July 27, 2021


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TenZ steps down from Valorant esports


Valorant Pro Tyson “TenZ” Ngo will no longer be part of the active roster of Cloud9 Blue. The player has announced that he is taking an indefinite leave from the sports scene of the game.


After being transferred from the Counter-Strike:Global Offensive division of Cloud9, the 19-year-old spent seven months on Cloud9 Blue’s roster. TenZ is set to remain, but as a streamer, under the Cloud9 umbrella.

A video montage was released by Cloud9 to bid farewell to its ace, in which TenZ specified that he would like to create more content. The Valorant pro clarified that it was his personal choice to step down from the professional roster as he wants to focus on his streaming career.

In the Cloud9 farewell video, he said, “I’m going to be standing down from the Cloud9 Blue team to pursue content creation.”

One of the first notable players to leave CS:GO to join Valorant was TenZ. In the CSGO scene, his arrival initiated a player exodus, as more players moved to furnish Valorant esports. TenZ finished first in the Elite Esports and Rivalry Bowl tournament after being the first player in North America to reach the Radiant rank.

TenZ may return to Valorant

Even after his exit, Cloud9’s newly minted streamer will continue to follow the competitive scene. The player said that when “the time is right.” he may return to competitive.

TenZ currently boasts about 700 Twitch followers and has a stable base of viewers. The streamer hopes to make a comeback despite a flourishing following when Valorant’s esports scene has stabilized.

It is uncertain whether he is referring to larger prize pools, live events being introduced, a transfer to another team, or perhaps a return to CSGO. TenZ, however, has left a lasting impression on Valorant’s esports and remains one of the top talents of the game.