The Kizuna Esports roster that finished third in VCL MY/SG Split 2 will be going their separate ways and looking for individual offers.
SINGAPORE – The former Kizuna Esports quartet consisting of Henri “Flaring” Forichon, Sirajul “Riza” Adly, Bryce “bryce” Lee, and Dominic “Kimmy” Lee have expressed their willingness to consider individual offers from any region as they enter the OFF//SEASON period.
Kizuna Esports entered VALORANT in December 2022 initially assembling a roster consisting of Flaring, Riza, Kimmy, Shun, and DxN. However, a close call with relegation during the mid-season led to the departure of Shun and DxN. To fill these gaps, bryce and SHINSEI were acquired – a move that proved instrumental in their successful bid to avoid relegation and secure an impressive second runners-up position in VCL MY/SG Split 2.
Flaring was well-known prior to joining the ranks of Kizuna Esports for his time with Louvre, particularly in the latter half of 2021 when the team finished as runners-up in the TEC Showdown. He also participated in the 2021 SEA Esports Championship with shiba n the homies before joining Bleed Esports for the 2022 VCT MY/SG Stage 1 Challengers.
In the following stage, Flaring played for KPMOONIIBLM9 and BearClaw Gaming alongside bryce, who was one of the original members of Louvre, and secured a respectable 5-6th finish in the 2022 VCT MY/SG Stage 2 Challengers. Throughout the 2022 OFF//SEASON, they played with several mixed teams until finally finding a stable home with Kizuna Esports for the 2023 season.
Meanwhile, Riza began his career with the Malaysian team Kingsmen in First Strike MY/SG 2020 and remained with them until the conclusion of the 2022 VCT MY/SG Stage 1 Challengers. As the in-game leader and initiator for Kizuna, he was the team’s highest-rated player in VCT MY/SG Split 2 and sixth overall with a 1.17 VLR rating.
Despite having a relatively shorter history, Kimmy has had brief stints with Zeal Esports in the Philippines and Wesception in Japan.
Since the release of Kizuna’s male roster, the players have remained on the sidelines, with their last official match dating back to early June. In a statement to VALO2ASIA, they have expressed their intention to seek individual offers, being open to playing full-time and relocating as necessary.
The former Kizuna Esports lineup, who are now on the market is:
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