Ghost Gaming releases roster; confirms out of Valorant franchise race
The org will stay on via content creators and will host weekly scrims. It might also pivot to hosting events in the future says the announcement.
Ghost Gaming has confirmed on Twitter it is now out of contention for the Valorant International League. As a result, the organization will be releasing its full roster with immediate effect.
Riot Games has been reviewing applications from organizations looking to partner with the developer for a franchise-based future in Valorant. Ghost’s application did not move forward and the organization will no longer be in contention for a partnered spot.
The full Ghost Gaming Valorant roster has been released. The roster included the following players:
- Marc-Andre “NiSMO” Tayar
- GianFranco “koalanoob” Potestio
- Brock “brawk” Somerhalder
- Mouhamed Amine “johnqt” Ouarid
- Alex “aproto” Protopapas
- Adam Kaplan (Coach)
Ghost Gaming had an impressive performance in the NA VCT Stage 2 Challengers qualifiers, with its only loss coming to Evil Geniuses in the upper bracket. After qualifying for the VCT Challengers 2, Ghost went 4-1 in the group stage. With victories over teams such as The Guard, NRG, TSM and 100Thieves, Ghost looked extremely dominant.
However, the same results did not carry over to the playoffs, where they failed to win a single map losing to Evil Geniuses and then NRG in the lower bracket. Outside VCT, Ghost Gaming also won the NSG Summer Championship with a 2-0 victory over TSM in the grand finals.
Is Ghost leaving Valorant?
The announcement clarifies that Ghost will not be exiting Valorant for the foreseeable future. The organization will not field a competitive roster but instead focus on creating value via content creators, original content and weekly scrims. The organization will also explore hosting tournaments as part of its pivot.
There’s been a number of teams leaving Valorant following their failed applications to secure franchise partnership. This list includes names like Luminosity, Complexity, NYXL and more.