The North American Valorant roster changes continue as teams are preparing for the third Stage of the Valorant Champions Tour. There’s still a few weeks left before the action begins, so it’s the perfect opportunity for organisations to make necessary changes in advance.
TSM seems to be looking for a complete overhaul of their team. Just recently, they released Stephen “reltuC” Cutler, a veteran player who was with the team for an entire year. Now we learn that they’re also parting ways with their coach Taylor “Tailored” Broomall.
On the other side, XSET are benching Matthew “Wedid” Suchan, a core member who was a part of the original Pretty Boyz team when they got signed by XSET. Despite solid performance in the ongoing VCT tournament, XSET is setting their goals higher and they’re looking for a big replacement that can rocket them to the top in VCT Stage 3.
What other changes can we expect from TSM
The wave of changes doesn’t seem to stop for TSM. They first benched their long-time player Stephen “reltuC” Cutler, followed by a decision to remove their former coach Taylor “Tailored” Broomall. After experimenting with a 6-man lineup that didn’t work out, TSM will now reverting back to a classic 5-man lineup with Brax instead of reltuC. The team also parted ways with longtime coach Taylor “Tailored” Broomal.
Now, after just a few days, they announced their coach replacement in the form of Chet “Chet” Singh, an ex-CSGO veteran.
It seems TSM is moving fast, and they have a plan in mind. The moves seem calculated, and they are building a team that will fulfill their long-term vision.
Chet has a difficult job to do, and that’s to bring this team into VCT Season 3 and help them regain their former glory. He’s got a good team, and each individual player is skilled at his own job. Chet just has to tie it all together and the magic will happen. We’re looking forward to seeing how this squad will perform in the future.
XSET on the hunt for the 5th member
XSET’s decision to bench Wedid didn’t sit well with a lot of fans. Wedid was a fan favorite for a long time now, and many people tuned in to watch XSET just to see him.
Many fans on Twitter called this decision a very bad move, and were in total disbelief. However, this could signal one of two things.
XSET either has a replacement in mind already, and they’re working on the deal behind closed doors. If this is true, then it must be someone incredibly popular in the Valorant scene, and someone worthy enough of replacing Wedid.
This squad has performed incredibly well in the Valorant Champions Tour, especially since they were considered the underdogs since the very beginning. For this reason, it’s natural that they would attract new talent of higher caliber now.
On the other hand, it’s possible that they are making this random change just for the sake of change, and hoping that by introducing someone new they’ll gain the edge to perform on a higher level in VCT Stage 3. While very unlikely, this still could be the case.
What happens with Wedid now?
For now, Wedid will be warming the bench of XSET. It’s something that none of us were expecting, but here we are now.
If this change doesn’t get reversed, we could expect XSET to allow Wedid to explore other options and try his luck with other teams. It would be a fair thing to do.
He’s an incredibly versatile player, maining Viper who’s been slowly climbing up the ladder of meta picks recently. He’s also skilled at all other roles, capable of picking up Skye or Phoenix depending on the team’s needs.
He commented on his Twitter, confirming his desire to continue playing and trialing for other teams:
We’ll see what will happen next, but if XSET allows Wedid to explore his options, he’ll most likely get picked up instantly by some other top tier Valorant team. We’ll follow the situation closely, so make sure to stay tuned in for more Valorant news, reviews, and Valorant betting tips.