Derke- Age, Height, Net Worth, Family Status and Complete Biography

Nikita Sirmitev, also known as Derke, is a professional Valorant player. He plays for a professional esports organization called Fnatic, a company based in London, United Kingdom. He was previously a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player before he switched to Valorant.

Derke is mainly known for playing first-person-view (FPV) shooter games and was formerly known as Derkeps. Moreover, he was a skilled AWper and Rifler player in CS: GO who continues to implement his expertise in his recent matches and tournaments.


Real NameNikita Sirmitev
NationalityFinland and Russia
Birthday 6th February 2003 (Age: 20 years)
Currently PlayingValorant
Net WorthApprox. $61k


There’s not much known about Derke’s family as he chooses to remain private about his personal life. He rarely/never posts about his personal life.

Other Interests

There’s little known about Derke’s interests as he mostly doesn’t share much about his hobbies and extracurriculars outside gaming. Currently, his interests are subjected to gaming and streaming as he continues to stream frequently and focus diligently on representing Fnatic’s Valorant team in most matches and tournaments.

Gaming Origins

Starting with humble beginnings, Derke was originally a CS: GO player for a team called SkitLite in 2018 and Kova esports in 2020. After this, he joined CrowCrowd and was a member till late 2020. Further on, he switched to Fnatic in early 2021 and is presently an active team member. During his time playing CS: GO, he had the alias of Derkeps, which later changed to Derke on shifting to Valorant.

Derke was previously a member of Fcotta ND as well.

Derke represents the Europe-Middleast-Africa (EMEA) region in Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Masters at Iceland.

In Fnatic, he mostly plays Valorant and prefers to play as Jett. Most of his recorded winnings have been as Jett, with a win rate of over 70%. Additionally, he plays other characters such as Sova and Raze. On a rare occasion, he has also played as Omen.

A valued member of Fnatic, his achievements and performances keep improving as he focuses on outdoing himself in every championship.

Before Fnatic, Derke was also a part of Unsigned and CrowCrowd, from which he switched in 2021.

He happens to be one of the youngest players in the Valorant gaming scene to compete in the master LAN tournament of Valorant Masters Reykjavík, which was a first for him as well as his team Fnatic.

Professional Career

Derke is a professional esports gamer who has many wins under his belt. Hailing from Finland, Derke was previously a professional CS: GO player for the team Kova esports. He has also bagged the top places in many CS: GO championships proving his strength and skill.

On February 26, 2021, he shifted gears in his profession as he left the CS: GO gaming scene due to unforeseen circumstances and joined a new team, Fnatic, to play Valorant. He is a current member with a promising career. Before Fnatic, Derke was a part of other teams like Unsigned and CrowCrowd.

He is considered a duellist king for his caliber in the game and has been highly praised by his peers as a quick thinker and strong player.

Hailed as one of Fnatic MVPs, Derke has reached great heights with impressive potential from the ripe age of 17.

Here are a few highlights of what Derke has achieved over the years.

CS:GO Advancements


  • Derke takes the first leap in the King of Nordic – Season 12: Week #8, which was a weekly event and placed 2nd. He represented FCotto ND against vinkelparty.
  • In the ESEA Season 29: Main Division – Europe, which was held in November 2018, he earned a C-Tier win between the 9th-16th position. He played for SkitLite Gaming against Lyngby Vikings.


  • In the Telia Esports Series Season 1, he placed 3rd while playing against ENCE.
  • He got 2nd position in the Vectorama 2019 tournament held in June against HAVU Gaming.
  • Derke brings his first-ever 1st position win in the Assembly Summer 2019. He represented KOVA Esports and played against SJ Gaming.
  • In the Finnish Esports League Season 7: Online Stage, Derke takes home another 1st position win.
  • Placed 3rd in the Finnish Esports League Season 7, losing to Helsinki REDS by two points.
  • In the Telia Esports Series Season 2, he loses to HAVU Gaming by two points and places in the B-Tier 3rd-4th position. This loss only geared his senses for the next season.


  • Placed 1st position in the Elisa Viihde Spring Challenge representing KOVA Esports.
  • The Telia Esports Series Season 3 was held in March, and Derke placed 1st in an online match against SJ Gaming.
  • In the Finnish Esports League Season 8, held in July, Derke took home another 1st place win against HAVU Gaming.
  • Placed 3rd position representing FCotto ND in the Elisa Finnish Championship held in September. He played against SAWO Esports.

