According to several reputable sources, including Dot Esports and Dexerto, the North American esports organization OpTic Gaming will not receive a place in the American VALORANT League for the next season. At the same time, it is highly likely that the composition will break up into separate elements and will look for options separately.
The news was first published by Sports Business Journal's Kevin Hitt, who also confirmed Dot Esports' report that TSM will not be a partner. The active players of OpTic Gaming began to add fuel to the fire. For example, back on September 19, FNS thanked his teammates and fans and said he didn't know if the players would stay together or how 2023 would turn out.
According to rumors, the following organizations will fall into the American League: Cloud9, Sentinels, NRG, FURIA, LOUD, MIBR, KRÜ Esports and Leviatán Esports. The names of the other two clubs may become public in the near future.
A little later, other players of the North American team spoke about their prospects in a different way. All this in total can only mean one thing - the OpTic Gaming organization will remain outside the affiliate system next season.
The OpTic Gaming team became one of the strongest last season. In just nine months, the team became the winner of VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: Stage 1 Masters - Reykjavík, and also got into the TOP-3 at VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: North America Stage 1 Challengers, VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: North America Stage 2 Challengers, VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: Stage 2 Masters - Copenhagen and VALORANT Champions 2022.
However, Riot Games selects clubs based on completely different criteria, including commitment to the scene, stability, popularity, and ability to interact with content.
A little earlier, the Dot Esports portal reported that the TSM organization expressed interest in signing a contract with the OpTic Gaming team. But since neither organization has partnered with Riot Games, the future of players remains in limbo.
OpTic Gaming roster for VALORANT discipline:
- Chet (head coach)