VALORANT Franchise League 2023 Team Rosters - Everything You Need to Know

November 18 2022

VALORANT Franchise League 2023 Team Rosters - Everything You Need to Know
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The VALORANT Franchise League 2023 is looking to change everything about VALORANT esports.

With a whole new system, we’ve got a lot of big things to expect from Riot’s premiere FPS event. Here’s everything you need to know about the new league, the teams that are partnered, and their currently announced rosters!

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What is the VALORANT Franchise League?

In a nutshell, VALORANT’s franchising system is wholly different from a standard tournament or league format. Essentially, the league gives each team a stipend to compete in it for an entire year. Therefore, there are no traditional winnings to be earned. However, each team makes a cut out of purchased skins in the game.

The way the system is built means there are no eliminations either. The only way the league can boot them is if they do something that violates their contract. Even still, that would have to be an offense that deems it necessary for the company to kick the offending team out.

Another component of the VALORANT Franchise League is that it’s divided into three regions: the Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA, which stands for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The teams that participate from each region are effectively partnered with Riot and, therefore, also share their intellectual property with them to create content for the game.

Teams Included in the 2023 Franchise League

As mentioned above, there are three collective regions that comprise the VALORANT 2023 Franchise League. Below, we highlight each of them and their announced rosters.

Americas

The Americas region includes teams from locales from North and South America.

100 Thieves

100 Thieves have been a consistent part of regional leagues. However, they weren’t quite able to cross over to the international league.

Country: USA

Team Roster: 

  • Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk

  • Derrek “Derrek” Ha

  • Brenden “stellar” McGrath

  • Matthew "Cryocells" Panganiban

  • Sean "bang" Bezerra

Cloud9

Cloud9 (also a strong presence in CS:GO) were a powerful force during VALORANT’s early years and made it all the way to Champions 2021. Some feel the team isn’t what it used to be but the org as a whole has solid esports history. Cloud9 also have their female VALORANT roster, Cloud9 White, that is currently engage in the VCT Game Changers tournament!

Country: USA

Team Roster: 

  • Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker

  • Nathan “leaf” Orf

  • Erick “Xeppaa” Bach

  • Anthony “vanity” Malapsina

  • Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro

  • Mateja "qpert" Mijović

Evil Geniuses

Despite being a household name in other games, Evil Geniuses have yet to do so in VALORANT. So far, their regional showings have not been particularly of note.

Country: USA

Team Roster: 

  • Kelden “Boostio” Pupello

  • Jeffrey “Reformed” Lu

  • Alexander “jawgemo” Mor

  • Corbin “C0M” Lee

  • Vincent “Apotheon” Le

  • Brendan "BcJ" Jensen

  • Ethan "Ethan" Arnold

Sentinels

Sentinels had a spectacular showing during VCT 2021 not only at the local level but also internationally. They’ve yet to show that strength this year but are still a fan favorite.

Country: USA

Team Roster: 

  • Zachary “zekken” Patrone

  • Rory “dephh” Jackson

  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo

  • Bryan “pANcada” Luna

  • Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi

  • Hunter “SicK” Mims

NRG

NRG hasn’t quite found success within VALORANT internationally, despite being an org that does well in other games. However, they perform consistently within their local NA region.

Country: USA

Team Roster: 

  • Sam “s0m” Oh

  • Austin "crashies" Roberts

  • Pujan "FNS" Mehta

  • Victor “Victor” Wong

  • Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks

FURIA

FURIA has had incredibly powerful showings in Champions both during 2021 and 2022. Fans are fully expecting them to continue this trend in the Franchise League of 2023.

Country: Brazil

Team Roster: 

  • Gabriel “qck” Lima

  • Khalil “Khalil” Schmidt

  • Leonardo "mwzera" Serrati

  • Matheus “mazin” Araújo

  • Douglas “dgzin” Silva

KRÜ Esports

KRÜ Esports has done their local region proud by reaching the semifinals in Champions 2021. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to recapture that magic in 2022 but are still a local powerhouse. If you are interested in KRÜ Esports, check out KRÜ Fem playing at the VALORANT Game Changers.

