Keyd Stars were seeking a replacement for ntk heading into Champions, according to an October 20 report from VALORANT Zone, and had been considering both Gustavo "krain" Melara and mwzera as potential replacements. Keyd ultimately chose mwzera, who had already practiced with the team at the time of the report.
Keyd Stars have not made ntk's exit official, nor has the player spoken out about his position in the squad, as of posting.
First Strike: Brazil champion mwzera has long been hailed as one of Brazil's greatest players, and has backed that distinction as one of the region's most decorated. Despite that, and the team's presence in all regional VCT events, Gamelanders Blue has failed to reach both international LANs held by Riot in 2021.
Alongside Keyd Stars, mwzera now has the chance to show himself to the world. Alongside Team Vikings Team Vikings Brazil Rank #3 and FURIA FURIA Brazil Rank #2 , Keyd will be Brazil's representatives in Valorant Champions, Riot's end-of-year tournament.