Every piece of the lineup representing Talon Esports at the VCT Pacific league next year is now locked.
THAILAND – Talon Esports have announced that they have put together a new roster headlined by Patiphan “Patiphan” Chaiwong and XERXIA’s trio of Thanamethk “Crws” Mahatthananuyut, Itthirit “foxz” Ngamsaard, and Panyawat “sushiboys” Subsiriroj ahead of their inaugural campaign next year in São Paulo, Brazil.
It witnesses the comeback of Patiphan to VAlORANT, where the 19-year-old had notably played under the X10 CRIT banner and competed at the game’s highest level with two international appearances. Following the end of the 2021 VALORANT Champions, he decided to return to his roots in the Overwatch League with the Los Angeles Gladiators.
After hoisting two trophies at OWL 2022’s Kickoff Clash and Midseason Madness, Patiphan is now returning back with three of his former X10 CRIT teammates to represent Thailand in VCT 2023. The arrivals of these four high-profile players are rounded out by Apiwat “garnetS” Apiraksukumal and Jittana “JitboyS” Nokngam, who both impressed during their tenure with X10 Esports and FW Esports, respectively. Crws will take on the mantle of the in-game leader on the team instead of foxz.
The last name missing from the iconic X10 CRIT lineup that made the quarter-finals of the inaugural VALORANT Champions is Nutchaphon “sScary” Matarat, who will compete with Singapore-based Bleed Esports from the regional Challengers circuit.
Talon Esports was initially rumored to keep a portion of its Filipino-Korean roster, but in the end, the organization opted for an all-Thai roster to avoid communication issues.
Talon Esports now have:
- 🇹🇭 Thanamethk “Crws” Mahatthananuyut
- 🇹🇭 Itthirit “foxz” Ngamsaard
- 🇹🇭 Panyawat “sushiboys” Subsiriroj
- 🇹🇭 Patiphan “Patiphan” Chaiwong
- 🇹🇭 Apiwat “garnetS” Apiraksukumal
- 🇹🇭 Jittana “JitboyS” Nokngam
- 🇹🇭 Yuttanagorn “Zeus” Kaewkongyai (Head coach)
- 🇰🇷 In “Creative” Moo-keun (Coach)
Cover photo courtesy of Talon Esports