Masters-winning OpTic core will be signed by NRG for VCT 2023.
According to many sources cited by Dot Esports, the North American company NRG is planning to recruit four players of the OpTic Gaming VALORANT roster.
Pujan “FNS” Mehta, Victor Wong, Austin “crashies” Roberts, and head coach Chet Singh’s contracts with NRG are about to be finalized. Prior to the start of the season in February, the squad will probably make a number of roster adjustments to accommodate the alterations.
The agreements will shortly be finished, according to individuals familiar with the move.
After their contracts with OpTic expired, crashies and victor became both unrestricted free agents. Other OpTic core players chose to remain with their Masters-winning team, but the two sought out a new home together rather than severing ties.
It’s unknown if the bulk of the existing NRG players will be dismissed or continue as backups as each club in the partnered league can have up to 10 players on the roster. However, each side must field a minimum of six players.
Along with some of the major VALORANT groups, like Sentinels and 100 Thieves, NRG will play in the Americas international competition. Brazil’s LOUD, FURIA, and MIBR are among the other teams in the competition, and Evil Geniuses and Cloud9 from North America will also take part.
A three-week competition being hosted in So Paulo, Brazil, will serve as the official launch of the worldwide leagues from all over the world. The event, which will start in February and end in March, will feature all 30 paired teams.