EG in talks to create two academy teams - Report

The North American organization could have up to 15 players on the payroll in the near future.

Evil Geniuses are in the final stages of creating a new academy division which could in the future include two different teams, Monday reports from Jaxon and Dust2.us claim.

According to both reports, the North American organization is interested in signing Carpe Diem and Party Astronauts, two lineups who compete without financial backing at the moment, and it has begun talks with both parties.

Neither team has inked a deal yet, as Carpe Diem appear to be significantly further in the process, while talks between EG and Jonathan "⁠Jonji⁠" Carey's team are in their infancy and unlikely to come to fruition soon, Dust2.us' report says.

Carpe Diem could become one of EG's two academy teams

Reports of Evil Geniuses' interest in expanding their CS:GO division come after the main team around Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip failed to provide results expected of the high-profile organization.

Following the additions of the Major-winning trio in the former Liquid leader as well as Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta and William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba at the beginning of 2022, the team has yet to find success, picking up zero wins across their BLAST Premier Spring and ESL Pro League Season 15 appearances and failing to qualify for either PGL Major Antwerp, IEM Dallas, or the BLAST Finals, which leaves their calendar empty for the rest of the season.

The prospect of an academy roster seems to be the organization's response to the main team's disappointing results. However, housing three different teams could cause a number of conflict of interest issues for Evil Geniuses due to ESL, which hosts a large part of the circuit in North America, having a firm stance against organizations fielding multiple teams in one competition.

Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1048
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1413
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1525
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1166
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
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2022-05-02 13:34
13 replies
#31
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
15 men roster
2022-05-02 13:41
11 replies
#78
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Slovakia TheAdamco
still not enought to qualify anywhere
2022-05-02 14:21
10 replies
LOL
2022-05-02 14:55
OMEGALUL
2022-05-02 14:58
xd
2022-05-02 15:24
BRUTAL SAVAGE REKT
2022-05-02 16:28
Laugh all you want but entropiq could become a CIS version of EG soon 🙂
2022-05-02 16:29
Bold statement to assume EG will be invited to any qualifier at all KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2022-05-02 18:19
1 reply
#210
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Slovakia TheAdamco
they will be just because they are paying to be invited. but it is so bad economic desicion by EG. we will see then they will be kicked from aliance
2022-05-02 19:30
#201
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
lmao +1
2022-05-02 18:46
Xaxaax
2022-05-02 21:39
xaxaxaxxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2022-05-02 22:36
#185
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Yugoslavia Acceb
Why? There's no talent in NA
2022-05-02 17:32
Hmm
2022-05-02 13:34
their main team is worse than academy teams in eu
2022-05-02 13:35
15 replies
#59
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Kosovo w3stsid3
Lmfao so true
2022-05-02 14:05
way worse
2022-05-02 14:56
like which?
2022-05-02 16:29
10 replies
MOUZ NXT, Young Ninjas
2022-05-02 16:39
8 replies
EG could 32-0 them!
2022-05-02 16:40
7 replies
In valorant maybe
2022-05-02 16:40
6 replies
Why all you hate on a fun game with fun new characters. You don’t even pay for them. R6 and Val are free. I am still season 1 Mute putting up those traps.
2022-05-02 16:47
5 replies
Cry
2022-05-02 16:55
2 replies
If you’ve spent $0.01 on a CS skin, you’d be crying more than me
2022-05-02 20:45
1 reply
Why?
2022-05-03 05:23
except valorant nor r6 has free characters lmao. not 100% sure how valorant works but at least in R6 you have to grind a shit ton to be able to unlock characters for free. Pretty sure it's the same system in valorant. So if you want a character you're better off paying for it.
2022-05-02 19:27
1 reply
You’re right technically. The two new DLC characters were available if you bought the expansion pack. And they sucked. And were banned in pro matches. If you reflexively laughed, R6 IEM Dallas was more money than CSGO 🤷‍♂️ Lol you can find butthurt COD players on their PS/Xbox crying because R6 had a bigger prize pool.
