Sam "s0m" Oh of NRG competes at VALORANT Masters Tokyo Brackets Stage at Tipstar Dome Chiba on June 21, 2023 in Tokyo, Japan.

S0m parts ways with NRG

By George Geddes


Sep 14, 2023

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North American Valorant player and content creator Sam “s0m” Oh has parted ways with organization NRG, it was announced last night. 

S0m is leaving NRG after three years with the organization where he pursued competitive Valorant and competed at the highest level. He will return to content creation during this offseason but did not rule out another stint in competitive Valorant, he said in a video for NRG. 

“Since joining us three years ago, Sam was everything you could ask for as a streamer, a teammate, and a friend. Thank you for being with us on this journey, and we wish you all the best for the future,” the organization said in a social post. 

S0m leaves competition behind, for now

S0m was known as a top player in North America this year with his switch to the controller role.

Typically known for his duelist, he was able to perform for NRG but failed to win a Championship for the side. At VCT LOCK//IN earlier this year, NRG took down KOI and Giants to begin the season but failed to take a victory against last year’s Champions, LOUD. 

The regular season began poorly for the North American team, but NRG quickly bounced back with a string of victories toward the tail end of the split. Two victories over Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses allowed NRG to face off against LOUD in the grand final of the VCT Americas league. But LOUD was, once again, able to get one-up on NRG and defeated the North American team convincingly 3-0. 

While NRG had a relatively good season, it was below the expectations of a former OpTic core with plenty of success in the previous season. 

The departure of s0m is coupled with the reported removal of in-game leader Pujan “FNS” Mehta from the starting lineup, which originally reported on Aug 23.