Evil Geniuses CS:GO Players to Face Off With U.S. Navy Members in Twitch Stream

Photo by Helena Kristiansson/ESL
Photo by Helena Kristiansson/ESL /

The United States Navy and esports organization Evil Geniuses are partnering for a Twitch stream Thursday as part of a campaign.

Members of Evil Geniuses’ Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team will stream with Navy sailors as the professional players prepare them for a CS:GO showmatch at TwitchCon San Diego in September.
Evil Geniuses players Tarik “tarik” Celik and Ethan “nahtE” Arnold will feature in Thursday’s stream. The duo notably won ESL One New York and StarSeries Season 8 last year under the EG banner. Tarik also was part of the first North American team to win a CS:GO Major.

"Partnering with the Evil Geniuses provides the Navy a unique opportunity to engage with some of the world’s top gamers and improve relatability with prospective Sailors. The skill sets utilized by Evil Geniuses ­– problem analysis, risk assessment, sensory perception and split-second decision-making – are the same skill sets required to succeed in critical Navy career fields, such as nuclear engineering, aviation, special warfare, cryptology and counterintelligence,” Capt. Matt Boren, Chief Marketing Officer at Navy Recruiting Command, said in a news release.

Viewers can tune in on the official America’s Navy Twitch channel Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET for the stream.

This article was brought to you by a partnership between DBLTAP and the U.S. Navy