Acend Acend Europe Rank #4 have bid farewell to Mehmet "cNed" Yağız İpek, ending a nearly three-year-long link between the two. cNed begun exploring offers in late September after Acend failed to reach the partnered VCT EMEA League.
After representing names such as BBL Esports BBL Esports Europe Rank #12 and nolpenki nolpenki Inactive , cNed linked up with the Don't Even Ask Don't Even Ask Inactive roster that would eventually sign with Raise Your Edge Raise Your Edge Inactive . After qualifying to Stage 1: Masters in 2021 — the first international tournament he'd win — cNed and his lineup were transferred to Acend Acend Europe Rank #4 , an organization created by RYE's founders, due to Riot's sponsorship rules.
Under the Acend name, cNed would cement himself as one of the best players in Europe throughout 2021 while only attending two out of the year's three LANs. Despite finishing in the top eight at Masters Berlin, he was one of the tournament's best players ranked by ACS. Three months later, he helped his team become Valorant's first world champions at Champions 2021.
Acend struggled greatly throughout 2022, despite keeping the same lineup. In EMEA tournaments, cNed & co. failed to make it past the top six, crashing out in the top eight at the LCQ. The team ended the year with a second-place finish at Superdome, where he finished with the sixth-highest ACS.
cNed has been linked to Natus Vincere Natus Vincere Europe Rank #1 for the 2023 VCT EMEA League by Dot Esports, ensuring he'll continue to play at the top level. He'd be playing alongside the former FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Inactive squad, replacing the gap left by Ardis "ardiis" Svarenieks as he reportedly moves to North America.
cNed's former teammates Vakaris "vakk" Bebravičius, Patryk "starxo" Kopczynski, and Ondřej "MONSTEERR" Petrů are still under contract with Acend but are all inactive, as are coaches Milan "Milan" de Meij and Laurynas "Nbs" Kisielius.