Cloud9's RUSH Discusses the Future of the Team Following a Poor ECS Season 5 Finals Performance - Dexerto

Cloud9’s RUSH Discusses the Future of the Team Following a Poor ECS Season 5 Finals Performance

Published: 10/Jun/2018 15:20 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Calum Patterson


Cloud9’s Will “RUSH” Wierzba has revealed the team are undecided on who will join the roster in place of the outgoing Pujan “FNS” Mehta, after a poor showing at ECS S5 finals.

C9 were eliminated early from the ECS Season 5 finals with an 0-2 group play performance, leaving the future of the roster uncertain, something RUSH himself has admitted to.

FNS had been the in-game leader during his time on the team, following the departure of Jake “Stewie2K” Yip to SK Gaming, but with Tarik “tarik” Celic moving back to IGL role, FNS seemingly no longer fits in.

The team didn’t look entirely dismantled as they faced Fnatic in a best of three, winning Train and  only narrowly beaten on both Overpass and Cache, and their earlier best of one loss to Astralis was also a tight 13:16 defeat.

Regardless, the writing has been on the wall for this C9 roster, and with ESL One Cologne approaching in July, time is of the essence to solve their fifth player dilemma.

Speaking to Dot Esports in a post match conference, RUSH explained that nothing is for certain yet, but that the team have a number of names in mind, including non-North American players.

We’re considering players outside of NA. I can’t obviously say which ones, but I’m sure you guys know them. And these players are really experienced. We’re really weighing our options and we haven’t decided on a fifth yet. It’s still in the works, and we’ll kinda just play it by ear and see what we can get.

RUSH also gave a brief insight into the decision to part ways with FNS, saying that while it wasn’t necessarily a mutual decision, FNS would have expected the change.

The team vibe isn’t that bad [with FNS]. He’s a good guy and he’s easy to get along with, so he knows that there was no hard feelings. I’m sure he’s here to prove that he’s a good player, which he is.

But he’s been playing really well while not calling because Tarik is calling in our practices. It wasn’t really mutual. We kinda decided on it ourselves, but I think that he knew it kinda was coming because we weren’t playing that well obviously. It wasn’t like his calling was bad. He just wasn’t fitting in that well in terms of the style that he wanted to play and the style that he wanted to call.

Finally, RUSH explained that the team are searching for a ‘long-term’ solution, and not just another stand-in player.

We gotta get a player that we want that we’re 100 percent in on. We don’t want to half-ass it with a player we’re not sure on, and maybe get a new player or whatever. Whatever player we get, we want to make sure it’s a long-term thing that we’re gonna improve at a better rate than we have lately.

Source: Dot Esports


Liazz reportedly joining Gen.G after 100 Thieves CSGO split

Published: 22/Oct/2020 1:45 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 2:11

by Andrew Amos


The former members of 100 Thieves are some of CS:GO’s hottest free agents right now, and Gen.G might have snagged themselves one. Jay ‘Liazz’ Tregillgas is reportedly set to join the North America team, filling in for one of Damian ‘daps’ Steele and Sam ‘s0m’ Oh.

The brakes were pulled on Gen.G’s CS:GO project after the departure of IGL daps and rising star s0m. The duo moved to Valorant, becoming the first two core members of NRG. However, not all hope is lost for the up-and-coming squad.

With 100 Thieves pulling out of CS:GO, most of the highly sought after Aussie core is up for grabs. Gen.G might have just snapped up one of the best prospects.

Liazz is set to join Gen.G CS:GO as their newest member, according to reports from DBLTAP. The 23-year-old Australian was hitting a purple patch just as 100 Thieves dropped his roster on their way out of the title.

Liazz joined the 100 Thieves core back in September 2018, when it was still known as Renegades. He was known as one of the best riflers in Australia, having led the Order squad to the top of Australian CS:GO before going international.

On 100 Thieves, things weren’t as smooth sailing. While it started off well with a second-place at IEM Beijing 2019, and ended well with another runner-up spot at ESL Pro League Season 12 NA, the middle section was patchy.

The core hasn’t won a title since the Katowice Asia Minor back in January 2019, often placing behind the likes of Furia, Team Liquid, and Evil Geniuses in North America.

Gen.G have shown a lot of promise, although this has waned with the departure of s0m and daps. While the team got off to a blistering start by winning DreamHack Open Anaheim and the ESL One Road to Rio, they’ve fallen off recently.

Liazz playing for Renegades at StarLadder Season 6
Liazz was a part of the Renegades-100 Thieves core for two years.

Playing with Danny ‘cxzi’ Strzelczyk as a stand-in, they finished ESL Pro League Season 12 NA in 5-6th. The roster shuffle is going to affect their RMR points too, given daps and s0m were on the team during the first qualifiers.

Gen.G is yet to make a public statement on the reports. Liazz also has yet to publicly comment. We will update you as more information arises.