After losing to BOOM Esports at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022 Asia-Pacific: Last Chance Qualifier (VCT APAC LCQ) Grand Finals, ONIC released an aftermath video that showed their devastated roster in their bootcamp moments after their heartbreaking tournament run.
In the video, Coach Ewok can be seen consoling his players right after their losing moment in the fourth and final game of their series at Icebox. In the near end, one can also hear and see ONIC’s resident duelist Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha bawling from what could’ve been their Cinderella run from the lower bracket — a run where they defeated the likes of Team Secret and BLEED eSports before their eventual loss at the hands of their Indonesian rivals.
Despite the influx of support from ONIC’s fans and supporters, Coach Ewok doesn’t seem amused that the video was posted.
In reply to ARF TEAM’s ‘media guy’ JCE Tan’s tweet repost of the video, he commented that he wasn’t the ‘biggest fan’ of the video as his players were publicly exposed during ‘an extremely vulnerable and emotional” state.
“Not the biggest fan of this video being released of my players in an extremely vulnerable and emotional state. Please be respectful to all of them during this disappointment,” Coach Ewok tweeted.
The video has since gone viral and reposted several times on social media, with the original YouTube short at 12,566 views as this article was written.