Country: Argentina

Team Roster: 

  • Nicolas “Klaus” Ferrari

  • Alexandre "xand" Zizi

  • Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez

  • Santiago "Daveeys" Ruiz

  • Marco "Melser" Amaro

  • Carlos "axeddy" Galvão

Leviatán

Like their KRÜ Esports counterparts, Leviatán is a VALORANT heavy hitter for Latin America. They had quite a dominant showing in the early phases of Champions 2022 but were unable to make the playoffs.

Country: Argentina

Team Roster: 

  • Roberto “Mazino” Rivas

  • Francisco “kiNgg” Aravena

  • Angelo “keznit” Mori

  • Vicente “Tacolilla” Compagnon

  • Fabian “Shyy” Usnayo

  • Agustin “Nozwerr” Ibarra

LOUD

LOUD ran the perfect playoff run that ultimately led to their crowning as ultimate winners of Champions 2022. They’ll definitely be in other teams’ crosshairs in 2023.

Country: Brazil

Team Roster: 

  • Erick “aspas” Santos

  • Felipe “Less” Basso

  • Cauan "cauanzin" Pereira

  • Matias “saadhak” Delipetro

  • Arthur "tuyz" Vieira

MIBR

MIBR made its way into the VALORANT space earlier in 2022 and fans of the org are definitely looking forward to seeing what they’ve got against the more dominant forces they’ll have to face.

Country: Brazil

Team Roster: 

  • Matheus “deNaro” Hipólito

  • João “jzz” Pedro

  • Leandro “frz” Gomes

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

BBL

BBL has been a part of the VALORANT esports scene since 2020 and consistently demonstrated high performance during VCT 2021. Fans are hoping this is part of an upward trend that’ll spill over into the Franchise League of 2023. BBL is also currently playing our G-Loot VALORANT Clash in partnership with Riot.

Country: Turkey

Team Roster: 

  • Ali "AsLanM4shadoW" Balta

  • Doğukan "QutionerX" Dural

  • Mehmet "Turko" Özen

  • Eren "Brave" Kasırga

  • Efe "Elite" Teber

Fnatic Esports

Fnatic as an org is known well and wide, and their VALORANT team is no slouch either. They had a grand showing throughout 2021 until at the world championship stage they fell to KRÜ Esports.

Country: UK

Team Roster: 

  • Jake “Boaster” Howlett

  • Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev

  • Leo “Leo” Jannesson

  • Emir Ali “Alfajer” Beder

  • Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov

FUT Esports

FUT joined VALORANT esports in late October 2020. They were able to make it to the finals of their regional league in 2022. FUT Esports is also playing the Grand Finals of our VALORANT Clash as one of the invited teams. 

Country: Turkey

Team Roster: 

  • Buğra "mojj" Kiraz

  • Doğukan "qRaxs" Balaban

  • Konur "qw1" Şahin

  • Furkan "MrFaliN" Yeğen

  • Serhat "Muj" Yüksel

  • Ata "ATA KAPTAN" Tan

Giants

Giants, another team that is invited to the Grand Finals of VALORANT Clash, have been in the VALORANT scene since June 2020 and has consistently shown it’s one of the strongest Spanish teams. They’ve consistently performed well in all A-tier and B-tier events.

Country: Spain

Team Roster: 

  • Adolfo "Fit1nho" Gallego

  • Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas

  • Aaro "hoody" Peltokangas

  • Kirill "Cloud" Nehozhin

  • Emir "rhyme" Muminovic

Karmine Corp

Karmine are a very recent addition to the VALORANT esports landscape and are looking to make a name for themselves in the Franchise League. They’ve currently had a decent run in the regional league.

