New York Fury is gearing up for a massive overhaul of its Valorant roster. The team, part of the NYXL brand formerly known as Andbox, has dropped most of its roster ahead of VCT NA Stage 2 Challengers in May.
New signings Dayton “Lear” Akau and Jonard “Jonaaa6” Penaflor have been released from the organization, despite joining only in January. At the same time, Daniel “vice” Kim and Anthony “mummAy” DiPaolo have been moved to the inactive roster, where they will be allowed to explore options.
Vice is the longest-serving member of the team and has been representing the New York-based esports organization since last April. MummAy joined in November, after a long stint with the then Team Envy.
NY Fury is about to get a completely new look after rebranding
NY Fury appears to be looking to rebuild around in-game leader Chad “Oderus” Miller, the only man left standing.
“I really enjoyed working with all of these players. Any team would be lucky to have them. Sometimes bigger shake-ups are needed for everyone to find success,” Matt “Warden” Dickens, General Manager for NY Fury, wrote on Twitter.
The team last took part in March’s Knights Monthly Gauntlet tournament, where they went out in the round-of-32 after falling short against Complexity.
With only one more stage of Challengers events left before Valorant Champions at the end of the year, several teams are making drastic changes to improve their chances of success in Stage 2.
The roster changes will be the second fresh coat of paint, after a major rebrand that saw the organization leave behind the Andbox name in favor of NYXL.
In addition to its Valorant team, the organization is also home to franchised teams in the Call of Duty League and Overwatch League.