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This is the Rise, Fall and Rise Again of TenZ.

Tyson “TenZ” Ngo is arguably the best VALORANT player alive.

But TenZ wasn’t always the dominant force he is today. Before being heralded as a god in VALORANT, TenZ was a failed Counter-Strike prodigy. He had all the raw talent and ability to become a star in that esport. But, when his big break finally arrived, he just didn’t materialize into the generational talent that fans were expecting. 

Suddenly, the words “choker,” “overhyped” and “overrated” began to attach themselves to TenZ. And, to some, it looked as though he was not as talented as his potential had suggested. However, just on the horizon, there was a second chance at greatness. One that TenZ couldn’t afford to squander: VALORANT. 

The Rise of TenZ

While the early part of his CS:GO career was in many ways typical for an up-and-coming pubstar — competing in developmental leagues and open qualifiers — TenZ has always stood out from the crowd.

And there’s an obvious reason for that: his god-like aim. 

The Canadian teenager was heralded as a prodigy. And it was only a matter of time before he would make the jump to the next level of North American CS. After two years of competitive experience, it looked like that moment had arrived in mid 2018 when Dignitas brought him on as a stand-in. 

Experience the rest of the Rise, Fall and Rise Again of TenZ by watching the video above or heading to Upcomer’s YouTube channel.

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