Team Envy add three new players as part of CS:GO roster overhaul - Dexerto
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Team Envy add three new players as part of CS:GO roster overhaul

Published: 22/Mar/2019 22:45 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 22:46

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American professional esports organization Team Envy have completed a major overhaul of their pro CounterStrike: Global Offensive roster.

Envy announced on March 22nd that they had signed Sam ‘s0m’ Oh, Bradley ‘ANDROID’ Fodor, and Jacob ‘FugLy’ Medina to their pro CS:GO team.

In order to make room for the three new players, Envy also announced that they had parted ways with Taylor ‘Drone’ Johnson and Steven ‘reltuC’ Cutler.

The roster already had a vacant spot following the IEM Sydney: North American Qualifier when stand-in player Finn ‘karrigan’ Anderson left the team to return to FaZe Clan. 

With Envy’s roster shuffle now complete, the three new players have already been thrust into action with their new team, joining ‘Nifty’ Francis and Josh ‘jdm64’ Marzano in the Dreamhack Masters Dallas Closed Qualifier.

The three new additions to Envy’s roster all come from different backgrounds and levels of experience. ANDROID, who joined from compLexity Gaming, played an instrumental role in his former team’s first place finish at the Americas Minor Championship – London 2018.

FugLy joined Envy after spending over two years with NRG Esports and was part of the squad the took first place at the recent Katowice 2019 Americas Minor.

s0m, who has the least playing experience of the three, is widely considered a promising talent, and is coming off a successful spell with Swole Patrol. 

Envy will certainly hope that their new recruits will help take the team to a whole new level after what has been an up and down past few months.

The trio will certainly have a chance to make an instant impact with their new squad, as a victory in the Dreamhack Masters Dallas Closed Qualifier will guarantee them a spot in the $250,000 major tournament. 

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Exclusive interview: GeT RiGhT announces Twitch switch from CSGO

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 15:03

by Lauren Bergin

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Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund has announced his departure from professional Counter-Strike, as he moves to Twitch streaming full-time. 

2021 has just got started and Sweden are already stealing the show. Just days after PGL announced the Stockholm Major, GeT_RiGhT has decided to call time on his legendary competitive career.

During an exclusive interview with Dexerto, the 30-year-old discusses the career highs and lows, his battle with Crohn’s disease and what the future holds for the Swedish titan.

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GeT_RiGhT & f0rest: End of an era

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Counter-Strike’s dynamic duo is no more.

The Swede has a CS legacy like no other, but an integral part of those wins and losses was his partnership with countryman Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. The two share a long list of tournament wins together, including the coveted Major.

The two Counter-Strike behemoths have played together for over a decade, and it’s clear that the end of this partnership is one of the most emotional aspects of GeT_RiGhT’s retirement.

“It’s been a rollercoaster, but at the same time, it’s been a beautiful ride.” Alesund goes on to describe their partnership as “the biggest highlight” of his career.

CSGO & Crohn’s: A battle worth fighting

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GeT_RiGhT’s battle with Crohn’s is a perplexing one.

It may shock a lot of people, but GeT RiGhT describes living with the disease as being “one of the best things that ever happened” to him, as well as one of the worst ones.

He describes his lifelong battle with the stomach pain that accompanies the illness, but goes on to explain that he’s thankful, as the official diagnosis brought with it a sense of both physical and mental relief.

In terms of playing CS, however, he describes it as “horrible.” The associated pain, alongside weight and blood loss meant that focusing on the game became a trial all in its own. After asking himself whether it was worth risking his health, his response shows a mixed bag of emotions. “Yes and no really,” he admitted, as the pro player life and its fandom are always worth it, but the two day bedridden recovery period certainly has left a scar.

GeT_RiGhT: Twitch streaming & beyond

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What’s next for GeT_RiGhT? We can’t wait to find out.

It’s important to note that the Swedish legend will not be leaving CS. He sees the game as home, explaining: “I grew up in the scene and I’ll do anything it takes to help it grow.”

While he admits he can’t go into exact details about his future plans, he sees Twitch and content creation as a “competition on another level,” as he explores a plethora of games such as League of Legends and Warzone with more creative freedom.

GeT_RiGhT explored his excitement for Valorant, but clarified that he’s “not going to become a professional Valorant player.” With that said, he does believe that the game “has huge potential to overtake CS:GO” at some point in down the line.


Throughout this entire interview, you get a sense that the Valorant pro (sorry Chris, we had to) is in the best place he’s ever been. We’ll be excited to see where his streaming career takes him, whether it’s Riot’s Future Earth or otherwise. So keep an eye out, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon!