Mixwell Gives More Details on His Future Potentially Joining Former OpTic Teammates on Cloud9 - Dexerto
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Mixwell Gives More Details on His Future Potentially Joining Former OpTic Teammates on Cloud9

Published: 29/Jun/2018 19:07 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson

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Former G2 player Oscar “Mixwell” Cañellas has commented on the speculation that he could be joining up with his former OpTic Gaming teammates on Cloud9, saying he is available as a stand in.

Mixwell previously teamed with Will “RUSH” Weirzba and Tarik “tarik” Celic for over a year under OpTic Gaming, winning the ELEAGUE Season 2 together in 2016.

But after Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz left, the roster effectively fell apart, with RUSH and tarik leaving to join Cloud9 shortly after.

Despite being homesick, Mixwell remained with OpTic in the US for a time, before eventually returning home to Spain.

After deciding that the new roster, an all European mix featuring the likes of Emil “Magisk” Reif and Adam “friberg” Friberg, was not going to work out, Mixwell left OpTic after almost two years with the organization.

He has since played with French side G2 Esports, but the team had very limited success, leading to Mixwell’s departure as G2 decided on their plan B.

Mixwell has been effectively team-less in the interim, but was recently linked with a move to Cloud9, who are in search of a permanent fifth player.

There was no official word from Cloud9 or the players on the rumors, but Mixwell has now spoken on the potential of the reunion.

He also reaffirmed that if Cloud9 called upon him for a temporary spot on the team, he would step up, ‘if they need him’.

Cloud9 player RUSH previously stated that the team are set on finding a permanent addition to the roster, rather than just another stand in. He also mentioned that they had a number of players, both based in North America and outside, in mind.

However, although Mixwell is seemingly playing down the possibility of permanently joining C9, both he and the organization may be left with little choice considering the number of vital tournaments and qualifiers fast approaching in the rest of 2018.

Mixwell’s desire to stay in Europe rather than move back to North America sounds like it remains a major hurdle for him and any potential NA suitors to overcome.

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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

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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
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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.