Following Cloud and 7SSK benching, Natus Vincere will house a new team in VCT 2023

Following Cloud and 7SSK benching, Natus Vincere will house a new team in VCT 2023 ...

Just days after securing a spot in the EMEA partnership league for 2023, Natus Vincere has benched its two remaining VALORANT players. Kyurshin and Kirill Cloud Nehozhin

Cloud was the first player NAVI signed after it joined VALORANT in June 2021, and 7ssk7 joined the team the following month, but they failed to win any of their matches in the VCT EMEA Challengers One and Two, as well as the EMEA Last Chance Qualifier. Mikhail Duno Fokin, Denis dinkzj Tkachev, and Nikolai zeddy Lapko both left the company earlier this month.

Both Cloud and 7ssk7 are restricted free agents, but are allowed to explore their options. Cloud wants to play for an EMEA-partnered team in VCT 2023, while 7ssk7 didn't indicate where he wants to play next.

@natusvincere have decided to allow me to explore my possibilities going into 2023.I am open to proposals and interested in representing a VCT partner organisation in EMEA. Feel free to contact my manager @Lera_Khegai.

Hello everyone, @natusvincere allowed me to investigate new opportunities, so im open for suggestions. Feel free to message me or @Lera_KhegaiLikes and RT's are appreciated.

Many players are looking for free agency following the introduction of the partnership program. M3 Champions, an all-Russian team that coached one of the finest CIS teams in VALORANT, has recently disbanded, and notable teams like FunPlus Phoenix are apparently looking to drop their players to other organizations.

NAVI will sign player after player to form a new team for VCT 2023, or will pick players that were already competing under another organization. Competitors will include Team Liquid, Fnatic, Vitality, Karmine Korp, KOI, Heretics, FUT, and BBL in the EMEA partnership league.