North American esports organization Built By Gamers has released their main VALORANT roster on Friday. Moving forward, the Arizona-based gaming lifestyle and esports brand said rebuilding a new main BBG roster is their priority.
Recently, the team has had less than desirable results. They failed to make it through both VALORANT Champions Tour North America open qualifier after falling to Rise 2-1 in the lower bracket qualifier decider. The squad finished in the top 16 at the Nerd Street Gamers 2022 Winter Championship Finals in early February. The now-released roster is ranked No. 13 in the region and earned a total of $15,375 in winnings, according to thespike.gg.
Big changes for BBG
Friday evening, BBG announced the organization is parting with their VALORANT roster.
“We are in the process of making significant changes to our main VALORANT roster,” the announcement said. “We are grateful for the players that have given their all this past year. We remain committed to the game and look forward to assembling a new roster that will propel us to greater success within the VCT.”
BBG’s statement came alongside a slew of Tweets from the team’s former members. Joseph “Bjor” Bjorklund updated the community on his status within BBG.
“As of tonight, I am an unrestricted free agent and LFT,” he said.
Similarly, Jake “POACH” Brumleve shared he is also an unrestricted free agent. However, William “Will” Cheng clarified he is a restricted free agent and looking for other opportunities. According to Dot Esports reporter Max “Purest” Katz, Raymond “Rarkar” Xu is benched.
More information to come
As of yet, there’s been no information regarding prospective players. This might be an opportunity for players from BBG’s academy team to transition to the main stag, however BBG academy players have not made public remarks about joining the main roster.
There have been no specific details regarding the roster’s release from the organization or players. However, Will teased that he may release a statement about why he was let go.
“Going to make a Twitlonger tomorrow this s*** is pure comedy,” he said.
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Minna Adel Rubio is an esports journalist with an interest in first-person-shooter games. She specializes in class-based, arena, and tactical shooters like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant, Overwatch, and Team Fortress 2. Additionally, Minna is a senior CS:GO guides writer at Dignitas and a graduate student. Catch her on Twitter for memes and more content!