Evil Geniuses confirm Stewie2K signing

Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta and William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba are rumored to finalize the North American roster.

Evil Geniuses have announced the signing of former Liquid member Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip, unveiling the first of the three new players who will accompany Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov and Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte in the new lineup.

Over the past three months the organization parted ways with Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz, Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller, Owen "⁠oBo⁠" Schlatter, and Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele, while bringing in a new coach in former G2 skipper Damien "⁠maLeK⁠" Marcel to take charge of the new project.

Stewie2K has been formally unveiled as EG's third player

The final two players of the new squad under the American banner are yet to be officially revealed. However, multiple reports as well as a series of not-so-cryptic Tweets from EG CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson link the organization with autimatic, who recently parted ways with T1 in VALORANT, and former Complexity player RUSH.

Stewie2K has been appointed the team's new in-game leader, a position he is no stranger to after calling the shots on and off over the past six years in various versions of his Cloud9 teams as well as in Liquid.

With him at the helm, Evil Geniuses will hope to recover from their poor standing in 2021 and return to the kind of heights they reached in the previous two years, when the organization claimed several international and regional titles and spent a large of that time ranked within the top five.

Evil Geniuses have so far confirmed that the following quartet are part of their lineup:

United States Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte
Bulgaria Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov
United States Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip

France Damien "⁠maLeK⁠" Marcel (coach)

Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1038
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1120
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1155
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
362
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1281
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1656
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1481
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1369
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1122
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
lmao
2022-01-18 19:05
29 replies
But who will be the igl lmao?
2022-01-18 19:11
26 replies
for EG ? obviously stew
2022-01-18 19:15
9 replies
ez disband xD
2022-01-18 19:18
8 replies
probably, but atleast its good for NA CS
2022-01-18 19:25
6 replies
Cerq, Malek = NA
2022-01-18 19:43
5 replies
no but Stew, RUSH, autimatic and Brehze are NA aka a majority of the team. Hints why EG was considered an international team before this cause half the team wasnt NA
2022-01-18 21:11
#178
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Australia Sify
damn canadian being dumb
2022-01-18 23:25
1 reply
what do you expect from xqc fan
2022-01-19 06:05
Canadian doesnt even know his own region rofl
2022-01-18 23:48
2 out of the 6 team members are not from NA but still is an NA team HmmMmMMMmM I WonDeR whYYYyy
2022-01-19 05:54
#97
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Asia aref81
nah he is one of the smartest out there i think they can make it work somehow
2022-01-18 19:27
#95
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North America soduk_db
Wasn't even autimatic IGL for a stint on C9 so probably a hybrid mix Brehze CeRq Stewie2k autimatic RUSH
2022-01-18 19:27
10 replies
Stew will probs igl
2022-01-18 20:11
#153
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Sweden SiNiS
why did they remove michu tho? guy was sick for them
2022-01-18 20:19
7 replies
He didnt speak english
2022-01-18 20:25
6 replies
#175
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Sweden SiNiS
couldnt he learn? also why tf did they recruit him to begin with if there was a language barrier
2022-01-18 22:52
5 replies
he does speak english hes playing on international teams for a while now
2022-01-19 02:59
3 replies
#225
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Sweden SiNiS
so then again why kick him?
2022-01-19 20:12
2 replies
same reason they kicked obo even though hes good, maybe just complete restart
2022-01-20 04:49
1 reply
#231
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Sweden SiNiS
I would personally keep michu, every team you look at nowadays have 2 really good fraggers and michu could be that second guy behind brehze, I dont see either auti, stew or rush do the job that someone like hobbit does behind axile, or bit and elec, obviously im not comparing bit and elec to brehze and stew but if they really wanted to be a contender they shouldve kept him
2022-01-22 15:51
it was a joke ;)
2022-01-19 22:29
Auti did call for a bit but he was calling and awp so it wasn't the best BUT CeRq is the clear awp so maybe Stew/Auti with one of them taking mid round calling.
2022-01-18 22:31
#158
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Finland 5way
read the article
2022-01-18 20:27
"Stewie2K has been appointed the team's new in-game leader, a position he is no stranger to after calling the shots on and off over the past six years in various versions of his Cloud9 teams as well as in Liquid." illiterate dumbass
2022-01-18 20:59
Go read the article smartpants
2022-01-19 07:28
it says in the article loser
2022-01-19 08:46
#217
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Denmark kbye_
lmao lmao go read the fkin article lmao lmao mr
2022-01-19 12:46
Kids overrated garbage. He was the problem on liquid now he's the problem on EG
2022-01-19 02:51
#198
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Canada AyyyJayyy
+1 fuck stew idiot
2022-01-19 04:04
#2
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Portugal cyn1cal
po
2022-01-18 19:05
#3
NAF | 
United States Cesperus
Pog. Like I just said, US will have most teams in top 30 out of all countries in the next couple of months!
2022-01-18 19:06
18 replies
#92
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Poland sunba
so delusional
2022-01-18 19:25
14 replies
Yeah but English speaking will have the most top teams except the best one and Furia.
2022-01-18 20:03
9 replies
#160
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Poland sunba
you just said "US" an hour ago
2022-01-18 20:32
8 replies
You think Vitality and FaZe are speaking British English? Same thing.
2022-01-18 20:48
6 replies
#164
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Poland sunba
"US will have most teams in top 30 out of all countries"
2022-01-18 20:55
3 replies
Vitally is Indian, G2 is German, so you got NaVi, Astralis, North, and the Brazilians. It’s not even close with the best American team being FaZe. Every other team is American.
2022-01-19 11:21
2 replies
#218
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Poland sunba
flag
2022-01-19 13:30
1 reply
#219
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Poland sunba
there will be no more than 3 US teams in the top 30 russia will still dominate in that aspect keep being delusional
2022-01-19 13:33
"british english" you mean english?
2022-01-18 21:00
1 reply
He means bri-ish
2022-01-19 07:47
#179
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Albania gg2re
