Rex Regum Qeon poses during the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN features day on February 17, 2023 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Rex Regum Qeon sign Jemkin to the Valorant roster

By George Geddes


Oct 10, 2023

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Today it was announced that Valorant player Maksim “Jemkin” Batorov has joined Pacific team Rex Regum Qeon after weeks of speculation about his future. 

Jemkin’s move to the league will be his first venture into the professional Valorant circuit, with some of the best teams in the world set to participate in the VCT Pacific league next year such as Paper Rex and DRX.

Jemkin, similar to other Russian superstar Ilya “something” Petrov, will move from playing in the Japanese Challengers league. He competed with SCARZ and managed to secure a place in Ascension but was unable to take down BLEED to secure a spot in the Pacific league for 2024. 

Jemkin’s addition to Rex Regum Qeon’s Valorant roster is a significant move for the team. With his raw talent, he could help take the team’s gameplay to the next level. Fans will get the chance to see how he fits into the team’s strategy and how they utilize his skills in the upcoming matches.

Rex Regum Queon looks to change the results

Jemkin is known as statistically one of the best duelists in the Asia-Pacific region but he has competed in a Challengers league, so it’ll be a big step up to the professional circuit. 

Rex Regum Qeon ended the regular season this year with a disappointing seventh-place finish, which was just outside of the threshold to compete in the playoffs. 

In the last chance qualifier for Champions, Rex Regum Qeon was unable to take down ZETA Division or Gen.G and was thereby eliminated from the competition. 

But Rex Regum Qeon has an impressive presence in the Southeast Asian gaming scene and was selected by Riot to participate in the partnered league last year. Jemkin’s experience and talent in the game could undoubtedly make a significant contribution to the team’s success.