One of the biggest names in Valorant Mehmet ‘cNed’ Ipek is reportedly looking to leave NAVI as soon as next year and is headed to the Turkish organisation FUT Esports.
A local media outlet has reported that cNed, one of the biggest names in Valorant is looking to part ways with NAVI as he tries out for FUT Esports. cNed rose to prominence from his time in Ascend where upon impressing on the global stage, he joined NAVI. His best form came in with a Turkish roster but those seem to be behind him. Joining a team without a language barrier might be his motivation behind this.
NAVI who do not see cNed as a part of their squad heading into 2024 as reported by several media outlets, looks like they are ready to part ways with him. Primarily due to performance issues, cNed failed to replicate his form from his earlier teams as NAVI struggled on the big stages often coming across embarrassing defeats. This called for a roster overhaul and cNed’s name appeared on the chopping board.
FUT Esports will likely provide cNed with a familiar environment as opposed to an international side in NAVI which might see him get back to the apex of the Valorant pro scene and reclaim his title as the best player in the world.