Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov’s streak of international Grand Final appearances came to an end on Saturday, as Fnatic lost to LOUD in the lower bracket semifinal of Valorant Champions 2023.
Chronicle is the winningest professional Valorant player, with three VCT international tournament trophies and an insane streak of international Grand Final appearances. He won VCT LOCK//IN and VCT Masters Tokyo with Fnatic, and previously helped Gambit Gaming reach the Grand Finals of Masters Berlin and Valorant Champions in 2021.
Despite Fnatic’s dominating performance throughout the 2023 season, they were unable to overcome LOUD in the lower bracket semifinal. The Brazilian team took the series 2-0, with maps scores of 13-10 on Haven and 13-8 on Fracture.
Chronicle’s journey to greatness wasn’t without its setbacks. He missed out on participating in every Masters tournament and Valorant Champions in 2022 due to his former squad’s dip in performance. However, his partnership with Fnatic rekindled his brilliance, contributing significantly to their success.
Fnatic’s season concludes with a mere three match losses, solidifying their position as one of the most dominant forces in Valorant esports history. Chronicle’s legacy remains unparalleled, his contributions enriching the competitive Valorant landscape.
“It’s disappointing to end our season this way, but I’m proud of what we accomplished,” said Chronicle. “We had a great year, and I’m excited to see what the future holds.”
Although the future of Chronicle is uncertain, it’s certain that he’ll continue to be a significant presence in the Valorant scene. He’s undeniably one of the most skilled players in the world, and his commitment and experience make him a highly sought-after addition to any team.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Chronicle, but one thing is for sure: he has already cemented his place in Valorant history.