NRG sign FugLy, tabseN

NRG have confirmed on Twitter that they have secured the services of Jacob "FugLy" Medina and Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz.

Jacob "⁠FugLy⁠" Medina had been without a team since mid-May, when he was shown the exit door by CLG after little over four months on the roster.

Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz was also free to discuss his future, having stepped down from PENTA's starting roster at the start of the month, just days after the team finished in second place at the ESEA Premier Season 21 Finals.

The new duo will fill the spots on NRG's team that were up for grabs after the management benched Justin "⁠just9n⁠" Ortiz and Samuel "⁠SileNt⁠" Portillo in a bid to fine-tune the squad ahead of the new season. 


tabseN moves to NRG

tabseN is not a stranger to playing for NRG after acting as a stand-in for the team at the Counter Pit League Season 2 Finals, in May, replacing Peter "⁠ptr⁠" Gurney, who had to undergo surgery after suffering a fractured ankle during his flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt following severe turbulence.

The ramifications of this deal are still unknown – while the team are expected to compete in North America on a day-to-day basis, they will have to go through European qualifiers if they hope to ever play at a Major.

NRG now have the following roster:

United States Peter "⁠ptr⁠" Gurney
Germany Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik
Serbia Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić 
United States Jacob "⁠FugLy⁠" Medina
Germany Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz 