2022-05-02 20:56
I already know I’m getting hate back because your name but even grandpa f0rest and friends could go at worst 15-15 with their current lineup. It’s just dysfunctional when their “star” AWP and lurker don’t know where to go
2022-05-02 16:42
#215
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Sweden snallan
Which is why they are making changes.
2022-05-02 20:38
nah, with new coach they will build the confidence. confidence is the only missing piece
2022-05-24 10:02
there is no fix anymore just disband already
2022-05-02 13:35
18 replies
#43
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Argentina SantiMedia
+1
2022-05-02 13:53
Sure nice take. Ask org to Disband and then make a thread about cs is dead.
2022-05-02 14:17
14 replies
Yes.
2022-05-02 14:20
Yes.
2022-05-02 14:29
5 replies
2022-05-02 14:42
4 replies
Racista!
2022-05-02 16:25
3 replies
Br delusionnal fans like to call any NA fans "racista", but make 3400 laughing threads about NA teams. Imagine if Br didn't have any na teams to beat. Only furia would win any games outside of BR. Mibr and 9z once a while. Godsent too. I like that team.
2022-05-02 16:31
2 replies
I just said racista instead of racist because it sounds funnier) (Also nothing to do with what you said there, it's just the "88")
2022-05-02 16:36
1 reply
haha didnt notice !
2022-05-02 16:50
that's the average IQ of hltv users. pretty much twitch chat as well
2022-05-02 14:31
5 replies
The main roster should disband, but it is clearly stupid to ask org to withdraw from cs. Plus some br fans need na for their egos. Some t2 teams cannot win against eu , so they need na teams to look better.
2022-05-02 14:33
1 reply
I didn't say that lol
2022-05-02 14:49
calm down man
2022-05-02 14:50
2 replies
i'm angers mens people r the first to hype a disband and don't think behind after it ;-;
2022-05-02 16:13
1 reply
+1
2022-05-02 18:13
Mad NAtoid kekw
2022-05-02 15:45
+1
2022-05-02 14:58
+1
2022-05-02 16:29
#5
mhL | 
Russia Ansi
SMH my head
2022-05-02 13:35
2 replies
“Shaking my head my head” ???
2022-05-02 16:36
1 reply
wtf dude myb he have 2 heads
2022-05-02 19:33
wait, two? is that even legal
2022-05-02 13:35
6 replies
#30
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Argentina xpl0d3
I don't think they will be able to compete against each othef
2022-05-02 13:41
3 replies
correct
2022-05-02 13:42
Just buy the opposition and win everything
2022-05-02 14:06
1 reply
#188
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Brazil drydden
Nah the brazilians teams are there, even if they buy all the NA teams they won't win anything LMAO
2022-05-02 18:11
Navi had Navi Junior as well as Navi Youth so I think it is
2022-05-02 13:42
1 reply
Navi teams never played the same tournaments, that's not the same for PA and Carpe Diem for instance, since they play each other and they also play qualifiers that EG are also a part of.
2022-05-02 14:11
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2022-05-02 13:36
Why 2?
2022-05-02 13:36
4 replies
Isn't it gonna be the conflicts of interests
2022-05-02 13:37
1 reply
#26
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World NukestrikE
yea they cant play the same tournaments
2022-05-02 13:40
main team for t2, and 2 teams to levelup players to keep the main team in t2.
2022-05-02 14:05
1 reply
replace t2 with t3
2022-05-02 21:53
They already have 1 why have 3 academy teams at once?
2022-05-02 13:36
5 replies
#22
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United Kingdom nebulaxox
exactly. eg management on a madness
2022-05-02 13:39
Trying to find talent I guess ? After the success of gambit youngsters and now navi ceo selling m0nesy for 600k, everyone seems to be on this academy hype. Find 15 random fpl merchants and hope one of them makes them a profit.
2022-05-02 13:39
3 replies
As long as they will try to find talents in EU scene - that might work but gl with finding talents in NA xd
2022-05-02 13:58
1 reply
Talent will come with more orgs investing, no wonder there's no talent in NA since even pro teams like carpe diem and party astronaut have no financial backup. Hard to leave your job and practice for hours without getting paid. If the money is there, people will come, its as simple as that.
