Triumph to replace curry with penny - Report

The Canadian player will make his first appearance for the team in Sunday's Mythic Summer Cup.

Triumph are set to enlist the services of former Oceanus member Erik "⁠penny⁠" Penny, sources tell HLTV.org. The 18-year-old upcoming talent would replace Rahul "⁠curry⁠" Nemani, who will be headed to college in the fall.

Sources said that although curry's short-term college schedule would be viable for him to remain in the team, any increase in activity in the future as well as a return to offline play would force him to drop out, an option that is off the table for the player for multiple reasons.

During his three-month-long tenure on Triumph, curry has averaged a 1.05 rating as the team's entry fragger, achieving runner-up finishes in WINNERS League Season 4 and Mythic Invite League Season 1. He also helped them make an impression in BLAST Premier Spring, where the team tied against 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses and defeated Cloud9 before narrowly conceding a loss to Gen.G in the quarter-finals.

curry is set to be replaced on Triumph

penny has been a talent on the rise in North America for the past two years, being one of the four names alongside curry, Erick "⁠Xeppaa⁠" Bach, and Nathan "⁠leaf⁠" Orf that Anthony "⁠vanity⁠" Malaspina mentioned had the potential to go pro in an interview with Dust2.us at Fragadelphia 14.

He made his MDL debut in Season 32 at the age of seventeen, where he averaged a 1.09 rating over 27 maps and achieved a fourth place finish in playoffs. His performance exponentially improved over the course of the next two seasons, where he managed 1.17 and 1.22 ratings as a part of Rugratz and Oceanus, respectively.

penny will make his first appearance for Triumph on Sunday in Mythic Summer Series Cup 2, where the likes of Ze Pug Godz and Yeah will also compete. Practice with their new member will be critical for the team as a chance to earn a spot in ESL Pro League Season 12 awaits them in the first week of August.

With the change, Triumph's roster would consist of:

United States Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman
United States Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince
United States Gabe "⁠Spongey⁠" Greiner
United States Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson
Canada Erik "⁠penny⁠" Penny

Brazil Marcos "⁠tacitus⁠" Castilho (coach)

