Former Valorant odds XSET boss acquires stacked VALORANT roster under new org for NA Challengers. According to multiple sources, one of the former XSET founders, Marco Mereu, has formed a new organization to compete in the VCT 2023 Challengers circuit. Several Valorant odds players have been signed to participate in the North American area next year. Former Ghost Gaming players Mohamed “johnqt” Amine Ouarid, Gianfranco “koalanoob” Potestio, and Marc-Andre “NiSMO” Tayar will join the team, as will former Version1 in-game leader Alexander “Zander” Dituri.
Former NRG player Daniel “eeiu” Vucenovic, who explored his options following NRG’s acquisition of the previous OpTic Gaming core alongside former FPX player Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks, completes the roster of Valorant odds. The squad will also hire a coach, although it is unknown who will occupy that position at this moment. The lineup will play in the North American VCT Challengers circuit, which will begin in December. However, the tournament qualifications will commence some time before the event.
The best Challengers teams from each area will play against other Americas teams in Ascension, the highest level of Challengers competition next year at the Valorant odds. The Ascension tournament winner will earn a spot in the corresponding international league for the next year. Challengers will be brimming with talented teams next year, with FaZe Clan and TSM set to compete despite failing to secure a partnership with developer Riot Games to compete in the Americas international league.
Mereu’s previous organization at the Valorant odds, XSET, which he left on November 4, failed to secure a partnership with Riot as well.