The North American and Australian Susquehanna Soniqs organization will be removed Iyengaran “IyeN” Raju and Kyran “dizzyLife” Crombie from the VALORANT starting list, announced several sources on Thursday Upcomer and Max “Purest” Katz.
The future of Ethan “Crunchy” Laker’s position in the squad also remains uncertain. Crunchy could look for opportunities elsewhere.
Soniqs joined VALORANT earlier this year but didn’t have the same level of success as other big brands on the scene. Soniqs have usually performed on a semi-professional level but still managed to beat some other North American professional VALORANT teams.
The biggest test for the team begins next year with the start of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022 season, which begins at the end of January. The team must compete in the open qualifying games in order to secure a place in the regional circus for the next few months.
Soniqs recently competed in the Nerd Street Gamers Winter Championship – Open 10, which ended on December 22nd. Soniqs landed in the top eight together with teams like Built by Gamers Academy and VIRTUOSO. TSM Academy defeated Soniqs in the quarterfinals after Australian team beat ex-FLICKBAITERS 2-1.
Soniqs also participated in Frag’s most recent offline event, which ended on December 20th. The Frag Major saw On the Way as the winner, while Soniqs, one of the few organizations that took part in the tournament, finished in the top four.
After the removal of IyeN and dizzyLife, Soniqs will temporarily compile the following VALORANT list:
- Jason sang “JSUNG”
- Bob Tran