Has Demon1 joined DRX?

Demon1 at VCT Americas Stage 1 (Image via Riot Games)
Demon1 at VCT Americas Stage 1 (Image via Riot Games)

On social media platform X, Max “Demon1” Mazanov recently posted a picture of him wearing a DRX jersey, claiming he “joined DRX” while holding a card that said, “#DRXWin.” He also wore the same jersey while streaming on Twitch. However, it remains unclear whether the American professional has actually joined DRX or not, since no official announcement has been made by the South Korean side.

As such, the community remains curious about Demon1’s Twitch stream titled “DRX 7th Man.” Hence, fans are wondering whether he has joined the South Korean org or is still a sixth member of NRG.


Is Demon1 still in NRG or has he joined DRX?

To answer the question, Demon1 is still in NRG as their sixth member. Meanwhile, since he has been benched, he has the freedom to look for other options in different organizations.

A post from NRG stated that they had benched their star duelist while releasing Marved from the roster. This decision shocked the community at the time.

However, ahead of VCT Americas Stage 2, some netizens supported this decision, as the first half of 2024 didn’t seem promising for the American esports professional. Moreover, they failed to qualify for both VCT Masters in Madrid and Shanghai. The NA powerhouse reportedly approached FNS and s0m to rejoin the roster instead of Marved and Demon1.

Read more: FNS and s0m reportedly joining the NRG roster

Meanwhile, the South Korean org DRX benched stax despite the latter producing a stellar performance in the VCT Pacific Stage 1. Some netizens believe that there’s a possibility that Demon1 might join the organization as their seventh man, or maybe in the main roster. However, there is no official announcement in the Valorant forums regarding the joining of this former VCT winner.

Read more: DRX announces the benching of stax


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