The former world champion joined Liquid ahead of Brazil's LOCK//IN event after a lackluster 2022 season alongside Ayaz "nAts" Akhmetshin. Although the team was sent home after just one match against Team Secret Team Secret Asia-Pacific Rank #14 , they were able to bounce back in the EMEA League by dethroning FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #1 , the then-reigning champions of São Paulo to secure a playoffs spot at Masters: Tokyo.
The former world champion was able to hoist another trophy alongside his team this year. (Photo: Hara Amorós / Riot Games)
Despite being able to secure a win against EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Rank #1 , Redgar and the rest of the team were eliminated from contention by NRG Esports NRG Esports North America Rank #4 and grand finalists Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses North America Rank #1 .
Seeded into a group of death at Champions, Team Liquid were unable to win any matches in Group D and were sent home after suffering losses to LOUD LOUD Brazil Rank #1 and Natus Vincere Natus Vincere Europe Rank #6 .
Giants had their ups and downs throughout the year, as well. The team managed to win one match at LOCK//IN against DetonatioN FocusMe DetonatioN FocusMe Japan Rank #23 , but suffered defeat at the hands of NRG shortly after.
Unfortunately, the team's placement in the EMEA League barred them a spot at Tokyo, and the Giants were relegated to the EMEA LCQ to fight for a chance to attend Los Angeles.
The roster held their ground against their competition, and emerged as the victors of the event to book their flight to California. However, they were unable to climb out of Group A after two losses to EDG sent the Giants home earlier than they would have hoped for.
Shortly after their bout at Champions, former in-game leader Emir "rhyme" Muminovic announced his retirement from professional play to pursue his education, essentially leaving the team without a captain.
Redgar's acquisition now leaves Giants with a roster ready to debut in the Crossfire Cup 2023 Finals on Nov. 1.