Triumph complete roster with RZU, tweiss

The lineup will play out the ESEA Premier season for the organisation on an uncontracted basis.

Triumph have announced that they have added Tyler "⁠tweiss⁠" Weiss and Jeff "⁠RZU⁠" Ngo to complete their lineup for the remainder of ESEA Premier Season 36, with the pair arriving to fill the gaps left by the departures of Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman and Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy.

The change, which was first reported by Dust2.us, will see David "⁠cynic⁠" Polster pick up in-game leadership duties, a role he occupied prior to joining Triumph. Brendan "⁠Bwills⁠" Williams, who had announced that he was exploring his options after Shakezullah's departure, will also remain on the roster to close out the season for the team.

bwills will remain on the lineup

"Our players are not under contract at this time but will be graciously sticking with the Triumph name and brand," the organisation stated in their announcement. According to Dust2.us, the lineup has been in free agency for some time as the organisation searches for new investors to continue funding the team.

RZU previously stepped in for Bad News Bears during DreamHack Open March North America in place of Jonathan "⁠Jonji⁠" Carey, with the team exiting the tournament in 5-6th place following losses to paiN and Extra Salt. He also made an appearance for Recon 5 in ESEA Spring Cash Cup 5 alongside tweiss, who he now reunites with.

tweiss made his first appearance for Triumph against QcClan in ESEA Premier, where he averaged a 1.95 series rating, while RZU debuted more recently in a 2-0 win over GGPR. The team will next face Recon 5 on June 15, where playoff contention will be on the line as both teams are tied with 3-2 records in Group B.

Triumph are now:

United States Brendan "⁠Bwills⁠" Williams
United States Austin "⁠Cooper⁠" Abadir
United States David "⁠cynic⁠" Polster
United States Tyler "⁠tweiss⁠" Weiss
United States Jeff "⁠RZU⁠" Ngo

