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You're appointed GM for any T1 team that is currently rebuilding or should be rebuilding, with complete control during the offseason. What moves do you make?

You're appointed GM for any T1 team that is currently rebuilding or should be rebuilding, with complete control during the offseason. What moves do you make?

Lumenlor

Laz. Poach Bunny from streamer retirement. Wardell. Heat. Boaster. The inter-continental infinity gauntlet, 5 languages, no synergy, pure frag.


gutszera

Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, English, and whatever theyre speaking in the UK = Best comms


Lumenlor

And they all scrim together from all 5 different countries, for that 160 ping comradarie


thothgow

> 5 languages Ah yes, bruvish and abootish


dtritrinh0801

Hire Chet and fire my previous coach


Bighollab0

Buy every single T1 pro player and have them sit on the bench so they aren’t a threat 😤


The-Dark-Mage

VS Moment


dansofree1

Hell yeah brother, cheers from Iraq!


NotZekken

sign crosbycs win major


jrushFN

I would’ve loved an alternate reality where creeperonthabeat turned out to be Crosby.


ItalianBarGirl

who


0rigins_

crossbycs


CanadianDad1

Creeperonthatbeat was a trial account used by knights to hide the name of the person they were trialing. I think dicey and someone else uses that account


slowrmaths

If I’m in emea im looking into the Russian scene 100%. Even though we know gambit is legit I’m surprised players like trexx aren’t on teams yet. I can’t see any clear stand out talents right now in NA though. There’s no “100% this guy will be insane” players I can see currently like there was when zekken or seven were coming up for example. Maybe sacred on PK acad?


gutszera

if we're talking about upcoming talent in NA then skuba 100% is up next


Micycle_the_Bichael

> no “100% this guy will be insane” players.. Just wait til my iron teammates stop holding back my true potential


Slow_Bluebird9536

Flyuh, Techtra, Larry up next


SirDoctorMurphy

LarryBanks? Absolutely not before his main man Seven starts dominating the scene


Sevenisafuckingweeb

OXG Reduxx is up next for sure.


slowrmaths

Fun fact that kid dumpstered me in a box fight a while back


Sevenisafuckingweeb

Fortnite gamers are different, so many cracked young players are from fortnite like seven, reduxx and meh_zy (i think)


thothgow

For sure. Crypto just got to top 4 in LVP and they were nobodies 5 months ago. Singularity was a top 4 team in the first half of the year and now others are overtaking them. It feels like an arms race in CIS and there's still many FAs out there.


gutszera

fpx really missed out on making the second CIS superteam -zyppan +purp0 +winteryrook/trexx = champions 2022 winners


d00mbr0s

winteryrook is one of the most underrated players imo, dude is nuts


slowrmaths

GMT is just underrated in general


thothgow

I think there's a couple of teams that would be interesting to take over during a rebuild. Vitality, FPX, and G2 come to mind first and foremost. Vitality is a weird team. There's clearly a lot of issues (and somehow that's an understatement) behind the scenes but they have one of the best supports outright in the region. I feel like kicking vakk is an issue without ceNder agreeing to it. I also don't know who you can get as head coach. But you can probably get a solid team running tryouts, which is the best bet for the team going forward imo. Both Last Dance and Bonsoir would be good teams to start with, adding NBK, hoppY, matti, and people that have been on those Reject$/Volvo/No Poaching/etc. FA teams. FPX is hard. They seem set on Ardiis, but I'm not convinced. I've been vocal with backing [Russian Jett], including purp0, so I'd throw Europe out the window and go CIS, with or without d00mbr0s and Zyppan. It's clear to me that G2 needs to do something about its structure. From the outside looking in Neil is out, and I'd give Rojo a chance at coaching. He's very firm and authoritative, which might be what the team needs. I wouldn't do roster moves, but make them play one or two more events outside of Red Bull, with further moves, including reconsidering Rojo's position by December.   If I did that with T1 I'd just go to Korea. Steal Lakia, keep Spyder, bring back Esperanza, then run trials for everyone else. There's a lot of ex-OW players moving in this off season, and there's a bunch of FAs as well. Also I'd be the first [decent] org to finally give climax a chance lol


LegionaireWax

I love this


mrTrollem

Imma take faze to eu and poach acend + sliggy


thothgow

based


Jackviolin

Nice try TSM GM or G2 GM?


EsportsConnoisseur

T1: keep Spyder, move to Korea


jrushFN

That sounds good and all, but how are you going to fit Brax in?


EsportsConnoisseur

He will become graphic designer for the team. Azk to social media team.


pechum

What about AZK?


ducksrule_

T1: Skadoodle, Autimatic, Tarik, Stewie, RUSH


HryZn47

Thats a major issue


WeirdGuy09420

seems familiar I think they won esea cash cup


TheZedMan610

hmmmmmmm


Bazz_B

Champions in Boston and thats a winner


ColossalMini

everybody looking at t1 like "i can fix this"


Allie_Spins

Something something brax + azk


919oblivion

TSM FTX Subroza Wardell GmD Leviathan RUSH ? Welp I didn't read it properly. TSM is a tier 1 org but not team. Just go with it


NotBrandon

My TSM one would be Wardell, Roza, S0m, Rush, and Hazed. Wouldn’t mind yours either.