2022-05-02 18:27
The payroll is split by 2 and have more potential to get result. I prefer that honestly.
2022-05-02 14:19
so, EG's plan is to farm cashcups in NA?
2022-05-02 13:36
1 reply
#138
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Pakistan LoOuU2
funnily enough, both of these teams lost to Gaimin Gladiators last night who ended up winning the cashcup so atm these 2 cant even win that.
2022-05-02 15:32
#11
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Philippines sijibats
3 sets of disaster
2022-05-02 13:36
#12
jks | 
Australia sh4ww
JUST FIX MAIN TEAM FIRST WTF
2022-05-02 13:36
like someone said, they should buy entire NA scene, that would be better choice.
2022-05-02 13:37
#15
TenZ | 
Japan aki!
They should just disband along with the rest of the NA scene
2022-05-02 13:37
2 replies
#218
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United States Jeebur
flag and flair
2022-05-02 20:49
Why would you ever want any team to disband or a region? That would just mean less cs to watch. Less teams = less exposure meaning dying game. If anything we want more teams and more regions to join in and play. Sometimes teams just don’t work out but it gives others a chance. If anything this is really good, it keeps two teams in the mix with their players and gets them paid to stay playing.
2022-05-02 22:29
nice
2022-05-02 13:37
HLTV why are you baiting , this has to be a joke right ?
2022-05-02 13:37
#18
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Latvia chebyrek
ok il wake up later then
2022-05-02 13:37
isn't the main roster already an academy team?
2022-05-02 13:38
1 reply
no, all the opposite, the main roster is a last dance-kind of project.
2022-05-02 15:29
30 yo academy talent PwnAlone
2022-05-02 13:38
6 replies
he will pwn all alone.
2022-05-02 15:03
kek
2022-05-02 15:05
So they are calling PA and Carpe Diem academy teams so they don't have to pay as much as the current roster, right?
2022-05-02 15:09
3 replies
Less is still more than 0. Those 2 teams had no financial support. Hard to be a pro with probably school and a day job. Its a good thing to show there's hope for any new players that want to go pro. More orgs and more money = more possible upcoming talent.
2022-05-02 18:30
2 replies
^this
2022-05-03 00:33
#251
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Belgium RobinDG
30yr old school boys
2022-05-03 09:38
15-roster pretty sure faze still would won vs eg
2022-05-02 13:38
Sign Minus
2022-05-02 13:39
1 reply
#141
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Pakistan LoOuU2
overrated 30 Year old Pwn and Idiot Cynic > Minus
2022-05-02 15:37
we already have a god awful roster, let's make 2 more
2022-05-02 13:39
Great news! Dont get why everybody must Flame this
2022-05-02 13:40
5 replies
Because the main roster isnt doing anything and yet they are paid with such a high salary. And now instead of fixing the main roster they sign 2 more unknown rosters that would take even more money? The orgs shouldnt divide their focus like this. Better to fix the main roster and strengthen its core before branching anywhere else. Unless you want 3 rosters with lack of attention and lack of success
2022-05-02 13:54
4 replies
I would prefer if they signed Carpe diem as an academy and would play in weplayleague. The second will br the main and it is mix with pa and eg.
2022-05-02 13:57
3 replies
What about the main roster? Stew is essentially a paycheck stealer nowadays. Should they disband to save cashflow and focus more on academy teams? Or just hope and pray main roster find success?
2022-05-02 13:59
2 replies
I would prefer if they totally disband the main roster and rebuilt it. Stewie is paycheck stealer. Cerq and brehze are washed and rush is rush. Motivated but still shaky. Automatic is the only one who has values.
2022-05-02 14:03
1 reply
Stew is anything but a psychic stealer. He's definitely not performing but he's not phoning it in.
