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VALORANT roster changes around the world

Valorant Sharil “memeranglaut” Abdul Rahman

Movements and shuffles are abound as we move into Stage 2 of VCT

Many teams are in planning mode after the end of Stage 1 of VCT 2021. Players are moving around, some roster changes are being finalized, and some surprise news are coming out from teams, as we head into Stage 2 of VCT 2021.

Shanks and c4Lypso joins The Rise Nation

After leaving NRG, Ryan “Shanks” Ngo together with Abdo “c4Lypso” Agha, formerly of Team Envy, joined The Rise Nation esports team. This is following the departure of coach Erik "da_bears" Stromberg and Chris “riku” Piasecki.

He will be joining Todd “anger” Williams, Jason “neptune” TranAntonio “Showtime” Angotti and Kevin “poised” Ngo. With Ryan “Shanks” Ngo joining the team, Todd “anger” Williams will be relegated to a substitute role. This is also the first time Ryan “Shanks” Ngo and Kevin “poised” Ngo will be together again in a team, after their stint in Dignitas in September 2020.

The new roster is coinciding with the match-fixed allegation that targeted the newer players from The Rise Nation team, as well as Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen from FaZe Clan.

The addition of both Ryan “Shanks” Ngo and Abdo “c4Lypso” Agha will give The Rise Nation a boost in morale and prowess as they try to bring themselves back to the top of the ranking table

Team Vitality is benching feqeww and m4chinacsgo trom their roster

AN unfortunate news coming out France – Team Vitality will be benching Lukas “feqew” Petrauskas and Ouali “M4CHINA” Manset from active play. The team stated that the changes were made “following an unsuccessful start of season.

The team is definitely feeling the heat, after not able to make any name in the recently concluded VCT 2021 Stage 1. We hope the best for feqew, M4CHINA and Team Vitality for Stage 2

Happy & friends joins Excel Esports

Excel has reportedly signed up [player] 49056[/player], Morgan “b1GGY” Madour, Alend “Ale” Khalaf, and Marc “Maru” Begley. This is after signing up former G2 Esports player David “Davidp” Prins as captain of the team. This new lineup for Excel will be playing for the team in the VCT Stage 2 Europe qualifiers this coming April. The lineup has been confirmed on VCT’s EU website

According to a statement from Kieran Holmes-Darby, Co-Founder & Chief Gaming Officer, EXCEL ESPORTS:

“Ever since VALORANT was first announced we knew it was going to be a title with huge potential and one that we could thrive in. However, when it came to expansion we really wanted to take our time and find players and coaches that aligned with our vision so when we started talking to Davidp it felt like such a natural fit. We have big ambitions and are looking for the best and most promising talent to build out the roster and create a lasting legacy.”

The team also “has chosen to prioritise selecting a team captain and coaching staff in order to build a roster that will have the infrastructure and performance support to compete at the highest level.”

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Sharil “memeranglaut” Abdul Rahman
He dabbles in Esports, checking out what's new and hip with the industry. Outside of Esports and gaming, he likes Japan. Ijou. Check him out at @SharilGosu

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