SuperMassive Blaze announce XiSTOU, pAura part ways
The Turkish organisation announced their entry to VALORANT roster a while ago, signing Turkey’s top players to compete in the scene. The team won the VCT 2021 - Stage 3 - Turkey - Challengers 1 to qualify for the VCT 2021 - Stage 3 - EMEA - Challengers Playoffs. After showing both unexpected and strong performances against their international opponents, they secured second place to compete at the VCT 2021 - Stage 3 - Masters Berlin - Group Stage but failed to achieve anything worthy afterward.
SuperMassive Blaze and pAura have officially parted ways yesterday and it looks like Batuhan "russ" Malgac and Mehmet "TURKO" Özen will also be leaving ahead of VCT 2022. According to the latest announcement, the former Oxygen Esports player XiSTOU is the second addition to SMB’s new roster, right after Caner "CyderX" Demir.
XiSTOU was an important piece of the Oxygen Esports roster especially in VCT 2021 - Stage 1 - Turkey Masters and VCT 2021 - Stage 2 - Europe - Challengers Playoffs, where they reached the semifinals. He has some international experience and he mainly plays Cypher, and Killjoy to help his team. During his last six maps, XiSTOU held a 0.88 rating, 0.97 KD, and 190.5 ACS.
With this change SuperMassive Blaze’s roster is as follows:Baran "Izzy" YılmazEren "Brave" KasırgaCaner "CyderX" DemirGöktuğ "XiSTOU" Canciğer