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Team Liquid looks to acquire top tier players, while ex XSET player signs with Global Esports

Team Liquid is looking to change quite a lot of VALORANT players from its original roster while signing some of the best players available in the transfer market.

Liquid is reportedly in talks to sign ex Guild Esports player Saif “Sayf” Jibraeel (first reported by Lembo and BLIX), while the contracts of in game leader Igor “Redgar” Vlasov and mechanical god Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin are almost to a completion point. Negotiations remain unfinished but all nAts, Redgar, and Sayf most likely will fill the roster beside Jamppi and Soulcas.

Saif "Sayf" Jibraeel
Saif "Sayf" Jibraeel

The most stunning out of all possible signings is nAts, considered by many as the best overall player from Europe he definitely received a multitude of offers from both American and European organizations. However, it seems he ultimately decided to land on Team Liquid.

As a result of the possible roster changes, it seems a minimum of 3 players will be out of Team Liquid, with the Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom and Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom duo looking for opportunities elsewhere.

As of the moment, both ScreaM and Nivera are looking for a dual transfer that sees them both on the same team again, reportedly in talks with French based team Karmine Corp, but the deal has not yet been confirmed.

Team Liquid was approved for partnership in the EMEA international league with some of the biggest esports organizations in the world. With the likes of Fnatic, Vitality, and Karmine Corp competing in the fierce EMEA regional league.

Going into our second report, Indian organization Global Esports has officially signed a former XSET player to its VALORANT roster set to start in the 2023 Asia international league (first reported by Dot Esports). The contract was agreed upon and Jordan “AYRIN” He is confirmed to travel to Seoul, South Korea where the team is currently based ahead of the Asia partnership league.

Global Esports released some “leaks” of AYRIN on its Twitter account and YouTube channel. The video content shows several clips of AYRIN during his time under XSET.

Both AYRIN and Global Esports will officially announce the signing within the upcoming days. The rest of the lineup will need to be completed before October 15th, which is considered the deadline date for teams now partnered with Riot Games.

Riot will need to be notified with a minimum of six contracted players on the squad from all 30 partnered organizations right on or before this date.

AYRIN will use the import slot on the roster since he’s native from Canada.

Global Esports is based from the Indian region in the Asia international league, which includes other great organizations such as T1, Gen.G, DRX, Paper Rex, Talon Esports, Team Secret, ZETA Division, among others.

The international leagues will begin next year (2023) with an early tournament set to start in February. The event will feature all 30 partnered teams, with a huge format for all teams to participate in.

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