Evil Geniuses has been a surprisingly quiet presence in the VCT 2023 Americas League till yesterday when the company in the end introduced most of their Valorant roster for the upcoming season. The famous North American esports crew selected to make use of the top restrict whilst developing their roster, which now includes seven gamers and two coaches.
VCT 2023 will commence with the Kickoff Tournament, which will pit all thirty partnered groups from throughout three territories in a LAN setup. Partnered rosters will be journeying to São Paulo, Brazil, to seize the winner’s title for 2023’s first worldwide tournament in Valorant esports. Fans will witness the new Evil Geniuses Valorant roster for the first time in the introductory tournament.
We’ve been crafting some Evil in the lab, and the right way is by building success the Evil way—it’s time for #VALORANT.@omgitspotter @Boostio @C0Mtweets @jawgemo @ApothVal @ReformedVal @ethanarnold @BcJFPS pic.twitter.com/cdc0WCgex4
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) November 11, 2022
Unlike different “super” groups in North America and beyond, Evil Geniuses (EG) is planning to construct a 10-man Valorant roster for the upcoming 2023 season. The business enterprise introduced two new athletes and retained all 5 of EG’s preceding members. Interestingly, the announcement did not nation which of their present-day gamers would be lively on the roster, leaving room for speculation.
Evil Geniuses Valorant Roster for VCT 2023
As the phase of their plan, the business enterprise received Ethan, a former athlete for NRG Valorant, and BcJ, who used to be a section of the now-disbanded XSET roster. The Evil Geniuses Valorant roster now includes the following athletes, as per their professional announcement on November 11:
- Kelden “Boostio” Pupello
- Jeffrey “Reformed” Lu
- Alexander “jawgemo” Mor
- Corbin “C0M” Lee
- Vincent “Apotheon” Le
- Ethan “Ethan” Arnold
- Brendan “BcJ” Jensen
EG additionally fields a distinguished head coach, Christine “potter” Chi, and an assistant coach, Jimmy “LiN” Lin, to information on the North American roster. At the moment, it is hard to speculate as to who will declare the 5 lively participant spots. The announcement video additionally showcased three clean frames beside EG’s validated players. Reportedly, the employer will be filling these spots with new athletes to fulfill its 10-man roster plan.
Despite the efforts of the agency at some point in 2021 and 2022, Evil Geniuses hasn’t been capable to make a giant mark in Valorant esports yet. The roster’s overall performance has been constantly negative in erstwhile tournaments. Hence, followers have been awaiting a good-sized rebuild of the roster like different franchised teams, however, the company had distinct plans altogether.
From its appearance of it, Evil Geniuses desired to provide its long-standing athletes a 2nd threat whilst including new gamers on the roster for VCT 2023. The announcement video has given many followers hope to trust in EG’s plans. However, the agency did not disclose its genuine plans surrounding the unconventional roster size.
As per rumors, the body of workers is predicted to spend the rest of the VCT 2023 low season experimenting with the 10-man group to squeeze out a useful playing five and a replacement from their roster. The pre-season window for VCT 2023 closes on February 1, 2023, giving Evil Geniuses masses of time to personalize its lively roster.
There will additionally be a mid-season participant switch window, which will allow partnered agencies to tweak their roster after the Kickoff Tournament. Evil Geniuses can additionally make use of this window, established on March 6, 2023, to in addition modify and fine-tune their roster.