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NYXL announced on Monday that Jonard “Jonaaa6” Penaflor and Dayton “Lear” Akau are no longer members of their VALORANT team, the New York Fury. In addition, they have moved Daniel “vice” Kim and Anthony “mummAy” DiPaolo to their inactive roster, leaving the two players open to explore opportunities with other teams.

These sweeping roster changes come less than two weeks after the organization’s rebrand from Andbox on March 23. NYXL’s announcement tweet said that “with rebuilding comes big changes.” The most recent roster had only been in place since January, when Jonaaa6 and Lear joined the organization.

As a result of the overhaul, in-game leader Chad “Oderus” Miller has been left as the only active member of the NYXL VALORANT roster. While it appears NYXL are looking to revamp their roster, they have not yet announced any replacements for the dropped and inactive players.


The Andbox VALORANT roster most recently competed in the Pittsburgh Knights Monthly Gauntlet in March. They won a pair of best-of-one sets to open the tournament, defeating Victorem Esports 13-5 and CripWalkas 13-4.

Their run came to a close the day before the company rebranded after a best-of-three match against Complexity. Complexity won that set 2-0, securing a 13-11 win on Haven and a dominant 13-1 victory on Split.

NYXL’s VALORANT players have not yet competed under the New York Fury title. Since they have not registered to compete in any upcoming tournaments, it is currently unclear when the New York Fury will officially make their debut.

Alongside the New York Fury, NYXL owns franchises in other esports. The organization heads up the Overwatch League’s New York Excelsior, which were the inspiration for the overall rebrand to NYXL. In addition, they manage the Call of Duty League’s New York Subliners.

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