blaZek1ng joins Global Esports

Written By Doğukan Sarıdemir Writer
Last UpdatedSeptember 25, 2023 at 03:50PM
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Global Esports announced the signing of Gary "blaZek1ng" Dastin, a 27-year-old veteran player who shined at BOOM Esports.

blaZek1ng is now officially part of Global Esports for the upcoming season, making him the fourth player to join the squad. This is his first team change since BOOM Esports took over the Boys With Love crew back in 2020. In his new adventure with Global Esports, blaZek1ng will be teaming up with some familiar faces, including former Paper Rex player Benedict "Benkai" Tan, former Guild Esports player Russel "Russ" Mendes, and Abhirup "Lightningfast" Choudhury, who's sticking around for the next season.

blaZek1ng has been a key player for BOOM Esports since 2020 and is a prominent figure in the Indonesian VALORANT scene. His competitive journey in VALORANT goes way back to First Strike and covers the last three VCT Indonesia seasons. Notably, he played a pivotal role in securing the VCT 2022 - APAC Last Chance Qualifier win, earning BOOM Esports a spot at VALORANT Champions Istanbul. Before Michael "SEVERiNE" Winata joined the team in 2023, blaZek1ng was the tactical mastermind behind BOOM Esports while still being a strong fragger.

Recently, blaZek1ng stood out as the second-best player for BOOM Esports during their victory at VCL Indonesia Split 2. This accomplishment earned them a chance to represent their region at VCT Ascension Pacific. However, in the Bangkok tournament, BOOM Esports finished in third-fourth place after a tough loss to the eventual champions, Bleed Esports.

With blaZek1ng on board, Global Esports is aiming high. In the 2023 VCT season, they finished in eighth place in the Pacific League and didn't manage to secure a single map win in the Last Chance Qualifier.

Global Esports' lineup now:

  • Singapore Benedict "Benkai" Tan
  • India Abhirup "Lightningfast" Paul Choudhury
  • United Kingdom Russel "Russ" Mendes
  • Indonesia Gary "blaZek1ng" Dastin
  • United Kingdom Peter "Spin" Bradford (Head Coach)
  • United Kingdom Morgan "BigTime" Jay (Assistant Coach)

A man from Turkey who has been involved in computer and video games almost since he was born, and has made esports his life's fantasy for over 10 years.

So, with over 13 years of dedicated interest and experience in the gaming & esports industry, I possess a deep understanding of its dynamics and operations. I've been actively engaged in the field for the past 4 years, gaining invaluable insights into the workings of the esports world. During this time, I have had the privilege of writing over 800 articles in English & Turkish, covering a wide range of games such as Call of Duty, DotA2, Apex Legends, CS:GO, and VALORANT. Though my specialization has predominantly been in CS:GO news, I have also extensively researched and written about teams, players, and tournaments in VALORANT, Call of Duty, and Apex Legends.

Additionally, my comprehensive knowledge of the gaming industry encompasses updates, streamers, deals, commercials, and more, complemented by a solid understanding of SEO practices. Beyond my writing expertise, I am proficient in Photoshop, allowing me to create visually appealing content. In recognition of my passion for esports journalism, I founded an esports news media website in Turkey, where I currently serve as the editor-in-chief. Leading this platform has not only honed my editorial skills but has also enabled me to effectively manage social media accounts, collaborating with social media managers to amplify our online presence.

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