You can take the pro gamer out of esports, but you can’t take esports out of the pro gamer. Gary “blaZek1ng” Dastin has taken quite an unconventional route to pro play and Valorant Champions 2022.

From CS:GO pro to office worker and now one of the best Valorant players in Indonesia, blaZek1ng’s journey has been full of twists and turns.

The BOOM Esports player is headed to Istanbul as part of the first Indonesian team on Valorant’s global stage, and he left his stable job as an accounts payable officer at Indonesian conglomerate SASA to do it.

He talked to ONE Esports about shifting his career path in and out of esports, and the day he quit his job for Valorant.

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