mwzera has reportedly finalized his full time contract with Vivo Keyd after being on loan for Valorant Champions.
Valorant pro Leonardo “mwzera” Serrati’s contract from Gamelanders has reportedly been fully bought out by Vivo Keyd.
mwzera had previously been on loan to Vivo Keyd for Champions. His contract was reportedly bought out for around 500,000 Brazilian Reals, or around $88,000 USD. This report comes to us from Brazilian Valorant site Vzone.
mwzera’s run at Champions on loan with Vivo Keyd
Vivo Keyd impressed during their Group Stage run, pushing Acend to the limit. Valorant fans will remember that mwzera was at the center of controversy relating to a Cypher exploit against Acend. His actions initially caused their match victory, which was close, to go to Acend. Later, Riot reversed that decision after community backlash demanded #JusticeforKeyd, leading to a replay. Acend went on to win that match after starting with a 7 round advantage.
Brazilian fans questioned whether Riot was being biased against Brazilian teams at the time. mwzera seems skeptical of that but still thinks Riot’s ruling was unfair.
Following this reversal of fortune for Keyd, the team went out after being crushed 2-0 by X10 Crit.
mwzera on his switch to Sova
Mwzera swapped to Sova upon joining Vivo Keyd, which was a bit of a switch for the famously aggressive player.
“The most difficult thing was that duelists actually go after the action, and they fight more in the frontlines of the game,” mwzera told Esports.gg’s Shawn “Germanicus” Hereema at Champions. “In the beginning, it was really hard, but we practiced a lot, and adapting wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.”
At the time, mwzera was unsure of his status with Vivo Keyd due to his Gamelanders contract. It seems that has now been rectified. The move has yet to be confirmed by Vivo Keyd.
As we head into 2022, Vivo Keyd will be playing in the Brazilian Challenger events looking to qualify for the first Masters event with mwzera in tow.