The VALORANT Masters Stage 3 Berlin champions Gambit announced the departure of its Valorant roster in their organization. They will continue their run in VCT 2022 as an independent team known as M3C. This is referencing to their 1st place finish in Valorant Masters Stage 3 Championship. They will go up against Navi, BIG, and LDN for their remaining matches in the group stage of VCT EMEA. Riot decided to schedule the matches continuously from March 16 up to March 18, for the affected teams.
The newly independent team will be playing under the team name M3 Champions, or M3C in short. This is a reminder of their championship run in Berlin for Valorant Masters Stage 3 last September, 2021. The roster will remain together, however not involving themselves with Gambit Esports anymore, due to the ongoing global crisis. It was a hard decision for the organization to let go of their talented roster, having a 2nd place finish in the World Stage of Valorant Esports, Valorant Champions 2021. No team will represent Gambit Esports in almost any esports titles ongoing.
Gambit has made the decision to allow individual players to continue in the VCT competition as an independent team.— VALORANT Champions Tour EMEA (@valesports_emea) March 14, 2022
Starting Wednesday March 16, the players will compete under the ''M3 Champions'' name and all of their postponed matches will be scheduled for the upcoming days. https://t.co/CT2GSDgsxh
“This continues to be a very difficult time for everyone, not least for all of us with family and friends living in Ukraine. During this time, esports can continue to serve fans from many different countries and cultures – and we sincerely wish for tournaments to continue and players to focus on competition and sportsmanship.” the esports organization said. “We’ve therefore taken the division to empower our players, Redgar, Chronicle, d3ffo, Sheydos, and nAts, to take part in the upcoming VCT competition as an independent team.” There are no further announcements made by the organization if they are to come back with their roster. For now, Igor ‘Redgar’ Vlasov, Bogdan ‘sheydos’ Naumov, Timofey ‘Chronicle’ Khromov, Nikita ‘d3ffo’ Sudakov, and Ayaz ‘nAts’ Akhmetshin are on their own to continue their journey towards Stage 1 Masters.
Riot postponed Week 3 of VCT EMEA and rearranged the match schedules for affected teams to still play their games. Gambit Esports was one of the affected teams, leading them to releasing the roster to continue on their VCT journey.
M3C will finally face Navi on March 16 after the postponement of their match followed by BIG on the 17th and LDN on the 18th. Let’s show our support to the “new” roster and cheer them on for their second attempt at the world title.
M3C Valorant roster
- Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov
- Nikita “d33fo” Sudakov
- Bogdan “Sheydos” Naumov
- Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin
- Igor “Redgar” Vlasov