Kizuna Esports have announced that they have parted ways with Gordon “DxN” Lek and Song Lin “Shun” Han.
SINGAPORE – Following Kizuna Esports’ relegation from VCL MY/SG Split 1, the organization has announced the departures of Gordon “DxN” Lek and Song Lin “Shun” Han. The team’s owner, Alti, released a statement disclosing that DxN will fulfill his mandatory two-year military service, while Shun has decided to hang up his mouse altogether. However, the former has announced his desire to continue competing and seeks a new opportunity.
Before joining Kizuna Esports late last year, the duo was part of the No Namers roster that qualified for the 2022 VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers, defeating Fancy United Esports and Griffin E-Sports in the Play-In stage before being eliminated by BOOM Esports and CERBERUS Esports in the groups.
The departure of these two players is a significant loss for Kizuna Esports, as they were instrumental in the team’s performance in the past. In VCL MY/SG Split 1, Shun performed well as the team’s second-highest-rated player despite not making it out of the group stage. KZ had a chance to make it to the playoffs, but they were unable to overcome Enigma Gaming in their final regular season match.
Azrie “Riza” Sirajul and co. are now faced with the task of finding suitable replacements for DxN and Shun. The organization has not yet revealed who will replace the departing players. However, official replacements are expected to be announced in the coming days, as the team will be competing in the Promotion/Relegation Stage for VCL MY/SG Split 2 this month.
With DxN and Shun out, Kizuna Esports are reduced to:
- 🇸🇬 Henri “Flaring” Forichon
- 🇲🇾 Azrie “Riza” Sirajul
- 🇸🇬 Dominic “kimmy” Lee
- 🇵🇭 Chelceed “maark” Viernes (Coach)
Cover photo courtesy of Kizuna Esports