Bwills joins Triumph as moose announces retirement

The IEM Beijing-Haidian runners-up were forced to make a move after losing the Canadian to VALORANT.

Kaleb "⁠moose⁠" Jayne has taken a step back from Counter-Strike in order to pursue a career in VALORANT, the North American organisation has revealed. The former eUnited and Envy player has been replaced by Brendan "⁠Bwills⁠" Williams, a standout performer for New England Whalers during his brief tenure with the team.

The announcement comes just one day after Triumph finished in second place in IEM Beijing-Haidian, in which they pulled off a major upset by beating Liquid in the semi-finals. According to Triumph, moose notified the organisation prior to the tournament of his wish to leave the team due to a "loss of passion for CS".

moose makes the switch to VALORANT

Bwills spent only two months with New England Whalers, who announced on Sunday that their players had been allowed to explore free agency due to the financial impact of the pandemic on the organisation's parent company, Greenhouse Agency. He averaged a 1.14 rating in all competitions for the team, who were one victory away from qualifying for ESL Pro League Season 13.

"We’re excited to have Bwills join the team," Shawn Bischoff, Triumph's General Manager, said in a statement. "It’s always a pleasure to bring on hungry new talent like Brendan and we believe that he will be an important piece in our team’s future. We are thankful for Moose’s time with our team. His experience and consistency have led us to many victories. We wish him the best of luck in his move to compete in VALORANT."

Triumph's first test with Bwills will be in DreamHack Masters Winter, which will run from November 30 through to December 6, with the team facing Rebirth in their opening match.

With these changes, Triumph will field the following roster:

United States Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman
United States Ryan "⁠ryann⁠" Welsh
United States Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson
Canada Erik "⁠penny⁠" Penny
United States Brendan "⁠Bwills⁠" Williams

Brazil Marcos "⁠tacitus⁠" Castilho (coach)