2022-05-03 05:47
pog
2022-05-02 13:40
#32
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Portugal beatje
Just sign hext and clasia to the main roster
2022-05-02 13:41
1 reply
#162
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United States cybonics
+1111
2022-05-02 16:33
3 academy teams cool
2022-05-02 13:43
#36
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Australia sm0go
What the hell are they planning to do with 2 academy rosters? The idea sounds so ridiculous. On the bright side, at least those players are finally getting signed.
2022-05-02 13:45
1 reply
nvm
2022-05-02 21:46
#37
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
finally They're doing something better then recycling old farts
2022-05-02 13:45
2 replies
Yes, jonji, pwnalone, ben1337, djay young upincoming 30yo talent
2022-05-02 17:16
1 reply
Doesnt matter, it shows the younger players that there is hope for a pro career. Unless you have your parents to back you up financially which is almost impossible in the context of NA, there is not a single reason for anyone to go pro in csgo. It's a dead end where only the 3 top teams can grt paid. With academy's like that, it might bring some new possibility and maybe reignite the flame. They need more orgs to do the same.
2022-05-02 18:35
Just 2? Go for 10 academy teams. There are so much talent in NA
2022-05-02 13:47
1 reply
50vs5 EG vs faze lets do it
2022-05-03 03:28
2 academy teams sounds a bit much but it could be great for the NA scene, hope something good comes out of this
2022-05-02 13:48
this is huge, good on EG, hope more NA teams follow suit
2022-05-02 13:52
So let me get this straight. The main roster hasnt achieved anything and yet these players are paid with such a high salary. And the fix was to sign not one but TWO academy teams which may or may not bring success + more money expended for their salaries. What is the logic behind this? 🤔
2022-05-02 13:52
2 replies
Probably benched players don't get much on their contracts and it is probably not a long contract. You can have two teams for the same money. I would prefer 1 main plus 1 academy.
2022-05-02 14:00
To give hope to the scene. Seriously, nobody wants to go pro in NA if you are never going to get paid. Those 2 were pro teams and they had no financial backup. That means they also had a day job and school. Hard to concentrate and be good at the game when you have so much on your plate. How do you get new talents? You give them a reason and an opportunity to do it as a career.
2022-05-02 18:39
This org sure knows how to waste money.
2022-05-02 13:52
xaxaxaxaaxax OMEGALUL
2022-05-02 13:54
better first create a team
2022-05-02 13:54
They're not signing PA to be an academy team... They're obviously kicking the current roster, PA main roster and Carpe Diem academy team to play in WePlay and similar to get more experience in EU
2022-05-02 13:54
2 replies
My thoughts. PA plus some eg players would be already better.
2022-05-02 13:58
#160
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United States cybonics
Carpe Diem is better than PA atm
2022-05-02 16:30
#48
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Albania aplasa
Henryg Be like:
2022-05-02 13:55
#49
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Portugal dracø
They should just call their main team an academy team and have them play random kids. That way they'd actually have a chance on winning some games
2022-05-02 13:56
#50
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Finland KieZuZ
Then they would have 3 academy and no main team?
2022-05-02 13:56
EG team fix is to relocate to the EU and keep playing (Attend as much as tier 2 or tier 3 events, keep grinding) like how col did in the 2020 season, sacrifice everything and do it, or else time to cut some players and get good prospects in before it is too late.
2022-05-02 14:02
1 reply
Difference is that col at least had good /non washed players, exactly the opposite of what eg has.
2022-05-02 14:19
if u mix up all those 3 roaster into one good, than its worth it
2022-05-02 14:02
#62
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Sweden Juuzou_
How hard can it be EG. Follow C9. There's several EU teams who could use the support of an org like EG. For example BNE, Heet, Outsiders...
2022-05-02 14:08
11 replies
VP roster :>
2022-05-02 14:08
1 reply
#64
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Sweden Juuzou_
Yes
2022-05-02 14:09
all the org owners in NA have huge ego problems, they can easily get some good teams but they don't want to do it, just stick to people like the current EG roster.
2022-05-02 14:09
1 reply
#139
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Poland csRIOTgo
Guys, if u all want to back EU teams, NA scene will have no hope of ever reviving. It's lame, but it's probably for the best. And I'm not even NA lulw
2022-05-02 15:33
#137
jks | 
Australia sh4ww
ok theres also several NA teams who could use the support of an org like EG ?