Canada Erik 'penny' Penny
Erik 'penny' Penny
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
155
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
170
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
462
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Brazil Marcos 'tacitus' Castilho
Marcos 'tacitus' Castilho
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
38
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
United States Rahul 'curry' Nemani
Rahul 'curry' Nemani
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
195
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
525
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
136
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.09
United States Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
236
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
RIP
2020-07-24 22:44
Look at curry man :(
2020-07-24 22:45
#21
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United States xxxhoshi
so inspirational
2020-07-24 22:51
#117
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India Relunk
RIPPP
2020-07-25 05:05
look at curry man
2020-07-24 22:45
RIP Triumph
2020-07-24 22:45
#10
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Portugal rbr
pennyS
2020-07-24 22:45
XDDDDD
2020-07-25 09:56
finnaly we got pennyS in CS scene! <3 xD
2020-07-26 04:44
wtf should have kicked junior
2020-07-24 22:46
Spongey*
2020-07-24 22:46
no junior hes a shit awp
2020-07-24 22:46
#49
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United States Festive_
isn’t he their second best player?
2020-07-24 23:13
He is, kicking Junior would be a terrible decision
2020-07-24 23:50
#89
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United States notawaffle
bruh u got baited
2020-07-25 00:48
#92
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United States Festive_
gotcha
2020-07-25 01:02
f
2020-07-25 07:55
+1
2020-07-26 01:49
they didn't kick anyone, curry decided to focus on college, read the news first before commenting
2020-07-24 22:56
#35
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United States ctb^_^
doesnt even read the article
2020-07-24 22:58
He can't read not bis fault
2020-07-25 18:29
F. Curry was a little inconsistent but played almost as good as Grim on his good days. Never heard of Penny so I hope he’s decent.
2020-07-24 22:47
#13
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United States NA_KEKW
College > CS GL Curry!
2020-07-24 22:46
facts
2020-07-25 13:49
#18
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Faroe Islands klnv
i guess even being in top 50 is not enough money
2020-07-24 22:49
Or he wants to or family wants him to.
2020-07-25 06:36
TRUMP 2020! 😎👍
2020-07-24 22:50
pennyS
2020-07-24 22:50
From bad to worse.
2020-07-24 22:52
#25
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United States laiff
curry couldve had it all he was so inspirational :((((, gl in college or go play valorant like vice
2020-07-24 22:54
#26
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Brazil sakaaa
wtf, i didn't knew triumph's coach was brazuka. now i cheer even more for them :D
2020-07-24 22:54
imagine going to college when u have a chance to make in in virgin-sports lol
2020-07-24 22:54
PENNY my boi
2020-07-24 22:57
smart move tbh, it's really hard nowadays to move from t2 na cs to t1 na cs
2020-07-24 23:00
#41
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United States Frotha
Should’ve replaced their worst player
2020-07-24 23:05
If triumph is your Tier2.... rip
2020-07-24 23:10
yea triumph is considered t2 na
2020-07-24 23:11
Triumph is clearly t2, NA has a huge gap between their top5-6 and the rest of the scene.
2020-07-24 23:19
Previously Triumph would have been considered t4.
2020-07-25 21:13
#176
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Denmark Zorrondo
tier 2 NA, tier 4 globally
2020-07-26 01:35
Sad to see curry move on, he's the reason I started getting into it because he was a friend of a friend, but wish him the best. He was exciting to watch play and Triumph was getting good.
2020-07-24 23:03
Switching one big bang theory character for another
2020-07-24 23:05
kkkkkkkkk
2020-07-25 15:09
racist org
2020-07-24 23:07
0/8
2020-07-24 23:11
17 going to college?
2020-07-24 23:11
turns 18 next month
2020-07-24 23:54
Oh
2020-07-25 00:21
look at his race man indian lol probably skipped 3 grades
2020-07-25 05:40
but college first year and 18 y/o is normal right
2020-07-25 08:57
Ye it’s normal
2020-07-25 16:35
first off i assume he's either taking a summer session or is 1-year in, since the article mentions his short-term college schedule second, unless his birthday is coming up in the next month he missed the cutoff date for freshman year, so he's 1 year ahead
2020-07-25 17:53
Expected trading sauce for money
2020-07-24 23:12
#53
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Hungary Glng
look at curry man so inspirational
2020-07-24 23:20
#55
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Slovakia S1W0
Lmfao that headline
2020-07-24 23:29
nice naming yourself after penis.
2020-07-24 23:31
ez 4 pennis
2020-07-24 23:33
Lol
2020-07-24 23:59
Penny averaged 1.11 rating while playing for Rugratz, since mid 2019. I think those are fairly better stats than Curry's. Will he do better because of it, though?
2020-07-24 23:39
#77
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
When junior and curry joined Triumph, I read a lot of comments saying penny was a better option. Didn't really pay much attention to him after it, but I think this was the best addition for Triumph
