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Former XSET player Zander “thwifo” Kim will join Andbox when the contract negotiations are completed, multiple sources told Upcomer on July 13.
However, this deal has not been fulfilled at the time of publication. The organizations must come to an agreement to transfer the player, as he is still under contract at XSET.
Following the completion of the deal, thwifo will play for Andbox during the VALORANT Championship Tour Stage 3 Challengers 2 Open Qualifier. This is set to begin on July 22.
Thwifo joins Andbox
Following the removal of Sebastian “seb” Buck, who was released by Andbox on July 10, thwifo was chosen to fill the final slot on the team.
The former Fortnite star had been previously signed to XSET. He joined on July 16, 2020 in order to build a VALORANT team. The roster was completed with the signings of Pretty Boyz, which consisted of members that remain on the roster. Upon the release of thwifo, Jordan “AYRIN” He and Bryce “PureR” Lovell are the only two remaining players from the original roster.
On July 1, thwifo was benched from XSET. This move followed the arrival of former Noble youngster Zachary “zekken” Patrone and former Counter-Strike in-game leader Rory “dephh” Jackson. Thwifo has been without a team since his removal from the active roster.
XSET’s roster changes resulted in a second place finish in the VCT Stage 3 Challengers 1 tournament. Following a defeat to Sentinels, Andbox have struggled to find consistent form.
During the Stage 3 Challengers 1 Open Qualifier, Andbox was defeated by Gen.G in the round of 16. This resulted in them barely missing out on qualification. On the other side of the bracket, XSET took down Insight and Dark Zero to earn a spot at Challengers 1, which concluded on July 11.
If thwifo signs with Andbox, the organization would field the following roster:
- Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker
- Adam “mada” Pampuch
- Daniel “vice” Kim
- Noah “jcStani” Smith