Like every scene in esports, the VALORANT scene changes very quickly. Teams do not hesitate to make changes in their rosters and technical staff in order to achieve success. We witnessed many transfers at Stage 1 of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022. These changes continue for Stage 2, which will start soon. Let’s take a look at the changes that have been made within the scene recently and important in esports betting.
100 Thieves and rebuilds
After their poor performance towards the end of 2021, 100 Thieves could not start 2022 as they wanted. Although they managed to qualify for the main groups in VCT 2022 North America Challengers 1, the team played quite badly at this stage and missed the playoffs. In fact, they could not take part in Masters Reykjavík, the first offline LAN event of the year.
The organization, which wanted to stop the bad course, first decided to change its entire staff. Well known by the VALORANT community, ddk, sgares and Mikes have been added to the team’s technical staff. The roster changes came soon after. Having been part of the team since day one, Hiko retired and Ethan transferred to NRG.
Keeping only Asuna from the old roster, 100 Thieves started a new era by adding Derrek, stellar, Will and bang to the team.
Although it showed differences, Acend joined the teams that went for a change after a failure. The team, which won VALORANT’s first world championship, VALORANT Champions 2021, entered 2022 with high hopes. However, the team could not continue its successful adventure and made VALORANT betting fans upset.
Acend started the VCT 2022 EMEA Stage 1 Challengers as an invited team, but performed poorly in the group stage with each passing day. It was clear that the dynamics within the team had deteriorated and this led to changes in the team.
The process started with the in-game leader BONECOLD parting ways. Soon after, Kiles, who had been in the team for a long time, also left the team. Then, Wakk and MONSTEERR were brought in to replace the separated duo . Acend will compete in EMEA Stage 2 with their new roster.
Fnatic started the 2022 season perfectly. The European giant, which blew like a storm in the EMEA groups, managed to beat everyone one by one in its group and took the first place. But the disaster initiated in the playoffs. Due to the conflict over Ukraine, BraveAF’s inability to compete with the team caused the dynamics in the squad to break.
One way or another, Fnatic managed to get to the position they wanted in the playoffs and qualified for Masters Reykjavík. Even though they played very poorly towards the end of EMEA. And this bad trend continued in the international event as well.
Due to Derke being affected by COVID-19 and BraveAF’s travel restriction, Fnatic had to compete with two stand-ins. Therefore, the team bid early farewell to the tournament and could not get the desired result. After the unexpected results, statements began to come. Long-time part of the team, Magnum, and BraveAF, whose future is uncertain, parted ways. Fnatic’s new players are not yet known.