DetonatioN FocusMe brings on a handful of Crazy Raccoon players to finish their VCT 2024 roster for the Pacific league.
DetonatioN FocusMe famously lost every single match in the 2023 VCT Pacific league. They were eliminated immediately from LOCK//IN, went 0-9 in seasonal play, and lost their only series of the Last Chance Qualifier.
It was not a good opening year of partnership for DFM. And now they'll look to remedy that entering 2024. They have reset their VALORANT roster, formed a business partnership with Crazy Raccoon, and have taken on their players.
Former Crazy Raccoon VALORANT players round out DetonatioN FocusMe
Two of the DFM core remain the same. The rest of the roster is brand-new as of writing. This comes just a month before 2024 begins. Teams are finalizing their VALORANT squads as the four main leagues of the Champions Tour will kick off shortly after the new year.
With this news comes the announcement that Crazy Raccoon will not partake in VALORANT in 2024. Their players have either moved into a streamer role within the organization or are now a part of DetonatioN FocusMe for the 2024 VCT Pacific league.
This means DFM currently hosts the following players and coaches:
- Yoshitaka "Anthem" Enomoto
- Seo "Suggest" Jae-young
- Cho "JoXJo" Byung-yeon
- Ibuki "Meiy" Seki
- Yusuke "neth" Matsuda
- Souta "popogachi" Morita
- Tomonori "SSeeS" Okimura
- Hirotaka "Melofovia" Okazaki (Coach)
- Kohei "XrayN" Shimaki (Head Coach)
That's seven players and two coaches. Of course, the team will settle on a starting five, but having the backups in place and a team of coaches to help lead them to victory is exactly what DetonatioN FocusMe needs to get back on track.
The team is scheduled to take part in the Riot Games ONE Pro Invitational in Yokohama, Japan. The tournament invitees are DFM, Bleed Esports, Natus Vincere, and ZETA DIVISION. They'll battle in a single round robin best-of-one format on December 2 and 3. That will be our first chance to see what they're made of.