Ex-Gambit Valorant core officially breaks apart as Sheydos and Redgar leave M3C

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Bogdan ‘Sheydos’ Naumov and Igor ‘Redgar’ Vlasov have announced that they are open to offers to continue their Valorant career after leaving M3C.

The news leaves Timofey ‘Chronicle’ Khromov as the only remaining member of the Gambit Esports squad that in 2021 won the VCT Stage 3 Masters and finished second at Valorant Champions.

Sheydos and Redgar follow in the footsteps of Nikita ‘d3ffo’ Sudakov and Ayaz ‘nAts’ Akhmetshin, both of whom left M3C last month.

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While with Gambit, Sheydos won the 2021 VCT Stage 3 Masters

On August 6, it was announced that Gambit had parted ways with their Valorant players. This came after a five-month period in which the team had to play under a neutral name, without any reference to Gambit or its sponsors, due to the sanctions placed by Riot Games on Russian organizations following the war in Ukraine.

Sheydos and nAts still played with M3C in the EMEA last-chance qualifier for Valorant Champions. (Yaroslav ‘Jady’ Nikolaev replaced d3ffo in the tournament.) The team finished in second place after losing to Team Liquid in the grand final, failing to secure a spot at the year-end event in Istanbul.

“Thank you for all the good memories and moments we had in Gambit,” Sheydos wrote on Twitter. “But it’s time to move on alone. I’m sure I’ll play with my brothers again. I am ready to consider individual offers.”

Shortly after Sheydos’ announcement, Redgar took to Twitter to announce his own departure from the team. “When one story ends, another is beginning,” he wrote. “But our friendship will never end.”

M3C roster:

  • Timofey ‘Chronicle’ Khromov
  • Yaroslav ‘Jady’ Nikolaev
  • Semyon ‘purp0’ Borchev