United States Samuel 'SileNt' Portillo
Samuel 'SileNt' Portillo
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
219
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.74
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
619
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
234
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
473
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
391
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.68
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
365
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
United States Justin 'just9n' Ortiz
Justin 'just9n' Ortiz
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
211
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
gl tabseN
2016-05-27 23:38
2 replies
huge fucking surprise hahaahah tabsen/ptr to carry every game they play
2016-05-27 23:38
unexpected
2016-05-28 01:16
Nice
2016-05-27 23:38
1 reply
close one
2016-05-27 23:44
expected!
2016-05-27 23:38
expected gl tabsen and fugly
2016-05-27 23:38
#7
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Brazil nove
do they need to compete in the EU minor now? or because they live in NA do they stay there?
2016-05-27 23:38
17 replies
EU Minor, dont know about qualifiers to other events like DH open
2016-05-27 23:40
1 reply
#62
apEX | 
Brazil nove
ah ty
2016-05-27 23:40
#83
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United States hrones
Thats actually a good question. IIRC Hellraisers during the Minors for Cluj were trying to decide between picking up a EU player and a CIS player. It was not just a decision on who would fit better, it also affected what minor they would play in (EU or CIS). They ended up getting Zero (maybe queztone, i cant remember and im on the toilet taking a shit) and then played in the CIS minor because they had a majority of CIS players. On the other hand the difference on hellrasiers was a slightly longer flight, NRG playing in the EU minor means going to another continent.
2016-05-27 23:46
5 replies
#97
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Czech Republic Limacool
That's not true, they played on EU minor, there were Styko Oskar and Zero (EU) and Kucher and Angel (CIS).
2016-05-27 23:52
Pretty sure your talking about Columbus not Cluj, there were no minors before cluj
2016-05-28 00:08
3 replies
#112
nukkye | 
United States yvr
PGL minor? DenDD and pixel fire (BARBARR and DeadFox co.) if I recall.....
2016-05-28 00:12
2 replies
Yeah that was before Columbus
2016-05-28 00:13
No it was columbus minor :)
2016-05-28 00:54
They'll compete in the NA Minor because they live in that region.. that's how it works.
2016-05-28 00:12
8 replies
#117
apEX | 
Brazil nove
but RNG lives in the US and competes in the asian/oceanic minor
2016-05-28 00:13
3 replies
Does RNG still live in the States though? I thought that they recently moved back to AU
2016-05-28 00:16
2 replies
#124
apEX | 
Brazil nove
i'm not sure if they recently moved back to Australia, but I am 100% sure when they lost the minor against the mongolz they were living in the US
2016-05-28 00:17
its LA renegades
2016-05-28 11:48
Nope, it isn't as he said hellraisers had to choose a 5 and that was going to decide whether they played in the EU or CIS minors he got the major wrong but that doesn't matter
2016-05-28 00:16
The minors are based on nationality, RNG have to play in. Asia minor even though they live in the US. NRG will be the same with the EU minor.
2016-05-28 00:51
2 replies
+1 exactly wat it says in the post these dumbfaks
2016-05-28 01:44
1 reply
#186
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United States hehexddd
I only get my news from clickbait titles.
2016-05-28 02:19
expected
2016-05-27 23:38
'øp
2016-05-27 23:38
HeyGuys
2016-05-27 23:38
a
2016-05-27 23:38
welcome Kappa
2016-05-27 23:38
a
2016-05-27 23:38
#15
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Portugal mrsc
expected
2016-05-27 23:38
yes
2016-05-27 23:38
Will they still play in NA?
2016-05-27 23:38
1 reply
yeah much easyer, t2-3 in EU but t1-2 in NA also tabsen said he flyed to NA
2016-05-28 11:48
1 reply
lmao
2016-05-28 11:53
i am slow
2016-05-27 23:38
poo
2016-05-27 23:38
#22
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Finland mayrakoira
n1
2016-05-27 23:38
WHAT A SUPRISE
2016-05-27 23:38
Wuuut, nice
2016-05-27 23:38
godtabsen
2016-05-27 23:38
#27
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Europe Scottxaxa
GG'z
2016-05-27 23:38
28th
2016-05-27 23:38
expected
2016-05-27 23:38
#30
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World klimqxcs
last
2016-05-27 23:38
2 replies
AT cnx what did you expect
2016-05-28 02:09
1 reply
#233
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World klimqxcs
x"DDDDDDD ikr
2016-05-28 11:31
damn son
2016-05-27 23:38
lol
2016-05-27 23:38
NICE
2016-05-27 23:38
GL
2016-05-27 23:38
fugly WutFace
2016-05-27 23:38
wtf
2016-05-27 23:38
+1
2016-05-27 23:38
tabseN LUL
2016-05-27 23:38
2 replies
#171
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Sweden ConaN007
Big improvent from Silent and Justin...
2016-05-28 02:02
1 reply
+1
2016-05-28 06:29
silent and justin were trash so anything is step up
2016-05-27 23:38
1 reply
Love that name
2016-05-28 02:18
gg unexpected
2016-05-27 23:38
#45
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North America Slut_Gut
Great pickups
2016-05-27 23:38
still noob team got gob b fat rtuek germ and legia just fat poor fraggr
2016-05-27 23:38
omg wow we didnt expect it at all omg omg