its not him
2022-01-18 23:33
It isnt hard to achieve top 30 considering the talent, definitely better than any current polish players rn rofl
2022-01-18 23:50
3 replies
#220
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Poland sunba
why do you bring up my country when we are talking about his delusions
2022-01-19 13:30
#221
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Poland sunba
poland 1 major usa 1 major stop embarassing yourself
2022-01-19 13:36
1 reply
Im talking about currently, so you can move the major talk elsewhere, and top 30 isnt that hard again the teams formed
2022-01-20 00:48
#141
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Denmark 12inchNRG
You're sniffing solvents.
2022-01-18 20:02
#144
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Slovakia BaGuLus
in top 30 out of all countries in NA?
2022-01-18 20:05
good luck with that
2022-01-18 22:11
Very nice :D
2022-01-18 19:05
#5
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Portugal Get_Zen
Pog
2022-01-18 19:06
oh
2022-01-18 19:06
Pog
2022-01-18 19:06
unexpected
2022-01-18 19:06
Unexpected
2022-01-18 19:06
major criminal
2022-01-18 19:06
boo
2022-01-18 19:06
bot2k
2022-01-18 19:06
pog
2022-01-18 19:06
Okay but they copied Liquid’s jersey’s flow. Word for word bar for bar
2022-01-18 19:06
3 replies
Facts
2022-01-18 19:40
#163
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United States BigDudley
Ghostwriter
2022-01-18 20:47
kek
2022-01-19 00:24
les gooo
2022-01-18 19:06
POG
2022-01-18 19:06
Nice!
2022-01-18 19:07
#21
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Canada go1x1n00b
unexpected
2022-01-18 19:07
WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF COMPLEXITY ANNNOUNCEMENT.
2022-01-18 19:07
#23
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Bahrain Ax1yn
Let's go Stew4rd2K, Let's see what he can create with this new lineup, I don't really expect much but It's going to be amazing to watch autimatic comeback to this lineup.
2022-01-18 19:07
big downgrade for both him and Liquid
2022-01-18 19:07
when I call - pick the phone up
2022-01-18 19:07
pog
2022-01-18 19:07
This is the reason esport will never be takin serious. These guys change teams like girl girl changes her cloth
2022-01-18 19:07
2 replies
He spent 2 years on liquid are u high
2022-01-18 19:10
Yes, eSports aren't taken seriously lol. They only compete in front of thousands upon thousands of people regularly and make hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars doing so. But yeah, yeah you're right. They aren't taken seriously.
2022-01-18 19:19
based
2022-01-18 19:07
nice
2022-01-18 19:07
#33
fnx | 
Brazil shoyera
PLEASE DONT SIGN RUSH
2022-01-18 19:07
3 replies
its too late buddy
2022-01-18 19:10
1 reply
#59
fnx | 
Brazil shoyera
he still not confirmed by them tho... only rumours so far
2022-01-18 19:10
Why?
2022-01-19 00:33
bad
2022-01-18 19:07
Gl to stewie aka the biggest player of NA CS story
2022-01-18 19:08
1 reply
That’s old school HiKo or current EliGe
2022-01-18 20:07
#36
i am | 
Asia harxDy
i was here
2022-01-18 19:08
just go to valorant...
2022-01-18 19:08
Unless Cerq and Brehze step up, this roster is not likely to take off at all. Autimatic has been out for a while and Rush just doesn't have it in him anymore, I feel. Regardless, all the best :)
2022-01-18 19:08
this player in whatever team is disadvantage
2022-01-18 19:08
POG
2022-01-18 19:08
washed up
2022-01-18 19:08
pog top1 na incoming
2022-01-18 19:08
good
2022-01-18 19:08
#52
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United States Sassupreme
My favorite player, hope he wins another Major no matter how unlikely that is!
2022-01-18 19:09
#55
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Chile nachooww
kekw
2022-01-18 19:10
#56
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Europe amdbakiev
POG UNEXPECTED
2022-01-18 19:10
Good luck! might very well need it
2022-01-18 19:10
lolololol
2022-01-18 19:10
#61
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Ukraine d3adLY
lel, they want to be tier2 team?
2022-01-18 19:11
#62
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
Delusional_EG_Fan What is your opinion?
2022-01-18 19:11
1 reply
"HERE WE FUCKING GO"
2022-01-18 19:16
#64
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North America FAZE_ROPZ
good luck stewie! sorry you have to play with RUSH though.
2022-01-18 19:12
+bnTeT +AZR
2022-01-18 19:12
#66
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Poland sunba
ratio
2022-01-18 19:12
-cerq -eg +tarik +C9 and here we fucking go
2022-01-18 19:13
any news about BnTeT team ?
2022-01-18 19:16
pog
2022-01-18 19:16
nice default kills with awp in that clip axaxaxa
2022-01-18 19:17
LUL Tier 3 team
2022-01-18 19:17
2 replies
Theres not even a single Uruguay player that is tier 3
2022-01-19 00:17
1 reply
max and dgt
2022-01-22 18:15
nice
2022-01-18 19:17
ezzz
2022-01-18 19:18
#82
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Finland Juhis427
Good year for NA cs
2022-01-18 19:19
inconsistent player
2022-01-18 19:20
#85
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Finland AliSabid
gl mens!
2022-01-18 19:20
Stews career appears to have finished
2022-01-18 19:20
#87
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United States xiquo
ok
2022-01-18 19:21
#88
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United States hjhjghj23
for gods sake, -cerq please
2022-01-18 19:23
2 replies
For who ?
2022-01-18 19:26
1 reply
-cerq +hjhjghj23
2022-01-18 19:49
worst NA team already
