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Xorn ponders retirement after M5 disappointment

By: Jan Marcus Montevirgen

After Homebois failed to secure a spot in the Knockout Stage of the M5 World Championship, Mohammad “Xorn” Noor revealed that he remains undecided on whether to continue for one last dance or retire, citing his wife and the imminent arrival of their first child.

“The reason behind my possible retirement is because of my wife, who is going to give birth to my son this month,” Xorn said.

“Also, because I have been playing Mobile Legends since 2018, maybe it’s time for me to stop.”

The Malaysian squad wasn’t able to secure the Knockout stage after losing against TheOhioBrothers, 1-2, which could be the deciding factor for them to clinch the top seed in Group D.

The only thing that could possibly deter Xorn is the current potential that he has seen in the team, which, he says, is the best team he has had throughout his career.

“Actually, I am still considering it. Maybe this is my last tournament, or I can proceed for one more year,” Xorn clarified.

“I am pretty sure if we still have the same lineup, we can still compete for another MPL title because this is the best lineup that I have played with since Season 1. If we can learn from our mistakes here, I think we can come back stronger.”

Xorn’s journey in the professional league began in 2017 during the inaugural season of MPL Malaysia with team Mystic Burden.

His breakout season came in MPL MY/SG Season 3, where he won the title playing for Geek Fam Malaysia and had a taste of his first international experience during the MLBB Southeast Asian Cup 2019 held in Manila.

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Xorn spent eight seasons with Geek Fam, showcasing his prowess as a jungler and roamer before having briefer stints with Team SMG and Red Giant Esports during the 10th and 11th seasons, respectively, of MPL Malaysia.

he decided to take his talents to HomeBois for the Season 12 wherein he clinched his second MPL championship and became the Finals MVP.

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