G2 Esports signs former Cloud 9 star Leaf to complete their Valorant roster for the upcoming VCT 2024 season

G2 has completed their roster for VCT 2024


G2 Esports signs former Cloud 9 star Leaf to complete their Valorant roster for the upcoming VCT 2024 season

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The Valorant Champions Tour 2023 wrapped with one of the unexpected finishes in Valorant eSports as Evil Geniuses finally became world champions. While the next season of the tournament is still quite far away, fans cannot wait for the exciting things that accompany it. It seems like fans finally have their first glance at what the next tour could entail.

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G2 Esports has finalized its roster for its VCT 2024 Americas team. Previously they signed the former The Guard players after they were released from the organization. Seeing this, Riot Games permitted them to entertain offers from various teams after their release. According to the CEO of G2, Alban Dechelotte, roughly 17 organizations were trying to pick up the free agents. Others have claimed that this number could be even higher. In the end, G2 acquired The Guard.

In September, Alban Dechelotte made a statement saying that the roster was still deciding when it came to the fifth member of their roster. Just from the American VCT talent pool alone, they were considering several options for their primary duelists. Certain names such as Jawgemo, Leaf, Aspas, Yay, and Demon1 were all potentially on the table.

After quite a bit of scouting, it seems that G2 eSports has finalized the 5th member of their roster for the Valorant Champions Tour 2024. The team, formerly known as the Guard, will be rounded off by a former Cloud 9 star. Nathan Orf, better known as Leaf, is a dynamic duelist who will take on the role of the primary duelist in the team.

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Leaf joins G2 Esports for VCT 2024

Leaf has been a part of the Cloud9 team for the past two years. He has shown he is an exceptional Valorant player. While the team showed plenty of promise, they often fell short when it mattered. They failed to qualify for many international tournaments. This led to him departing the team along with other members who formed the core of the Cloud9 team.

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The G2 Esports Twitter account announced a humorous video featuring all their members. The account joked about how Riot did not allow them to 4v5 the other teams, so they were forced to bring in Leaf. In any case, Leaf is set to join the team comprising neT, Trent, valyn, and JonahP, led by their coach, JoshRT.

Cloud9 has since brought in other players to replace the old team. OXY will be stepping into Leaf’s shoes. Cloud 9 has played some off-season games with their new roster, but G2 cannot say the same yet. However, Leaf and the new G2 squad will debut against Sentinels in a best-of-three showmatch tournament on October 26, 2023.

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