Triumph add Cooper-, cxzi, viz

Austin "⁠Cooper⁠" Abadir returns to active play after nearly four months on the sidelines.

Triumph have announced the signing of three new players, confirming an earlier report by Rush B Media. Cooper has been enlisted to fill the spot left vacant following Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson's departure to FURIA, while Wesley "⁠viz⁠" Harris and Danny "⁠cxzi⁠" Strzelczyk have been added in place of VALORANT-bound Ryan "⁠ryann⁠" Welsh and Erik "⁠penny⁠" Penny.

Cooper has been inactive since Swole Patrol disbanded in September, with his only appearances coming as a stand-in for Mythic in DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 North America and the first ESEA Winter Cash Cup.

Cooper- will fill the spot left vacant by junior

cxzi was selected as a stand-in for Gen.G in ESL Pro League Season 12 after Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele stepped down from the roster, averaging a 0.94 rating over eight maps. The 20-year-old rifler initially made a name for himself through strong showings in FPL and has played just seven maps in ESEA MDL to date, making his addition to a roster like Triumph a large step up.

The team's final addition, viz, is similarly inexperienced, but was a pivotal factor in earning Third Impact a spot in ESEA MDL two seasons ago, averaging a 1.23 rating over 15 maps. His debut MDL season saw him average a 1.16 rating as a part of Incognito.

Triumph made their debut with the new roster in Mythic Winter Cup last weekend, finishing runners-up to High Coast. Their next appearance will come in the third North American ESEA Winter Cash Cup on January 23, which will feature a boosted prize pool of $15,000 following changes to ESEA's league and tournament structure in 2021.

Triumph now have:

United States Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman
United States Brendan "⁠Bwills⁠" Williams
United States Austin "⁠Cooper⁠" Abadir
United States Danny "⁠cxzi⁠" Strzelczyk
United States Wesley "⁠viz⁠" Harris

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
United States Brendan 'Bwills' Williams
Brendan 'Bwills' Williams
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
391
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
United States Danny 'cxzi' Strzelczyk
Danny 'cxzi' Strzelczyk
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
166
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.73
United States Wesley 'viz' Harris
Wesley 'viz' Harris
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
69
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
United States Ryan 'ryann' Welsh
Ryan 'ryann' Welsh
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
479
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
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
United States Austin 'Cooper' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
604
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
good luck lmao
2021-01-19 23:00
4 replies
tier999
2021-01-19 23:06
2 replies
LOL cooper-26 yrs old tier 4 NA - dude may as well give up on life if he thinks hes still top tier even in NA . LAWL!
2021-01-20 00:27
1 reply
fuck you
2021-01-20 05:29
+1
2021-01-19 23:25
#6
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Portugal BraZGod
where did the "cooper is" comments go mens)
2021-01-19 23:02
-Bwills +Frekkyzoid
2021-01-19 23:01
5 replies
LOL bwills is the best player on the team
2021-01-19 23:08
4 replies
-Shakezullah shit name and player +Freakyinbedzoid
2021-01-19 23:11
1 reply
if you want this is fine. you will learn to love bwills.
2021-01-19 23:13
3rd highest rating = best player. I just learned some new stuff
2021-01-19 23:14
1 reply
XDDDDDDDD, me thinks he has crush on Bwills
2021-01-19 23:23
EG, Liquid? I sleep 😴 New triumph??? Real shit 👀👀 NA scene finally got something interesting again
2021-01-19 23:02
1 reply
+1
2021-01-20 12:13
pog
2021-01-19 23:02
#10
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Poland Spanksss
ez for polish player cxzi
2021-01-19 23:02
Cooper finally given a chance
2021-01-19 23:04
EGGHEAD CONFIRMED TRIUMPH TOP1
2021-01-19 23:05
⁠Shakezullah has a galaxy brain
2021-01-19 23:05
Let’s go Cooper-! Edit: Have a good day!
2021-01-19 23:05
#15
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Ukraine StaR1y
tir-4
2021-01-19 23:05
2 replies
usa cs>ukraine cs.... furthermore russia cs>ukraine cs get good
2021-01-19 23:08
1 reply
#23
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Ukraine StaR1y
hahahah USA CS dead!
2021-01-19 23:09
#17
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Chile cristiaan
GL EGGPEEK
2021-01-19 23:06
Nice
2021-01-19 23:06
GL Cooper and cxzi are good players
2021-01-19 23:08
NICE
2021-01-19 23:08
I have a feeling Shake is going to have a Daps like career which is kind of a shame. I've heard this Cxzi kid might be the real deal. This is the perfect roster to develop in considering Junior and Grim made the jump into Tier 1 from it and so far Grim has shown really well.
2021-01-19 23:09
1 reply
Cxzi have been a standin somewhere and yeah he was performing extremely well
2021-01-19 23:24
so happy for cooper!!!!
2021-01-19 23:13
shit team but at least its a chance for NA CS to show up once again
2021-01-19 23:13
1 reply
#56
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United States DiscoNinja
No matter what tier it's in currently that's not what makes triumph important to NA right now. Both 1Junior and Grim both got their leap into Tier 1 CS through triumph, and while I doubt Cooper and viz get picked up by a t1 team anytime soon, cxzi has insane potential and this is his shot to get noticed by a t1 team.
2021-01-20 17:18
#30
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United States edemongo
egg man good
2021-01-19 23:14
Nice
2021-01-19 23:15
Shakezullah is so good
2021-01-19 23:15
expected
2021-01-19 23:17
#37
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Germany Jermen
Has Cooper always had a "-" after his name? I swear I've never noticed it before.
2021-01-19 23:28
2 replies
#38
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United States Cesperus
Yes
2021-01-19 23:50
#39
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Other damnum
Yes
2021-01-19 23:55
#40
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Poland SebL
Cooper- is really good, that's a nice pickup, cxzi is pretty good, viz is really good aswell, but although this lineup is really good on paper, I don't think it will work, I think those players are not what they needed, I think there will be more changes soon.
2021-01-20 00:10
#41
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Poland ryhupeja
Fingers crossed it won't be yet another short lived project for Cooper.
2021-01-20 00:24
wasn't Cooper supposed to play Valorant ?
2021-01-20 00:31
1 reply
no
2021-01-20 08:32
this roster is like 5 steps back from previous line-up...RBG exposed them and HC made them look like shat....
2021-01-20 00:42
egghead pogchamp
2021-01-20 02:28
kejkk
2021-01-20 02:30
#47
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United States EDBX
Ez for egg peek
2021-01-20 02:48
LETS GO COOPER
2021-01-20 03:56
did Cooper- always have the - in his name?
2021-01-20 04:28
1 reply
on hltv he does, but on everything else he doesn't
2021-01-20 05:30
Lets go Trump!
2021-01-20 05:17
Cooper GOD
2021-01-20 12:15
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