Enrico “Ching” Perez has announced the end of his playing career and expressed his intent to turn to content creation.
PHILIPPINES – Enrico “Ching” Perez has announced his decision to retire from competing in a statement on Twitter, a decision made three months following his exit from Revenant Esports. Ching wraps up his VALORANT journey that started in 2020, during which he was part of numerous leading teams in the Philippines and, more recently, in India. However, he plans to explore content creation “while on the sidelines”.
The 22-year-old is perhaps best known for the time he spent representing Bren Esports, where he, alongside the recent core of Team Secret, triumphed in the 2020 season at Mineski VxV (First Strike Philippines). After that, he joined forces with ArkAngel and Galaxy Racer, now known as Nigma Galaxy, for the following year.
“I am writing this post as an announcement of my retirement as a Professional VALORANT Player. I am very proud and happy with what I have achieved as a player and what I was able to experience in my career. I didn’t even think that I will be able to win some championships in our country (Philippines) and some in Asia (2020)
I was just a young crazy boy who just wants to play some games I never expected that I will be getting a lot of love, support, and hate but it’s all part of my journey as a player. I didn’t even expect that I would be able to go to other countries and meet a lot of people. This became a core memory in life. Big love to my long-time Malaysian friends that I was able to meet and Indian teammates that became family and a big part of my life.
Thank you to everyone who supported me in this journey, especially to those who stayed with me during the good and bad times I will never forget you all, and don’t worry because even though I am still going to casually play and stream sometimes hopefully we can still bond and have fun sometimes and hopefully I can do some content creation while on the sidelines
Thank you to all my teammates that became family I will never forget you all and I am always here for you guys. I may be gone in the professional scene but I will keep supporting you guys on the side. Ching out.”
GXR/NGX rose to the top of the Philippines and earned a place in the 2022 VCT Southeast Asia Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs, although they remained under the overarching presence of Bren Esports in the domestic circuit. Ching severed ties with Nigma Galaxy in the latter part of 2021 and had short stints with Alpha Esports Pro and W Streak Esports.
In more recent times, Ching played for Revenant Esports for the 2023 season and finished 5-6th in VCL South Asia Split 2.
Cover photo courtesy of NODWIN Gaming