2016-05-27 23:38
1 reply
Its not like they're TRYING to surprise you or anything you stupid fuck
2016-05-28 09:32
gl
2016-05-27 23:38
LAST
2016-05-27 23:38
RIp this team
2016-05-27 23:38
NRG > CLG so FugLy won in the end tabseN gonna hard carry this team
2016-05-27 23:39
nrg +just9n -gobb doner kebab +gobb
2016-05-27 23:39
3 replies
should up polska noob. no polska team is > spaceS
2016-05-28 00:47
2 replies
#236
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Finland Acoz
more like every polish team -> spaceS
2016-05-28 11:48
1 reply
sadness... not ez4ence
2016-05-29 00:16
#55
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Slovenia OGMarcus
bot n1
2016-05-27 23:39
#56
nukkye | 
United States yvr
So freaking expected =D Good luck, tabseN is a freaking monster. In time NRG will be a complete team at international level. Hyped to watch the new lineup play!!!
2016-05-27 23:39
Massive upgrade tbh Gj Shaq
2016-05-27 23:39
Expected
2016-05-27 23:39
#59
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United States jekl
xD
2016-05-27 23:39
#61
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Canada mellowk
What flag do they get? World flag?
2016-05-27 23:40
2 replies
EU
2016-05-27 23:41
im wondering too lol
2016-05-27 23:41
NA players were the problem...? We will see.
2016-05-27 23:40
1 reply
silent definitely was the problem
2016-05-27 23:41
Gl mr fugly
2016-05-27 23:40
tabsen everybody knew that
2016-05-27 23:41
#67
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Norway Noreg
this is so easy for tabsen
2016-05-27 23:41
#74
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Germany Bennime
3 former mouz player and 2 former clg player. Thats a nice line up.
2016-05-27 23:43
Which flag will they use ?? lol
2016-05-27 23:43
2 replies
either world or EU
2016-05-27 23:44
USA
2016-05-28 02:07
Fugly top, tabsen flop
2016-05-27 23:43
1 reply
fugly top? LMAOOOO sick b8
2016-05-28 08:59
Nice ! GL boyz
2016-05-27 23:45
wow unexpected
2016-05-27 23:46
1 reply
yeah, what a surprise totally caught me off guard ;>
2016-05-27 23:47
mouse 2nd squad
2016-05-27 23:46
Gl Fatty "gob b" Dick
2016-05-27 23:46
this can actually be a decent tier 3 team probably
2016-05-27 23:46
Feel bad for fugly but wish him the best of luck.
2016-05-27 23:47
3 replies
why do you feel bad for FugLy? this team WILL be better than CLG
2016-05-27 23:48
2 replies
Could be true but I just feel bad for anyone bounces from team to team, not really fitting in anywhere and getting scapegoated for failures that aren't his fault. Just want him to find a good, stable team because I know he's a good player.
2016-05-27 23:50
1 reply
I honestly think that this team has the potential to become top 3 NA (behind LG and C9)
2016-05-27 23:51
Who cares what flag they use. I just hope they can compete and have some good matches!
2016-05-27 23:47
Great 3/5 EU = Have to play in EU Qualifier GGWP NRG
2016-05-27 23:47
#91
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Spain Alser
Unexpected Kappa By the way, this lineup probably has to play in EU minors
2016-05-27 23:48
2 replies
#176
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Sweden ConaN007
No shit..
2016-05-28 02:08
not
2016-05-28 06:32
GL :D
2016-05-27 23:52
pretty dank lineup tbh
2016-05-27 23:52
gl tabsen :)
2016-05-27 23:52
Hopefully ptr will have a good team now
2016-05-27 23:53
nice lineup
2016-05-28 00:05
#103
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Germany MineMFM
Now it's more German than Mousesports
2016-05-28 00:05
Expected
2016-05-28 00:06
>AMerican team > 2 players from the country of America
2016-05-28 00:06
2 replies
"country of America" -_-
2016-05-28 00:14
1 reply
hahaha
2016-05-28 10:46
#107
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Russia Reph
Mousesports v2
2016-05-28 00:06
CLG just9n or CLG silentm
2016-05-28 00:07
3 replies
#130
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United States ViKaLiBuR
Or RETIRED Just9n and RETIRED SileNt
2016-05-28 00:31
2 replies
lmao
2016-05-28 01:00
#190
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United States hehexddd
Who will you kick from RETIRED for them to join?
2016-05-28 02:20
That's a decent lineup!
2016-05-28 00:11
Maikelele to clg
2016-05-28 00:16
#126
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Sweden godname
nice team
2016-05-28 00:29
#127
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United States ViKaLiBuR
An EU team with NA players or a NA team with EU players?
2016-05-28 00:30
nice
2016-05-28 00:31
e x p e c t e d
2016-05-28 00:31
nice gl!
2016-05-28 00:33
ez tier 2 NA = tier 3 EU
2016-05-28 00:33
Expected, good luck to both, they deserve it!
2016-05-28 00:34
Good choice gl guys!
2016-05-28 00:34
#139
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up
n1
2016-05-28 00:34
ns gl
2016-05-28 00:37
Welp now they have to qualify for majors in the EU minor
2016-05-28 00:38
#143
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Germany 'ezpz
My favorite NA team haha. Imo an Upgrade for Tabsen and a chance to get better.
2016-05-28 00:40
This team still isn't going anywhere
2016-05-28 00:41
1 reply
#174
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Sweden ConaN007
Top 3 NA - HLTV Confirmed
2016-05-28 02:06
2x CLG rejects and 3x mouz rejects XD
2016-05-28 00:45
#148
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North America Catpwnz
This is NA dream team potential
2016-05-28 00:46
#149
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Brazil hugoooo
