After the departure of Chet ‘ImAPet’ Singh from Evil Geniuses, the North American organization are reportedly acquiring the services of former MiBR and Team Liquid coach Wilton ‘zews’ Prado.
According to a report from DBLTAP, no final decision has been made, but the Brazilian apparently practiced with the EG squad on April 8, ahead of a potential move.
Zews’ exit from the Brazilian favorites was somewhat surprising, after his years of success with the core of the roster. He also had a stint on Team Liquid, before rejoining his old teammates on MiBR in late 2018.
MiBR have failed to live up to their own high standards during zews’ tenure, however, with their best placements being top 4 at both IEM Katowice 2019 and the CS:GO Asia Championships.
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ImAPet left EG amid turmoil between him and some of the players, namely Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik and Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz.
Announcing his exit from the team, Singh stated “it’s no secret my relationship with Stan and tarik was absolutely horrendous,” explaining that they disagreed on strategic decisions.
Despite this, EG performed well in a handful of events under ImAPet’s coaching, perhaps even overachieving compared to expectations for the lineup.
If zews does join, it could repair the gap left by what we now know was a broken relationship between EG’s former coach and their in-game leader, stanislaw.
EG are currently flying high in the ESL Pro League too, tied for top spot and qualified for playoffs. Their next match will be up against Team Liquid, for a spot in the grand final.