2022-05-02 15:31
6 replies
#187
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Sweden Juuzou_
Which teams? They’re literally dogshit. NA scene didn’t give a fuck about growing the new blood. They kept recycling noobs like rush. If EG wants performance, NA isn’t the place to be atm.
2022-05-02 17:40
5 replies
And now thst EG might try to grow the scene, you spit on it and want them to go EU? Teams are dogshit because even pro teams had no financial support. No wonder theres no new talent in NA in csgo when you are 99.98% sure to not be able to sustain your financial life without having a side job.
2022-05-02 18:43
4 replies
hes delusional. just let him be. he doesn't know what its like to grow a scene
2022-05-02 18:57
1 reply
#225
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Sweden Juuzou_
#224 qq
2022-05-02 21:16
#224
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Sweden Juuzou_
It is good, i mean the fact they kept supporting the main team they have - thinking it would work in th first place is odd. And how i read the article it feels to me they want to be presented in the top. They won't find that in NA atm. Supporting an academy team is something good though.
2022-05-02 21:16
#246
jks | 
Australia sh4ww
+1
2022-05-03 04:35
Tbh they should close the main roster keep only autimatic and breezhe and rebuild like gambit did
2022-05-02 14:12
So they are going to have three academy teams?
2022-05-02 14:13
How about getting their first team to win a match first LOL
2022-05-02 14:14
who is this girl and why is she running a counter strike team?
2022-05-02 14:15
3 replies
She is literally the ceo
2022-05-02 14:28
2 replies
ive never heard of her i hope she actually has someone who played CS building the teams shes about to kill 2 teams trying to make her main team better
2022-05-02 14:33
that actually explains a lot
2022-05-02 15:03
#71
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Sweden extol88
When main-teams fails, make academy-teams. >_>
2022-05-02 14:17
First create an ok main team then you can get an academy team XDDD
2022-05-02 14:17
1 reply
Or build more academy, pay the players and give them hope and opportunity. Show the younger player that a pro csgo career is possible in NA and wait for 2-3 years to see a lot of new upcoming talents... or keep doing what you said and keep relying on old washed up players because there's no one else. Dude, even pro teams werent getting paid, how do you hope to find new players? No wonder they all go to cod or valorant.
2022-05-02 18:46
1 reply
Banger
2022-05-02 18:34
#79
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Ukraine d3adLY
not its fair, 15v5, so eg have 50% to win map
2022-05-02 14:24
W EG
2022-05-02 14:26
Pls keep Rush and Autimatic in the main roster they are the only player who actually take their job seriously
2022-05-02 14:27
1 reply
+1
2022-05-02 15:23
well atleast 10 young talents will get some exposure so .......
2022-05-02 14:28
their main team is shit what is the point of academy
2022-05-02 14:31
1 reply
to raise a future star that they can get into their main roster? Like b1t? It's not common but it happens. B1t to navi, jdc and torzsi to mouz etc. Somebody has to develop NA scene or it will die otherwise. There is literally no one good in NA to pick up right now, all they can is to import players from EU (and usually only washed up players want to go there like shox)
2022-05-02 21:30
#87
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Italy alastt27
lul, atleast do something with your main team
2022-05-02 14:31
1 reply
They will learn how not to be that bad
2022-05-02 15:03
Wha...
