Changes to the starting lineup of Global Esports have been confirmed by the CEO for the upcoming season.
INDIA – Global Esports Founder and CEO Rushindra Sinha has confirmed that changes are afoot in the organization’s VALORANT team. In a tweet posted today, Sinha addressed the rumors surrounding the team on Twitter, saying, “I can confirm you will see a different playing five for Global Esports in the next season of VCT (2024) compared to the current season (2023) for sure.”
However, the extent of these changes has been kept under wraps, leaving fans speculating whether it is about introducing new players or parting ways with some existing ones.
One piece of information that has been made clear is that Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar is set to remain with the team. Addressing rumors of SkRossi’s departure from Global Esports on Instagram, the CEO responded with a straightforward “No”.
The VCT 2023 season is scheduled to wrap up on September 11, two weeks after the close of VALORANT Champions Los Angeles. This period presents the perfect window for the 30 partnered teams to assess their lineups and scour the market to make any necessary changes.
Given the landscape, it is highly likely that most teams will not be the same by the time the new 2024 season kicks off. DetonatioN FocusMe and ZETA DIVISION, for instance, have already suggested off-season changes may be on the cards with their recent open recruitment posts.
Global Esports introduced a wholly refreshed roster for the inaugural season of the VCT Pacific League, holding onto just SkRossi, Abhirup “Lightningfast” Choudhury, and the since-departed coach Hong “Eraser” Chang-pyo from their previous all-Indian lineup.
Hailing from the APAC region, Indonesian standout and Duelist-turned-Controller of ONIC G Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha was recruited to the team together with former ORDER star Michael “WRONSKI” Wronski, who after participating in only four series during his time in Seoul made the decision to hang up his mouse and retire from the game in July.
Further broadening the team’s spectrum, Global Esports brought in former XSET in-game leader Jordan “AYRIN” He from NA to spearhead the team. Rounding out the sizable roster were the Korean pair: former DWG KIA duelist Kim “t3xture” Na-ra and former On Sla2ers player Park “Bazzi” Jun-ki.
Starting the season winless in São Paulo, Global Esports managed to take three victories in the VCT Pacific Regular Season over Talon Esports, Gen.G, and DetonatioN FocusMe. This placed them only in eighth place at the end of the Regular Season and dashed their hopes for the playoffs.
Meanwhile, their run in the Pacific Last Chance Qualifier was short-lived as well, as a defeat to Rex Regum Qeon in the single-elimination round concluded their run, bringing their season to a close without any international play.
Global Esports currently have:
- 🇨🇦 Jordan “AYRIN” He
- 🇮🇳 Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar
- 🇮🇩 Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha
- 🇰🇷 Kim “t3xture” Na-ra
- 🇰🇷 Park “Bazzi” Jun-ki
- 🇮🇳 Abhirup “Lightningfast” Choudhury
- 🇬🇧 Peter “Spin” Bradford (Coach)
- 🇬🇧 Morgan “BigTime” Jay (Assistant coach)
Cover photo courtesy of VCT Pacific