As reviews relating to VCT 2023 partnered groups start to trickle out, one staff that VALORANT followers are ready to listen to about is OpTic Gaming, the consensus prime staff out of North America and considered one of the world’s greatest in 2022.
But as surprising as it could be to listen to, there’s a risk that the staff doesn’t keep collectively and/or doesn’t purchase a partnership spot in the VCT Americas league subsequent yr—and a latest Instagram post from OpTic’s in-game chief Pujan “FNS” Mehta hints at that risk.
“I don’t know the way subsequent yr will form up or if we’ll be collectively however to me, this is the greatest lineup in VALORANT historical past without a doubt and it was a real pleasure taking part in alongside aspect my brothers,” reads a portion of the caption. In the post, FNS thanks OpTic followers and his teammates for a landmark yr that noticed the staff raise a Masters trophy and end in the prime three in all three worldwide VCT occasions.
The post was made as reviews have begun to floor about who the partnered members might be in the Americas league for VCT 2023. The trio of Sentinels, NRG, and Cloud9 have secured partnerships with Riot and can take three of the 10 Americas league associate spots subsequent yr, in line with reviews by Dot Esports.
Outside of the slew of obscure hints and bait posts seen on Twitter from the VALORANT pro group, there have been some issues about OpTic’s standing subsequent yr as a partnered staff or as a whole roster. In an interview with Washington Post reporter Mikhail Klimentov at Champions 2022, OpTic celebrity Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker said the team “may end up splitting up” if the group isn’t partnered and if “buyouts [don’t] work out.” Yay mentioned in the similar interview that he hopes to be with the similar guys shifting ahead.
OpTic has fielded the similar roster since August 2021 and since switching the staff’s branding from Envy to OpTic following the merger between the two organizations.