Yegor was originally born in Russia, but when he was a child his parents gave him away to Finland. There he didn't really fit in so he learned how to be on his own, because of his parents he had a hard time trusting people. He was always good at reading people so he started playing poker at a young age and he kept playing and eventually it became his job. He traveled around the world playing the biggest tournaments. Yegor went to Chernarus to play a tournament, but before it even got started, the infection hit the country. People were going insane in the towns so Yegor went to hide in the trees.
After the infection Yegor has been surviving on his own, avoiding other people and the infected.