For VALORANT, the 20-year-old Patiphan “Patiphan” Chaiwong has decided to take an indefinite hiatus from competitive gaming after “experiencing a decline in passion.” The player claims that he has momentarily become uninterested in the actual game. He battles with himself throughout every game because he doesn’t want to disappoint his teammates. He expressed gratitude to the supporters and pledged to make a bigger comeback when he was ready. This choice was made in the wake of doubts regarding his future, especially after his absence from the 2023 ESL Clash of Nations, when the fresh Talon Esports team came 2nd after losing to Team NKT and FULL SENSE, 2 domestic tier-two competitors. Get ready for an exhilarating season ahead and continue reading for the best information to help your valorant betting odds!
According to Talon, Patiphan will stay in Thailand near his family and prioritize his health rather than traveling to Korea with the other members of the team.
In October 2022, Patiphan became a member of the team; nevertheless, he did not make much progress in that period. He finished ninth in the VCT 2023: Pacific League, and the team and player went on to lose the VCT 2023: Pacific Last Chance Qualifier, which prevented them from competing in the previous global tournament. Before joining Talon, Patiphan played for X10 Esports, where he made 2 of his 3 international outings. He placed among the best 8 at 2021’s Champions before moving to Overwatch in 2022.
Patiphan rejoined Talon’s official lineup for the Pacific League after skipping the first event of 2023, but he and everyone else at Talon still dreamed of attending Masters: Tokyo, and it broke apart quickly after their league performance. The team finished in 9th place, one spot ahead of the DetonatioN FocusMe team that did not win, and Talon was eliminated from the playoffs to compete for one of 3 Japan tickets.
Talon Esports updated their squad in the course of the recent off-season, bringing in Joseph “ban” Seungmin in an attempt to increase their chances for the upcoming season. With Patiphan’s departure from VCT, Thanamethk “Crws” Mahatthananuyut is the only remaining player of the X10 roster that made it to the Champions Berlin and Reykjavík Masters in 2021.
Patiphan was supposed to compete alongside the other players on the team until he made the decision to stop competing. The one most likely to take his place is Lim “lenne” You Xiang Lionel, who will be looking to fill in patiphan’s shoes.
Take all the time you need, @itsPatiphan and we look forward to your comeback soon. 🫂 ❤️
— TALON (@TALON_ESPORTS) December 4, 2023
In a statement he shared on social media, he said: “For some time now, I’ve been experiencing decline in my passion for the game. Even logging in to play has become difficult, and I find myself in a constant struggle. It wouldn’t be fair to my teammates for me to continue when thoughts of stepping away are constantly on my mind.
I want to say thank you to the fans who have stuck by me through these years.”
In addition, the organization wished the player luck in finding inspiration once more. Although the Thai player’s return home date is still uncertain, it is safe to predict that it won’t be until the competitive season begins in 2024.
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