EG get CeRq-umcised

Sebastian Lalic
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Illustration by ANDY. Source: PGL / Joao Ferreira

NA rejoice, after 5 long years EG has finally gone to the doctor and cut the cord: They’ve gotten a CeRq-umcision.

Okay, maybe that’s a bit overdramatic (and an odd mix of metaphors, sry)

CeRq has spent 5 years of his career around NA, starting off at NRG where he made them a very dangerous LAN team on the back of his ability to transcend their level and grab a game by the scruff of its neck. By the end of his stint, he had a 1.16 HLTV rating and picked up a Tier 1 LAN MVP at IEM Shanghai 2018. NA fans started comparing him to s1mple, a CIS/EU AWPer coming in and making a team more dangerous.

NRG’s success was big enough that in 2019 Evil Geniuses decided to pick up the roster, CeRq included. Multiple roster changes and two team acquisitions later, EG haven’t been able to make CeRq work. His stats last year had him below a 1.0 rating as an AWPer. It was time for him to be cut. get it?

What’s next for the Bulgarian not-so-sharpshooter is anyone’s guess, we wouldn’t be surprised to see him return to EU in an attempt to find form. Equally, we wouldn’t be surprised if he returned in the form of a lower-tier NA team fighting for those America’s Qualifiers.

As for EG, well they have plenty of players to pick from (7!), who knows maybe we’ll see one of their new EG Toddlers players get a chance! for legal reasons that’s a joke.

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January 5, 2023

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