Lakia leaves NUTURN to join Vision Strikers while 10X replaces him | VALORANT NEWS

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After announcing his departure from NUTURN, Kim “Lakia” Jong-min has now officially joined Vision Strikers fielding a 7-man roster ahead of VCT Stage 3 starting tomorrow. The VALORANT community was quite surprised with this move considering how well NUTURN played at Masters Reykjavik fielding Lakia with them but everyone knows how strong Vision Strikers where before VCT Stage 2 and the expectations are high for them to get back on top again. Replacing Lakia on NUTURN will be Choi  “10X” Jin-woo who has been a free agent since the previous team he played for, Rio Company disbanded.

Focusing on Sova, Lakia had joined NUTURN back in November 2020 and the team had quite a good run both in Stage 1 where they lost the Grand Final to Vision Strikers while in Stage 2, they won their regional final over DWG KIA after beating Vision Strikers in the semi final and even made it to 3rd place in Masters Reykjavík after losing to FNATIC 2-1 in the Lower Bracket Final. In 2021, Lakia has a rating of 1.17 with an overall ACS of 227 and 1.24 K/D; staggering numbers for a non-Duelist role.

Lakia at Masters Reykjavík - © Colin Young-Wolff / Riot Games
Lakia at Masters Reykjavík – © Colin Young-Wolff / Riot Games

On the other hand Choi  “10X” Jin-woo has replaced Lakia on NUTURN after the confirmation of their IGL, solo. Rumours that solo will retire began to be spread around after Masters Reykjavík but yesterday solo himself confirmed that he will continue playing with the team and confirmed their new addition. 10X has also mained Sova during his VALORANT career fielding an overall ACS of 202 and 1.05 K/D

With these roster changes, Vision Strikers are now:

Kim “stax” Gu-taek
Lee “k1Ng” Seung-won
Kim “Zest” Gi-seok
Goo “Rb” Sang-Min
Myeongkwan “MaKo” Kim
Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul
Kim “Lakia” Jong-min

On the other hand, NUTURN are now:

Park “allow” Sang-wook
Jung “peri” Bum-gi
Seo “Suggest” Jae-young
Kang “solo” Keun-chul
Choi “10X” Jin-woo