The Southeast Asian esports organisation has made the announcement that they are letting go of their Valorant roster. After a long year and issues with travel, this seemed like the only way forward for the team.
Bren Esports is a competitive gaming organisation based in the Philippines. Despite the issues with Covid-19, they have been having a good run in the season so far. In fact, they were the number one seeded team in the Southeast Asian Valorant region. As one of the top teams in the world, they were a favourite for any upcoming events.
One upcoming event that folks were excited to see them compete at was the Masters Berlin. This was the third and final Masters event of this year’s competitive calendar and one of the last chances that teams have to qualify for the Grand Finals at the end of the year.
Like we reported yesterday, in an unfortunate turn of events, Bren Esports were unable to attend the Masters. Due to the resurgence of Covid-19 and the travel restrictions put in place by their home country and Germany they could not secure their travel visas.
Both Bren and Riot Games worked together to rectify the situation but unfortunately, they couldn’t fix the issue in time. As a result of the travel issues, they could not attend the event. Now, the roster has made the decision to split from Bren.
Bren Esports had a fantastic Valorant roster:
These five players led the organisation to more success than they have had in years. Previously the organisation had fielded teams in esports like Overwatch, Clash Royale, Arena of Valor, PUBG, and more. None found as much success as their Valorant roster.
Bren Esports announced the news on Facebook and it is clear that they are also unhappy to lose out on the team. The announcement read: “As of the moment, the team has decided to explore and review other possible opportunities, a decision that we respect and wish them all the best in their competitive careers.”
On a happier note, it seems like the split was amicable. Most of the team took to social media to thank Bren Esports for the experience.
The announcement is a little bit fuzzy on the details. It is unclear if the five players will stick together and look for a new organisation to take them under their wing or go it alone as an org-less team on the Valorant circuit. Honestly, it would serve them well to stick together for the time being. Riot Games have made it clear that if at least three members of the team remain together then they will still be eligible for their circuit points.
If this is case and another organisation signs them, the roster of Bren Esports, if not the team itself, would still be eligible for the Champions at the end of the year.