RJ 'Kenzyy' Cruz leaves TNC Pro Team to pursue career outside esports

Aditya Singh Rawat

3o, May, 2019

Cover Image Courtesy: TNC Pro Team - CSGO

TNC Pro Team today announced via their Facebook page the departure of RJ ‘Kenzyy’ Cruz from the team's line-up. The decision was made by the player himself as he looks to pursue a career outside of esports.


Kenzyy had joined the Philippines roster back in March 2017 and since then the 23-year-old has been playing with TNC. He has been an essential part of the team during these years, giving some phenomenal performances while being an insanely talented rifler.

Kenzyy holds an overall HLTV rating of 0.96. The player since joining the team has steadily improved in the past 2 years and his departure will surely leave quite a void in the TNC line-up.

Image Credit: HLTV

This is what the organization had to say about his departure,

“We are grateful for his fruitful time with us as his contributions helped us achieve successful results at competitions in and out of the country. We wish him the best as he journeys towards a new chapter of his life!”

Ryan Crisostomo, Manager of TNC Pro Team - CS:GO has a few words to say,

“To all the fans of TNC Predator, we will continue this journey and we will try our best in the upcoming tournaments. Thank you for the support!”

He also stated that Kenzyy had to leave esports due to a family commitment. Being the eldest in his family he has to go back and manage their family business. As it was not possible to balance both of these things at the same time he had to give up on his gaming career.

As for Kenzyy’s replacement, there is no one at the moment who has been offered a position. The organization is actively looking for a suitable replacement. The team will be picking up a player soon as they plan on participating in the upcoming qualifiers for both Qi Invitational & Starladder Berlin Major which are starting barely two weeks from now on 13th May.

TNC Pro Team’s current line-up is as follows,

  • Chris ‘Pro.’ Martir

  • Jim ‘BORKUM’ Timbreza

  • Riley ‘witz’ Go

  • Deko ‘Papichulo’ Evangelista