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Xeta Retires From Counter-Strike for VALORANT

Cody Luongo  | 
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Seon-Ho "xeta" Son has announced his retirement from Counter-Strike in pursuit of a professional career in VALORANT. (Photo courtesy HLTV)

Chinese organization TYLOO has confirmed the departure of Seon-Ho “xeta” Son, who is setting down Counter-Strike permanently in favor of a prospective career in Riot Games’ VALORANT.

The 23-year old made his first impression on the professional CS:GO circuit during the PGL KeSPA Regional Minor Championship Asia playing with South Korean organization m0nster.kr. In 2018, xeta took his professional career to new heights when he signed on with MVP PK in June 2018; the year-and-a-half spell saw the South Korean AWPer lead his team to a title finish at eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2018 and qualify for a collection of international LAN events.

Xeta spent the last several months of his career with TYLOO, competing at IEM Katowice Major, ESL Pro League Season 11, and finally, the Rio Major Asia Minor before announcing his retirement.

“I’m officially moving to VALORANT,” xeta said in a statement. “I have nothing but good memories and people in [Counter-Strike], with [these] great memories I will continue to make something huge in my life playing VALORANT as well!”

At the time of writing, xeta has not been linked to a professional organization as a VALORANT player.

Cody Luongo
Cody Luongo
An American journalist specializing in business, gambling and Counter-Strike - Cody was a competitive gamer first before starting his career in esports. Competing in several titles including Halo, Counter-Strike and Rainbow Six prior to his career as a journalist where he would go on to write for ESPN, Esports Insider, SickOdds and many more.