United States David 'cynic' Polster
David 'cynic' Polster
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
360
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
United States Brendan 'Bwills' Williams
Brendan 'Bwills' Williams
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
United States Tyler 'tweiss' Weiss
Tyler 'tweiss' Weiss
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
290
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
726
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
902
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
599
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
United States Jeff 'RZU' Ngo
Jeff 'RZU' Ngo
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
275
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.72
United States Austin 'Cooper' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper' Abadir
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
715
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
epic
2021-06-09 04:08
7 replies
top5 na in 2 days
2021-06-09 04:10
3 replies
who pls
2021-06-09 04:37
2 replies
tweiss move from faze to triump
2021-06-09 08:34
1 reply
from astralis not faze dumbass
2021-06-09 12:46
#80
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Serbia Dusan837
Lets go NA cs still not dead
2021-06-09 13:44
2 replies
#94
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Lithuania Zhenia87
Rly?
2021-06-09 22:43
1 reply
#96
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Serbia Dusan837
Yea bro still not dead
2021-06-10 11:48
Ok
2021-06-09 04:09
#3
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United States burzeus
lmao ok
2021-06-09 04:09
Nice
2021-06-09 04:09
FeelsGoodMan
2021-06-09 04:09
#6
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Finland Eestu
Cool.
2021-06-09 04:09
where is shake wtf
2021-06-09 04:11
2 replies
#22
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North America hi_mens))
Joined Bad News Bears. To the moon!!!
2021-06-09 04:36
BNB
2021-06-09 04:36
motm to mcdonalds full time
2021-06-09 04:11
5 replies
why mcdonalds man? Worst fast food place in the US, BY FAR
2021-06-09 07:15
4 replies
Because a billion dollar ad campaign by the #1 marketing firm BBDO (yes, the opponents in Mad Men) taught us all to worship $.29 Tuesdays and $.49 Thursdays. I’m not even that old and I still reminisce about my parents buying me 2 cheeseburgers on Thursday for a dollar. Still loyal to the Golden Arches to this day. 🤷‍♂️
2021-06-09 12:19
3 replies
#81
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France cedd
where i grew up there was not a single fast food place in my town. i miss those times. fuck you fast food chains
2021-06-09 13:45
2 replies
+1 my town was better without them
2021-06-09 21:47
1 reply
#95
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France cedd
yep, just local family owned restaurants with great food, local ingredients, usually grandma's recipes. good vibes
2021-06-10 01:09
#10
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United States hellokappa
they are signing bnb after premier is done
2021-06-09 04:12
Not bad
2021-06-09 04:13
#12
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Australia csRIOTgo
Is RZU, TenZ's brother? Both surname are Ngo
2021-06-09 04:13
2 replies
#13
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Canada Fingy123
common last name
2021-06-09 04:15
1 reply
Nah it’s his brother
2021-06-09 11:47
no contract means not getting paid...after season bet they dump the whole team...
2021-06-09 04:17
#15
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Canada AyyyJayyy
DOPE
2021-06-09 04:21
#16
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United States Rayduh
EZ 4 TWEISS
2021-06-09 04:23
#17
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United States Phamous3k
Damn... NA CS just getting sad bro... Not the players. But, basically playing for free under a brand. Like, can we get Elon Musk or someshit to invest. I really feel bad for these guys but, I love there drive so... Hopefully Triumph finds new investors.
2021-06-09 04:27
11 replies
Right now, the best chances for the NA region are Brazil/LATAM With the BR teams like O plano, Teamone and paiN And some latam teams like 9z, infinity or maybe STMN, who all are willing to move to NA
2021-06-09 06:39
3 replies
The best chances for the NA region are Liquid, ES, Furia and EG. If orgs have no money the talent will simply leave. In this case it's to go play Valorant and it's hard to blame them with NA housing the games best and likely highest paid players right now.
2021-06-09 06:48
I'd put BNB above all of those teams other than maybe PaiN, and you're forgetting ES, Liquid, EG, and Furia. Even RBG was looking quite solid for a bit. There's plenty of talent in NA, it's just sitting dormant because of how few teams there are and the quality of practice is so much lower than EU.
2021-06-09 09:08
1 reply
I'm saying it from another perspective, except for ES, Liquid and EG, how many NA orgs are willing to pay for a top team, this is the same thing that happened with StarCraft men, the people lost interest So, if NA orgs aren't willing to pay they players because the scene is dead, maybe orgs from another country can revitalize this thing
2021-06-09 16:29
Yo does triumph not pay these people?
2021-06-09 07:56
6 replies
#59
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United States Phamous3k
According to this article… Not for sometime. They lost there investor(s) it seems.
2021-06-09 08:08
5 replies
Damn that's rough, I hope cynic finds a good org that pays. He's talented It's quite sad that valorant killed na cs off so hard that there's not a single org willing to invest anymore even for cheap rosters like these one.
2021-06-09 08:19
4 replies
#83
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United States Phamous3k
Dude, how is Bad News Bears still unsigned lol. It’s just sad going from C9 winning a major to this.
2021-06-09 15:03
3 replies
Sadge hopefully na makes a comeback, I'd assume this whole covid thing has it's part to play in the downfall of na cs Also I baited hltv today lol, so bored cause of this stupid lockdown.
2021-06-09 15:52
2 replies
#86
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United States Phamous3k
Jesus Christ you did. Baited hltv to oblivion lol.
2021-06-09 15:56
1 reply
Lol I thought hltv had learned it's lesson by now but I couldn't have been more wrong
2021-06-09 16:01
GL
2021-06-09 04:27
Gl
2021-06-09 04:29
#20
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Indonesia dannt
GL
2021-06-09 04:30
MAKE YOUR BEST PLAYER IGL smart NA
2021-06-09 04:30
Twiz leave faze for this?
2021-06-09 04:37
#27
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Canada _penguins
+Tweiss
2021-06-09 04:56
#28
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Brazil batcompany
GL guys. Cooper seems like a nice guy and this kid cynic has been playing quite well.
2021-06-09 04:57
rzu pogpogpog
2021-06-09 04:58
Save cooper and cynic
2021-06-09 05:01
#32
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India nimr0d69
hltv top 1 soon
2021-06-09 05:11
#33
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Brazil Anarchybr
How the fuck USA have so much money and they can’t even afford more than 3 teams... (Liquid, ES and RBG)? Meanwhile BR have way less money and we keep sending anonymous guys abroad, which make things way more expensive, banking them with our devalued currency... lol
2021-06-09 05:11
2 replies
Probably because NA owners have never really seen any type of ROI in CS. Meanwhile in League they have made a little cash so Valorant looks like a much better financial bet. It's really that simple. Shit ton of money being thrown around in Valorant. Tenz is worth more as a Valorant player then Ropz is as a CS player. Which is fucking crazy I know but is also reality.
2021-06-09 06:50
1 reply
#49
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United States Phamous3k
The economics of CSGO esports is just horrible. Everything is waaaay overpriced & there’s no way of netting a profit. At least for a competitive t1 team. NA t2 scene has 0 incentives as well.
2021-06-09 07:22
wtf I thought you're supposed to sign me
2021-06-09 05:26
8 replies
You're too old mens))
2021-06-09 06:42
7 replies
Dignitas told me that age didn't matter and you can still be good even if you're old bro ;(
2021-06-09 07:08
6 replies
True, but those guys have 10 -17 years experience in the pro scene. I think it's too late for us mens)) (Only guessing by your flair) Competative puzzle may suit you better.
2021-06-09 07:23
5 replies
I have 10-17 years of experience watching them play, does that count? I got this if I put my mind to it~ Also sadly my tremors (yes actually, ever since I was little I've had shakiness in my hands, blood and brains scans say I'm dine though) stop me from doing a lot of puzzle games competitively (like jigsaw).
2021-06-09 07:27
4 replies
That counts, YOU CAN DO IT BUDDY! Pfft, your shakiness gives you great advantages in competative puzzles. Just pick up 2 pieces and pracc dropping at the right moment.
2021-06-09 07:35
3 replies
Yes I can!!! I guess I should go pro in both CS and puzzle games ^_^
2021-06-09 07:45
2 replies
Nice, Let me know if want to duo in puzzle, the prize pool is pretty good.
2021-06-09 07:50
1 reply
Perhaps soon, I need to begin practice
2021-06-09 07:54
dead team rip
2021-06-09 05:49
NA CS dying
2021-06-09 05:50
cynic IGL?
2021-06-09 06:33
1 reply
Yes, he used to be IGL before Triumph he is the best =D
2021-06-09 07:08
GLHF boois
2021-06-09 06:39
gl
2021-06-09 06:47
#48
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Ooh Cynic was actually an IGL before ? Thats surprising , he is mechanically pretty good though. Hopefully he was able to run as much as he could from Shake for as long as they played together , which wasnt for such long. I see the whole squad getting dropped after this tournament is finished , sucks but it is what it is.
2021-06-09 07:16
3 replies
He wasn't shakezullah was.. pretty dumb to make cynic igl lol
2021-06-09 08:20
2 replies
#64
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Pakistan LoOuU2
read the 2nd para of the article and #46, i know Shake was the IGL of Triumph for a long time
2021-06-09 09:00
Cynic came to Triumph because he wanted IGL can you read
2021-06-09 09:26
my name Jeff
2021-06-09 07:25
another day another trimph roster move
2021-06-09 07:40
#62
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Japan Peine
So basically an org less random na mix untill they get bored
2021-06-09 08:34
#67
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Hungary szia
Hope it goes well
2021-06-09 09:34
Exciting!
2021-06-09 09:40
#69
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Argentina mpocsgo
cynic was a great fragger.. now as an igl.. his numbers are gonna drop so hard...
2021-06-09 10:24
They’re not gone, nice!
2021-06-09 10:24
the team is not getting paid? god damn
2021-06-09 11:10
1 reply
#88
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Asia Blitzer
this will mean the death of the NA scene if there are no financially capable t2/3 orgs to feed the t1 orgs it will be the end triumph broken, bnb wihtout org and looking for sponsors, etc. only extra salta is around
2021-06-09 16:04
#73
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Korea jin67300
K1ck motm added RZU LOLOLOLOLOL
2021-06-09 12:08
1 reply
#90
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United States stotte
motm probably wasn't kicked, probably left
2021-06-09 16:16
Pog
2021-06-09 12:10
#75
shox | 
France Nooel
Tier 6
2021-06-09 12:13
NOOOO DONT LET CYNIC IGL, WASTE OF TALENNNNNNNTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
2021-06-09 12:46
#79
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Ukraine volod1m1r
the only NA team left on the scene
2021-06-09 13:10
⁠tweiss⁠tzz leave FAZE for this???
2021-06-09 14:59
RZU GOD
2021-06-09 15:21
Dont know any of them :S
2021-06-09 16:14
cool
2021-06-09 22:34
expected
2021-06-17 15:41
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