Natus Vincere Natus Vincere Europe Rank #39 Cloud Kirill Nehozhin dinkzj Denis Tkachev Duno Mikhail Fokin arch Vladyslav Svistov 7ssk7 Artur Kurshin , one of the most well known CIS esports organizations, have made their entrance into competitive Valorant by signing Kirill "Cloud" Nehozhin

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"Stand tall. We are #VALORANT, we are fighters!" Meet our first player — Kirill “Cloud” Nekhozhin!

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Their first member, Cloud, has made a number of podium finishes in Champions Tour CIS competition with CrowСrowd CrowСrowd Inactive Cloud Kirill Nehozhin dreAms Adel Smirnov Duno Mikhail Fokin trial Panic Leonid Pozdnyakov , with his best finish being a 2nd place finish in Stage 2 Challengers 1. He would play through another Challengers event with CrowCrowd, but in the one qualifier where the CIS region had one slot to play in the subsequent EMEA Challengers playoffs, he and the rest of CrowCrowd eventually fell short in the Semifinals to the eventual CIS representatives, Gambit Esports.

He eventually joined HONK HONK Inactive synsi Jere Virtanen Cloud Kirill Nehozhin Dreamas Aurimas Zablockis Destrian Tomas Linikas trexx Nikita Cherednichenko in late April, but did not make an appearance in the Nicecactus March Trophy, the final tournament the HONK roster would appear in before disbanding earlier this month.

In their press release regarding their entry into Valorant, NAVI COO Aleksey "xaoc" Kucherov mentioned that the currently incomplete roster will be trialing players for their eventual entrance into the fray of Champions Tour competition.

Cloud also expressed his gratitude for joining NAVI, saying:

I'm honored to be a part of NAVI and incredibly happy to get this chance! I'm willing to work even harder now. I know that many fans are rooting with all their hearts and I would like to give something back! I have been given the opportunity to prove that I am a VALORANT player for a reason. I will do my absolute best.

Champions Tour CIS Stage 3 is set to begin at the end of this month, on the 28th.