EG sign Carpe Diem, Party Astronauts rosters, announce plans to create fluid 15-man team

Evil Geniuses launch 'Blueprint' — a project featuring 15 players that they're saying will change the way North American talent is discovered and developed.

Evil Geniuses have announced the signing of the Carpe Diem and Party Astronauts rosters and the launching of a never-seen-before project aimed at helping bolster the deteriorating North American CS:GO scene and discovering and developing new talent.

They're calling it the Blueprint. It will first see the existing EG lineup and the two new teams compete under one umbrella at the same time, and by 2023 the organization plans to create a fluid 15-man roster.

Evil Geniuses are drawing inspiration from the success of their League of Legends structure, which also features two academy teams and through which they promoted two new players to the main roster late last year, and that went on to win the latest LCS season in North America.

The 10 newly-signed players will be housed in Seattle to benefit from EG's infrastructure at their headquarters, including their data and analytics team, who will use existing tools and find new ways to help their players develop their gameplay.

How this will work in practice is that, for now, the team around Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip will be the one competing at the elite-level events while the other two lineups will play in various other events such as in the recently announced Champion of Champions Tour, Danny Engels, EG's Director of Gaming Excellence, tells HLTV.org.

"The beauty of Counter-Strike is that we have so many different tournaments happening at once. It's not like the players are just waiting to get the shot in your Pro League and BLAST and Major," he says. "There are so many tournaments that we can play at once even to a world where we can have three Evil Geniuses teams playing at the very same time."

"Because of how the tournament circuit currently works and the scheduling set with BLAST straight into Pro League and then everything squeezed into the second half of the year, we expect the current five players to be the roster that will be competing in what you would call the main tournaments — with a small asterisk, because you never know what will happen on the way."

Engels says that the idea behind this is also to combat fatigue and the challenges of the never-ending CS:GO circuit, and make sure the team peaks at the most important events. Having three different teams will allow EG to prioritize and choose what roster plays where, and also have them train against one another in an environment that is typically difficult to find good practice in.

"The beauty of this approach is that you can fight tournament fatigue or rather you can focus on the tournaments that you wanna win, ideally, by also selecting the tournaments accordingly."

"It's a different approach from the fact that we do not see them as an academy team. We will to give the players a chance to shine and, on top of that, you will have a collective of players that can work together in order to become better and better."

"[With the] practice environment in North America not being on par, we basically take the infrastructure in-house and invest a lot of resources to make sure our practice allows us to catch up with the European counterparts."

Evil Geniuses now have the following three teams:

United States William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba
United States Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta
United States Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip
United States Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte
Bulgaria Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov

Canada Colby "⁠Walco⁠" Walsh
United States Jerric "⁠wiz⁠" Jiang
Canada Jadan "⁠HexT⁠" Postma
United States Connor "⁠chop⁠" Sullivan
United States Anthony "⁠CLASIA⁠" Kearney

Canada Jonathan "⁠djay⁠" Dallal
Canada Jonathan "⁠Jonji⁠" Carey
United States Ben "⁠ben1337⁠" Smith
United States Josh "⁠PwnAlone⁠" Pigue
United States Wesley "⁠viz⁠" Harris

United States Tommy "⁠Axed⁠" Ryan (coach)
United States Joseph "⁠Muenster⁠" Lima (coach)