Valorant Advancements


  • He won 3rd place C-Tier, in Drop the Spike #5 as a member of str100 against alltheRage.
  • He placed in the qualifier position in the First Strike Europe: Qualifier A, B, and Play-In #1, in which he played as a member of STR99 against eXiLe Sports, No Teeth, and Team Heretics, respectively.
  • In the FEL Valorant Cup, he placed 4th C-Tier as a member of STR99, playing against VASTA Gaming.
  • He placed 3rd, C-Tier in the Aim Lab EU Series #4 under Team Unsigned and against Team BIG.
  • He came in 3rd, C-Tier in the Nicecactus Christmas Trophy under CrowCrowd pitting against Gambit Esports.
  • 3rd position, C-Tier in the Snow Cup Final held on 28 December 2020 against Tale Quale. He played for Team CrowCrowd.


  • Derke took a B-Tier win in the VCT 2021: CIS Stage 1 Challengers 1, representing Team CrowCrowd against Team Mangal.
  • He bagged a B-Tier win again in the VCT 2021: CIS Stage 1 Challengers 2, from Team CrowCrowd against forZe.
  • 3rd place, A-Tier in the VCT 2021: CIS Stage 1 Masters against forZe.
  • 2nd position in the VCT 2021: CIS Stage 2 Challengers 1 held in March against forZe.
  • Team Fnatic wins 1st place, A-Tier in the VCT 2021: Europe Stage 2 Challengers 2 against Team Liquid.
  • Derke wins the 2nd position, A-Tier in the VCT 2021: EMEA Stage 2 Challengers Finals against Team Liquid.
  • In the VCT 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík, he placed 2nd, S-Tier, and lost to Sentinels.
  • Playing for Fnatic, he places 3rd, A-Tier in the VCT 2021: Europe Stage 3 Challengers 2 and lost to Team Liquid by one point.
  • Takes an S-Tier win in the VALORANT Champions 2021 against KRÜ.


  • Placed 3rd, A-Tier in VCT 2022: EMEA Stage 1 Challengers against G2 Esports.

What Is Derke’s Net Worth?

Not much is available on Derke’s net worth. However, he has made over $47,000 from wins in various matches and tournaments and is said to likely continue to be on this trajectory.

How Much Does Derke Earn?

Derke earns from numerous winnings in matches and tournaments he participates in. He has made over $47,000 while also gaining from various sponsorships and merchandise sales. Above this, he has made over $42,000 to date on Fnatic and $4,000 on CrowCrowd while playing Valorant. On the other hand, he made over $14,000 on Kova esports while playing CS: GO.

Streaming Hours

Derke has no fixed streaming schedule and frequently streams 3 to 4 times a month. He usually streams for over an hour. His previous streams, highlights, and VOD can be found on his twitch account.

He is also seen streaming over at Fnatic’s Twitch with his friends and teammates like FNC Boaster and Magnum.

Official Handles


Here are some of Derke’s achievements in the online gaming scene:

  • Here are some of Derke’s achievements in the online gaming scene:
  • In the VCT 2021: CIS Stage 1 Challengers 2, B-Tier, he was awarded the MVP for Team CrowCrowd.
  • He bagged the MVP award in the VCT 2021: Europe Stage 2 Challengers 2, A-Tier for Team Fanatic.
  • He was awarded the Day 1 MVP in the VCT 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík, S-Tier for Team Fanatic.
  • In VCT 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík, S-Tier, he received the Day 5 MVP award while being a part of Team Fanatic.
  • As a member of Team Fanatic, Derke also received the Day 6 MVP award at the VCT 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík, S-Tier.


In March 2022, Derke tested positive for Covid-19, thus forcing him to temporarily pull out of the 2022 VCT Masters Reykjavík, Iceland, which was going to be held in April. Due to his absence, the team was forced to find a replacement, for which another player, Otom was considered.

Luckily, he got his test results back before the tournament and tested negative, allowing him to play and be safe from being benched.

In June 2020, Derke was benched into the inactive rosters of Kova esports as he chose to focus his attention on his studies. He received support from his peers and management.

Not to forget, Derke had tried out for gaming organization Immortals for Valorant before joining Fnatic but was unable to make it due to logistical reasons.


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