-takej

OTHER ORGS
That concludes all of the org overviews! I’ll be publishing a megathread shortly that has all of the orgs listed and some final thoughts that will be linked in the comments

posted 2 weeks ago

This is the org overview for TEAM SECRET there is no overview for a secret organization I have 0 connections to the illuminati or any other government agencies

ORG HISTORY
-Team Secret is a European esports organization that was founded in 2014 and built around a star-studded Dota 2 team that made it to the finals of TI this past year
-In addition to Dota 2, they host a female CSGO team, an R6 roster, LoL and Wild Rift teams, a PUBGM roster, a Rocket League squad, and a VALORANT team based in the philippines. They also host many brand ambassadors, which are content creators to some extent
-Currently they are partnered with NVIDIA, Corsair, Secret Lab, and many other large gaming brands

ROSTER HISTORY

2021
-Team Secret signed the former Bren Esports squad after the end of Stage 3 in 2021. Bren had qualified for Masters Berlin but the organization was not able to obtain the proper visas to travel before to the event
-Due to dissatisfaction from the players, the roster left Bren and was picked up by Team Secret. (Bren, Riot, and other authorities did everything they could to attend Masters 3 but could not make it work, and the org and team left on amicable terms. This edit was pointed out by KssS in comment 9). Since Paper Rex had a low placement at Masters Berlin, Secret were automatically qualified for Champions. The roster attending would consist of:

-JessieVash
-Witz
-DubsteP
-dispenser
-BORKUM

-Secret’s run at Champions would start with them taking a map off of the reigning champions Gambit, before becoming the second team to be 13-0’d on the international stage and later losing the series in map 3.
-Despite being in the lower bracket early, they would send home Crazy Raccoon and Team Vikings to qualify for playoffs. There they would lose 0-2 to the eventual winners, Acend.

2022
-Secret retained their entire roster going into Challengers 1 and received a bye into the group stage. However, Jremy would be added as a 6th man.
-The team would start off 0-3, before bouncing back to end the stage 3-3 and qualify for PH playoffs
-Unfortunately the team would bomb out of playoffs with back to back losses, falling short of challengers finals. Due to their low placement, they would have to play through the open bracket again
-In stage 2 the team tore through the open qualifier and went 6-1 in the group stage, easily qualifying for playoffs
-In playoffs they won the grand final and secured the #1 PH seed for the APAC Challengers Finals, which determines who would attend Masters Copenhagen
-Team Secret would make it all the way to the upper finals before losing to Paper Rex and Xerxia, who would both go on to Masters Copenhagen. However, TS would qualify for LCQ due to their high and consistent placings
-The team would beat Made in Thailand in their opener before losing to Bleed, and later being sent home by ONIC G to end their VCT season.

2023 AND ROSTER MOVE
-Team Secret have retained most of their roster but have made some small changes, benching Dispenser and releasing witz. Lenne from Bleed and invy from Oasis were brought in as replacements.
-Warbirds, the former coach of several NA rosters, was also brought in to round out the staff. Assuming no further changes are made, Team Secret in 2023 will be:

-Lenne
-invy
-DubsteP
-JessieVash
-BORKUM
-Jremy

OTHER ORGS
PRX: https://www.vlr.gg/159058/prx-org-overview
DRX: https://www.vlr.gg/159565/drx-org-overview
T1: https://www.vlr.gg/161198/t1-org-overview
GE: https://www.vlr.gg/162487/ge-org-overview
ZETA: https://www.vlr.gg/163978/zeta-org-overview
GENG: https://www.vlr.gg/164559/geng-org-overview
RRQ: https://www.vlr.gg/164721/rrq-org-overview/#8
TALON: https://www.vlr.gg/165194/talon-org-overview
All Other Orgs: https://www.vlr.gg/157308/franchised-orgs-megathread
My twitter: twitter.com/RyanG2B
The last organization to cover is Detonation

posted 2 weeks ago

^^^ Very well said

I'll also be honest I don't know anything about point blank, and even so I don't find it necessary to mention a player's history on a roster from 6 years ago

posted 3 weeks ago

damn man i remember swens

posted 3 weeks ago

hes still around on twitter and I saw him in someones twitch chat a few days ago. He's probably still around but quit making content after all the raze nerfs/satchel changes

posted 3 weeks ago

I’ll be honest the X10/Xerixa/Talon core might be my favorite APAC player core of all time

