NRG Esports announced the acquisition of ex-Gen.G CS:GO player Sam “s0m” Oh to its developing professional Valorant roster Wednesday.
The 18-year-old signed his first professional CS:GO contract in March 2019, playing for Envy for nine months before being bought out in December 2019. S0m's transfer to Valorant ended his 10-month stint with Gen.G.
“Thank you for being our young star on the team who took home the MVP at Anaheim and kept up the energy when everything moved online,” Gen.G tweeted. “Good luck in Valorant we know you’re going to do great!”
On Oct. 5, NRG unveiled the first two members of its professional Valorant team in former Gen.G CS:GO IGL Damian “daps” Steele and ex-100 Thieves CS:GO head coach Chet “Chet” Singh.
Both daps and Chet hold close ties to the five-year-old organization, sharing history in competing for NRG in CS:GO.
"We were lucky enough to have daps at NRG for a long time and help build out our Counter-Strike family and our team from day one," NRG CEO Andy Miller said during the Oct. 5 announcement. "Chet came on and took it to new heights."
Popular Twitch streamer Brandon “Aceu” Winn will remain in a content creation role for NRG.