Country: France

Team Roster: 

  • Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom

  • Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom

  • Alexandre "xms" Forté

  • Ryad "Shin" Ensaad

  • Alexis "Newzera" Humbert

KOI

KOI have also only recently joined the VALORANT esports scene but have had a lot of showings for the short time they’ve been around. They were most notably able to place first during the Rising Stage 2 Demotion of their regional league.

Country: Spain

Team Roster: 

  • Gerard “ThoR” Vicente Dominguez

Natus Vincere (NAVI)

NAVI are at this point a household name in CS:GO, which is the game from which VALORANT has gotten inspiration. Their showing during VCT 2022 was pretty strong all the way until Stage 1 Challengers. Natus Vincere are also part of the VALORANT Clash Grand Finals.

Country: Ukraine

Team Roster: 

  • Kyrylo "ANGE1" Karasov

  • Dmitry "SUYGETSU" Ilyushin

  • Pontus "Zyppan" Eek

  • Andrey "Shao" Kiprsky

  • Mehmet "cNed" İpek

Team Heretics

Heretics is a close rival of Giants in the Spain region and a powerful contender in many regards. They had a pretty strong showing during VCT 2021 up to Europe Stage 3. Watch them play during the VALORANT Clash Grand Finals on between November 25-27.

Country: Spain

Team Roster: 

  • Óscar "mixwell" Colocho

  • Wassim "keloqz" Cista

  • Auni "AvovA" Chahade

  • Aleksander "zeek" Zygmunt

  • Ričardas "Boo" Lukaševičius

Team Liquid

Despite having a pretty strong roster during Champions 2022, they were unable to go far in the playoffs. The changes to the League and team shakeup may mean a whole new chance for them to go further. If you are a Team Liquid, don’t forget to cheer for Team Liquid Brazil during the VALORANT Game Changers!

Country: The Netherlands

Team Roster: 

  • Ayaz "nAts" Akhmetshin

  • Igor "Redgar" Vlasov

  • Saif "Sayf" Jibraeel

  • Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen

  • Dom "soulcas" Sulcas

Team Vitality

Vitality have been rivals with NAVI in CS:GO for a fairly long time so it stands to reason the “beef” will carry over in VALORANT, too. Their recent regional results may indicate the beginning of an upcoming strong performance. Watch Team Vitality plays during the VALORANT Clash Grand Finals!

Country: France

Team Roster: 

  • Michał "MOLSI" Łącki

  • Tomas "Destrian" Linikas

  • Karel "Twisten" Ašenbrener

  • Jokūbas "ceNder" Labutis

  • Santeri "BONECOLD" Sassi

Asia Pacific

DetonatioN Gaming

DetonatioN Gaming is one of Japan’s strongest VALORANT teams but have, thus far, been unable to qualify for VCT. Hopefully, the changes to the league mean an opportunity for a better showing next year.

Country: Japan

Team Roster: 

  • Seo "Suggest" Jae-young

  • Ryumon "Reita" Oshiro

  • Tomoki "xnfri" Moriya

  • Anthem

  • Park "Seoldam" Sang-min

DRX

DRX have done relatively well in VCT 2022 and secured 1st at the B-tier of the Daejeon VALORANT invitational.

Country: S. Korea

Team Roster: 

  • Kim "stax" Gu-taek

  • Goo "Rb" Sang-min

  • Byung-chul "BuZz" Yu

  • Kim "MaKo" Myeong-kwan

  • Kim "Zest" Gi-seok

  • Jung “Foxy9” Jae-sung

Gen.G

Despite being consistently a part of the VCT, Gen.G have struggled with some poor showings and performance. Hopefully, franchising will shine a new light on them.

Country: S. Korea

Team Roster: 

  • Kim "Meteor" Tae-O

  • Lee "k1Ng" Seung-won

  • Kang "iNTRO" Seung-gyun

  • Yu "TS" Tae-seok

  • Yeom "eKo" Wang-ryong

  • Kim "Secret" Ha-jin

Global Esports

Global Esports have done a lot playing within the lower tiers of their regionals yet not quite reaching the higher places they’re seeking. Let’s hope the Franchise League changes that for them.