United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
928
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
Canada Jonathan 'djay' Dallal
Jonathan 'djay' Dallal
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
United States Anthony 'CLASIA' Kearney
Anthony 'CLASIA' Kearney
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
336
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
United States Wesley 'viz' Harris
Wesley 'viz' Harris
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
353
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Canada Colby 'Walco' Walsh
Colby 'Walco' Walsh
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
488
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
United States Jerric 'wiz' Jiang
Jerric 'wiz' Jiang
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
485
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1164
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1066
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue
Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Canada Jadan 'HexT' Postma
Jadan 'HexT' Postma
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
485
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
United States Tommy 'Axed' Ryan
Tommy 'Axed' Ryan
Age:
21
Team:
United States Connor 'chop' Sullivan
Connor 'chop' Sullivan
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
443
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
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
#1
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Ukraine SlaxerCast
Expected
2022-06-02 09:51
18 replies
epic
2022-06-02 10:09
11 replies
will valve allow this though?
2022-06-02 10:19
10 replies
no, my dad works at valve
2022-06-02 11:43
4 replies
Can you ask him about Half-life 3, pleeeease?
2022-06-02 23:49
3 replies
valve won't develop any new pc games for the foreseeable future sadly
2022-06-02 23:50
2 replies
Oh, ok, TY, I guess.. Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand Love letters in the sands - I remember you Through the sleepless nights, through every endless day I'd wanna hear you say - GORDON FREEMAN SOON!
2022-06-03 05:22
1 reply
gordon freeman :( idk if you know but the guy who wrote for HL leaked the entire story + ending, that's about as close as we'll ever get to HL3
2022-06-03 15:14
only the main EG will play the rmr probably
2022-06-02 12:32
3 replies
Yeh as far as the rules state you can have as many rosters as you want but they cannot compete within the same competitions
2022-06-02 18:01
It's just 2 academy team but since NA don't have a academy league they can't play together in ecl
2022-06-02 18:14
1 reply
This ain't it chief
2022-06-02 22:48
#401
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India RycerZ
Imo No.
2022-06-03 14:00
#168
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Ireland reyno0o
"Expected" KEKW
2022-06-02 10:56
2 replies
news were like a couple of weeks ago about this so yes, expected
2022-06-02 11:05
1 reply
+1 I rember those rumors as well
2022-06-02 17:07
Kek
2022-06-02 16:53
#364
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Yugoslavia Acceb
-stewie2k ffs
2022-06-02 18:30
Based
2022-06-03 03:16
#2
Wolfie | 
Finland tpsa
nice
2022-06-02 09:51
22 replies
#106
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United States 130IQ
+1 anyone hating due to it being NA is just stupid. This is growing the scene and the same method worked to create their successful tourney winning League team. 15 players have structure, resources, and are grinding every tier of tourney. Thank you EG for sacrificing money to grow the scene <3
2022-06-02 10:19
19 replies
+1 They are helping upcoming talents like pwnalone
2022-06-02 10:35
11 replies
#153
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United States 130IQ
Ok even I can’t defend that lol hopefully he’s a placeholder and young kids can take his place
2022-06-02 10:46
5 replies
He has the highest rating out of everyone they just signed.
2022-06-02 13:55
3 replies
Thats sad
2022-06-02 15:38
1 reply
#332
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North America Armeretta
No it's not, he's literally just a good player. He has never gotten a chance to play tier one, but I think he could have.
2022-06-02 16:41
that is not a good thing
2022-06-02 16:24
Pwnalone is a young 30yo talent as well as a good awper why not give him support hes been working a day job and playing C's unpaid for years there is 0 reason to support a play at his lvl
2022-06-02 18:16
+1 31 y.o. talent PwnAlone hasnt reached his peak yet
2022-06-02 11:00
3 replies
Kewk
2022-06-02 11:38
Will reach his peak when he’s as old as 57 y/o trucker Oskar
2022-06-02 13:48
1 reply
lol, its msl
2022-06-04 09:30
#188
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Austria DrLagAlot
lol