2022-05-02 14:33
#90
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Switzerland Lacerta
XD
2022-05-02 14:33
Would be massive for NA
2022-05-02 14:34
#93
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Germany who|cars
-nbk -kennys -yekindar -amanek -autimatiC / na pride -maleK
2022-05-02 14:36
HUGE W
2022-05-02 14:36
main EG: autimatic as awper Brehze Alex / Ben Jonji / mezii Rush / djay / viz etc EG Academy: Carpe Diem, but - wiz + w0nderful this could work out
2022-05-02 14:41
2 replies
but the point is to keep it NA, otherwise JKS Alex and mezii will all join
2022-05-03 03:31
1 reply
well in that case: Brehze Auti Ben Jonji djay / viz i forgot what happened to col, my bad
2022-05-03 10:53
It's really cool that they're implicated with the NA scene but conflict of interest would affect them too much
2022-05-02 14:43
Bruh their main team is an academy team
2022-05-02 14:44
Whaat two teams seriously??? You dont need guys Already have 1
2022-05-02 14:45
Imo this is not as bad as people make it seem if EG are smart about it: Have Carpe Diem sent to evrnts like weplay to get the EU experience while having PA in other T2 events that main nor carpe attend. Then proceed to make changes in main roster, specially from PA. Something like Ben Pwnalone Autimatic Rush Brehze/jonji could maybe work better than whatever the current main is
2022-05-02 14:49
4 replies
So basically give a bunch of people experience and chemistry and then destroy everything pouching "the best" players?? beyond moronic, never been how you do things in this game. Academy teams are for emergencies and for development, not for team building......
2022-05-02 15:11
1 reply
Looking back at it, you are right. Synergy would get extremely fcked and having two academies may not really be the best idea since both PA and carpe are in about the same level. For that reason, I believe a merger of PA and cirrent EG with the roster I mentioned + carpe as an academy team would be the far better option
2022-05-02 16:42
I like that roster you got here. Brehze over Jonji though for sure.
2022-05-02 15:24
1 reply
Yeah it's just bias on Jonji here since for the longest of times I've believed he could be the best entry in all of NA, but his aim and maybe versatility overall don't look great compared to brehze who can at least put ok numbers
2022-05-02 16:47
These guys keep getting kicked down and they are still going. I wonder if they will ever stop lol
2022-05-02 14:50
#104
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Korea Axiotimos
wow, finally there will be a team stewie deserves! 3rd division of EG will be a great place for him to play in
2022-05-02 14:51
1 reply
he will get benched and sent to the 10th roster
2022-05-03 10:56
EG should just sing every NA tier 2 team and then create a super team after some time with a good mix of them
2022-05-02 14:51
1 reply
Then after terrible results they will bench someone and here we go again
2022-05-02 14:56
Tbh i don't get it why they can't build normal roster XD How is Carpe Diem and Party Astronauts an academy roster? It's more like medium level NA teams.They could have played in normal tournaments and gain expirance
2022-05-02 14:56
3 replies
How is carpe diem and party astronaut not getting paid for playing pro? Of course they are gonna be medium level na if the whole team also has to go to school or at work. How do you plan on making a normal roster if there's no upcoming talent? Going pro in NA csgo is not even a thought since there's no org backing any of them except for the top 3. No wonder they go to valorant or cod. What EG wants to do is great for the scene. Sure none of those teams are going to ve competitive for the moment, but at least you show the younger player that there's hope and opportunities. Thats how you build a scene.
2022-05-02 18:53
2 replies
No.That's how u waste players who could shine in tournaments.....Party Astronauts is not a young team....Carpe Diem need to work not as Academy team.Look at ex-ATK roster with Motm and c.o Look for that talent instead of signing already decent team in NA....
2022-05-02 19:08
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They sign the team to make changes on the long run and give an established team a chance to build something. Of course they are old and its pretty obvious the team wont be the same the next year, but you can't go and sign anyone and hope to build a team, you need a team first and then you make the change one at the time. How many times have we seen players making random teams, asking for orgs and actually staying together more than a year? That doesnt happens a lot. You need a core of experienced player with enough resources to let them build something. Even thought they are old, they never had that opportunity. It's the first time they can actually play 24/7. We will quickly see what's need to be fixed. Also, do not forget that EG is by now the first org in NA to try that, so they can't go all in on a blind bet, they need some stability to show that it can be done.
2022-05-03 02:33
EG - Why have one disappointing roster when you can have three disappointing rosters. NA Brains
2022-05-02 14:57
All jokes aside, I’m really happy that this is happening because these guys are finally going to have a home on a top-flight org that should give these guys a bit more stability and focus to grow.
