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DeKay’s Sources: NRG CSGO set for surprise switch to Evil Geniuses

Published: 25/Sep/2019 16:55 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 17:22

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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North American Counter-Strike team NRG Esports are in advanced discussions with the Evil Geniuses organization and are expected to join them officially in the coming days, according to multiple sources close to the situation.

It is expected that the team will play at ESL One: New York as Evil Geniuses, rather than NRG Esports. 

NRG Esports have had a CS:GO roster since early 2016, entering the scene with the pickup of ex-Method ahead of the MLG Columbus Major Last Chance Qualifier. 

The organization went through a number of different rosters before sticking with the core of Vincent ‘Brehze’ Cayonte, Ethan ‘Ethan’ Arnold, and Cvetelin ‘CeRq’ Dimitrov. 

In 2019 they added both Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik and Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz who helped them reach the semifinals of the StarLadder Berlin Major. 

StarLadderTarik’s addition helped take NRG to the next level, reaching the semi-finals of the StarLadder Berlin Major.

Evil Geniuses has never had a CS:GO roster, but do have a history in Counter-Strike that first became notable in 2007. Their first accomplished lineup in Counter-Strike included Garett ‘Grt’ Bambrough, Corey ‘tr1p’ Dodd, and Griffin ‘shaGuar’ Benger

Eventually, Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert would join the organization and played there for nearly four years until 2012. 

Evil GeniusesNorth American legends n0thing and fRoD featured on Evil Geniuses’ historic Counter-Strike rosters.

Their entrance into CS:GO has been rumored on multiple occasions, most notable of these was the near signing of the ex-iBuyPower team with Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin instead of Joshua ‘steel’ Nissan in 2014. 

The match-fixing scandal that would ensue shortly after prevented the deal from coming to fruition and Evil Geniuses took a step back from entering the space until recently.

At this time it is unclear if NRG Esports plan to recruit a new CS:GO roster or leave the scene entirely. 

The NRG Esports CSGO roster currently consists of:

  • Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz
  • Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte
  • Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov
  • Ethan “Ethan” Arnold
  • Tarik “tarik” Celik
    • Chet “ImAPet” Singh (Coach)
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How to watch BLAST Premier Fall 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:55

by Andrew Amos

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The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi vs NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses vs OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality vs Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG vs FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis vs MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA vs G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm