AYRIN Moves To Pacific League, ShahZaM and Mitch Become Free Agents

09:09 PM October 06, 2022

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


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

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

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.

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.

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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