Patiphan "Patiphan" Chaiwong has transitioned over to Talon Esports Talon Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #26 ' reserve roster and taken an indefinite break from competitive play. Talon stated that Patiphan will not travel to Korea with the rest of the team, instead remaining in Thailand close to family as he focuses on his well-being.
The talent has taken breaks from the game before – even switching to an entirely different title – for various reasons, most recently missing out on LOCK//IN due to a recurring wrist injury. Patiphan released a statement on Twitter/X explaining that he had been experiencing a “decline in his passion for the game,” which ultimately led to his decision to step back from competitive play.
Prior to his time with Talon, Patiphan secured two out of three international appearances with X10 Esports X10 Esports Inactive , most notably finishing among the top eight at 2021's Champions before departing for Overwatch ahead of 2022.
After missing out on the first event of 2023, Patiphan returned to Talon's active roster for the Pacific League, but he and the rest of Talon had their dreams of attending Masters: Tokyo shattered early following their performance within the league. The organization placed ninth – only one slot above the winless DetonatioN FocusMe DetonatioN FocusMe Japan Rank #3 roster – and were barred from attending playoffs for a chance at one of three tickets to Japan.
Eager to claim the Pacific LCQ slot ahead of Champions, Patiphan and the rest of Talon eliminated DFM from contention, but were knocked out of the event by Gen.G Gen.G Korea Rank #4 shortly afterwards to end their season.
The organization then began rebuilding for 2024 by making changes to their active roster. Prior to his decision to step back from competitive play, Patiphan was expected to play alongside the rest of the team. His spot will most likely be claimed by Lim "lenne" You Xiang Lionel, who most recently filled in for Patiphan during the ESL Clash of Nations 2023 event.