2020-07-25 00:19
Surely it is, not gonna blame the boys
2020-07-25 00:21
#80
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
you gotta keep getting young prospects, right? I like this Triumph roster a lot, specially Grim
2020-07-25 00:23
That's right, Grim is a god btw.
2020-07-25 00:26
expected
2020-07-24 23:44
#62
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United States Fin4life
penny will do no better than curry and the weak link is spongey....
2020-07-24 23:47
Agree with your comment about Spongey. Curry was inconsistent. When he was bad, he was really bad.
2020-07-25 21:18
RIP
2020-07-24 23:56
curry suace
2020-07-24 23:57
#68
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Brazil Vicmar
Bot curry, no Durant no win
2020-07-24 23:58
carry-d
2020-07-25 00:31
Pennis? Cu? Wtf
2020-07-24 23:58
#113
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South America ZyvvOo
br wtf
2020-07-25 03:34
Triumph can be a solid team at a T5 level, however I don't think they will go higher with this roster. curry is enough for me, he isn't anything special but he is ok. I have no idea who is penny. I don't think this change will be good for Triumph, and I don't think it's needed.
2020-07-25 00:02
#72
leaf | 
United States Frotha
Nickel next
2020-07-25 00:04
RIP Indian CS scene
2020-07-25 00:09
Actually smart decision. +Respect
2020-07-25 00:10
WHEERE WILL GOD CURRY GO ?!?!?!
2020-07-25 00:16
#114
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North America Swboy1010
He is going too get his college dictation done not another team.
2020-07-25 03:51
#90
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United States notawaffle
penny finally getting the chance he deserves. Absolutely balled out on Oceanus/Rugratz, now gets to show what he's made of on a better team!
2020-07-25 00:49
#94
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Brazil Karlogaria
The kid is more than right. College over an uncertain career in CS anyday
2020-07-25 01:04
Imgine leaving pro cs for college
2020-07-25 01:26
He probably has the brains and its not like his playing for team liquid/EG. So understandable
2020-07-25 01:51
yeah RIGHT I mean EDUCATION in 2020 RIGHT? XD
2020-07-25 10:19
yeah, who is the idiot who would choose education vs the chance to maybe have a pro career in a game?
2020-07-25 13:52
XDDDDDDD
2020-07-25 15:21
Save Grim
2020-07-25 01:40
Now kick Shakezulla and maybe spongey and their team is gonna be 100 times better
2020-07-25 01:48
yes kick IGL make perfect sense
2020-07-25 11:43
Shakezulla and spongey are horrible players
2020-07-27 07:23
but shakezullah is good igl, if they kicked spongey for marke now they would have a pretty good team shakezulla junior grim penny marke
2020-07-27 13:45
Agree ... I Just don't like Shakezulla's aim ... He can't kill 2 ... He always kill one and dies or kill no one ... Marke is super good
2020-07-27 14:45
#108
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Asia Blitzer
2020-07-25 03:06
#109
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Brazil hugoooo
Save Grim from this team pls
2020-07-25 03:14
#118
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Australia csRIOTgo
so curry is going to college instead of Valorant. RIP NA CS
2020-07-25 05:13
no more 3 pointers for triumph now, that's sad
2020-07-25 05:26
COACH NAMEd TACTICUS LMAO 😂
2020-07-25 06:18
tfw cant take gap year to focus on trying to make it big cause indian parents pressure
2020-07-25 06:21
why? Why Triumph wants 3rd awper? :DD Curry is fine I think
2020-07-25 07:27
S
2020-07-25 10:06
Who to replace who with who?
2020-07-25 11:22
It's a recipe, it has nothing to do with csgo
2020-07-25 11:39
makes sense now
2020-07-25 13:32
Great move. I too stopped buying curry and have saved a lot of pennies because of that.
2020-07-25 11:42
Great to see pennywise playing csgo
2020-07-25 12:16
Curry is more worth than a penny at least 5€. But it is a triumph for all the poor people
2020-07-25 12:48
why curry leave gsw?
2020-07-25 13:09
#147
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United States skzl_
look at curry man
2020-07-25 14:40
na really has the best names
2020-07-25 15:08
good move curry is trash
2020-07-25 15:43
cool move
2020-07-25 15:52
Steph Curry so good at aim, why replace?
2020-07-25 15:54
Steph Curry so good at aim, why replace?
2020-07-25 15:54
who with who?
2020-07-25 16:05
#158
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Portugal YANRAZA
Forsaken?
2020-07-25 16:11
#159
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Germany I_say_Ok
Good idea to focus first on studies, I wish more people did that
2020-07-25 16:12
- curry + lebron
2020-07-25 16:17
wat
2020-07-25 16:22
Yo les noobs, Sad to hear because I really believed he was a hot prospect alongside Junior, but understandable choice from him, probably what's best for his future.
2020-07-25 16:57
Smart choice. gl in college.
2020-07-25 17:06
#165
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Estonia RopzTop1
US taking another L
2020-07-25 17:15
#168
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Germany ConAction
so great!
2020-07-25 18:01
hmm
2020-07-25 18:03
we will miss your, curry
2020-07-25 18:45
#173
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Sweden LoxXy
curry got fired? how is curry gonna taste good now? :(
2020-07-25 18:56
nice
2020-07-26 01:50
Why they kept.boy Shakezullah and Spongey lmao
2020-07-27 07:21
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