Global Esports announced Wednesday that they plan to field a 10-man roster for the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023 season. Manager Vatsal “Nghtmre2k” Uniyal shared the update on the Global Esports VCT 2023 roster in a video posted to the organization’s Twitter account.
— Global Esports (@GlobalEsportsIn) September 28, 2022
Riot Games has established that teams only need to have six players to compete in the VCT — or five core team members and a reserve player. In addition, teams are required to have at least one general manager and coach. However, teams can have no more than 10 players.
Global Esports have become the first team to announce their intention to field the maximum roster size for the VCT 2023. As a result, they plan to have just as many reserve players as they will core team members.
In the announcement video, Nghtmre2k said that Global Esports will establish a main roster of six players based on players’ performances in practice sessions. The organization will finalize this roster prior to the Kickoff Tournament in São Paulo, Brazil, in February.
More about Global Esports in the VCT 2023
Global Esports are one of 10 partnered teams in the Pacific region for the VCT 2023 and one of 30 partnered teams overall. In their region, they will have to face off against VALORANT powerhouses like DRX, ZETA DIVISION and Paper Rex.
As of now, the Indian organization’s VALORANT roster exclusively consists of Indian players. Here is the current Global Esports line-up:
- Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar
- Bhavin “HellrangeR” Kotwani
- Akshay “KappA” Sinkar
- Jayanth “skillZ” Ramesh
- Abhirup “Lightningfast” Choudhury
- Pranav “Kohliii” Kohli
Amid the ongoing rostermania, there are a number of top-level free agents in each region. Dextero has reported that Global Esports will add one import from North America or Europe to their roster. However, their roster will still primarily consist of players from the Pacific region.
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.