OG’s time in Valorant has come to an end. But the org doesn’t rule out the possibility of a return
OG LDN UTD has announced its departure from Valorant. Their departure is not permanent and the org has kept open the option of returning to Riot’s FPS in the future. But for now, without any franchise slot and a roster, the org will no longer be involved in Valorant.
Once the team found their new homes, we regrouped and carefully evaluated our options, ultimately deciding to take a step away from the VALORANT scene. We would like to thank each and every one of you who supported us since day one, tuned in to our games, sent us love through socials and supported our teams over the past years. We truly appreciate all your patience and love through the highs and the lows, and we hope to continue seeing your support for us in the future.
OG entered Valorant esports in 2021 by signing the Monkey Business roster. The org’s first Valorant roster featured some big names from other titles. Players such as Unko, Tviq, and AKM had already made their names in the Overwatch League.
But the lack of results meant OG had to constantly make some changes to their roster. Ultimately in June 2022, OG released their entire roster shortly after announcing a rebrand and partnership with LDN UTD to form OG LDN UTD.
The new roster finished 9-10th in the VCT 2022: EMEA Stage 2 Challengers and followed it up with a 4th place finish in the VCT LCQ. Their performance was not enough to qualify for the VCT Champs in Istanbul.
Does OG have a Valorant roster now?
OG does not have a Valorant roster. They allowed their players to explore new opportunities and find a place in other teams (preferably franchised orgs).
Despite the poor showing, the org has found a loyal fan following who will undoubtedly be a bit disappointed with the org's decision.
When Riot Games announced franchising for 2023, the list of teams did not include OG LDN UTD. VCT 2023 includes 30 franchised teams – ten for each of the three regions.
Valorant esports action returns later this month when all 30 teams will play at the VCT Kickoff event in Sao Paolo. The event will kickstart Riot's plans for Valorant esports in 2023.