After more than two years, GIANTX GIANTX Europe Rank #20 purp0 Semyon Borchev Redgar Igor Vlasov Fit1nho Adolfo Gallego hoody Aaro Peltokangas Cloud Kirill Nehozhin have parted ways with Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas. Now a free agent, he is currently looking for offers.

nukkye has been a mainstay at the top of European Valorant since 2020. His resumé includes winning First Strike and reaching the 2021 regional Masters grand final with Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #35 MiniBoo Dominykas Lukaševičius Wo0t Mert Alkan RieNs Enes Ecirli benjyfishy Benjy David Fish Boo Ričardas Lukaševičius . He next played for G2 Esports G2 Esports Inactive . There, he represented EMEA in two different Masters events, becoming the first Lithuanian player to attend an international tournament. In 2023, with G2's exclusion from the VCT partnerships, nukkye was picked up by Giants Gaming Giants Gaming Inactive Redgar Igor Vlasov Fit1nho Adolfo Gallego nukkye Žygimantas Chmieliauskas hoody Aaro Peltokangas Cloud Kirill Nehozhin , now GIANTX.

The team was unsuccessful at LOCK//IN, but showed a better performance in the EMEA League. Their improvement was not enough to qualify to Masters Tokyo, as they only reached the top six before being eliminated from contention. Giants next won the EMEA LCQ, earning a spot in Champions. In both EMEA tournaments, nukkye was one of the better players in the region, finishing with the sixth and third highest ratings, respectively.

Unfortunately, the team went out in the group stage at Champions, only taking a series from KRÜ Esports. Their in-game leader, rhyme, retired soon afterwards. GIANTX were able to win the only off-season event they participated in, with nukkye once again featuring towards the top in terms of statistics.

The first event of 2024, Kickoff, was a disappointment. GIANTX went out in the group stage after 2-1 losses to FUT Esports and the eventual winners, Karmine Corp. This was the third time in nukkye's career that his team failed to make it out of groups, and the first time he had back-to-back exits from a tournament without progressing past the opening stage. He remained the second best performer of the team, but his 1.00 rating only put him towards the middle of the pack, overall.

As reported by Alejandro Gomis, nukkye's replacement is expected to be Semyon "purp0" Borchev. The Russian flex was recently released from KPI Gaming KPI Gaming Europe Rank #6 zeddy Nikolai Lapko dimaxx Dmytro Paliy B1SK Vitaliy Emelyanov Insider Artem Puzanov Sayonara Ștefan Mîtcu desire Artem Kolisnyk , currently the best team in Challengers Spain with a 13-1 record in the regular season.

GIANTX GIANTX Europe Rank #20 purp0 Semyon Borchev Redgar Igor Vlasov Fit1nho Adolfo Gallego hoody Aaro Peltokangas Cloud Kirill Nehozhin will next play a rematch against Karmine Corp Karmine Corp Europe Rank #8 MAGNUM Martin Penkov tomaszy Tomás Machado N4RRATE Marshall Massey marteen Martin Pátek sh1n Ryad Ensaad :