AYRIN Moves To Pacific League, ShahZaM and Mitch Become Free Agents
Besides Zekken moving to Sentinels, North American VALORANT continues its rostermania with Jordan “AYRIN” He moving to the Pacific League with Global Esports, Cloud 9 releasing Mitch “mitch” Semago, and Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan finding out he’s a free agent on stream.
AYRIN Joins Global Esports As New IGL
Officially joined @GlobalEsportsIn as their IGL.
As I step into a new journey in my career, looking forward to your love and support as usual. #GEFighting.FEATURED STORIES
PS: Namaste India, Happy Vijayadashami. pic.twitter.com/yyavCSxBCm
— GE AYRIN (@AYRINval) October 5, 2022
After spending a short time as a free agent, AYRIN moves to the Pacific League to become the new in-game leader for Global Esports. This announcement came after the move was leaked and Global released a teaser video that spared no clues as to AYRIN’s identity.
With plans to have a 10-man roster, AYRIN becomes the seventh player in Global’s roster that features the following:
- Jordan “AYRIN” He
- Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar
- Abhirup “Lightningfast” Choudhury
- Pranav “Kohliii” Kohli
- Bhavin “HellrangeR” Kotwani
- Akshay “KappA” Sinkar
- Jayanth “skillZ” Ramesh
- Hong “Eraser” Chang-pyo (홍창표) (Coach)
- Vatsal “Nghtmre2k” Uniyal (Manager)
Cloud 9 Drops Its Last Player From Original Roster
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To the last member of the original Cloud9 VALORANT team, farewell and thank you @mitchfps 💙 pic.twitter.com/gsjrvDDUTr
— Cloud9 VALORANT (@C9VAL) October 5, 2022
With Mitch’s release, Cloud9 has officially gotten ridden of its entire original roster. Cloud9’s original roster was composed of five original players including Mitch, Skyler “Relyks” Weaver, Josh “shinobi” Abastado, Daniel “vice” Kim, and most prominently, Tyson “TenZ” Ngo (who was later loaned and traded to Sentinels after the Sinatraa scandal).
Mitch’s departure also comes after C9’s analyst-turned-coach James “JamezIRL” Macaulay leaving the day prior.
As of this moment, Cloud9 has yet to announce its roster replenishment and is thus left with the following:
- Anthony “vanity” Malaspina
- Erick “Xeppaa” Bach
- Nathan “leaf” Orf
- Rahul “curry” Nemani (Inactive since September 2022)
- Gaël “vexel” Attal (Coach)
- Erik “vapen” Sutton (Assistant Coach)
ShahZaM Discovers He’s Been Dropped By Sentinels On Stream
ShahZaM found out that he’s no longer apart of Sentinels while he was streaming pic.twitter.com/nYJoTFSlQv
— ValorIntel (@ValorINTEL) October 5, 2022
Of course, the VALORANT offseason wouldn’t be complete without a little controversy. As such, Sentinel’s former IGL ShahZaM just discovered he was a free agent when he checked out the roster leaks live on stream.
I want to clarify the situation with @ShahZaMk , on 9/21 I reminded him he did not have a contract for next season, we were most likely bringing in new coaches, they would decide the new roster and he was free to contact other teams. https://t.co/apT97BGQUB
— Rob Moore (@robmooreEsports) October 5, 2022
With the controversy erupting, Sentinels CEO Rob Moore clarified the situation and revealed that the decision whether or not ShahZaM would get a contract extension laid in the hands of the new coaching staff.
of course I’m disappointed not to be included in the roster for next year but my grind continues. I’m open to both T1 and T2 teams looking to win.
— ShahZaM (@ShahZaMk) October 5, 2022
In return, ShahZaM himself revealed that he talked to Rob privately and was apparently left in the dark. Nevertheless, the former Sentinels team captain stated that he will continue his grind in VALORANT and is now open to any offers from both T1 and T2 teams.
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