Thai Valorant team X10 Crit has called it quits despite an impressive season concluding at Valorant Champions in December.
X10 Crit has decided to release its Valorant roster after an impressive run at Champions and the departure of Patiphan to the LA Gladiators.
The team finished 5-8th at Champions after falling to eventual champions Gambit in a close series.
X10 Crit releases heartfelt message to their depating players
“Today with a heavy heart we bid farewell to the current members of X10 CRIT,” the team said in a translated Instagram statement. “They proved to everyone, that as a smaller region we can compete with some of the very best teams around the world.”
The team released a brief message to each player on their roster as well:
To Foxz, who did an amazing job leading the team with a Top 8 finish in the Valorant Champions Tour 2021. He showed why he is one of the best in game leaders out there and also an extremely fun individual to work with.
Crws, who always has a cheerful, positive and fun energy within the team that motivates everyone to perform better even when we’re down.
To sScary, showing how much talent he has to offer and has the potential to be one of the scariest players around with his performance in the Valorant Champions Tour in Berlin.
To sushiboys, a player who always proved that he can pick up the pieces when the team needs him the most and definitely a player with a long, successful road ahead of him.
Last but not least, Patiphan, the crazy one who has parted ways with Valorant to play professionally in Overwatch with the LA Gladiators. You showed us that by playing without fear, we were able to take control of difficult situations and possess the ability to face any foe, on any day, with a dominating presence.
X10 had impressive results throughout most of 2022. They dominated in the SEA region, winning most every event they entered early in the year. While they missed out on Masters Berlin, they placed top 8 at Reykjavik along with their Champions run.
X10 Crit’s roster was unsure of their destiny even at Champions
it was already known that Patiphan’s last Valorant event would be at Champions. It was revealed shortly thereafter that he would be joining the Overwatch League‘s LA Gladiators. This left X10 in a bit of a difficult position as they no longer had their star player.
“I’m not even sure if what we’re going to do or if I’m going to retire,” Crws told Esports.gg at the time. “I’m just not sure. We don’t know what we’re gonna do in the next few months. We’re just here to play our hearts out and think about everything else later”
Rumors abound, though, that the new roster is playing for Xerxia. They’ve been invited to play in the upcoming FPSThailand event. This roster move has not yet been announced, and it’s unclear if the entire roster is along for the ride. It seems that there is at least some hope for fans of X10 Crit’s aggressive playstyle. It helps that Xerxia already hinted at picking up a Valorant roster soon – this departure seems too convenient otherwise.
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