ORG OVERVIEW
-Talon Esports is a Hong Kong based esport org that was founded in 2016, founded by Xiao Zhang.
-Talon currently competes in Arena of Valor, Dota 2, Rainbow Six, Street Fighting V, Tekken, Valorant, and the PCS with a League of Legends team
-The organization has had brand partnerships with several other organizations, suich as New Wave Esports who gave them a large capital investment in 2019, and KFC who has the naming rights to their Arena of Valor team
-Talon also had a spot in the Overwatch Contenders league starting from 2018, but disbanded their team in September 2022

FILIPINO ROSTER HISTORY
-Talon made their entry into VALORANT by signing a fully Filipino lineup ahead of the second PH challengers split of 2022. The team would be:

-Drei
-gnaru
-markL
-Alex
-UdoTan
-GabbyDiz

-However, the team would not make it past the open qualifier for the PH region’s challengers. The roster would not participate in any other tournaments and were dropped in October 2022.
-Talon have instead signed the former X10/Xerxia core, one of the most storied rosters in APAC. What follows is that Roster’s history.

X10/XERXIA ROSTER HISTORY
-X10, a Thai organization, signed a VALORANT team in Late 2020 following the conclusion of First Strike. The team would be:

-foxz
-sScary
-Sushiboys
-Crws
-Pooh1tap

-The team would go comfortably qualify for Masters 1 in the 2021 VCT circuit, where Masters was regional at the time.
-They would win SEA Masters with convincing wins over MXL LIGAGAME, KPC, and Team SMG.
-Ahead of Stage 2, Paitphan would join the roster, replacing Pooh1tap
-In stage 2, X10 would dominate their region and play through SEA Challengers Finals to secure a spot at Masters Reykjavik, the first international lan for VALORANT
-There, they would lose their opener to Vikings, send home Crazy Raccoon in the lower bracket, before being sent home themselves by FNATIC. Despite the low placement, it was a promising start for the team
-In stage 3, X10 would qualify for Challengers Playoffs again after fighting through the Thai qualifiers. After drawing all 3 of their games, X10 would not move on to the bracket stage of Challengers Playoffs, and denying their chances of a two time appearance.
-However, X10 would still qualify to Champions off of circuit points, where they would be put in a group with Envy (which would become OpTic), Vivo Keyd, and Acend (the eventual tournament winners)
-After losing 0-2 to Envy and sending home VK, X10 would pull off a massive upset in their rematch against Envy, securing a spot in playoffs. Unfortunately they would get knocked out early by later finalists Gambit.

2022
-When disputes with the team and organization started after players (allegedly) received no cut of the champions skins money, the X10 roster would join Xerxia with the exception of Patiphan, who would switch to Overwatch.
-Crws, sushiboys, sScary and foxz would all join Xerxia and have the roster rounded out by Surf.
-The team would show great resilience throughout all of APAC Stage 1, only losing to Paper Rex and qualifying to Masters 1 as APAC’s second seed.
-They would beat OpTic (previous Envy roster they beat at Champions) in their opening match, but lose to Liquid and OpTic again, ending their Masters 1 run in the group stage
-Regardless, Xerxia would again tear through the Thai challengers and earn a spot at APAC Challengers Playoffs. After being knocked into the lower bracket early by Team Secret, Xerxia would rally a lower bracket run and secure a 2nd place seed at Copenhagen after losing to PRX in the grand finals.
-At Copenhagen they would lose to eventual winners FPX, and Japanese representatives Northeption. Nonetheless, they would qualify for Champions off of circuit points
-At Champions, Xerxia lost to North American representatives XSET in their opener, before being sent home by KRU, ending their Champions run in 13th-16th place.

