After announcing the roster with a Filipino-majority lineup, Rex Regum Qeon has added Saibani “fl1pzjder” Rahmad and extended the roster further into a seven-man lineup.
INDONESIA – Rex Regum Qeon had initially announced that David “Tehbotol” Monangin would become the team’s final player in its Filipino-majority roster, which got a lot of backlash from the Indonesian VALORANT community.
“Today we will have one additional player from Indonesia. Welcome to the RRQ Family Saibani “fl1pzjder” Rahmad who is a former BOOM Esports player.” the organization announced . Previously, BOOM Esports also officially announced the farewell of fl1pzjder and Tehbotol who were both teammates for a year.
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Fl1pzjder is known as one of the experienced VALORANT players in Indonesia. He started his career by joining TEAMnxl> and successfully became champions in First Strike Indonesia. He also reached fourth place in the 2021 VCT SEA Stage 2 Challengers.
He moved to BOOM Esports in June 2021. Despite a slow start at the beginning of his career in the Hungry Beast squad, he finally qualified for the 2022 VALORANT Champions through the APAC Last Chance Qualifier. Despite becoming one of the first teams that departed Istanbul, he helped the team snatch a map against OpTic Gaming and ZETA DIVISION.
Previously, fl1pzjder was known as an in-game leader during his time with TEAMnxl> and BOOM Esports, but looking at Tehbotol’s Instagram bio, he will take the reins of the team instead.
The debut of Fl1pzjder in RRQ will begin in official competition at the kickoff tournament across 30 partnership teams across Europe, America, and Pacific region in São Paulo, Brazil, which will take place from February 14 to March 5.
Following Fl1pzjder signing, RRQ roster is now:
- 🇮🇩 Saibani “fl1pzjder” Rahmad
- 🇮🇩 David “Tehbotol” Monangin
- 🇵🇭 Eroll Jule “EJAY” Delfin
- 🇵🇭 Nathaniel “Nexi” Cabero
- 🇵🇭 Emmanuel “Emman” Morales
- 🇵🇭 James “2ge” Goopio
- 🇵🇭 Kelly “kellyS” Sedillo
- 🇿🇦 Martin “Ewok” (Head coach)
- 🇵🇭 Jose “Rbtx” Carlo Jamir (Analyst)
Cover photo courtesy of Rex Regum Qeon