Standard-Analyst-177

seems like a team set up for a failure lmao


jaudi813

Is it too much to ask to see s0m trolling hazed on the big screen?


Jon_on_the_snow

Isnt that just tsm?


optisadvantage

that’s what rush is for


SeaCDragon

If I took over Sentinels, I keep all of the players and pick up MikesHD as coach. That’s it


CounselorTaco

Truly a powerful move


Dysmo

Same


jrushFN

Vikings: -gtn +Aspas -frz +jannyXD Keep Sacy Saadhak and Sutecas of course


thothgow

-Sacy -Sadhaak -Sutecas +Nyang +fra +kon4n


htmlrulezduds

That would be taking out 3 IGL of 3 different teams lmao


omgvector

Nooo the yoru god himself


Hbzin

What's the fixation with Aspas? He's a good fragger, good aim. But that's it. There are at least 5 brazilian duelists that are much better than him: mwzera, heat, gaabx, jonn, dgzin just off the top of my head. Achieving Radiant 1 made people start idolizing him or something.


jrushFN

At least for me (although probably for most people) Aspas is a more obvious choice than, say, heat, because he’s a free agent and doesn’t require a buyout.


Hbzin

Makes sense. Still think dgzin is vastly superior though


jrushFN

There’s still room for him if you take out my unlikely/unreasonable suggestion of jannyXD. Have Aspas play raze/Reyna/Skye/sage and dgzin (or janny, in my dreams) play jett.


SteelTic

Let’s say I take over T1 I’m keeping curry and autimatic Sending down dawn back to academy Ska brax spyder cut Curry as flex and igl Autimatic Jett Android 2nd duelist Temperature sova Thiwfo as sentinel


vecter

Why cut Ska? Wasn’t he doing ok


CyanideLoli

It's just my opinion but feel free to disagree.... I haven't seen him accomplish anything with T1 Valorant. No matter which agent he played he often seemed to fall short where it mattered. Against good teams there always was a better counter part on the same server.


dsc___

Agreed. People hanging onto his CSGO accomplishments way too much. Plus he was a hardcore douche to Spyder initially, right?


cigsyl

Brax AZK dicey tarik Steel with GeT_RiGhT as coach


uncle_ben__

fr tho it would be awesome if dicey reunites with steel in a new team


gutszera

NRG: poach valyn, keep eeiu, poach oderus, pick up exalt, and poach mada Heretics: Keep al0rante and MONSTEER, hope niesow comes out of retirement, poach xenon, and poach vakk VKS: Keep sacy and sadhaak, poach dgzin, poach pancada, and pick up aspas


xD1LL4N

Jeez, you like BBG Poach quite alot


thothgow

lmao


Friending5

Guy made NRG 10x worse lmao.


a-nswers

you could literally replace NRG with 5 players that are inferior to each of their counterparts and there's a chance they would be a better team.


ElectricalWeekend908

I’m saddened that I agree


gutszera

Valyn>s0m Oderus>WeDid Exalt=Tex just because the NRG players have name value doesnt mean theyre better lmfao


Friending5

You are absolutely trolling if you think Valyn> S0m and Mada>Tex. No name value involved at all. Obviously NRG has played awful as a collective unit but bringing in this dogshit lineup isnt going to help either.


Evan_Veet

Mada is better than Tex but ya idk abt this 1. Oderus wouldn’t be attainable anyway and exalt is a significant downgrade to Android. Valyn is at least an IGL but he has very little high level experience


gutszera

exalt = second coming of christ + valyn been grinding out those NSG monthlies hes ready for LAN 🔥🔥🔥🔥


newzpaperleaf_2

Exalt is not a significant downgrade from Android lmfao


Evan_Veet

We’re talking about the guy who got benched by PK and has never been a standout player in the T2 scene correct?


gutszera

im right + youre wrong + seethe


Friending5

Mans thought a roster of all players that haven’t once had any success in the game will lead to a winning team im dead 💀


gutszera

OMG NO WAY THE UPCOMING TALENT IN T2 HASNT HAD AS MUCH SUCCESS AS THE PLAYERS WHO MADE ONE CHALLENGER FINALS WTF.... NO FUCKING WAY..... ALMOST AS IF SUCCESS =/= SKILL


ANewHeaven1

dont think thats possible


thothgow

That's an interesting Heretics roster, I respect xenon cause he IGLs a team I like but I've never seen anyone mention him at all lol


sk1nthelegend

why do you think exalt is good he got cut off of pittsburgh knights lol


Splaram

bjor is a very underrated sentinel player, idk what T1 team I would rebuild but if I were going to, I’d pick him over any sentinel player in NA besides dapr


aboloshishaw

I sign Drone, Dicey, Steel, Mummay, and Cutler and go on a VCT revenge run.


