Evil Geniuses Reportedly in Talks With Stewie2K, Autimatic for 2022 CS:GO Roster
Evil Geniuses is starting to make some moves.
With the CS:GO competitive circuit for 2021 coming to an end, Evil Geniuses (EG) has started making some moves. The North American esports organization seems to be in talks with Jacky "Stewie2K" Yip and Timothy "autimatic" Ta for its 2022 CS:GO lineup.
In early November, it was reported that Stewie2K had been directly approached by a prominent esports organization and soon after it had become public knowledge that he would be parting ways with the team.
As for autimatic, who had retired from CS:GO in February earlier this year, reports surfaced a few weeks back about him potentially returning back to CS:GO after a poor run in Valorant along with T1 .
Now, both these players are being linked to Evil Geniuses as per a report by 1pv.fr, where they might join Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte and Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov.
EG is reportedly in talks with both Stewie2K and autimatic for its 2022 CS:GO lineup
Evil Geniuses was one of the first CS:GO teams to start implementing changes following a disastrous run through 2021. By the end of the competitive season, EG had clearly run out of fuel and the community was even raising questions about their participation in the PGL Major Stockholm 2021.
As expected, EG crashed out of the tournament and immeditely thereafter the organization announced the departure of Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz, Owen "oBo" Schlatter, and Michał "MICHU" Müller. They had promised to come back stronger and prove their dedication towards North American CS:GO.
At the moment, recent reports show that EG is eyeing to take Stewie2K over from Team Liquid, as he could bring more firepower as their entry fragger. Reports also indicate interest in autimatic, who might be returning to CS:GO after a 10-month stint in Valorant.
A few images from their time together on Cloud9 was exchanged by the two players on social media. This gesture has added more fuel to the report about them once again playing together under EG's banner.
This also follows failed negotiations between EG and Keith "NAF" Markovic who revealed that he was looking to join them before signing an extension with Team Liquid. NAF was initially interested in EG's offer, but turned it down after some changes were made. The changes in question were not particularly well received or appreciated by NAF.
To get the ball rolling again, EG will also most likely witness a change in its coaching department as Damian "daps" Steele might soon be replaced by former G2 Esports coach Damien "maLeK" Marcel. MaLeK has supposedly been put in charge of the CS:GO roster overhaul for 2022.
For now, the reported Evil Geniuses CS:GO roster looks as follows,
Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte - Lurker
Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov - AWPer
Jacky "Stewie2K" Yip - Entry Fragger
Timothy "autimatic" Ta - Rifler
Damien "maLeK" Marcel - Coach
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