Don’t let EG’s announcement distract you from...

Elliott Griffiths
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Evil Geniuses potential CSGO roster in 2022: Stewie, RUSH, CeRq, Brehze and Autimatic

Illustration by NovaH. Source: Stewie - Liquid, RUSH - Complexity, CeRq - EG, Autimatic - Dreamhack / Stephanie Lindgren, Brehze - ESL / Stephanie Lieske

Apparently, this is ‘funny’.

We’ll never understand Americans, or quite why heavily corporately sterilised jokes are the height of announcements, but it seems EG are running with CeRq, Brehze and the ex-C9 trio.

Ohhhh. Now we understand the joke.

It’s keeping CeRq on this team.

They’re, according to the linked CEO, ‘here to save NA CS’. Don’t get us wrong, Stewie, auti and RUSH are part of the reason NA CS even exists, but are they the future?

Supposedly - but we have our doubts. autimatic hasn’t played in a long time, and RUSH has spent a little while out the game. Brehze and CeRq spent the last year chilling out too, albeit they were playing the game, which leaves Stewie as the only known quantity.

We’re far more excited for the new Complexity team, which is playing its first tournament together next we-, uh, wait. That says Extra Salt?

Seems for one tournament that saucy quintet will be gaming under the ES moniker, due to ES having a spot at the tournament and not quite having their team ready. At least it’s the full roster, so Complexity get one look at the five together before they get their teeth into it.

Still - floppy, Grim, junior is a really nasty trio for any NA team, and we’d be surprised if this team wasn’t a much better team than the EG one pretty quickly.

Sorry, Cloud9 fans.

January 16, 2022

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