Opinion: Who will fill out North American VALORANT rosters? | VALORANT NEWS

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Current roster:
Braxton “brax” Pierce
Keven “AZK” Larivière
Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham (Inactive)

T1 have been highly speculated to be courting former iBUYPOWER Counter-Strike player Sam “DaZeD” Marine as the fourth member of their roster. Assuming this all comes to fruition, all four members of T1’s roster will be former members of that CS:GO team.

As T1’s team are all massively experienced players, the team will almost certainly want a player of this type to fill out their roster. But with a full iBUYPOWER reunion out of the question with steel

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Current roster:
Spencer “Hiko” Martin
Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella
Joshua “steel” Nissan

A since-deleted twitter clip from Gen.G Esports

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In the clip, Hiko and nitr0 are visible, as well as three other players. “heidi” is now assumed to be steel, as he’s since joined their team. That leaves two other players.

The player with the Korean name is highly likely to be b0i

This leaves one spot open, and also suggests 100 Thieves are willing to pick up anyone, not just sticking to a foundation of CS:GO veterans. There’s a lot of talent that could fill this role. Former Prospects player BabyJ

Finally, there are rumours going around that 100 Thieves are looking into a transfer for Immortals

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Current roster:
Riley “ohai” Nguyen
Mike “agm” Abood
David “XP3” Garrido

Corbin “C0M” Lee (Inactive)
Cody “Frisco” Day (Inactive)

Having recently benched several players, Complexity are also on the hunt for new talent.

I’m not sure we’ve seen the last of player releases from the team, either. ohai is the only player I would bet on staying with the organization, as he is a highly skilled Jett/OPer Complexity can build around.

So, who fills out the team?

My mind immediately goes to c4Lypso and aKis. They’re the best free agents on the market right now, and would make fine additions to build Complexity into a winning team. Former 100 Thieves smoker Pride

Everything else depends on whether Complexity releases more players. If they do, they’d be looking for one more rifler and a Sentinel. BabyJ is again an option, as is sugarfree. In terms of high-level riflers, North America is somewhat bare, so pick-ups from Genesis

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Current roster:
Harrison “psalm” Chang
Rory “dephh” Jackson
Phat “supamen” Le

With the recent departures of POISED

Boostio is an option, but he recently tweeted out that he had been signed, and that is likely to Spacestation Gaming as he recently played with that roster during the PULSE Series.

That leaves, again, buyouts from North America’s two very successful but very small organizations. Osias and oderus have been impressive, and are likely Dignitas’ best options to fill out that spot.

As of September 21st, a replacement is also needed for POISED. The best rifler skill is likely found, as was mentioned with Complexity, on Genesis and Morning Light. Or perhaps we see the return of Laski to the squad?

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Current roster:
Bradley “ANDROID” Fodor
Jaccob “yay” Whitaker

With three spots to fill, the door to Andbox is wide open. We don’t really know what roles new signings ANDROID

Almost every player I’ve mentioned so far is an option for the New York-based team, but for the sake of bringing new players into the mix, Highground

With so many positions to fill, and little tier 1 talent to occupy them, big North American organizations will be battling it out over the quality still left. The next few weeks are certain to be exciting for roster swaps in the North American VALORANT scene.