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Editor’s Note 24/06/21: This article was updated to include new information regarding rara. 

Former XSET player Matthew “Wedid” Suchan is the prime target to complete NRG’s VALORANT roster, sources told Upcomer June 22. 

Former Dignitas player Noah “rara” Giesbrecht did trial practice with the NRG following the removal of in-game leader Damian “daps” Steele, who retired earlier this month, according to multiple sources. He was also considered by the organization. Evil Geniuses acquired daps on June 21 to coach their CS:GO roster following his retirement from VALORANT. 

One source close to the team rejected the idea that rara was an option and did not play with the squad, however.

Wedid looks to be the final choice heading into the North American VALORANT Championship Tour Stage 3, which is set to begin on July 1. 

Wedid was most known for his time with XSET. The 21-year old played a pivotal role in the organization’s success. At the VCT North America Stage 2 Challengers 1, which concluded in April, XSET finished in second place just behind 100 Thieves. 

NRG’s potential future with Wedid

NRG have played relatively well over the past few months. The organization managed to finish in third place at the VALORANT Champions Tour North America Stage 2 Challengers 2 tournament, which concluded in April. NRG took down Immortals and Built by Gamers, but was sent to the lower bracket by Cloud9 Blue. NRG, like most other North American teams, failed to take down Sentinels before the side would eventually go on to win the event. 

XSET fell to Team Envy in the lower bracket of the VCT Stage 2 Challengers Finals following a slew of defeats to NRG and 100 Thieves in the previous event. This led to Wedid being moved to the inactive roster. 

Wedid was dropped to XSET’s inactive roster on May 11. XSET recently acquired former CS:GO player Rory “dephh” Jackson earlier this month to complete the roster, the organization revealed on June 14. 

If NRG acquire Wedid the organization would field the following roster:

  • Wedid 
  • Sam “s0m” Oh
  • Daniel “eeiu” Vucenovic
  • Bradley “ANDROID” Fodor
  • Ian “tex” Botsch
  • Josh “JoshRT” Lee (coach)

NRG declined to comment when approached by Upcomer. 


George is the lead reporter for Upcomer from the United Kingdom.


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