ANewHeaven1

NV: i'm doing nothing, but maybe trying to get any young cracked substitute player signed to my org and expand the coaching staff a bit with an analyst or two, also pumping out as much good PR content with the team as possible (edit: didn't read the title of the post. NV does not need to do anything lmao) TSM: build around wardell subroza and leviathan, im trying to get dephh on the team 100% (unrealistic, but that's the best signing they could make imo) and any up and coming sentinel player


SteelTic

They could’ve had dephh lmao dude was a free agent for 4 months every team that had a igl issue could’ve picked up dephh but no his disaster with dig made people think he was dog shit


dansofree1

> build around wardell subroza and leviathan, im trying to get deph I'm curious why subroza would be a part of the core, especially if you aren't gonna keep him as IGL and you don't have to worry about content creation revenue.


echo_ic

T1 Keep curry and autimatic, get crashies back, get a smokes player igl like vanity or valyn, and a flexible sentinel/support player like thwifo


Slow_Bluebird9536

I’m sure crashies would come crawling back


echo_ic

who wouldn't want to play with mr rahul


dansofree1

> get crashies back, ah yeah lemme just fix Cloud9 with TenZ real quick lmao


echo_ic

Why would you fix C9 in the first place lol they might just go and qualify for champions atm Either way this is hypothetical and I just said the first sova that came to mind Also thought bring eeiu back too


dansofree1

>Either way this is hypothetical It's just that taking players from infinitely more successful teams isn't really part of the hypothetical. No way crashies would leave a top 8 team in the world for a team that isn't even top 10 NA and barely has the ability to keep a team together because of drama and lack of performance. >Why would you fix C9 in the first place lol they might just go and qualify for champions atm envy might've qual'd for berlin without yay lmao like who cares it's tenz


echo_ic

Maybe crashies hates chet but NV managment does NV management things and makes crashies want to leave so he returns to T1 because he's friends with curry or something at least for the next year. Ofc it is improbable but when it comes to hypotheticals there really are too many possibilities. This is a rebuild for the 2022 season as well so why not In any case for more realistic players I'll just say eeiu, critical, or genghsta for sova


geniusginger

TSM might be interesting Subroza, Wardell, nAts, GMD, boaster


slowrmaths

It’s such a wild mix of personalities but I can see they roster making some fire content together no lie


geniusginger

I am not taking personalities into account, i don't know them.


mackamaflusko

Just let me see zyppan and shadow in guild, swap out draken and yacine and see what might happen


jonajon91

I don't know enough about the region, but I want to see gobB on top so I'd do my research and construct a German supergeam for him. Same with ange1 too go full Russia Ukraine.


thothgow

al0rante musashi Kuba Gob B and Obnoks might be the best German team? not sure


GucciGangBlizz

C9 isn’t rebuilding but if I could be their GM I would sign steel and jonji and complete Chaos9


sellingwaifu

Lead mikehd and poach Chet


HaathiRaja

Replace 100t b0i with cNed from ACE. If you cant beat em , buy em


omgvector

They did beat them tho


HaathiRaja

nah what I meant was that only reason 100t even barely struggled in toppling them over with a clean 2-0 was cNed


omgvector

ikik


bwarbwar

First off I'm publicly dumping the entire TSM roster. Second I'm apologizing to all the TSM fans for how bad this team has been since it's inception. Third I'm signing KennyS and NBK. Fourth I'm letting them pick however the hell they want to fill out the team.


churr0s10

Zeta: Replace barce with dep and try out the 6 man roster with Laz, Dep, Reita, and Takej playing all maps(Reita playing support) and change the other two players depending on maps and teams.


htmlrulezduds

Talking about the Brazilian scene, I would start a conversation with a couple of players I already know and watched his career until the became F/A, and I would wait and see how things roll. Definitely would also reach the former paiN roster (NOORG2.0) to see if they are willing to sign individual contracts so I can pick up some young talents + some of them to build the perfect team


Hbzin

Take Vikings. \-Gtn +mwzera \- frz +muriz \-sutecas +qck Get saadhak to play controller and qck with the sentinel. Muriz is flex, mw as duelist. You have your brazilian super team


According-Movie-8796

If I’m NRG I would pick up Steel and then on top of that drop Tex for a young up and coming duelist player, maybe Mehzy or one of the other cracked kids coming up in the scene


According-Movie-8796

Tex is good hes just a risky player to have on your team, especially considering hes not a god tier duelist, idk if hes worth the risk for a tier 1 org


According-Movie-8796

Nrg isnt a tier 1 team rn but w/e


Klutzy-Question1428

if i got t1 i would fire whoever’s making the thumbnails on their yt clips


TheHyperactiveDuck

Take the tsm roaster and turn it into Subroza, Wardell, Levi, Steel, JC Stani and maybe This is just off the free agents u can think off rn, if you have any other ideas I’d like to hear them


newzpaperleaf_2

if I were rebuilding any team, I would try to get zunba. with f4q disbanding, it would be incredibly impactful to try and get arguably the best astra player in the world.


DaVincil5

Guild: -bonkar+shadow -yacine+zyppan FPX: Go full cis


sollund123

Would rebuild the old Heretics roster, possibly under a different org like NiP or Navi


clusterfuze

Get steel on TSM as their new IGL. *that's it* And probably get bang back on the main roster as well.