TSM, a North American organization, has expressed an initial interest in the OpTics VALORANT roster, with TSM aiming to secure the best team in the region in the partnership league next year, according to multiple sources.
TSM aspires to acquire the whole roster, but several OpTic players have contracts that require buyouts, including Jaccob yay Whiteaker and Jimmy Marved Nguyen, which may jeopardize the deal, according to multiple sources.
Both players have lengthy contracts with OpTic.
Both teams are hoping to join Riot Games, a tournament organizer and game development company, in the Americas international league, which is expected to begin in mid-February next year, according to Dot Esports. If TSM does not secure a partnership with Riot, then it is unlikely the players will join the organization.
OpTic wants to re-sign the team because both Victor Wong and Austin crashies Roberts respective contracts will expire during the VALORANT Champions tournament, which will take place on September 18. However, it is unlikely that the majority of the team will stay with OpTic after the tournament's conclusion.
The league will consist of ten teams, with the majority coming from North America, while Brazil and Latin America will complete the roster. The league will be held from Los Angeles in the United States, so teams from South America and Latin America will have to relocate.
In the next weeks, the names of the teams that have secured a partnership with Riot will be released.
As reported by Dot Esports on September 6, teams selected to play in international leagues will need to submit a preliminary roster to Riot by mid-October.