TenZ steps down from Cloud9 Blue Valorant Roster to pursue content creation
17-year-old Valorant prodigy Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo will be stepping down from Cloud9 Blue's active Valorant roster and will also be discontinuing competitive Valorant play for a while. The Jett main will now be switching to full time content creation.
He announced this unexpected decision in a video posted on the official Cloud9 Twitter account. “As of right now and going forward, I’m going to be stepping down from the Cloud9 Blue team to pursue content creation,”
The organization bid farewell to the 17-year-old prodigy by posting a montage packing Tenz's best moments with Cloud9 Blue Valorant.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the major reason for the step back
During a Twitch stream, TenZ while talking about his decision said, “I’d say for me, COVID is probably one of the things that’s making it hard for me to stay playing a professional player online. Just because I play with 60 ping and everyone else has sub-30 or sub-40,” he said.
According to the statement made by Tenz, home play for him is very difficult as he experiences higher pings than his competitors however he has said that “I will come back to competitive play when I see the time is right."
TenZ took to his twitter account asking for everyone's support through the decision and has mentioned that until he is off the team, he will be focusing on content creation for Youtube and Twitch.
Tenz debuted his esports career in 2017 starting off with CS:GO. Before moving to Cloud9 Valorant in 2020, he was an active part of the Cloud9 Counter Strike: Global Offensive roster in 2019.