Ghost Gaming Are Taking A Break From Valorant

The organization decided to exit the Valorant competitive scene for now.

Ghost Gaming Released Their Roster
Everyone will remember their VCT Stage Two run | ©Ghost Gaming

Ghost Gaming are next on the long list of disappointed teams that have decided to take a break from Valorant this season.

Not Being Chosen For Next Years Valorant League As Main Reason

The disappointment came from their failure to secure a spot in next year's 2023 Americas International VALORANT league. Other notable teams that also joined this domino effect were: Luminosity, Complexity, Akrew, DarkZero, NYFU, Rise, SOAR, and most recently, Ghost Gaming.

In their official statement, they said that they had an extensive application process for the upcoming League and that in the end they weren't chosen.


Not being a partnered organization is a huge blow for anyone and their justification for this hopefully temporary exit is understandable. Although they released their competitive squad, they promised to still support the Valorant Scene through Content Creators, Weekly community scrims and exploring the option to host events in the near future.

The Squad Won't Continue On Their Own

This exit means that the whole Roster including the Coach was released into unrestricted free agency.

Their roster was consisted of:

  • Marc-Andre “NiSMO” Tayar
  • GianFranco “koalanoob” Potestio
  • Brock “brawk” Somerhalder
  • Mouhamed Amine “johnqt” Ouarid
  • Alex “aproto” Protopapas
  • Coach - Adam Kaplan

The tweet above showcasing aproto's LFT (Looking For Team) tweet probably means the squad won't continue working together but on their own. GG, consisted of players that joined the team from 2021 and up till 2022, with their breakout season being in the NA VCT Stage Two main event.

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After acquiring aproto they managed to qualify for this event through the open qualifiers and finished the main event with the best record after their four-win streak. They didn't do well in the playoffs and following their absence from Stage One, meant that they won't have the points needed to qualify for North America Last Chance Qualifier.

What's Next For The Team

Getting released from a certain roster doesn't mean it's game over for someone's career. What we can expect from these aspiring Esport athletes is that they will be looking for new teams and opportunities. Most of them already posted on their socials that they are looking to try and play with other teams, but they might also make a short break and focus on themselves or try their luck in their streaming career.

Regardless of their results, this was a team of five super-motivated players with beautiful chemistry between them, and the least that we can do is wish them luck in their new career paths. We hope this article found you well, and if you wish to check more articles like these, make sure to visit our Valorfeed News Section where we regularly cover all the newest Valorant Leaks and News.