Valorant pro s0m leaves NRG as VCT Americas roster mayhem continues

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Published: 2023-09-14T00:34:48

  ❘   Updated: 2023-09-14T02:10:44

NRG has launched Valorant participant s0m, as the now-former pro revealed he’s pivoting to streaming, as VCT Americas’ roster mayhem continues. 

At the beginning of the offseason, Sam “s0m” Oh revealed on his stream that his plans have been to concentrate on streaming whereas ready for the precise alternative to return by way of, implying he may very well be leaving NRG. 

And on September 13, NRG announced their long-time Valorant staple, s0m, would certainly be leaving the org after three years of enjoying beneath their banner. 

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“I believe for me personally, I noticed this coming,” s0m stated in his farewell video. “But it was form of additionally my choice to step away.”

“This subsequent yr, I form of simply took a step again and determined that I’m simply going to stream for now, after which if there comes a possibility, or I see a possibility I can take, or I could make one, then I’ll come again to competing,” s0m defined.

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s0m had been signed on to NRG since late 2020 and had been a staple of the workforce ever since. During his tenure, he has grown to be one among Valorant’s largest streamers together with his streams recurrently racking up 1000’s of viewers. 

NRG signed a lot of the 2022 OpTic roster, with s0m staying on with the workforce and pivoting to the Controller function. NRG had many strong performances all through 2023, with second place in VCT Americas and prime 4 at Master Tokyo. 

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However, the workforce ended the season with a disappointing end result after being upset by Bilibili Gaming twice in a row, bowing out from Valorant Champions within the group stage. 

When s0m mentioned his low season plans, NRG’s in-game chief Pujan “FNS” Mehta stated he was becoming a member of s0m’s route, specializing in streaming and ready for alternatives. However, NRG is but to offer any updates on their star IGL. 

Another NRG star participant, Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks, can also be reportedly going again to EMEA and signing on together with his outdated FPX teammates at NAVI. 

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