Country: India

Team Roster: 

  • ordan "AYRIN" He

  • Kim "t3xture" Na-ra

  • Michael "WRONSKI" Wronski

  • Park "Bazzi" Jun-ki

  • Cahya "Monyet" Nugraha

  • Ganesh "SkRossi" Gangadhar

  • Abhirup "Lightningfast" Choudhury

Paper Rex

Paper Rex had a pretty decent showing during Champions 2022 but ultimately fell short just before the playoffs. They’ll be looking to shake off all doubt for the 2023 league.

Country: Singapore

Team Roster: 

  • Jason "f0rsakeN" Susanto

  • Benedict "Benkai" Tan

  • Aaron "mindfreak" Leonhart

  • Jing Jie "Jinggg" Wang

  • Khalish "d4v41" Rusyaidee

RRQ

RRQ haven’t had much time to show what they’ve got as they’re still short in the tooth in VALORANT. Hopefully, that’s all about to change in 2023.

Country: Indonesia

Team Roster: 

  • Eroll Jule "EJAY" Delfin

  • James “2ge” Goopio

  • Emmanuel "Emman" Morales

  • David "Tehbotol" Monangin

  • Saibani "fl1pzjder" Rahmad

  • Hagai "Lmemore" Tewuh

T1

T1 have had a storied esports history in many games but have yet to show some significant momentum in VALORANT. Fans will be eyeing a potential change of the tides for them in 2023.

Country: S. Korea

Team Roster: 

  • Joseph "ban" Seungmin Oh

  • Son "xeta" Seon-ho

  • Byeon "Munchkin" Sang-beom

  • Ha "Sayaplayer" Jung-woo

  • Kim "BeomJun" Beom-jun

  • Lee "Carpe" Jae-hyeok

Talon

Talon are still incredibly young in the VALORANT esports space so we may be looking at a potential upstart in them in the Franchise League.

Country: Hong Kong

Team Roster: 

  • Thanamethk "Crws" Mahatthananuyut

  • Itthirit "foxz" Ngamsaard

  • Panyawat "sushiboys" Subsiriroj

  • Apiwat "GarnetS" Apiraksukumal

  • Jittana "JitboyS" Nokngam

  • Patiphan "Patiphan" Chaiwong

Team Secret

Team Secret weren’t quite able to make it into Champions 2022 just like they did in 2021. However, they’ve got the experience to make a comeback in 2023.

Country: Multinational

Team Roster: 

  • Jim "BORKUM" Timbreza

  • Jeremy "Jremy" Cabrera

  • Jayvee "DubsteP" Paguirigan

  • Jessie "JessieVash" Cristy Cuyco

  • Adrian "invy" Reyes

  • Lionel "lenne" Lim

ZETA DIVISION

ZETA DIVISION is yet another strong Japanese contender that performs strongly in the regionals but lacks the extra oomph that takes them beyond.

Country: Japan

Team Roster: 

  • Koji "Laz" Ushida

  • Tomoaki "crow" Maruoka

  • Yuma "Dep" Hashimoto

  • Tenta "TENNN" Asai

  • Shota "SugarZ3ro" Watanabe

  • Ryo "barce" Takebayashi

Ready to play VALORANT?

If you love esports and VALORANT, don’t miss the Grand Finals of Clash, part of the VALORANT Championship Tour OFF//SEASON in partnership with Riot Games. There you can watch some of the best VALORANT Rosters playing against one another. You are also on time to watch the last days of the VCT Games Changers, the Riot tournament for female players and other marginalized genders!

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Yannis is a veteran gamer with over 30 years of experience playing a wide spectrum of video games. When not writing about games, he's playing them, and if he's not playing them then he's definitely thinking about them.