Ardis "ardiis" Svarenieks (L) and Sam "s0m" Oh of NRG at VALORANT Masters Tokyo Features Day on June 8, 2023 in Tokyo, Japan.

Sources: NRG exploring possible roster overhaul for VCT 2024

By George Geddes


Aug 23, 2023

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North American team NRG could make changes to the Valorant roster for the VCT 2024 season, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation shared with

Following a disappointing finish at Valorant Champions earlier this month, the organization will likely change the direction of the roster. Most notably, with the departure of in-game leader Pujan “FNS” Mehta, according to sources.

It is unclear whether FNS will join another team, considering his contract with NRG is set to expire in 2025.

According to sources, one of the most popular streamers in Valorant, Sam “s0m” Oh, could be out of the team alongside Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks. S0m’s contract is set to expire at the end of this year, so he would be free to join a new team without a buyout.

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The moves would leave Austin “crashies” Roberts and Victor Wong as the only two players on NRG for VCT 2024, with three open slots.

Teams in the partnered leagues are permitted to sign players following the conclusion of the season next month.

NRG set to make roster changes following a disappointing season end

These roster changes would not surprise NRG fans since the team failed to make a significant run at Valorant Champions this year. Despite being one of the strongest rosters on paper going into the season, NRG failed to lift a trophy throughout the regular split.

NRG came into the season with an OpTic core that had dominated international Valorant last year, which spurred an iconic rival with fellow Americas team LOUD. But the roster had a disappointing end to the Valorant season, with Chinese team Bilibili Gaming defeating the North American team twice.

The Champions run ended with NRG finishing in ninth to 12th place after failing to qualify for the playoff stage.

NRG is set to return next year with a new roster for VCT 2024.