2022-06-02 11:12
#150
jks | 
Finland togsic
+1 :)
2022-06-02 10:43
#194
jks | 
Australia sh4ww
Liquid should make an acadamy team too for NA
2022-06-02 11:15
1 reply
They can just take their current team though
2022-06-02 11:39
Eastern European bots don't realize that the more organizations close and not evolve, the faster the game will die. I despise Stewie and really don't like a lot of the T2 players in NA - but at least EG are trying something new and are trying to make CS actually work and be profitable in NA. Moronic comments by 15 year old kids saying "lol u didn't even sign any good players" is just pure stupidity
2022-06-02 11:59
2 replies
#295
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United States 130IQ
+1 they should be glad cloud9 saved gambit
2022-06-02 14:05
+1
2022-06-02 15:23
#363
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United States irnak2
true, just hope it doesn't backfire
2022-06-02 18:28
We need show match, FaZe 5 vs 15 EG
2022-06-02 10:23
1 reply
#299
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United States Phanji
we playing casual now
2022-06-02 14:35
#3
deko | 
Russia mshkoda
Nice, NA scene needs new blood
2022-06-02 09:53
22 replies
+1 they need hungry players
2022-06-02 10:03
an org can only compete with one team in one event this move is effectively removing two teams from the already thin competitive scene in NA i say this announcement does not help anyone
2022-06-02 10:12
8 replies
Its not like other 2 teams were going to compete in S tier events anyway, so it doesn't really make any difference in removing or adding teams
2022-06-02 10:17
6 replies
well its not like the current/last EG team was "competing" in those events either they could very well play the same t2/t3 events and in that case there's two teams less now
2022-06-02 10:35
5 replies
They're not reaching there yet but brehze, cerq have to wake up and they can beat top teams again meanwhile other teams haven't shown potential even in the past
2022-06-02 10:41
4 replies
brehze and cerq have to wake up for a year now, although i would agree that that would make them competitive again the other teams might have not shown excessive potential but sitting on the bench wont help these players develop either in my opinion EG shouldve just signed Carpe Diem as their academy team - that way they would be able to play international opposition @ WePlay Academy League. And if somebody stands out they could've promoted them to the main team.
2022-06-02 10:47
3 replies
Yeah that's a better way
2022-06-02 10:54
Brehze has a little life in his with a 1.05 rating which isn’t that bad considering they barely win anything
2022-06-02 13:50
Brehze is still showing promise here and there. CeRq really hasn't, which sucks, because he used to be excellent.
2022-06-02 16:14
They are unpaid players paying them and give giving them the benefits of other org support will help them only focus on Cs and grow
2022-06-02 18:19
new blood lmao, jonji 🐍🐍 left the scene to go play in valorant academy and now comes back like he's a hot shot, pwn alone 31 y/o talent, ben could be 28 at this point. Only carpie diem are "new blood" But, hey EG, i can take over as a junior analyst for carpie diem because i won't work with jonji and stewart2000. Hit me up on HLTV 🤠👍
2022-06-02 10:16
11 replies
Insult their whole project and expect analyst job, very highly intelectually developed individual
2022-06-02 10:23
8 replies
lmao That's what having a toilet in your home does to a mf. Sorry :-(
2022-06-02 10:24
7 replies
that's where you get your ideas from or?
2022-06-02 11:44
3 replies
Obviously he gets his ideas from the toilet, look at his flag
2022-06-02 13:28
LMAO
2022-06-02 13:35
Jealous is the one that cannot take a fat one in peace and warmth. 🙄🥴🥺
2022-06-02 16:52
You don’t have toilet in home?
2022-06-02 13:49
2 replies
Look up percentage of toilets in romanian households 🤠👍
2022-06-02 16:51
1 reply
+1 smart waffle
2022-06-02 17:10
do you see it, EG? take him btw i suppose they will rotate between rosters and finally make one tier 1,5 team
2022-06-02 10:24
1 reply
Thank you! 🤠👍
2022-06-02 10:24
good news
2022-06-02 09:51
#5
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Greenland kinley377
waow
2022-06-02 09:51
Good
2022-06-02 09:52
wtf??? nice, good luck to them!
2022-06-02 09:52
#8
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Russia xtkjdtr0011
Clowns
2022-06-02 09:52
#9
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Finland nmantykoski
LMAO NA things
2022-06-02 09:52
Wtf?
2022-06-02 09:53
#11
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Hungary BYZMO
lmao 15 man roster
2022-06-02 09:53
Wow! Hope this will make NA Scene better
2022-06-02 09:53
More money than brain apparently
2022-06-02 09:53
#14
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Poland B0rdo
