Team Heretics Opts for Online Participation in VCT Kickoff EMEA

Team Heretics Opts for Online Participation in VCT Kickoff EMEA

20. February 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Kickoff EMEA commences on February 20, embarking on an exhilarating journey spanning approximately 11 days until March 1. This inaugural event of the 2024 season unfolds at the esteemed Riot Games Arena in Berlin, featuring the top eleven teams from the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

However, amidst unforeseen circumstances, Team Heretics has been granted special dispensation by Riot Games to compete remotely, foregoing in-person participation until visa issues for one of their players are resolved.

Team Heretics’ Online Venture

Despite their absence from the physical arena, Team Heretics stands steadfast among the elite contenders in the VCT Kickoff EMEA. Assigned to Group A alongside formidable adversaries such as GIANTX, FUT esports, and Karmine Corp, Team Heretics remains poised to showcase their prowess in the digital battleground.

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Event Overview

Team Heretics kicks off their campaign in the Kickoff League against FUT esports on February 20, marking the commencement of their journey in the group stage. Employing a double-elimination GSL (Global StarCraft II League) format, teams must secure two victories to progress to the Playoffs, where a single-elimination setup awaits the triumphant challengers.

Team Heretics VALORANT Roster

  • Ričardas “Boo” Lukaševičius
  • Benjy “benjyfishy” Fish
  • Dominykas “MiniBoo” Lukaševičius
  • Enes “RieNs” Ecirli
  • Mert “Wo0t” Alkan

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Looking Ahead

The VCT Kickoff event heralds the dawn of the 2024 esports season for Valorant, promising riveting competition and fervent fan engagement.

In a testament to the ever-evolving esports landscape, Riot Games has teased the imminent arrival of Team Capsules in Valorant, slated for introduction as early as February 21. Team Capsules herald a new era of revenue generation for organizations, underscoring the robustness of the esports ecosystem.

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As Team Heretics embarks on their online expedition in the VCT Kickoff EMEA, they exemplify resilience and adaptability in the face of challenges. With a formidable roster and unwavering determination, Team Heretics endeavors to leave an indelible mark on the Valorant competitive scene, showcasing the spirit of esports excellence.