Players and teams not in VCT talk about VCT 2023 and what they are going through as they wait for the Riot Games decision on the league.
For many Valorant players and organizations across the globe, these are uncertain times as Riot Games begins reviewing applications for its partnership system. Dexerto reached out to a number of players and organizations to talk about VCT 2023 and what they are going through.
As the second Valorant Champions Tour Stage 2 Challengers qualifier concluded on May 8, Akrew’s season in Riot Games’ esport was a wrap.
They are still playing in third-party tournaments to keep their skills sharp and compete for prize money, but they are no longer a part of the Riot circuit and have no more opportunities for international competition or acclaim.
Luminosity did not specify if the new partnered league, and potentially not meeting Riot’s qualifications, was a factor in pulling out of the esport. In a statement, Luminosity said they “look forward to Riot’s upcoming structure for 2023.”
For right now, players in North America are bracing for the impact of Riot’s decisions and preparing for more roster shake-ups as the current assumption is that teams who make the league will hold trials for their rosters in 2023.
“I’m just trying to put in as many hours as I can and do everything in my power to make sure that I’m in a spot where I can either join one of those teams or be like a sub. Just have some way where my career continues,” Soniqs player Crunchy said.