they did it
2022-06-02 09:53
Lmao
2022-06-02 09:53
#16
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Nice
2022-06-02 09:54
Valve: 6 Man rosters are not allowed. EG: Did I stutter?
2022-06-02 09:54
7 replies
#26
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India skyl4rk
XD
2022-06-02 09:56
#43
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Russia DomRemi
XDDDD
2022-06-02 09:59
#63
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Poland tailal
kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-06-02 10:03
lmao
2022-06-02 10:19
#160
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Denmark Derige
lmao
2022-06-02 10:49
#262
Xyp9x | 
India NinX
XD
2022-06-02 12:51
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-06-02 12:54
#18
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Argentina XaiDN
XD
2022-06-02 09:54
So what this is theyre just gonna find the combination with 5 best guys and kick the rest. Maybe leave in a sub :()
2022-06-02 09:55
7 replies
#68
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Brazil calmaria1
Yeah man, this is their last attempt so NA scene dont be totally dead. In 3 months from now will be stewie +4 in team A, 5 more in team B and 5 already kicked.
2022-06-02 10:05
3 replies
At least now the main roster player will work harder to improve to net get benched/kick lmfao.
2022-06-02 12:45
2 replies
It gives great motivation the 15 man roster gives a lot of pressure
2022-06-02 13:52
1 reply
#302
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United States Phanji
not delusional
2022-06-02 14:55
No it's academy teams just like mouz and mouz a better comparison is Navi, Navi jr and Navi academy 3 roaster under the same banner which allows them to he promoted and demoted like what we see with nip who have make a lot of promotions recently
2022-06-02 18:22
2 replies
no. its just na business tactics. :()
2022-06-03 10:48
1 reply
what your talking?
2022-06-03 12:53
#20
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Europe Jerzyy
lmao what
2022-06-02 09:55
i need whatever theyre smoking fr
2022-06-02 09:55
#22
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India FosFate
ayo what
2022-06-02 09:55
This can't work. No disrespect to PA team, but I don't think they have much potential to improve for example. There will be wild shuffles between the teams to find the best team, it won't bring success and repeat towards disband. It is a good boost of opportunities for the region though.
2022-06-02 09:55
Ahahahahahah what is this shit.
2022-06-02 09:55
no fucking way this works out
2022-06-02 09:55
NA CS AT ITS FINEST KEKW
2022-06-02 09:56
This is so sick Party Astronauts deserve this and probably Carpe Diem
2022-06-02 09:56
ez 15v5
2022-06-02 09:56
#30
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India skyl4rk
How da faq they gonna pay them all?
2022-06-02 09:56
2 replies
they each get paid 100 dollars a month and stew 1k
2022-06-02 09:57
1 reply
#50
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Russia DomRemi
stew 2k no less. It's hard to wake up at 10am you know.
2022-06-02 10:00
#31
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Pakistan LoOuU2
PWNALONE GOT AN ORG BABY LET'S GOO interesting approach by EG here, only thing baffles me is the fact that main roster of theirs has defeated both of these teams in the past so how exactly would their players improve the main roster in the long run? From rumors of pulling out of CSGO to recruiting 15 NA players at the same time, EG trying their best with the NA scene!
2022-06-02 09:56
8 replies
The teams could probably scrim against each other more and also with an org the young talents in Party Astronauts and Carpe Diem can probably improve quicker and maybe show that they deserve a try at tier1 with better players around them
2022-06-02 11:25
2 replies
#209
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Pakistan LoOuU2
well these teams still scrim against each other everyday, they dont really have much of a choice so getting an org doesnt really help that way. Getting an Org can actually either ignite a flame under them for improving more or make them more relaxed about grinding now they they have an org so its risky. Not many "young talents" in these 2 teams btw, and all thse guys have been grinding in NA for long that if there was talent , it probably already would have shown. Like it did with PA some time ago with Cynic and Infinite
2022-06-02 11:36
1 reply
Carpe Diem are all young players and have been doing really good in NA, I think there's definitely potential there Even though there's no insane talent like a zywoo, just allowing some NA teams to be able to attend more tournaments and even tournament overseas (because of the EG funding, they still need to qualify but it takes a lot of pressure off for the logistics) I think being with EG and having the chance to make it to the main team which can give more experience to certain players can help develop the talent. And also consistency could improve, and if the teams get stronger and more consistent it will elevate the level of the NA scene overall I think it's a good long term plan to help NA recover
