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Crazy Raccoon releases most of roster, looks to rebuild

Crazy Raccoon releases most of roster, looks to rebuild

Brandon "Mothman" Moore

12/28/2021, 1:47:42 PM


The world of VALORANT keeps showing that even teams who made Champions aren’t safe from the rostermania unfolding. The powerhouse team from Japan, Crazy Raccoon, are the most recent organization to completely shake things up. At first, they parted ways with Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom. Now, the rest of the team, aside from Yusuke “neth” Matsuda, has been let go.

Crazy Raccoon releases most of roster, looks to rebuild

Crazy Raccoon famously traveled to each international LAN as part of the 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour. They were clearly the best team to come out of Japan, but their results were not mirrored during global competition. The organization only boasts one series victory against the other regions of the world. In fact, that series against Havan Liberty during Masters Berlin is the only in which they won a map at all.

Crazy Raccoon looks to move on at this point, with the release of the following:

Along with that, Teppei “ade” Kuno has transitioned to a streamer/content creator role within the organization.

One player immediately found a new home, as ESportsConnected revealed Bazzi joining their team ten minutes after the Crazy Raccoon announcement. This comes just days after the organization entered the VALORANT scene. The rest of the players should have no problem landing on their feet with the talent they have showcased throughout the year.

What’s next for Crazy Raccoon is bit of a mystery, but we have an idea of which direction they are headed. The organization is not completely exiting the esport. Instead, they are looking to rebuild and will announce their new roster soon. Is neth safe and the focal point of this restructuring? That can only be assumed until CR says otherwise.

Stay tuned to Run It Back as 2022 approaches and more breaking news like this arrives!


12/28/2021

Brandon "Mothman" Moore

Brandon is a long time gamer with a passion for writing. Combining the two has been a dream come true. He was Run It Back's official correspondent for First Strike NA and looks forward to covering the North American Valorant scene for a long time.