2022-05-02 14:57
1 reply
ikr, im happy for party astronauts if they can finally get a salary lmao
2022-05-02 15:17
just seems desperate...... 1 academy is fine
2022-05-02 14:59
LOL
2022-05-02 15:10
#122
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Czech Republic TOP_MaTy
Main team sucks. Lets create new team which will suck later.
2022-05-02 15:11
After the whole Colossus Clown9 Fiesta and now this, NA is dead, buried and they don't want to accept it.
2022-05-02 15:14
2 replies
You know the C9 fiasco had 4 EU players in it right? Nothing to do with NA this or NA that, it was just an NA org that tried something stupid with a bunch of brits and Woxic/Esetag. This is weird but I'd wait to see what comes of it. I wonder if they'll take the best 5 of these 3 teams and make it the main roster.
2022-05-02 15:27
1 reply
NA bears the sins of their orgs.
2022-05-02 18:20
This is kinda sick ngl
2022-05-02 15:17
as for one of the academy teams EG said ''As part of the signing, sources tell Dust2.us that the organization would like their academy team to join the WePlay Academy League.''
2022-05-02 15:18
#127
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New Zealand Iuca5
nice now 3 NA teams cant play each other way to restrict the scene even more
2022-05-02 15:21
LETS GOOOOOOOO!! This is huge for NA and a great decision for EG! Carpe Diem especially have a lot of potential and work hard + are literally younger than any top 30 team right now.
2022-05-02 15:31
1 reply
#154
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United States cybonics
CD are on the same level as EG, conflict of interest will bar them from competing in IEM, ESL, and Blast qualifiers.
2022-05-02 16:27
well if they play 15v5, maybe they will finally win something
2022-05-02 15:23
The mistake was letting players have full control. If Malek had full control I would have hoped that cerq and rush were replaced with a different igl and awper.
2022-05-02 15:25
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Well Malek's about to get slapped with a coach bug ban probably why they sent him home for 'health reasons'
2022-05-03 01:58
2 academy teams, yeah EG management have lost the plot xD
2022-05-02 15:34
#142
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France Uexo
Atleast they're trying
2022-05-02 15:43
funny when academy team will outperform actual one
2022-05-02 15:46
2 replies
#153
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United States cybonics
If they pick up Carpe Diem, 100% gonna happen
2022-05-02 16:26
1 reply
yep, online they can easily beat them rn
2022-05-02 17:01
#145
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Serbia DjapeZ
Smartest na org
2022-05-02 15:52
support other players in their region is not that bad.Consider those dead weights in main team is rotted anyway.
2022-05-02 15:54
What academy teams are you EG folks talking bout when you cant even take care and make your main quead good. You need to be in talks to create a decent main squad that can at least occasional win something small here and there and then worry bout academy teams... lol
2022-05-02 16:00
+jks = all good autimatic still good, stewie naaah...
2022-05-02 16:11
#151
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United States cybonics
The conflict of interest for the teams they're poaching is a huge turnoff. They're better than that, EG and Carpe Diem are about the same level
2022-05-02 16:25
#152
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United Kingdom hatcher14
why don't they just get a good main team instead of two academy teams that are better than the main team????
2022-05-02 16:25
#161
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India aR__
Need to fix main squad first, get JKS remove steven10AM and give IGL to rush or auti
2022-05-02 16:31
#163
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United States Boones96
Ahh yes, instead of trying to fix the main roster, buy worse teams are who on the level of mythic in hopes of putting them on the main team.
2022-05-02 16:34
#165
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United States hjhjghj23
gotta hand it to EG. they are committed. this is good for counter strike.
2022-05-02 16:35
#175
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Brazil Anarchybr
Well I should say that I respect EG org, even without having any decent team since August 2020 they still invest a shit Ton of money in NA scene hoping it can get alive again
2022-05-02 16:50
3 acedemy teams pog
2022-05-02 16:53
#180
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Finland AliSabid
lol
2022-05-02 17:02
niceee
2022-05-02 17:09
#182
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Brazil davidzor
They got a lot of money, why not resign it's current team and go to roster changes after the major.
