Ninjas in Pyjamas player Charles “CREA” Beauvois has been benched by the team and announced that he’s looking for other opportunities. After joining the team partway through 2020, his play helped the team reach some good finishes. Prior to this, two big moves were revealed: signing Adam “ec1s” Eccles and moving Kévin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans to coach. Now, this additional change looks to improve the NiP VALORANT team.
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CREA’s time on Ninjas in Pyjamas
CREA originally played competitive Counter-Strike; most notably for dizLown, winning competitions such as the Orléans Game Show 3. However, after retiring from CS:GO in 2018, he returned to the competitive scene with VALORANT in 2020. Playing Controller agents, he joined forces with former Overwatch League player Damien “HyP” Souville. Both HyP and CREA joined Ninjas in Pyjamas partway through 2020.
At that time, he was competing at a higher level than his time in CS:GO. Their start was good, finishing top four in both the WePlay! Invitational and the BLAST Twitch Invitational. Since then, the team has qualified for a lot of competitions but never reached the same heights. Specifically, their last finish at a top tournament was at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Europe Stage 1 Masters, where they were eliminated from progressing.
CREA’s future in VALORANT
After NiP announced this move to bench CREA, the player also announced his search for other work in the VALORANT scene. In a longer message, he stated, “my performances have been less and less convincing over time.” He also clarified that he’s “going to take the time to think over the past year, in order to make the best possible decision regarding my future.”
CREA said that he still plans to compete. Fans will have to wait and see which team CREA joins next.