falfalfal will no longer stand behind Team SMG, including in their upcoming São Paulo campaign.
SINGAPORE – Alex “falfalfal” Cheang, Team SMG‘s coach, will no longer be in charge of the Game Changers team heading into the VCT Game Changers Global Championship as he and the team have decided to part ways.
“With that being said, I have left Team SMG and hoping next year will be a better year! The project for SMG’s roster was to build a super team not only to dominate locally but also on the world stage and [I’m] hyped to see what they can do on worlds!”
In his tweets announcing his departure, the former player-turned-coach also thanked the team, saying “We worked so hard knowing that making it to Brazil is our only goal, and I’m glad you guys made it!”
The news broke shortly after the wrap-up of VCT Game Changers APAC Elite, where Team SMG clinched the win and secured a spot to represent their region at the Global Championship in Brazil coming up next month. falfalfal was last seen standing behind the team in July for VCT Game Changers APAC Open 3, with his former coach/manager Kenneth “Colbat” Ho recently stepping in as the registered coach for the season-ending regional APAC Elite event.
falfalfal had a longstanding relationship with Team SMG even before his coaching stint with their Game Changers team. The 28-year-old had been competing as a player ever since the organization made its foray into VALORANT three years ago, where he played a role in Team SMG’s victory at TheGym Singapore Invitational and contributed to their runners-up finishes in First Strike MY/SG and VCT Southeast Asia Stage 1 Masters.
After the team was disbanded in December 2022, falfalfal was the sole member to remain with the organization as a streamer, before taking on the role of coach for Team SMG’s new roster in VCT Game Changers three months later.
As falfalfal leaves Team SMG, he leaves behind a legacy of establishing a championship-winning caliber team in the VCT Game Changers circuit. During his time at the helm, the team clinched victories in all three Opens and amassed a 34-match regional winning streak this year, positioning them to represent APAC at the VCT Game Changers Global Championship in the coming month.
Despite stepping down from Team SMG, he hinted at future plans in a separate tweet, saying “Hoping to build another roster next year and maybe we can get two slots for APAC?”
Team SMG are now:
- 🇸🇬 Abigail “Kohaibi” Kong
- 🇵🇭 Kelly “shirazi” Jaudian
- 🇵🇭 Alexandria “Alexy” Francisco
- 🇵🇭 Camille “Kamiyu” Enriquez
- 🇮🇩 Odella “enerii” Abraham
- 🇸🇬 Kenneth “Colbat” Ho (Coach)