2022-01-18 19:25
Goat2k is back
2022-01-18 19:26
#98
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North America soduk_db
Brehze Stewie2k CeRq autimatic RUSH EliGe NAF oSee nitr0 shox Who will win their first matchup against each other?
2022-01-18 19:30
1 reply
Easiest bet ever: 2v3 Brehze and autimatic vs EliGe, NAF-fly, and oSee
2022-01-18 20:12
#99
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Chile esanchez47
Nice!
2022-01-18 19:30
1 reply
#100
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North America soduk_db
That's what she said
2022-01-18 19:31
K
2022-01-18 19:32
sad, jks, BnTeT and AZR still don't have a team. I thought EG would sign one of them.
2022-01-18 19:32
2 replies
Australia minimum wage is $20.33. Could make more working at a grocery than leaving your family to play for a losing team
2022-01-18 20:22
1 reply
Hmm that could very well be true
2022-01-18 20:26
#103
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Russia DomRemi
Pfffffffff. Who needs this 10amStewart?
2022-01-18 19:33
EG can already disband
2022-01-18 19:34
Shit video but hey at least that jersey is looking fantastic
2022-01-18 19:35
1 reply
+1
2022-01-18 19:37
who awps in this lineup?
2022-01-18 19:35
2 replies
Probably autimatic or stewie
2022-01-18 19:50
1 reply
#193
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United States xejru
cerq??? what???
2022-01-19 01:35
#112
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United States dusq
lmfao it'd be really funny if the last two aren't auti or rush after those tweets
2022-01-18 19:36
1 reply
#138
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United States 3manu3l
eg to bring back tarik???
2022-01-18 19:54
same than compexity useless team
2022-01-18 19:36
YEP2K
2022-01-18 19:36
LESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2022-01-18 19:37
NA goat, cant really have a top1 NA team without 2k
2022-01-18 19:38
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
2022-01-18 19:38
#121
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United States kalimbo
NA's best team! Let's go!
2022-01-18 19:39
SHEEEESH
2022-01-18 19:40
#124
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United States GiantDays
Lets fucking go fellas.
2022-01-18 19:41
AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAH
2022-01-18 19:41
sleeping_gentlemen.png
2022-01-18 19:47
woah
2022-01-18 19:47
Jesus these cringy tweets
2022-01-18 19:47
2 replies
Hahahahahha
2022-01-18 19:48
lmao
2022-01-18 19:51
stuWI 2k is good player
2022-01-18 19:48
stan/auti?
2022-01-18 19:49
Stewie2kekw
2022-01-18 19:51
HAHA SHE SO FUNNEH
2022-01-18 19:59
HEI PANGQIU+ BAI PANGQIU + JIAOJIAO. So far so good. EG will come back.
2022-01-18 20:03
#147
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United States Teztyment
ewww
2022-01-18 20:08
#148
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Denmark NaNDO4j
Ez top 7 NA
2022-01-18 20:09
T3
2022-01-18 20:14
All EG players will be between 3 and 5 years past their prime
2022-01-18 20:18
1 reply
#156
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Czech Republic TOP_MaTy
Yeah I think so too. Propably when? hmmm.... in 2026?
2022-01-18 20:25
RIP NA CS
2022-01-18 20:32
#161
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
EXPECTED LETS GO STEWIEEEE
2022-01-18 20:40
LETS GO!
2022-01-18 21:02
A new org for him to tilt at
2022-01-18 21:04
2 replies
LMAO
2022-01-18 21:26
+1
2022-01-19 04:03
24 years old and washed up xDDDDDD
2022-01-18 21:57
pog
2022-01-18 22:31
Good luck stewie2k
2022-01-18 23:06
#177
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Canada chanse
Good.
2022-01-18 23:19
rip C9 return Sadge
2022-01-18 23:51
rush? LOL.
2022-01-18 23:53
+GOLDEN as IGL
2022-01-18 23:58
2020 and 2021 cerq is not that great anymore. Miss lots of easy shots
2022-01-19 00:00
Stewie IGL...team is already dead
2022-01-19 00:30
#190
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India Gaganesh
stew willl bring this team to the TOP!
2022-01-19 00:35
hello
2022-01-19 00:43
#192
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Argentina Soullesss
Good for stew, bad for evil geniuses if think that rush is good option, he is a bad palyer.
2022-01-19 01:25
#194
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France Uexo
We need tarik on this
2022-01-19 02:06
paycheck stealer once again
2022-01-19 04:38
GL Stewie, show them your potential!
2022-01-19 04:43
#201
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Pakistan Rebel_111
disband after the honeymoon period
2022-01-19 05:35
LMAO team
2022-01-19 05:54
I love how a lot of these comments are about who is calling when it tells you in the article
2022-01-19 07:42
Auti? Yes. RUSH? No. They need some sort of IGL. Would be a VERY bad decision to let Stewie IGL tbh.
2022-01-19 07:54
2 replies
Stewie2K has been appointed the team's new in-game leader, a position he is no stranger to after calling the shots on and off over the past six years in various versions of his Cloud9 teams as well as in Liquid.
2022-01-19 08:32
1 reply
still meh. Should sign a proper IGL.
2022-01-19 09:21
need a real igl not stew
2022-01-19 08:47
Who's gonna be igl if they finalise auti and rush
2022-01-19 09:02
boi
2022-01-19 10:12
breeze, stewie and cerq in big 2022. not working
2022-01-19 11:05
Stop ! It's already dead D:
2022-01-19 13:38
gg
2022-01-19 13:52
well
2022-01-19 17:13
crap roster
2022-01-20 12:27
WTH i wasn't expecting that but ok
2022-01-20 13:09
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