During the 2023-24 VALORANT offseason, Gen.G has been actively acquiring talented Korean players who were available in free agency in order to rebuild their team from scratch after a rather underwhelming season. However, T1 recently made a move to sign Gen.G’s Lee “k1Ng” Seung-won, prompting Gen.G to now sign a player from T1. Continue reading for the best information to help your valorant betting odds!
Gen.G has officially announced the acquisition of Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom during the week, making him their third official signing of the offseason rebuild. Previously a member of Cloud 9 Korea, Munchkin played a crucial role in Crazy Raccoon’s success in international competitions. His addition to T1 in the middle of the 2022 season proved to be a valuable asset after visibly improving them almost immediately. Now, with his move to Gen.G, Munchkin joins a new team in the Pacific League and becomes the fourth player on Gen.G’s 2024 rebuilt roster, alongside other highly rated Korean native talents.
Throughout the 2023 season, T1’s VALORANT lineup had a plethora of players on the roster broadly familiar with each other from previous instances, and not even from the title they found themselves participating in. Munchkin played with former teammates Lee “Carpe” Jae-hyeok and Ha “Sayaplayer” Jung-woo within the Overwatch League, with all 3 being hitscan players and successfully making their moves within the VALORANT esports scene. While Carpe was the youngest from the VALORANT pros, Munchkin showcased his talents as an incredible role player, piloting mainly Killjoy and Skye to adapt into the mechanical talent of Sayaplayer.
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According to several statistics, Munchkin proved to be a consistent and almost underrated player within the Pacific League. Among those who participated in at least 40 rounds during the competition, Munchkin ranked eighth in kill to death ratio with a score of 1.15. Additionally, he secured the ninth position in clutch%, successfully executing 19 clutches out of 97 attempts, which accounted for a 20% success rate. Furthermore, the Korean showcased his mechanical skills by ranking 13th in average damage per round, with an impressive score of 141.1.
Additionally, despite T1’s difficulties at international competitions, Munchkin consistently proved himself as either the top or 2nd best player on the team when competing against teams from regions other than their native Pacific side. A remarkable moment that showcased his skills occurred during the Masters Tokyo tournament back on June 12th, where he played a massive role with Killjoy on defense.
Gen.G is currently in search of a fifth player to finalize their roster, but Munchkin has already filled an important position on the active lineup. The only remaining question is which controller player will be added to a rather ambitious Pacific project.
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