2023 is shaping up to be the most exhilarating year for competitive VALORANT yet, with the partnership era kicking off in grand fashion with February’s VCT 2023 Kickoff tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With numerous high-profile moves and new team formations, the upcoming year is set to redefine the landscape of professional VALORANT.
In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the most promising and exciting teams in the pro scene. For detailed information you can head to EsportsDriven.com where you can find everything about these teams’ performance, statistics, upcoming matches, as well as the latest news and invaluable guides to help you improve at Valorant.
With the acquisition of Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker, Cloud9 has secured the services of one of VALORANT’s most prolific star players. Yay, alongside the core members of vanity, Xeppaa, and leaf, make up an impressive team roster. Zellsis, a dynamic flex player, further solidifies the team’s potential for success in 2023.
Fnatic retained its championship-level core, including Boaster, Derke, and Alfajer, while adding Leo and Chronicle to its roster. These all-star acquisitions, coupled with the team’s existing talent, make Fnatic a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming season.
The superstar Korean roster, DRX, boasts an undefeated history in Asian VALORANT. With their dominant duo of BuZz and MaKo, DRX is sure to continue making waves on the international level.
The 100 Thieves coaching staff has built a talented, young roster and made a significant upgrade at the duelist position by adding Cryocells. Based on their results at Red Bull Home Ground, they’re a team not to be underestimated.
NRG is bolstered by the addition of FNS, crashies, Victor, ardiis, and s0m, making them a strong contender in the upcoming season.
Sentinels, one of the most talked-about VALORANT organizations, has built an ambitious roster for 2023, including zekken, dephh, pancada, Sacy, and the superstar Sentinels TenZ.
LOUD’s championship-winning trio of aspas, Less, and saadhak are returning for another action-packed season.
NAVI’s roster, built around the proven core of the former FPX team, is further strengthened by the addition of the superstar cNed.
Team Liquid has assembled a powerful roster, including nAts, Redgar, Sayf, soulcas, and Jamppi, ensuring an exciting season ahead.
Paper Rex had a fantastic 2022 campaign, and with the entire team returning for a fresh start in 2023, they’re definitely a team to keep an eye on.
Talon Esports didn’t just acquire the former XERXIA/X10 roster; they also brought back Patiphan after his Overwatch League stint, making them a team to watch closely.
The upcoming year is set to be a defining one for professional VALORANT, with the new partnership era and numerous high-profile moves and team formations. This article has highlighted some of the most promising and exciting teams to watch in the pro scene, each with their own strengths and star players. From Cloud9 to Talon Esports, these teams are sure to provide thrilling matches and intense competition in the coming year. With the scene evolving rapidly, it will be exciting to see how these teams perform and shape the landscape of professional VALORANT in 2023.