Despite achieving impressive runners-up finishes in the MY/SG circuit two times, the team fell short of their main goal of qualifying for Ascension Pacific.
SINGAPORE – X10 Esports and the Singaporean players that plied their trade for the organization in the VCT 2023 circuit have parted ways following the conclusion of VCL MY/SG Split 2, where they lost to Bleed Esports in the grand final.
The team will not be sticking together in the future, except for X10’s two most recent additions, Danial “RedKoh” Hakim and Wayne “wayne” Chang, who will be looking for a new team as a package deal. RedKoh shared his thoughts with VALO2ASIA, expressing, “Despite us separating, we are still really good friends, and we had an amazing journey together.”
“Last but not least, thank you so much H3nsem and Anko, my coach and manager, who took care of me throughout the journey. They taught me everything I knew that made me get into the grand finals in the first place. Appreciate them a lot.”
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While primarily recognized for their presence in Thailand, X10 Esports expanded into the MY/SG region by acquiring a mixture of top Singaporean free agents available in February. They quickly found their footing and achieved success with a second-place finish in VCL MY/SG Split 1.
However, the team experienced changes shortly thereafter as they had to bid farewell to in-game leader Marcus “Nephh” Tan, followed by Ian “Chrysania” Chin and Donovan “FANE” Chia. To fill in the void, Danial “RedKoh” Hakim and Wayne “wayne” Chang joined the roster, shrinking it to a regular five-man lineup configuration at the same time.
Despite X10 Esports being unable to secure any championships during their time in the MY/SG circuit, they consistently finished as runners-up in both VCL MY/SG Split 1 and 2, behind Bangkok-bound Bleed Esports on both occasions.
As they enter the OFF//SEASON, the former X10 Esports players are currently highly sought-after free agents in the MY/SG region.
While the reasons for their departures are varied, X10 joins the list of organizations that have temporarily or permanently withdrawn from the APAC tier-two scene over the past week. The current list includes Kizuna Esports, Team Big BAAM, Maru Gaming, and SLT, all of which achieved top-four finishes in their respective regions.
As of now, there has been no official statement from X10 Esports regarding their roster and future plans in VALORANT.
X10 Esports were:
- 🇸🇬 Javier “Egoist” Chua
- 🇸🇬 Rodman “Vera” Yap
- 🇸🇬 Pierre “Tempz” Heng
- 🇸🇬 Danial “RedKoh” Hakim
- 🇸🇬 Wayne “I Love Esther” Chang
Cover photo courtesy of VALORANT Esports MY/SG – TGC