Monday, May 23, 2022

Evil Geniuses signs RUSH to complete the CS:GO roster with the Cloud9 reunion trio

The worst kept secret in CS:GO has finally been fully revealed. Evil Geniuses have unveiled their third and final signing of William “RUSH” Wierzba, completing the team’s roster for the 2022 season. The deal was announced after the signings of Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip and Timothy “autimatic” Ta were revealed days before.

EG was reportedly considering former OG/North player Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså for the position of leader in the game, but recently panned to negotiate with RUSH after talks with the Danish player collapsed.

EG and the duo of Stewie2K and autimatic were linked for about a month prior to the signings, with Stewie publicly admitting his departure from Team Liquid and autimatic reportedly considering a return to Team Liquid CS:GO. Stewie was moved to Liquid’s inactive roster along with teammates FallN and Grim in late December while Autimatic was released from T1 VALORANT just over a week ahead of the EG announcement.

EG will field the new trio alongside Rifler Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte and AWPer Tsvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov, the only remaining players from the organization’s 2021 campaign.

No stranger to playing and winning together, the trio reunited after a successful six-month run with Cloud9 that culminated in a triumphant win at the ELEAGUE Boston Major in front of a starved home crowd in 2018 – NA’s only Major win to date . Stewie joined Brazilian club SK Gaming shortly after and eventually found a long-term home at Liquid. Autimatic stayed until late 2019 when he was transferred to Gen.G and left after a year to continue VALORANT with T1. RUSH also left C9 in late 2019 and joined Juggernaut on Complexity for the next two years.

EG’s new North American squad will debut in just over a week in the BLAST Premier Spring group stage, which kicks off on January 30 with a match against new Danish-French superteam Team Vitality.

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