The VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Pacific Kick Off is set to begin in just two weeks, setting the tone for the rest of the season. Finally, DetonatioN FocusMe has announced its complete lineup for the season. Here’s a look at the revamped lineup.
DetonatioN FocusMe (DFM) reveals new VALORANT esports roster
Below is the new VALORANT roster and coaching staff for DFM in the upcoming VCT Pacific 2024:
- An “Medusa” Min-cheol
- Yusuke “neth” Matsuda
- Ibuki “Meiy” Seki
- Souta “popogachi” Morita
- Yoshitaka “Anthem” Enomoto
- Tomonori “SSeeS” Okimura
- Moon “Astell” Ji-won (문지원) (Head coach)
- Hirotaka “Melofovia” Okazaki (Coach)
- “NorthernLights” (Coach)
An inside look at the roster
One notable change is that DetonatioN FocusMe has released one of their longest-serving players, Suggest. He was a part of the team from 2021 and had played with DFM at the Riot One Pro Invitational OFF//SEASON back in December 2023. They had also released XrayN who had been a part of the team since July 2023 as their head coach.
The confusing part about the new roster is the addition of JoxJo back in November 2023. JoxJo was signed to DFM in the OFF//SEASON as the first part of rebuilding the team. One must note that DFM went 0-11 during the VCT Pacific League 2023.
Most of the players in the new roster were previously a part of the Crazy Racoons lineup who played in the VALORANT Challengers Japan 2023. Crazy Racoons hadn’t qualified for the VCT Ascension 2023. Taking a look at the new roster, it does feel like they are much better on paper than the previous team.
To qualify for the VCT Masters Madrid, DFM will first need to win against DRX. DRX has an impressive roster, finishing second in the last season of the VCT Pacific. It is going to be quite an uphill battle for DFM to make it to the top.
Many fans are hoping that with the core of Crazy Racoons, DFM can finally get their first win at the VCT Pacific.