Could Redgar provide Giants Gaming with the means to become a real force within VCT EMEA?
The off-season has gotten a whole lot more interesting as Giants Gaming have announced the signing of Igor "Redgar" Vlasov to their VCT roster. Team Liquid confirmed the IGL's departure via their Twitter page.
What does Redgar bring to Giants Gaming?
With Giants' saying goodbye to their former IGL Rhyme earlier in the off-season, the Spanish organization could not have dreamed of getting a better replacement for him.
The Russian IGL brings with him a wealth of experience, which could greatly improve this Giants squad. During his time on Gambit Gaming he was at the helm of one of the most dominant rosters in the VCT. One which went on to claim victory at Masters Berlin before finishing second at Champions 2021.
Aside from being one of the best IGLs in the VCT, Redgar is also amongst the most popular personalities within the VALORANT community. He has made numerous appearances the analysts desk at VCT events and was an active participant in the content creation side of things at Team Liquid. So, to say Giants have unearthed a precious gem would be an understatement.
What next for Team Liquid?
Redgar is not the only player to have departed from Team Liquid. Earlier today Liquid also confirmed the departure of Saif "Sayf" Jibraeel, who has joined Team Vitality, as well as long time player Dom "Soulcas" Sulcas.
This leaves Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen and Ayez "nAts"Akhmetshin as the only two players left standing from last season's roster. With so many holes to fill for the upcoming roster, many within the VCT and Team Liquid communities have to be wondering what the organization could be cooking up for next season. Especially given that this roster were one of the few teams last season to beat the juggernaut that is Fnatic.