Phillip Rasmussen
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According to Complexity, they're adding a six... no wait, Graham 'Messioso' Pitt as General Manager. Yes, you read that right.

It's the biggest transfer story involving a Messi this summer, for our money.

We're only kidding of course, the timing of the announcement might be completely coincidental, but it does look weird on paper. Especially when you consider they revamped their coaching position and signed es3tag only 5 weeks back.

On the other hand, Pitt, former Head of Esports at North, has worked with both peacemaker and es3tag in the past, making it realistic that he at least was involved in their transfers.

If you're looking for experience, Pitt ticks all the boxes in CS:GO.

  • Worked on the tournament side with ESL. Check.
  • Helped build Blast Pro Series. Check.
  • Kicked MSL & aizy from North. Check.

Mind you, experienced doesn't always mean good, and the jury is still out about whether Pitt can help build a truly champion side.

When he was the interim coach for RFRSH-owned GODSENT in 2017, the team didn't make any progress for the 3 month period he stood behind the team, and while at North the team went from 21st in the world to 25th, with a peak at 19th - hardly improvements that will have Complexity's fans raving.

That is not to say he failed, because no one could make North and GODSENT improve.

Either way, it's all forgiven if Pitt made the decision to bring on NaToSaphiX to stand in for k0nfig, because that's the best damn move we've seen this entire transfer window.

Will the Juggernaut start winning with Pitt at the wheel? Let us know by replying to this email and we'll share the best responses on Twitter this week.

August 26, 2021

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