XcN Gaming’s long-time player William “krozera” Adinata has announced via Twitter that he has hung up his mouse in professional VALORANT.
William “krozera” Adinata has officially retired from professional VALORANT, he announced on Twitter. The XcN Gaming player has retired at the age of 25 after five years in both the professional VALORANT and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scenes.
Krozera also stated that he would no longer pursue a career in the professional scene, instead choosing to focus on the next chapter in his life.
“As the year is coming to an end, it is been a fun journey with XcN in VALORANT with full ups and downs. I am here to announce that I am retiring from the pro scene and will be focusing on my personal life. I am thankful for all the teammates I have had and always wanted XcN to be my last team.” krozera said in his farewell tweet, adding that he will continue to stream once in a while.
Krozera is widely known for his time representing XcN Gaming, with whom he attended a number of international and domestic events in both VALORANT and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, including eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2018, ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 – Asia, and WESG 2017 Indonesia.
Krozera’s long career began in 2016 when he played for smaller teams, including Recca Academy with Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto, until finding an eventual starting position on AKARA in 2017. There, he was joined by the core of Mercenaries CS:GO lineup, which includes Agesta “Foscmorc” Maulana and long-time teammate Gary “blaZek1ng” Dastin, who currently represents the VALORANT division of XcN Gaming and BOOM Esports, respectively.
During his time with AKARA, krozera, known initially as kr0, contributed to the team’s remarkable 2017 run, which included their ROG Masters Indonesia triumph in September 2017, upsetting Recca Esports in the grand final.
Shortly after, krozera transitioned to XcN Gaming’s CS:GO roster alongside blaZek1ng, where he met some of the current notable players in the VALORANT scene, including Adrian “adrnking” Setiawan and Velocity Gaming’s Tejas “rite2ace” Sawant. Following the disbandment, he had another shot at the top when Recca Esports signed him up for less than a year before the scene’s golden era came to an end with the conclusion of IESPL TBOF 2018 CS:GO League.
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After opting to try his luck in VALORANT, krozera joined XcN Gaming and continued to represent the same colors in CS until the last year of his career in VALORANT, playing with the likes of Baskoro Dwi “roseau” Putra and Foscmorc.
Krozera has appeared in over 39 series on VLR.gg’s records, including regular appearances in the main event of VCT Indonesia, with both Duelist and Sentinel being his most two picked agent roles. Nonetheless, the number is higher when domestic competitions are included.
Before hanging up his mouse, he lifted the Oxtrade VALORANT tournament trophy – one of the very first high-profile LAN competitions hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia in early December.
Cover photo courtesy of Bram Boink/Supreme League – WESG 2017 Indonesia Finals