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XTZ Esports Discontinues its Valorant Roster Within Three Months of Signing

Abhimannu Das
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  • XTZ Esports announced the departure of its Valorant roster in less than two weeks since its Free Fire team disbanded.
  • The organization revealed that it was unable to meet player demands in time which led to the split.
  • The players will no longer be a part of the team and have decided to go their own ways for future prospects.

XTZ Esports issued a statement revealing that the Valorant roster will no longer be a part of the organization. The team disbanded as the organization was not able to fulfil player demands in time. The players will no longer play together as a team and are looking for new opportunities individually. XTZ Esports’ roster was formed after the players moved from Noble Esports to the organization in November 2020. Since their move to XTZ, the roster won at the Predator Gaming League and have gone head-to-head against India’s top Valorant teams. AFK Gaming reached out to the players and the organization and received their inputs on their split. 

Why Did the XTZ Esports Roster Leave the Organization

XTZ Esports Discontinues its Valorant Roster Within Three Months of Signing


We reached out to Simar ‘Psy’ Sethi, who revealed that XTZ was unable to provide a bootcamp and other equipment to the Valorant team. He said that the members of the team will go their own ways and will no longer be playing as a team.

XTZ Esports told AFK Gaming, “There weren’t any issues between the team and XTZ, we had a wonderful relationship, and they’re great players and individuals. The reason we had to let them go was not related to performance but because of multiple unrelated factors.” 

The organization also disbanded its Free Fire roster recently on February 5. The reason for this was not publicly announced by the organization. The Valorant roster which disbanded recently, includes: 

  • Simar ‘psy’ Sethi
  • Tejas ‘Rex’ Kotian
  • Saaransh 'Whimp' Dang
  • Harsh ‘Harsh’ Arora
  • Shailesh “blackhawk” Dalvi

About XTZ Esports

XTZ was founded in India in 2020 and broke into multiple games with fresh rosters. The organization was looking into including PUBG, Free Fire, Standoff 2, Call of Duty Mobile, Rocket League, CS: GO, Clash of Clans, DOTA 2, Brawl Stars and Valorant last year. But with the departure of its Free Fire and Valorant teams, the organization’s plans look uncertain. 

Simar ‘psy’ Sethi and the rest of the Valorant roster competed in events under the XTZ banner after the players parted ways with Noble Esports. The Valorant team’s departure from Noble was attributed to a lack of practice and synergy. In October, Psy revealed that Hikka was playing from Sri Lanka which caused issues due to high latency. XTZ Esports partnered with the roster and they found success for three months before disbanding again. None of the players have indicated where they will be heading after the split.  

RELATED:  XTZ Esports Wins Valorant Championship at Predator Gaming League

Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.

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