2023
-sScary pursued an offer with Bleed esports, after being proven as one of the best smokes players in apac (Bleed also isn’t a franchised team!)
-Sushiboys, foxz, and crws would all join Talon Esports after Xerxia did not make franchising. They were reunited with Patiphan who had returned to Valorant, and the roster would rounded out by JitBoyS and garnetS.
-Should no further changes be made, Talon Esports in Sao Paolo will be:

-garnetS
-JitBoyS
-Patiphan
-crws
-foxz
-Sushiboys

OTHER ORGS
PRX: https://www.vlr.gg/159058/prx-org-overview
DRX: https://www.vlr.gg/159565/drx-org-overview
T1: https://www.vlr.gg/161198/t1-org-overview
GE: https://www.vlr.gg/162487/ge-org-overview
ZETA: https://www.vlr.gg/163978/zeta-org-overview
GENG: https://www.vlr.gg/164559/geng-org-overview
RRQ: https://www.vlr.gg/164721/rrq-org-overview/#8
All Other Orgs: https://www.vlr.gg/157308/franchised-orgs-megathread
My twitter: twitter.com/RyanG2B
The remaining orgs are Team Secret and Detonation

posted 3 weeks ago

I don’t think theres anything I could put at the top of this article about RRQ that hasn’t been said already

ORG OVERVIEW
-Rex Regum Qeon, frequently abbreviated to RRQ, is an Indonesian esports organization that was founded in 2013.
-The organization currently competes in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Free Fire, PUBGM, Valorant, LoL Wild Rift, Sausage Man (?), and FIFA. They got their start in Dota 2, which they exited in 2019
-RRQ is owned by Adrian Pauline, and has a slew of sponsorship deals from ASUS ROG to Haus! Indonesia
-RRQ is also the sole representative of Indonesia in the pacific league.

ROSTER HISTORY

2020
-RRQ entered Valorant in late 2020, right ahead of First Strike. They would enter with a fully indonesian roster, consisting of

-frostyminty
-NextJacks
-taLenT7
-f1re
-KingLeo

-The roster would fall in the quarterfinals of Indonesia’s first strike to Morph Impact

2021
-RRQ would add some substitutes to their roster but retain the core 5 they had in first strike, looking for success in the 2021 VCT inaugural season
-Unfortunately, the team would not make it out of the open qualifier for the first two challenger splits, prompting roster moves
-f1re and KingLeo would both depart, and be replaced by adrnking and xyNe. With this roster, RRQ would see success in the final indonesian qualifier of the year, but fell short to Boom in the Grand Finals, ending their VCT season early
-At the end of 2021, RRQ would release their entire roster, making their future in Valorant uncertain.

2022
-RRQ missed the first challengers split of the year, but came into the second split with an all new filipino roster. Some were critical of the decision as an Indonesian organization, but quickly realized this new roster was more competitive.
-This new PH roster was:

-Draxii
-2ge
-kellyS
-Rabbet
-Nexi

-The new squad would have podium finishes in non-VCT events before entering the stage 2 challengers split
-They would make it into the group stage and finish with a 4-3 record as the second seed, earning a spot in the APAC Challengers playoffs, with a spot in copenhagen on the line
-The squad would make it past play-ins, but would fall in the group stage with losses to Xerxia and Alter Ego. Due to their late entry and relatively low placement, RRQ would not attend LCQ and their VCT season ended in June

CONTROVERSY AFTER ACCEPTANCE TO PARTNERSHIP
-After being accepted into the Pacific league as the only Indonesian team, RRQ chose to retain their entirely Filipino roster going into 2023. Many were skeptical about the decision, with many Indonesian teams with strong talent like Boom putting their players up for sale.
-A report by Ominous said a specific organization was leveraging the lack of contract agents to put players in long, locked contracts. It was not specified but heavily alluded to that this org was RRQ
-Another report later on said Riot was taking action against a team that was abusing resources provided by the partnership program to put players in unfair contracts (also thought to be RRQ)
-Shortly after these reports became public, RRQ began to overhaul their roster

ROSTER MOVES AND 2023
-RRQ started by bring in tehbotoL from Boom and EJAY from Bren. They later added fl1pzjder also from Boom, and Lmemore from ONIC G.
-They’ve also bolstered their coaching staff with head coach Ewok, and analyst yb.
-Assuming no further moves are made, RRQ in Sao Paolo will be:

