s0m steps away from the professional scene to concentrate on content creation
NRG Esports have announced that Sam "s0m" Oh decided to take a step away from professional scene to concentrate on content creation. s0m said in the farewell video that he will be streaming during the offseason, but he will be waiting for an opportunity to come back to the professional VALORANT scene.
s0m joined NRG three years ago
S0m used to be a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player before switching to VALORANT, just like most of the other professional players. His VALORANT career started back in 2020 under the roof of NRG Esports, and he competed for the organization until today. During this 3-year period, he competed in international tournaments. The first two years of NRG weren’t optimal, considering their level in the last year. After getting accepted to franchising, the organization invested more into its VALORANT division and formed a very competitive roster. To start things off, the organization finished VCT 2023: LOCK//IN Sao Paulo 5th-8th after falling down to LOUD. NRG placed second in VCT 2023 Americas League, fourth in VCT 2023: Masters Tokyo, and finally, 9th-12th in VALORANT Champions 2023. After a disappointing performance in Los Angeles, NRG players s0m and FNS announced that they would be streaming more.
At the start of the offseason, s0m mentioned on his stream that he intended to prioritize streaming while waiting for the right opportunity, hinting at his departure from NRG. NRG officially confirmed that s0m, who had been with them for three years, is leaving the organization.
S0m holds a 1.11 rating and a 1.17 K/D in his career. In 2023, he held a 1.13 rating and his go-to Agent was Harboır, with 23 picks. He played smoker Agents for NRG, such as Omen, Astra, Brimstone, and Viper.
Here is NRG’s roster in 2023:
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