Canada Erik 'penny' Penny
Erik 'penny' Penny
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
228
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Brazil Marcos 'tacitus' Castilho
Marcos 'tacitus' Castilho
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
38
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
United States Brendan 'Bwills' Williams
Brendan 'Bwills' Williams
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
394
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Ryan 'ryann' Welsh
Ryan 'ryann' Welsh
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.09
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jayne
Kaleb 'moose' Jayne
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
752
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Shocking
2020-11-23 23:32
7 replies
Indeed good player.
2020-11-23 23:35
2 replies
if only the person who photoshopped Bwills hltv picture had a brain
2020-11-23 23:40
1 reply
Bruce Willis is a beast
2020-11-25 08:45
#40
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Brazil cinza
+1
2020-11-23 23:52
#66
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Chile cristiaan
why
2020-11-24 01:35
2 replies
Because Chupete Suazo just scored his 100 goal sooo Chupete better than Bwills
2020-11-24 12:16
1 reply
#115
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Chile cristiaan
chupete my religion 🙏🏻
2020-11-24 17:52
gg
2020-11-23 23:32
#3
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Greenland ragequitv2
Shocking
2020-11-23 23:33
1 reply
who could've expected that wtf bro
2020-11-23 23:40
#6
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United States ProPizzza
say it with me valorant is shitty
2020-11-23 23:33
17 replies
#13
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Flag doesn't check out
2020-11-23 23:38
8 replies
why would it not? valorant is destroying na cs
2020-11-23 23:47
7 replies
If you actually take a look at the stats, valorant is going down in numbers and been like since the launch. No gross in popularity even with the pros moving to it. While cs has been blowing up in numbers. No clue where this thing comes from where people say CS is dying is valorant is growing. Valorant is not growing. It's going downhill and I fucking love it. The game is horrible.
2020-11-24 10:34
Then na cs is not stable, and it's easy to destroy it
2020-11-24 10:35
1 reply
That's been a well known fact for years... NA CS is not stable and 2018 and 2019 are some of the best years we could have had for the scene its just going back a little but it's not nearly the worst it has ever been..
2020-11-24 21:53
No its not lol. Look which players move to valorant, the bad ones who cant achieve anything and failed at csgo.
2020-11-24 11:31
3 replies
#95
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Ukraine NiP_sux
but nitro
2020-11-24 11:47
2 replies
Look which players move to valorant, the bad ones who cant achieve anything and failed at csgo.
2020-11-25 08:43
1 reply
#120
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Ukraine NiP_sux
but nitro
2020-11-25 13:53
#21
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Japan tatsumi
valorant is shitty
2020-11-23 23:40
valorant is shitty
2020-11-23 23:49
#41
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Andorra 420iquser
valorant is shitty
2020-11-23 23:54
Shit how its affecting cs but ngl is fun to play.
2020-11-24 00:03
1 reply
I go between the 2...but I find it funny how amazing I feel on the awp, and how badly I have ruined my spray patterns in CS after a few games of Val. Just a personal experience.
2020-11-24 01:29
Val🤮rant
2020-11-24 00:07
#98
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Europe Cirros_V2
Valorant is shitty but cs needs competition so its good.
2020-11-24 12:52
va LUL rant suck lol
2020-11-24 14:10
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Germany I_car
Another NA player to valulrant
2020-11-23 23:33
NA Scene in free fall
2020-11-23 23:33
"Loss of passion for the game" no you just want money like the rest of NA scene OMEGALUL
2020-11-23 23:37
7 replies
#17
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Japan tatsumi
hey something's gotta pay the bills
2020-11-23 23:39
4 replies
sucks NA scene revolves around $$$ and people can't chase what they love because they need to drop it and do other stuff just to survive. The "American Dream" for sure. Good thing it's not as frowned upon to aim high in EU or cs would be dead.
2020-11-23 23:43
3 replies
#33
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Japan tatsumi
to be fair in the us it’s almost impossible to live on minimum wage which is what a lot of these pros make eu tier 3 pros make around the same amount but they have a stronger safety net iirc oh and there’s only like 4 orgs rn, if ur lucky enough to be signed to one you’d make like 1k a month at most
2020-11-23 23:50
2 replies
that's what I mean, the support isn't there so not many people are willing to take the chance in csgo. I'm criticizing the system, it was probably a tough thing to decide on for him individually.
2020-11-23 23:50
1 reply
#39
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Japan tatsumi
some colleges are actually giving scholarships to play competitive cs for them but i don’t think that’s enough
2020-11-23 23:51
From what I’ve followed over the years, moose was always a great performer. Very consistent but never got any good offers for some reason. I imagine not getting any good offers for all the hard work plus the dying NA scene has taken its toll...
2020-11-24 02:40
Yo le noob, Obviously if you cannot be retributed while doing what you envision as a work the passion cools off.
2020-11-24 07:42
#14
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Japan tatsumi
poor moose, his career would’ve blown up if it wasn’t for Nifty
2020-11-23 23:39
#15
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Germany Germania
And another one bites the dust...
2020-11-23 23:39
#16
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United States B0b3rT
God damnit
2020-11-23 23:39
1 reply
#19
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Japan tatsumi
must be tough to be you :(
2020-11-23 23:48
NA scene dead. Bad for the game.
2020-11-23 23:41
#23
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Europe WhatOta
he only 22 come on bro...
2020-11-23 23:41
Irrelevant new
2020-11-23 23:42
valorant lul
2020-11-23 23:42
#27
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Netherlands Sem0733
Bye.
2020-11-23 23:43
the Valorant scene is just MDL from 2018... shows just how "good" you need to be
2020-11-23 23:46
10 replies
+99
2020-11-23 23:49
#45
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United States Phamous3k
