CORRECTION: The article incorrectly stated that thwifo was released from XSET. He is currently with the team in an inactive role and is looking for other offers.
thwifo was an integral part in XSET's formation and rise in North American Valorant ever since he was the first player signed to XSET in July 2020, and was later joined by his old team, Pretty Boyz Pretty Boyz Inactive , in October 2020. According to thwifo's twitlonger post, the move was a result of a "management decision".
thwifo and crew found early success in tournaments, only losing to higher ranked, more established teams. They found their first tournament victory under XSET in the Complexity x NSG invitational, before diving into the Valorant Champions Tour in North America, racking up two top four finishes in Stage 1 Challengers and a second place finish in the Stage 2 Challengers 1 main event.
XSET have made a number of changes to their roster in the past few weeks. About two weeks ago, the team added Rory "dephh" Jackson as the team's new in-game leader and replacement for Matthew "WeDid" Suchan, who was benched about a month prior. About a week after that announcement, the team added Zachary "zekken" Patrone from Noble, which had many wondering if XSET would continue forward with a six player roster or if another player would be departing.
With the move, the only active members remaining from the original Pretty Boyz Pretty Boyz Inactive squad are Bryce "PureR" Lovell and Jordan "AYRIN" He. XSET are currently competing in the qualifiers for Stage 3: Challengers 1 in North America.