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CSGO: Evil Geniuses confirm acquisition of NRG roster

Published: 26/Sep/2019 13:13 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 13:31

by Calum Patterson

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North American esports organization Evil Geniuses have officially confirmed their return to Counter-Strike esports by acquiring their first-ever CS:GO lineup, the Major semi-finalists from NRG.

As first reported by Dexerto’s own DeKay on September 25, the now-former NRG lineup will represent Evil Geniuses at ESL One New York, starting September 26.

EG confirmed the acquisition on Twitter, thanking NRG for making it happen in time for New York.

EG will face off against a new look FaZe Clan in their first-round match-up, who now have Brazilian star coldzera in their ranks.

Considering FaZe are a new lineup, it could be an opening for EG to get an early win under their belts in their first-ever CS:GO match as an organization.

Starladder/Igor BezborodovNRG made it to the semi-finals of the StarLadder Berlin Major.

“After extensive negotiations with NRG Esports, Evil Geniuses is happy to announce that we’re acquiring both their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster”, EG said in their announcement, also confirming that they have secured the teams ESL Pro League spot.

The organization explains that they spent the last several months exploring opportunities, including building a team from scratch and even venturing outside of NA, but when NRG’s lineup “began assessing their options”, they knew they would be the perfect fit.

EG’s CEO, Nicole Lapointe Jameson, explained that it is fitting to re-enter CS in the organization’s 20th year. “CS is one of the spaces our fans have asked us to re-enter the most, and we’re happy to bring a touch of Evil back to the scene and its supporters,” she said.

Evil Geniuses CS:GO roster

  • Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz
  • Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte
  • Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov
  • Ethan “Ethan” Arnold
  • Tarik “tarik” Celik
    • Chet “ImAPet” Singh (Coach)
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Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch

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Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

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CaseEsports
CaseEsports will be hoping for land1n to make an instant impact.

The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.