Now that Stage 1 Masters have concluded, and VCT Stage 2 is on the horizon, many Valorant teams have decided to use this time gap to patch up their rosters. There’s just one quick tournament before we jump into Valorant Champions Tour again, and that’s this month’s Nerd Street Gamers Monthly event.
Andbox and Built By Gamers have already announced changes for this upcoming tournament, and so did Dignitas and eUnited. The teams will use this opportunity to test out their rosters and make sure everything is running smoothly for the upcoming VCT Stage 2.
Built By Gamers roster swap, pho and rob-wiz are benched
Built By Gamers are looking for a new start with a fresh new roster swap. The organisation announced their new lineup for the upcoming Nerd Street Gamers Monthly, replacing Mike “pho” Panza and Rob “rob-wiz” Kennedy for Jake “POACH” Brumleve and Raymond “Rarkar” Xu respectively.
Pho has been allowed to entertain offers from other teams and is currently inactive, but this is just a polite way of saying that he’ll be looking for a new home now.
As of today I am allowed to entertain offers from any interested teams. I am still contracted with BBG, but I am allowed to trial/explore any options for the next VCT qualifier.
Main roles: Smokes, Flex/Initiator, Duelist
I am also a main IGL if desired
— BBG pho (@phoFPS) March 25, 2021
His teammate, rob-wiz, released no public statement, but he did show support for his friend and colleague:
“Vouching for pho – great person and teammate, any top team would be lucky to have him, works hard and will do a lot for your team outside of just fragging – love u pho.”
We hope Build By Gamers find their groove with the new setup and wish pho and rob-wiz best of luck and we can’t wait to see who’ll pick them up next.
Andbox’s Rebo is out, C9’s vice is in
Andbox has announced the new lineup featuring vice and mada, and while that’s great news for Adam “mada” Pampuch who has finally joined the team officially, it does mean that it’s the end of the road for Christopher “Rebo” Heindel. Nothing has been announced yet, and Rebo is still a part of Andbox, but he won’t be participating in the NSG Monthly.
Did you miss us? Andbox VALORANT is back in action for the @nerdstgamers $10K Monthly tomorrow at 1PM ET.
Let's get it 🔥 pic.twitter.com/tB1lypHpds
— Andbox (@andbox_official) March 26, 2021
Dignitas looking for a replacement for psalm
Dignitas will be playing in the NSG Monthly, but they haven’t actually announced any roster changes for this event. However, word on the street is that the company is looking for a replacement for Harrison “psalm” Chang and some fingers are pointing towards Zander “Fiend” Bates.
Founding member of Dignitas VALORANT @psalm has moved to the bench.
— Dignitas (@dignitas) March 27, 2021
Fiend is an ex-Moon Raccoons professional player, and he’s been exploring offers as a free agent since January. There’s a good chance negotiations are taking place behind closed doors, but we might know more after the NSG Monthly event is over.
eUnited release Eazy, fiziq takes his place
The American esports organisation eUnited have made some roster changes. The former Luminosity player, Lucas “fiziq” Blow, has joined the team and will be replacing Ryan “Eazy” Matthews.
Eazy was with the organisation for more than two months, but it seems things didn’t work out and they’ll be parting ways.
Please join us in welcoming @1fiziq to the main roster! 🥳
With this move, we have removed Eazy from the active roster. We would like to thank Eazy for his hard work and dedication during his time with eUnited. pic.twitter.com/4zJz0ThTbx
— eUnited (@eUnited) March 25, 2021
Although this is the end of Eazy’s journey with eUnited, in many other ways it’s just a beginning. We’re sure there’ll be many esports organizations jumping at the chance to sign this young and talented Valorant pro very soon.