2022-05-02 17:15
Jonji would probably be an upgrade over some of EGs players, hext and clasia also seem to be putting up good numbers
2022-05-02 17:25
#186
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United States B0b3rT
Please just let pa get backing
2022-05-02 17:36
EG academy would be better than the main roster
2022-05-02 18:23
#194
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United States kalimbo
EG CLASIA lets go
2022-05-02 18:30
How about creating a solid roster that could compete?
2022-05-02 18:38
Better than their main roster lmao
2022-05-02 19:01
10 more paycheck stealers this is the future of NA ladies and gentlemen!
2022-05-02 19:03
I liked it, they are trying to fix the scene at all. But i think they need to put effort on really young players too, producing players to the future
2022-05-02 19:26
just sign everyone so you dont lose
2022-05-02 19:46
lmfaoooooo how about get one good roster first morons xD
2022-05-02 19:47
very good for the NA scene
2022-05-02 20:02
#216
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Poland ryhupeja
I think it's cool for NA and I respect EG for such decision, withdrawal from CSGO would've been much easier choice. I guess their recent success in LoL after building the roster based on NA academy talents on carry positions might have influenced that.
2022-05-02 20:41
#219
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Mongolia dennek
little toxic clowns from na shaking in their boots to get into eg rn
2022-05-02 20:50
#221
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United States stotte
When you think about it, EG is the NA version of Last Dance. Stewie autimatic and RUSH getting together for one last hoorah to see if they can make the major, but unlike FalleN and friends, they aren't getting their results
2022-05-02 20:57
EG is an academy team at this point
2022-05-02 20:58
#223
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Canada Jonesyk
This is how you rebuild NA CSGO, bravo to EG’s staff if they pull this off. Amazing support and dedication to the scene, hope the fans of NA CS can embrace and support this commitment! LFG #LIVEEVIL
2022-05-02 21:07
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#228
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United States kalimbo
+1
2022-05-02 21:26
they would need 5 more than that LUL
2022-05-02 21:17
Good luck, only one potential talent in those 2 teams combined, NA has no talent left after valorant scene kicked in.
2022-05-02 21:24
#229
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United States kalimbo
both Carpe Diem and PA have been grinding for a long time on their own and it is great that they can find some support with EG. They will be able to travel to play WePlay! No more GoFund me! Also great for the players because they have a clear path to T1 events now. CLASIA is coming for you G2 and NaVi!
2022-05-02 21:28
#234
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Brazil setsz
create a good main team first
2022-05-02 22:11
#237
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United States ScanDull
Their main roster is a disaster, why bother having academy teams when they can't manage a main? But seriously -autimatic...to trade to Liquid for shox and save poor Tim from this trash fire, he deserves better and would give Liquid more consistency than shox does.
2022-05-02 23:36
#239
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Brazil lel3k
So many people laughing about this, but for EG, this is the best move for them. But people are not ready to discuss this
2022-05-03 00:53
2 replies
best move would be to disband the main team and rebuild around autimatic with these "academy" players
2022-05-03 02:37
1 reply
+11111
2022-05-03 18:42
I TOLD YOU, i would pick up carpe diem as academy team if the main team didnt get changed. i knew this would happen, because i would do the same
2022-05-03 01:15
Both academy teams will be better than main roster.
2022-05-03 05:32
Trash org EG
2022-05-03 07:47
XD imagine that u have not main roster and creatin Academy. For what? disband.
2022-05-03 09:50
#253
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Hungary szia
Gonna be MOUZ NXT v2 and v3 When the academy teams are better than the main squads
2022-05-03 10:08
#254
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Russia aHooligan
Well, you already have 1 bot Academy Team. You just need one more.
2022-05-03 10:15
Maam, just because your team win LCS once doesnt mean you double down and invest more in dying NA CS scene is a good idea
2022-05-03 11:20
#258
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Kazakhstan tffm
Please, fix your main team first.
2022-05-03 11:59
they already have a academy team thats not working so why another tow
2022-05-03 15:43
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