Evil Geniuses Expands to 15 Player CS:GO Roster Under Project Blueprint
The North American organization has taken on an ambitious project.
The 2022 competitive season has not been kind on the North American esports organization, Evil Geniuses (EG). Its CS:GO roster has not achieved any significant results so far. The team has hit rock bottom, failing to qualify for three top-tier tournaments in a row - BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022, IEM Dallas 2022, and PGL Antwerp Major 2022.
With the CS:GO calendar looking empty for quite some time, EG has undertaken an ambitious project called 'Blueprint' to help resuscitate the North American scene.
EG has basically extended support to two promising teams from the region, Carpe Diem and Party Astronauts, successfully expanding to a 15 player CS:GO roster with three different lineups under its wing, according to Dot Esports.
Project Blueprint: EG signs Party Astronauts and Carpe Diem to form 15 player CS:GO roster
The reports have come true as EG has successfully extended to a 15-player CS:GO roster by signing two additional North American lineups to create what they have called a "fluid roster".
EG has done this in order to widen its approach towards competitive CS:GO by increasing its event attendance. With multiple rosters under its wing the North American organization will be able to attend tournaments across all stages - local, regional, and international.
Furthermore, with an abundance of players the organization would not have to worry about burnout, fatigue, and mental stress hampering the performance and health of any particular player, as noted by Danny Engels - Director of Gaming Excellence for EG.
"Initially, the three roster groups will mostly stay together," stated Engels, further mentioning that EG would later consider shuffling players between groups to give each roster the best chance of success.
Engels also noted that Evil Geniuses could now be potentially seen competing in three different CS:GO tournaments at the same time. This will allow every roster to specifically concentrate on its respective tournaments, "Our RMR (Regional Major Rankings) roster could basically fully focus on giving us the best possible performance going into the Majors."
The motivation factor for other rosters agreeing to join EG was the concept of a fluid roster introduced by the organization, Engel explained. This allowed better performing players to compete in bigger tournaments and vice-versa.
Everything related to team-building and event preparation will be backed by a "data and analytics-driven approach," which would also be the foundational aspect of this project. EG has already witnessed immense growth in its League of Legends division by implementing this approach, now the same is being applied to achieve much needed success in CS:GO.
EG's main or starting CS:GO roster consists of the following players,
Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte
Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov
Jacky "Stewie2K" Yip
Timothy "automatic" Ta
William "RUSH" Wierzba
This lineup will continue to represent EG at all top-tier tournaments for the remainder of 2022, and they shall be competing at the upcoming ESL Pro League Season 16 scheduled to take place from 31st August to 2nd October, along with the American RMR for IEM Rio Major 2022.