VALORANT

The VCT Americas 2023 mercato

The end of the Valorant Champions means the end of the VCT season and therefore start of the market. With the new league system, many teams and players find themselves in a complicated situation. The mercato promises to be long and full of twists and turns.

We bring you all the mercato news from the Americas region in this article.


The mercato in VCT Americas

Riot Games has completely overhauled its competitive system and its leagues for the 2023 VCT season. Next year, there will be only three major regions: EMEA, Pacific and Americas. Each region will host ten teams, for a total of thirty teams.

The Valorant community was eagerly awaiting the FPS publisher to unveil the names of the structures that will be present in FFW next season. It is now a done deal and it is fair to say that the announcement has created some surprises and misunderstandings. The situation is delicate because the smallest teams could be forced to withdraw from the competitive scene of Valorant. As for the players whose structures did not obtain a partnership, many should find themselves without a structure.

However, it is certain that some excellent players should be on the market soon and that the teams that have secured their places will do everything to get them back. The mercato is therefore likely to be eventful and it starts now with important announcements.


Players and coaches who change teams

9z Team :

  • Puleule => looking for a new team in VCT

OpTic Gaming :

  • Victor => looking for a new team in VCT
  • crashies => looking for a new team in VCT
  • yay => join the Cloud9 team
  • SNSF => looking for a new team in FFW
  • Chet (coach) => looking for a new team in VCT (head coach or general manager)

XSET :

  • dephh => join the Sentinels team
  • zekken => join the Sentinels team
  • BcJ => looking for a new team in VCT (exclusively NA)
  • AYRIN => joins the Global Esports team as an IGL
  • Cryocells => join the 100 Thieves team
  • SyykoNT (coach) => joins Sentinels as Head Coach

The Guard :

  • valyn => looking for a new team in VCT
  • neT => looking for a new team in VCT
  • JonahP => looking for a new team in VCT
  • Sayaplayer => join the T1 team
  • mCe => joins the Cloud9 team as Head Coach

TSM :

  • corey => looking for a new team in VCT
  • Rossy => looking for a new team in VCT
  • gMd => looking for a new team in VCT and in any region
  • Subroza => open to new opportunities in all regions (English or French speaking teams)

TSM Academy :

  • venture => restricted free agent exploring new options
  • frostyZK => restricted free agent exploring new options
  • Harmful => restricted free agent exploring new options
  • sym => restricted free agent exploring new options

Shopify Rebellion :

  • moose => looking for a new team in VCT

Ninjas in Pyjamas :

  • v1xen => looking for a new team in VCT
  • cauanzin => looking for a new team in VCT
  • bezn1 => looking for a new team in VCT
  • Jonn => looking for a new team in VCT
  • xand => join the KRÜ Esports team
  • JhoW => looking for a new team to coach in VCT

Knights :

  • Genghsta => looking for a new team in any region and any circuit
  • XXiF => looking for a new team in VCT
  • Frosty => looking for a new team in any region and any circuit
  • Exalt => looking for a new team in VCT
  • OCEAN (coach) => looking for a new team to coach

Version1 :

  • Zellsis => joins the Cloud9 team
  • Zander => looking for a new team in VCT
  • wippie => looking for a new team in VCT Americas or Pacific (Korea)
  • penny => looking for a new team in VCT
  • effys => looking for a new team in VCT
  • Immi (coach) => looking for a new team to coach in VCT (not only in America)

Cloud9 :

  • curry => looking for a new team in VCT
  • JamezIRL (head coach) => looking for a new team to coach in VCT

T1 :

  • steel (coach) => looking for a new team to coach in VCT Americas only
  • Branchies (Team Manager) => looking for a new team only in VCT Americas
  • brax (streamer, former player) => looking for a new team in VCT
  • thwifo => looking for a new team in VCT

Sentinels :

  • Kanpeki => looking for a new team in VCT
  • Dani (analyst) => restricted free agent looking for a new team (coach or analyst)
  • Rawkus (head coach) => looking for a new team to coach in VCT or VRL
  • ShahZaM => looking for a new team in VCT
  • dapr => looking for a new team in VCT

FaZe Clan :

  • flyuh => restricted free agent exploring new options in VCT Americas only
  • Quan => restricted free agent exploring new options in VCT Americas only
  • supamen => restricted free agent exploring new options in VCT Americas only
  • JDM (head coach) => looking for a new team to coach in VCT

E-Xolos LAZER :

  • Dobsha => looking for a new team in VCT
  • Daveeys => looking for a new team preferably in VCT
  • Feniz => looking for a new team in VCT
  • BandiCoot => looking for a new team in VCT
  • GabZ => looking for a new team in VCT
  • Peloncito => looking for a new team in VCT
  • jfoenfps => looking for a new team in VCT

Liberty :

  • shion => looking for a new team in VCT
  • myssen => looking for a new team in VCT
  • liazzi => looking for a new team in VCT
  • krain => looking for a new team in VCT
  • raafa => looking for a new team in VCT
  • Hiromi (strategy coach) => looking for a new team in VCT (coach or analyst)
  • rik (head coach) => looking for a new team to coach in VCT

KRÜ Esports :

  • keznit => looking for a new team in VCT
  • delz1k => looking for a new team
  • Mazino => looking for a new team

Leviatán :

  • Melser => looking for a new team in VCT
  • adverso => looking for a new team in priority in VCT

Shopify Rebellion :

  • TiGG => looking for a new team in VCT

100 Thieves :

  • Will => looking for a new team in VCT (not just in the Americas)
  • sgares (Head Coach) => becomes a content creator
  • Mikes (Assistant Coach) => becomes head coach following the departure of sgares

NRG :

  • hazed => looking for a new team (player or coach)
  • tex => looking for a new team in VCT Americas or an English speaking team in any region
  • Ethan => looking for a new team only in VCT Americas
  • eeiu => looking for a new English speaking team in any region

LOUD :

  • bzkA (head coach) => looking for a new team to coach in VCT and in any region

Six Karma :

  • MatiS => looking for a new team in VCT
  • Fearay => withdraws from the Valorant competitive scene

MIBR :

  • mNds => looking for a new team in VCT
  • gtnziN => looking for a new team in VCT or VRL
  • stk (coach) => looking for a new English or Portuguese team to coach

Infinity :

RAINMAKER => looking for a new English or Spanish speaking team

Keyd Stars :

  • heat => looking for a new team in VCT
  • murizzz => looking for a new team in VCT
  • RgLM => looking for a new team in VCT
  • RHZ => looking for a new team in VCT
  • mwzera => join the FURIA Esports team

Players or coaches currently without a team but looking for one for the 2023 season:

  • Melser => joins the KRÜ Esports team
  • axeddy => join the KRÜ Esports team

This article will be updated as players and teams are announced. Last updated on 25 October.

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