With popular teams Heretics, Vitality, and Fnatic announcing their rosters for the highly anticipated 2023 VCT season, the VCT EMEA league appears to be set to deliver top-notch Valorant action.
The VCT offseason has already gotten off to a strong start, with the Americas and Pacific league teams making the most of the roster announcements while EMEA has mostly been silent. However, the partnering EMEA teams competing in the VCT league appear to have decided that today would be the day they would reveal their key roster move. While Heretics unveiled a squad loaded with former players, Fnatic sealed its lineup with the addition of Chronicle.
Heretics reveals its Valorant roster
Spanish esports organization Team Heretics has completed its Valorant roster for the upcoming VCT season. The organization has acquired former G2 players Auni “AvovA” Chahade and Aleksander “zeek” Zygmunt. The organization has also added Riardas “Boo” Lukaeviius, a former player for the Giants and OG LDN UTD, to complete the five-man lineup for 2023 VCT. Four out of the five members of the team had previously served for G2, which means that the members of the squad already have some chemistry between them. The team will be coached by two British coaches, Neil “neilzinho” Finlay and Brandon Weber.
WE ARE BACK.#VamosHeretics pic.twitter.com/xMhq8z0ztw
— Team Heretics (@TeamHeretics) November 10, 2022
Heretics Valorant roster with their expected role for VCT 2023:
- Auni “AvovA” Chahade (Controllerr)
- Aleksander “zeek” Zygmunt (Duelist)
- Óscar “mixwell” Colocho (Sentinel)
- Wassim “keloqz” Cista (Operator)
- Ričardas “Boo” Lukaševičius (Initiator/Flex)
BONECOLD will lead Vitality in the 2023 VCT
While Jokbas “ceNder” Labutis, a player from Lithuania, has retained his spot on Vitality, the organization has added four new players to complete its roster. Vitality has brought in Santeri “BONECOLD” Sassi, the 2021 Valorant champion, to serve as the team’s in-game leader for the upcoming campaign. To round out the roster, the organization has added three new players Karel “Twisten” Ašenbrener, Tomas “Destrian” Linikas, and Michał “MOLSI” Łącki. Additionally, Salah “Salah” Barakat, a former OG Esports head coach, will be in charge of coaching duties, while Joseph “Strong” Edwards and Harry “Gorilla” Mepham will serve as positional coach and assistant coach, respectively.
Ready for launch! Heading towards VCT23 🚀
Players: @molsival @DestrianVAL @BonecoldVAL @ceNder1337 @TwistenVAL
Staff:@SALAHihb – Head Coach@gorillaVL – Assistant Coach@joejedwards – Positional Coach#VforVictory pic.twitter.com/fabo7kaOLH
— Team Vitality (@TeamVitality) November 11, 2022
Vitality Valorant roster:
- Santeri “BONECOLD” Sassi (in-game leader)
- Michał “MOLSI” Łącki
- Tomas “Destrian” Linikas
- Karel “Twisten” Ašenbrener
- Jokbas “ceNder” Labutis
- Salah “Salah” Barakat (head coach)
Chronicle rounds out the Fnatic roster
Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov, a former star of Gambit Esports, is the final addition to Fnatic’s Valorant lineup, which was unveiled today by the organization through an entertaining video. While playing for the Russian team Gambit Esports, who ruled the CIS region in 2021, Chronicle established himself as one of the best players in the EMEA region. The addition of Chronicle and Leo “Leo” Jannesson are the only two changes the organization has made while keeping its coach, general manager, and part of the squad the same as the previous season. Chronicle and Leo are taking the position of James “Mistic” Orfila and Enzo “Enzo” Mestari, two players that were given the freedom to seek other possibilities following Valorant Champions 2022.
A new chronicle begins… pic.twitter.com/dl5hAHEaNS
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) November 10, 2022
Fnatic’s Valorant roster includes:
- Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov
- Jake “Boaster” Howlett (in-game leader)
- Leo “Leo” Jannesson
- Emir “Alfajer” Beder
- Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev
- Jacob “mini“ Harris (Coach)
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