Talon Esports’ Valorant star Patiphan “Patiphan” Chaiwong (also known as Patt) announced his indefinite break from the pro scene.

Following Patt’s decision, Talon decided to bench Patt and give the Thai FPS star “time to rejuvenate himself.”

“Patiphan remains an important part of our team,” said Talon. The organization clarified that Patt will not travel with the team to South Korea to compete in the VCT Pacific League early next year.

Instead, he will be in Thailand close to his family.

Patiphan shares his decision to step down from Talon Esports’ Valorant roster

Talon Esports' official statement on Patiphan "Patt" Chaiwong's decision to step away from competitive Valorant
Credit: Talon Esports

On December 4, Patt shared a message to his fans on X (formerly Twitter) about his most recent struggles.

“For some time now, I’ve been experiencing a decline in my passion for gaming,” he said. “Even logging in to play has become difficult, and I find myself in a constant struggle.”

Patt explained that it wouldn’t be fair to his teammates if he continued to compete with the team when he was constantly thinking of taking a break from competitive play.

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“While I have confidence in my ability to play at the highest level, I know I won’t be in the best state of mind, which potentially risks bad outcomes for everyone involved, and that’s not the player and teammate I want to be,” he said.”

Talon asked the esports community to share their support and understanding of Patt.

“We always put our player’s welfare as our top priority above anything else and will continue to support him in every meaningful way as he transitions to the reserve roster,” said Talon.

Patt did not give a timeline for his return, but he is convinced his competitive drive will return. “When it does, I will be back stronger than ever,” he said.

Talon Esports Valorant roster

  • Thanamethk “Crws” Mahatthananuyut
  • Jittana “JitboyS” Nokngam
  • Seungmin Oh “ban” Joseph
  • Peter “Governor” No
  • Lionel “lenne” Lim

Singaporean player lenne will replace Patt in the starting roster for the start of the VCT 2024 season.

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