My favorite NA teams: LG, TS, WinOut, g3x, TSM, OpTic, Renegades and NRG. Problem?
2016-05-28 00:47
what a great line up ^_^ top 1 na incoming
2016-05-28 00:50
top 6 NA at best, at least tabseN gonna have a change of scenery
2016-05-28 00:57
#157
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United States SoNftw
I see potential. GL to NRG! #ShaqAttack
2016-05-28 00:59
so wait can someone explain why they would have to go thru EU Quals to play at Major? is it because 3/5 are from EU or something?
2016-05-28 01:02
1 reply
#173
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Sweden ConaN007
Yeah
2016-05-28 02:04
NRG aren't an NA team anymore. ptr said in a tweet that they'll be attending the EU minor from now on, and the main communication language of the team will be German
2016-05-28 01:06
7 replies
FugLy knows German?
2016-05-28 01:18
communication thing was 100% a joke or do you really expect fugly and ptr to learn german?
2016-05-28 01:28
GERMAN LOL, you better be high as fk
2016-05-28 02:12
1 reply
#187
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United States hehexddd
I can confirm
2016-05-28 02:20
Ptr was joking about the German thing lol
2016-05-28 21:18
2 replies
Maybe so, but I don't see it anywhere in his posts.
2016-05-29 01:45
1 reply
He replied to someone saying they would speak german, then replied to someone else after they asked how he would learn german and he said, "we will speak english" just look farther down in his twitter replies
2016-05-29 01:55
Very expected
2016-05-28 01:30
#165
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Netherlands JUNG13
gob b is creating another mouz in US :D
2016-05-28 01:34
#166
steel | 
Other ToRu
GL
2016-05-28 01:43
gl tabseN make me proud
2016-05-28 01:48
NRG still considered NA, Kappa
2016-05-28 01:50
mousesports NA version
2016-05-28 01:54
#172
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Sweden ConaN007
NA TEAM? 4Head
2016-05-28 02:04
ez top 4 NA 1.LG 2.TS 3.WinOut 4.NRG
2016-05-28 02:12
3 replies
not NA anymore dude they have to compete in EU
2016-05-28 02:13
2 replies
only in the minor idk if the org has the money to fly them out to play the qualifiers for it and the minor itself though like its more complicated than just playing the minor theyd have to actually qualify for it playing in eu unless theyre good enough to qualify on 130 ping lol
2016-05-28 02:23
1 reply
The NRG org def has the money, that's one of the biggest esports organizations in the world. They'll be fine.
2016-05-28 21:17
gl muricansports
2016-05-28 02:33
NRG is ex-Team of EU Players, but in NA he are NA Low Tier PLayers.
2016-05-28 02:53
I don't see a future for this team.. I rly don't unstand why they would add TabseN and keep Legija.. well TabseN was expected but ye whatever. GL you'll need it haha.
2016-05-28 02:55
gob b fakeflagger!!!
2016-05-28 03:00
NA team with 3 EU players 4Head
2016-05-28 03:53
I want to see mouz rejects vs mouz on LAN some time soon
2016-05-28 04:01
mouz NA smurfs
2016-05-28 04:04
why fugly though...
2016-05-28 04:46
1 reply
Fugly seems solid. Maybe he is changing roles as well. I have a strong feeling clg didnt give fugly the space he needs and nrg can. We'll see soon
2016-05-28 06:06
C9 now top 20 NA FeelsBadMan
2016-05-28 06:51
just9n>Fugly lol
2016-05-28 06:52
Damn that's actually 2 upgrades good shit for NRG they might start getting better, the players they cut are horrible anyway.
2016-05-28 06:55
more germans move to USA merkel ruined VATERLAND confirmed?
2016-05-28 07:07
1 reply
lmao
2016-05-28 11:17
nice, that's a change I welcome. gl gob and rest!!!
2016-05-28 07:08
FUCK TABSEN THAT MOTHERFUCKER FUCKED ME ON ESEA
2016-05-28 07:27
#220
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Finland muglobal
rip tabsen
2016-05-28 07:36
Expected
2016-05-28 07:52
#224
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Russia invizyy
Go solek in coach xD
2016-05-28 09:01
gl gob b, make this boys great!
2016-05-28 09:01
nice lineup. GL
2016-05-28 09:10
#228
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Czech Republic NR.Kobra
Expendables :)
2016-05-28 09:45
NA team getting europe'd? xD expected, but even then, still tier 151325610 :c
2016-05-28 11:08
TabseN is great player!
2016-05-28 11:41
just9n > fugly
2016-05-28 13:59
This team has a great potential to be a tier 1 team and could go into top 20 in like the next couple of months!
2016-05-28 14:10
1 reply
They are already in the top 20 I'm pretty sure, or at least last rating. They were #18 I believe.
2016-05-28 21:14
I give them 2 months until disband or roster changes.
2016-05-28 14:14
- gob b +Me cuz im best
2016-05-28 15:21
#246
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Latvia DanShu
NRG- good 3 months after -Legija and ggwp
2016-05-28 15:40
Good pickups I think fugly will fit well in this team
2016-05-28 17:02
mouz w/ 2 NA LUL
2016-05-28 17:17
#249
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Singapore Trisha
Hope all the best for them!! <3
2016-05-28 19:25
expected
2016-05-28 21:30
Thats really nice!
2016-05-28 22:14
#255
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Brazil luckyboy
Great lineup! GL HF
2016-05-28 23:19
Good squad. Just9n is a good player though, he can easily join some nrg level team. Silent should go back to premier
2016-05-29 01:14
#260
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El Salvador belaC
they could be top 5 NA with this lineup
2016-05-29 03:26
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