BOOM Esports release frostmind
One of the biggest Esports organizations in Indonesia and all of APAC, BOOM Esports announced today the release of their flex player Rafi "frostmind" Diandra on Twitter.
While under the BOOM Esports banner frostmind helped the organizations win five tournaments, with the most notorious win being the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: Indonesia Stage 1 Challengers where BOOM Esports defeated BOY WITH LOVE 3-0 in the final, qualifying for the APAC Challengers and winning $10,000.
So far this season BOOM Esports had some good results, winning the Indonesian league in stage 1 and finishing third place in stage 2.
In stage 1 of the APAC Challengers, the squad was able to place 4th losing to XERXIA, who finished in second place, in the lower bracket.
However, in stage 2 the team failed to replicate their success. Despite qualifying for the playoffs they didn't win a series in the playoffs and were once again eliminated by XERXIA.
This meant the team finished 7th-8th in stage two and despite having qualified for the APAC Last Chance Qualifier, the squad was far from the level they showed at the beginning of this year.
Doing a change with the most important tournament of the year for the squad only one month away is never an easy or consensual decision, so only time will tell if this was the right move by BOOM Esports.
It shouldn't take long until the team announces their new player if no more moves are on the calendar for BOOM Esports, something I think is very unlikely.
Finding a great flex player that is able to quickly learn the system of the team will be fundamental for BOOM Esports to have a good chance in the APAC Last Chance Qualifier that will take place this August.
BOOM Esports roster is now the following:
Gary "blaZek1ng" Dastin Saibani "fl1pzjder" Rahmad Rizkie "BerserX" Adla Kusuma David "Tehbotol" Monangin
Ji "meow" Dong-jun