-tehbotoL
-2ge
-EJAY
-Lmemore
-fl1pzjder
-Emman

OTHER ORGS
PRX: https://www.vlr.gg/159058/prx-org-overview
DRX: https://www.vlr.gg/159565/drx-org-overview
T1: https://www.vlr.gg/161198/t1-org-overview
GE: https://www.vlr.gg/162487/ge-org-overview
ZETA: https://www.vlr.gg/163978/zeta-org-overview
GENG: https://www.vlr.gg/164559/geng-org-overview
All Other Orgs: https://www.vlr.gg/157308/franchised-orgs-megathread
My twitter: twitter.com/RyanG2B

The remaining orgs are Talon, Team Secret, and Detonation

posted 3 weeks ago

its RRQ, secret, talon, and DNG that are left

posted 3 weeks ago

thanks man, means a lot that people care and read these posts and also that people learn from them <3

posted 3 weeks ago

go say something nice on the C9 thread https://www.vlr.gg/148561/cloud9-org-overview

posted 3 weeks ago

I remembered geng was in pacific yup

ORG OVERVIEW
-Generational Gaming, frequently abbreviated to GenG, is a South Korean esports org that was founded in 2017 from the pre-existing KSV esports structure.
-They currently compete in NBA 2K, PUBG, Overwatch (under the Seoul Dynasty), LoL, Rocket League, and VALORANT. They also host a slew of content creators
-They also previously competed in Heroes of the Storm, Clash Royale, Fortnite, CoD BO4, Apex, and CSGO
-Prior to the partnership program, all of GenG’s valorant activities have taken place in North America
-According to Forbes, the org is valued at over 185 million USD, making them the 6th most valuable esports org in the world.

NORTH AMERICAN ROSTER
-GenG’s North American team was their first official venture into Valorant, despite being a South Korean Org. The majority of this overview will go over On Sla2ers, which consisted of 3 players currently on GenG before disbanding (OnSla2ers matches are also listed under GenG on VLR)

-GenG’s initial venture into Valorant consisted of ex-counter strike pros looking for a new home, with matches extending as far back as May 2020. The team would struggle through first strike and fall short of playoffs
-Despite a slew of roster moves and some promising results, GenG failed to attend any international events, only putting up a 3rd place finish at the regional Masters 1. After a 5th-6th place exit in LCQ, GenG were done for the 2021 season and overhauled their roster
-In 2022 GenG failed to make either of the group stages, ending their VCT season in May. The team still played some offseason tournaments, but when they began to forfeit matches in the MCT Premiership, many realized GenG’s time in North America was over.

KOREAN ROSTER
-The roster that would become On Sla2ers and partially GenG later on consisted of

-k1ng
-bazzi
-TS
-zunba
-GodDead

-The team played their way through the open qualifiers and earned themselves a spot in the Korean challengers group stage, and made their way all through the playoff bracket to the grand finals with the opportunity to qualify for Masters 1, but fell short to DRX and were swept 0-3.
-In the second challengers split, On Sla2ers won their first 3 matches in groups, but lost week 4, and bombed out of playoffs shortly after. K1ng and zunba departed the roster shortly after.
-Eko and Estrella were brought in as stand-ins for LCQ. They lost their opening match to Chinese representatives EDG, but clawed their way through the lower bracket to secure a rematch in the grand finals against EDG, who again beat them 0-3.
-Shortly after it was announced GenG had made franchising, TS and Eko were both picked up and reunited with k1ng, and Meteor joined from Northeption. Secret from desperado would round out the roster with iNTRO as a 6th man, but iNTRO would depart the roster in late december. There are no current reports on who the new substitute could be.
-Assuming no further roster moves are made, GenG in Sao Paolo will be:

-Secret
-TS
-Eko
-k1ng
-Meteor

OTHER ORGS
PRX: https://www.vlr.gg/159058/prx-org-overview
DRX: https://www.vlr.gg/159565/drx-org-overview
T1: https://www.vlr.gg/161198/t1-org-overview
GE: https://www.vlr.gg/162487/ge-org-overview
ZETA: https://www.vlr.gg/163978/zeta-org-overview
All Other Orgs: https://www.vlr.gg/157308/franchised-orgs-megathread
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posted 3 weeks ago

looks like we might be seeing each other very soon

posted 4 weeks ago
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