After being unable to attend Masters 3: Berlin, Bren Esports’ VALORANT roster have disbanded.
In an announcement on Facebook, Bren Esports revealed that its VALORANT roster will be exploring other opportunities. This announcement comes just days after it was revealed that the team would be unable to attend Masters 3.
“As of the moment, the team has decided to explore and review other possible opportunities, a decision that we respect and wish them all the best in their competitive careers,” said Bren Esports in a post on Facebook. “Thank you for representing Bren Esports and more importantly, the Philippines!”
The Southeast Asia representatives were unable to secure visas to travel internationally to Berlin. This prevented the organization from attending the tournament. Due to their absence, the tournament format had to shift slightly to accommodate the 15 remaining teams. However, Southeast Asia will still have one representative at Berlin with Paper Rex, the first seed to qualify for the tournament.
Bren Esports to move on to new horizons
Bren Esports’ roster will now explore other options after parting ways with the organization. The team was comprised of Jessie “JessieVash” Cristy Cuyco, Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan, Jim “BORKUM” Timbreza, Kevin “Dispenser” Te, Riley “witz” Go and coach Gilbert “Gibo” Sales Jr. With the entire Bren Esports roster now gone, they will be looking for opportunities outside of the organization.
If another organization were to pick up three of the five players from Bren Esports, they would be able to keep the circuit points that the team acquired. This was confirmed by the project manager for VALORANT’s Southeast Asia region, Alex Archambault, on Twitter.
— Alex Archambault @M3🇩🇪 (@OpalCasts) September 8, 2021
“Per the Bren announcement, the circuit points will remain with the roster of players if 3 of the 5 sign to the same org,” said Archambault on Twitter, following the news.
For an organization looking to get into VALORANT, or another SEA team looking for better players, it would be beneficial to sign most of the former Bren Esports roster. That way, the players and their new team would still have a shot at qualifying for Champions at the end of the year.