JYP Gaming have reunited with former member Mohd "wanr0" Syazwan Hanafie, replacing their ex-AWPer Andrew "kaze" Khong, who left to join the new Chinese team called Flash Gaming.
Within the span of three months, the Malaysian team witnessed two long-time players depart its active line-up earlier this year with Aiman "aimaNNN" Azham and Andrew "kaze" Khong being replaced with Idzni "Click-" Rosdi and Mohd "wanr0" Syazwan Hanafie respectively, from the second known team in the country, Orange Esports.
Formerly known as MVP.Karnal, JYP brings back wanr0, whom they previously competed with for a few months from June to September in 2015, accomplishing a 3rd/4th placing at the Asian Offline Qualifier for ESL One: Cologne Major.
After three weeks of carefully searching for the player they wanted while participating in Season 1 of ZEN League and Beyond Godlike SEA Pro League, here is what Alex "xevR" Pereira had to say on the team's final decision:
"It’s been a tough time for us as we lost kaze very recently to Flash Gaming, but I guess I'm happy for him, and wish him all the best. After his departure, the team took some time off with a short break."
"The team talked about it and came to a conclusion that wanr0 would fit into our team well, due to his experience playing the game for many years. Also, his dedication and love for the game will push us more to achieve bigger things. Wanr0 has been part of the Malaysian community for a very long time and has played with the majority of the line-up before."
"With the Asian Minor being announced, we recently got back into our practice routine and we hope that we are able to qualify for it once again. There is a lot of work ahead of us but I feel with the right mindset and attitude, we will be able to compete at the top again."
JYP now consists of:
Izad "Izzy" Rosdi (Manager)
The top Malaysian roster failed to make it out of groups at the previous Minor for the ELEAGUE Major, and will be looking to improve on that result as they prepare for the upcoming South-East Asian qualifier from April 24-28.