NRG CS:GO Team to Reportedly Leave for Evil Geniuses

NRG will reportedly decamp to Evil Geniuses
NRG will reportedly decamp to Evil Geniuses /

NRG Esports' Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team will leave the organization to join Evil Geniuses, according to a report Wednesday by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis.

Per the report, the NRG Esports CS:GO lineup is expected to play under the Evil Geniuses banner at ESL One New York. The tournament is scheduled to begin Thursday.

NRG Esports first entered CS:GO in 2016, when it acquired the lineup of ex-Method. After multiple roster shuffles, the organization settled on the core of Cvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte and Ethan "Ethan" Arnold. This year's additions of Tarik "tarik" Celik and Peter "stanslaw" Jarguz have helped the team achieve unprecedented success, including a third-fourth place finish at the StarLadder Berlin Major.

Evil Geniuses has yet to field a CS:GO team, disbanding its Counter-Strike team in 2012. A previous plan to join CS:GO by signing the iBuyPower roster collapsed in the wake of that team's match-fixing scandal in 2014.

Neither team has commented on Dexerto's report.

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