With only one spot left to fill, Evil Geniuses has almost completed its 10-man VALORANT roster project ahead of the opening of the 2023 VALORANT Champions Tour season.
Kyle "ScrewFace" Jensen, previously of DarkZero Esports, has been signed by the EG main VALORANT roster for nine years, with almost all of them signed through the 2024 season, according to the global contract database.
Kelden "Boostio" Pupello, Jeffrey "Reformed" Lu, Alexander "jawgemo" Mor, Corbin "C0M" Lee, and Vincent "Apotheon" Le were among the newly signed players who took part in EG's first season in November.
The organization also brought in a young potential rising star in Max "Demon1" Mazanov less than a week before ScrewFace's signing.
ScrewFace had spent over a year with DarkZero prior to joining the Kooky Koalas roster in June 2021. After a year of playing NA VCT in North America, the group decided to leave VALORANT in the summer of 2022.
EG's approach to VALORANT follows that of Counter-Strike, in which the organization signed two previously dismal NA CS:GO teams to a 15-man roster project, with intentions to change players around and compete in multiple tournaments with its main roster and two "academy" lineups.
The VALORANT 10-man roster will have to take a different strategy, whether it's strictly in-house scrims, using a fluid roster to catch opponents off guard, or simply hoarding talent to sell to other teams midseason.
EG is still trying to sign its tenth man.