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- MVP PK part ways with their CS:GO roster with the contract coming to an end.
- The South Korean CS:GO roster shifts its focus towards VALORANT.
- Former MVP PK coach talks about the lineup's transition towards the new tactical shooter
One of the most successful South Korean esports organization MVP PK has just parted ways with their entire CS:GO roster, with the players deciding to turn their focus towards the new tactical shooter VALORANT, as their contract with the organization comes to an end, according to a report by Fomos.kr.
The South Korean organization has been one of the best Asian teams to compete in CS:GO since its inception back in June 2016, consisting of some of the best Korean players in the circuit.
With a lot of esports organization already assembling a team for VALORANT which is still in beta, former MVP PK coach Pyeon “Termi” Seon-ho says that “The team which has come together for playing VALORANT has perfectly adapted to the game and have not lost a single scrim (practice) yet.”
He further stated that “There were many similar aspects to the game when compared to CS:GO, so I expected us to adapt easily. We are practising by applying what we already know about the game and following a similar system with the experience that I have accumulated over the years.”
Since its inception MVP PK has been a force to reckon with, attaining victory at CS:GO Asia Summit, eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2018, and Cobx Masters Phase 2, while also qualifying for multiple international tournaments like IEM Chicago 2018, ESL Pro League Season 7, IEM Sydney 2018, ESL One: Cologne 2019, IEM Sydney 2019, and many more.
Earlier Team Absolute from Japan had also decided to suspend its CS:GO activities to pursue a future in VALORANT, and now with the top South Korea CS:GO roster also moving on to the new title, the CS:GO circuit within Asia seems to be in a bit of trouble.