Ahhh to be fair CSGO & Val have similar gun mechanics so, the skill set transitions better then other games. BUT, Overwatch, Apex, PUBG, CrossFire and surprisingly Fortnite pros are in some teams. But, talent will naturally form it was just a gold rush scenario, Check these teams out some names might surprise you if you're into other esports. liquipedia.net/valorant/First_Strike/Nor.. liquipedia.net/valorant/First_Strike/Eur..
2020-11-24 00:01
6 replies
#49
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United States stotte
I thought you were joking but no, Im legitimately surprised by some of the names I see xajdish? ANGE1?
2020-11-24 00:10
4 replies
#50
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Japan tatsumi
ange1 was playing competitive cs for longer than I’ve been alive and he didn’t accomplish shit
2020-11-24 00:21
3 replies
#51
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United States stotte
I watch NA CS so my standards for what an accomplishment is are way lower than yours
2020-11-24 00:21
1 reply
#52
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Japan tatsumi
i watch na cs too but 18 years...?
2020-11-24 00:23
Yo le noob, So you reach Major playoffs on a daily basis huh?
2020-11-24 07:45
NA teams are mostly the MDL guys, europe is a bit weird tbh. Didnt expect nukkye to switch to valorant
2020-11-24 01:47
Yo le noob, Why are you not dominating the Valorant scene then?
2020-11-24 07:43
1 reply
Because I don’t wanna play that trash game with stupid abilities ?
2020-11-24 08:18
Retired at 22 omegalul
2020-11-23 23:47
1 reply
#88
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Hong Kong DG84
na scene
2020-11-24 09:13
Bruce Willis
2020-11-23 23:47
KEKW joining semi tier valulrant team kkk
2020-11-23 23:51
#42
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Lithuania KingOfPing
from 2 disband and 1 crap team to 1 that can be top3 in NA :D Xeppa leaf junior penny / or who was igl in one of these teams vanity / bwills / or who was igl in one of these teams
2020-11-23 23:57
3 replies
Triumph staying together and if Junior leaves hes probably going to Furia lol
2020-11-24 01:17
#67
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Chile cristiaan
in your dreams
2020-11-24 01:37
1 reply
inyourdream is dota player men,wrong scene
2020-11-24 17:20
Second place in INTEL MASTER and go to retirement in 22 years old and them have coach 20 years old.. wtf ? :D
2020-11-23 23:58
who cars about vaLULrant shitters
2020-11-24 00:00
val LUL rant
2020-11-24 00:01
Triumph can't catch a break.
2020-11-24 00:23
2 replies
well they just beat Liquid a team for years with a player not motivated just helping them after selling their top preformer to Liquid :) what does that say about Liquid ?
2020-11-24 00:26
1 reply
No AWPER no proper IGL LULquid
2020-11-24 01:18
he is trash in the last 2 years played for eUnited just because of some deagle crazy plays the rest player garbage, overrated af he will not be missed tbh
2020-11-24 00:26
Braindead American,its too late to move to valulrant! Its already dying!
2020-11-24 00:31
sounds weird hearing bout retirement when it comes to someone who is not really a known person with no achievements....
2020-11-24 00:39
Moose is back in the woods
2020-11-24 00:51
wait 3 months when he comes crawling back to NA CS
2020-11-24 01:10
#68
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Chile cristiaan
bye bye
2020-11-24 01:37
All these garbage tier 5 NA players moving thinking they will be the valorant s1mple LUL
2020-11-24 01:37
cant blame him tbh, gl
2020-11-24 01:58
#72
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United States colbert^
Bwills is really good; excited to see him play
2020-11-24 02:18
Whats funny is that all the people who hate on Valorant are simply just too dumb to know how to play it, otherwise they would agree that it is a good game just like csgo. Valorant is extremely fun once you know how to play it and this is coming from a csgo lover of the past 10+ years
2020-11-24 02:36
8 replies
An arguable point. Everyone is different, I know even if I learnt everything about Valorant I would still dislike it. Not hate, just a lack of accessibility and fixed roles in a game aren't my forte. It's poor to watch, though, I don't think that point can be argued. I hope they can improve viewership experience soon!
2020-11-24 02:45
6 replies
No. It's actually great to watch, the reason the viewership is so low is because most people are too stupid to know whats going on when they're watching so they don't watch. Also lan tournaments havn't been introduced yet either in Valo.
2020-11-24 12:35
5 replies
ah yes, thats why other games with multiple different roles such as dota 2 and LoL have such a low viewership
2020-11-24 13:48
4 replies
those games are legendary and have been around forever lmao
2020-11-24 13:49
3 replies
i just find it funny you think everyone who doesn't watch Valorant is automatically stupid lmao. Like it can't be possible to just not like watching the game even if you know everything that's going on. Hate to break it to you but Valorant is not that complex to understand.
2020-11-24 13:54
2 replies
I just find it funny that you havn't learned it and already admitted that which pretty much puts u in the dumb category like said and therefore can't really have an opinion on the matter
2020-11-24 13:56
1 reply
I played in the beta, I know the different characters and abilities. I didn't say anything about not knowing it. Wow Jett can zoom around and Raze has bombs. It takes a lot of time to learn totally! Valorant is just not fun to watch for a lot of people and that's it. Is it that hard to understand? I know I'm not the only one lmao. Like I said everyone is different and if you enjoy it good for you. Not everyone has to share the same sentiment as you.
2020-11-24 14:41
Valorant is horrible. Unwatchable and unplayable. Chu smoking?
2020-11-24 10:56
Valorant stays winning
2020-11-24 02:48
vaLULrant
2020-11-24 03:04
Sad
2020-11-24 04:46
#79
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Canada JC_123
mens((((((((
2020-11-24 06:07
#80
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Serbia KosorezZ
who cars about murica
2020-11-24 06:50
#84
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Poland SebL
I mean Bwills is really good, I think he is on the similiar level to moose, I don't think it's that big of a loss for Triumph. GL to moose in VALORANT.
2020-11-24 07:55
NA scene lmao
2020-11-24 08:00
Lmaooo
2020-11-24 08:17
#92
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Namibia Nachofish
joining a dying game just for the chance of big a paycheck damn this guy is a fucking sellout holy shit
2020-11-24 10:57
Retiring at 22 lmfao
2020-11-24 11:19
big loss for csgo LuL
2020-11-24 12:55
dude's literally was playing on a iem finals and the next day he left cs kkkkkkk
2020-11-24 13:05
#103
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
NA losers
2020-11-24 13:53
valulrant na losers home
2020-11-24 14:38
#117
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United States Phamous3k
2020-11-25 06:58
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