- The switch happens right at the start of the ALGS
- PVPX says this move is motivated by his preference for a gaming style
- He says he is leaving an “edge” team and joining a “zone” team
In a move that surprised many, Cloud9’s chief coach Jamison “PVPX” Moore left the team to join reigning champions DarkZero.
PVPX Switches Teams
The new season of the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) has just begun, and although the participating organizations have already locked in their roisters, there are still some staff changes that are happening. One of the latest such changes, that surprised many fans, was the leaving of Cloud9’s head coach Jamison “PVPX” Moore. Not only that, but the 29-year-old Apex veteran also joined the current reigning champions DarkZero, who have already begun their ALGS Pro League season last weekend.
During his time with C9, PVPX helped the team to reach a second-place finish in the 2021 ALGS Championship. Now he joins the champions from Australia, who recently relocated to North America. The Aussie team finished in fifth place in their first week in NA ALGS and if they keep this up, they will lift the trophy above their heads for the second year in a row.
Why Did PVPX Make Such a Move?
It seems the coach’s reasoning for this move at this time was due to his style preferences. In a recent stream, PVPX said he was leaving an “edge” team and joining a “zone” team. He noted that this would be more fun for him. Edge teams are those teams that stick to the edges of the safe zones and work their way inward from there. They often prefer to play for spots and collect as many kills as possible as the ring gets smaller and smaller.
On the other hand, zone teams try to predict where the endgame will be and pick the best possible place to play accordingly. This is regarded as a riskier strategy as these teams are not guaranteed as many kills, ergo points. However, they compensate by finding themselves in a good position to collect placement points by finishing high in games.
Due to the shifting meta, many teams have adopted the edge strategy over the past year, however, DarkZero has stuck to their guns and attempted to play zone as much as possible. Using the older strategy has worked wonders for them, as the victories at Split Two Playoffs and Raleigh are evidence of that.
Now that they have moved to North America, and with the help of PVPX, it’s interesting to see what impact will they have on the region.