❘ Revealed: 2022-10-13T22:17:33
❘ Up to date: 2022-10-13T22:17:55
Valorant and former PUBG participant Diondre ‘YaBoiDre’ Bond has introduced his retirement from skilled play to work at Riot Video games as a top quality assurance engineer, he introduced on October 13.
Aggressive Valorant’s offseason has meant seeing organizations kind potential tremendous groups, but in addition participant retirements because the esport strikes right into a partnered league system. One casualty of that transfer is YaBoiDre, who was one of many first wave of gamers to leap into Valorant as a aggressive esport and just lately introduced his retirement.
The participant has been on six completely different groups in his time in Valorant and was part of the roster that 100 Thieves signed because the group’s first within the sport.
After 100 Thieves, the 22-year-old participant went to beastcoast, then Luminosity Gaming and Evil Geniuses, earlier than ending his profession with NYFU. His most notable appearances on the highest stage of North American play embody his time on Luminosity in 2021, and Evil Geniuses in early 2022 earlier than he was benched from each groups.
100 Thieves have had many roster rebuild over the course of Valorant.
His final professional look was with NYFU earlier than the group pulled out of Valorant because of not making one of many partnership leagues with the developer.
YaBoiDre’s highest placement at a Valorant Champions Tour occasion was third at Challengers-level occasions. He by no means noticed worldwide play within the Riot Video games’ title.
YaBoiDre competed in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds earlier than making the bounce into Valorant.
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With the deadline for groups within the partnership program to finalize their rosters quick approaching, YaBoiDre introduced that he was off the marketplace for them and groups in tier two.
“As of now I shall be retiring from aggressive VALORANT and pursuing this full-time. I recognize all of the help I’ve gotten all through my profession and hope everybody can help me sooner or later,” he said on Twitter.
Riot Video games has had many former skilled gamers come work for them previously on their esports titles, with YaBoiDre being the newest addition to their ranks.