2022-06-02 12:54
I mean no team should ever lose to their academy roster. Academy rosters are used to nurture talent that may one day join the main roster.
2022-06-02 11:29
3 replies
#211
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Pakistan LoOuU2
well thats true but neither of these 2 rosters are academy , are they ? They have been grinding in NA scene for a long long time together and havent been able to topple the NA CS giants as well , ever. These guys arent young to develop in long term, some of them are probably gonna be retiring soon
2022-06-02 11:37
2 replies
Carpe Diem is pretty young right? PA isn't though obviously.
2022-06-02 11:38
1 reply
#216
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Pakistan LoOuU2
in comparison , yes CD are but their core out of these 3 teams have been playing together for so long and they havent had any relevant success. Relevant in sense of ever making out of some qualifiers for even a T2 EU tournament.
2022-06-02 11:39
Players like Hext and Clasia are better than most of EG atm
2022-06-02 13:53
cannon fodder
2022-06-02 09:57
well they will lose 15v5 against Tier 1
2022-06-02 09:57
1 reply
#303
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United States Phanji
yes
2022-06-02 14:58
#35
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Finland dianimo
csgo isnt lol, the same approach wont work. none of the 10 new guys are any better than what they have. this is just a waste money speedrun
2022-06-02 10:05
7 replies
I'd 100% argue that classia and hext are better than their current riflers
2022-06-02 11:05
3 replies
+1
2022-06-02 11:15
#226
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Finland dianimo
better, eh idk look at the opposition they play, EG *should* be playing T1-2 european sides not the mud of NA which those players are used to, they wont be any better playing the teams they need to compete with is my point.
2022-06-02 11:54
+1
2022-06-02 13:53
Maybe they aren't better, but the possibility of losing a place on the main team might make the current roster play a lot better
2022-06-02 13:13
Many of those players could 100% be better than some players on the main roster. In fact I would argue if nobody on the main roster improves in the next few months that autimatic would be the only player worth keeping in the long run, and maybe Stewie as well.
2022-06-02 13:31
1 reply
#395
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Finland dianimo
2022-06-03 08:31
Haha
2022-06-02 09:57
Lets goo pwn but i thought this was a joke ahhahahah
2022-06-02 09:57
EG, trying to keep the NA Scene alive try to appreciate it.
2022-06-02 09:57
Woman, sign me as well. I am nova, would rightly fit in NA. 🙃
2022-06-02 09:57
2 replies
I sign you.
2022-06-02 11:25
I am gold nova three (cool emoji)
2022-06-02 12:47
what the
2022-06-02 09:58
#41
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Poland DzikiMiki
Let's go
2022-06-02 09:59
#42
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United States fyi
please save NA
2022-06-02 09:59
#44
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United States cybonics
Interesting way to go about this.
2022-06-02 10:00
#45
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Sweden axelious
N1! GLHF to NA!
2022-06-02 10:00
now they can make they own tournament.
2022-06-02 10:00
Rich aff
2022-06-02 10:00
#48
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Brazil calmaria1
NA last joke before scene dies
2022-06-02 10:00
11 replies
can say the same about imperiashit
2022-06-02 10:02
8 replies
#82
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Brazil calmaria1
i wish i could say anything about ur country's scene but well...
2022-06-02 10:11
7 replies
no need to say anything, broky and yekindar would 2v5 imperial anyways :D
2022-06-02 10:17
2 replies
#141
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Brazil calmaria1
not a broky fanboy but i guess he only won anything important in his carreer only this year? fallen brough his team from scratch to top15 hltv rank only in 4 months, just cry about it
2022-06-02 10:37
1 reply
I mean, current day like right now broky and yekindar by far better than any player on Imperial or any player that was on SK/MiBR. Overall maybe not, but this is two top 10 players we’re talking about versus a team built on the idea of reviving 2016-17
2022-06-02 14:24
#104
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Finland dianimo
tbf broky has won more than brazil recently...
2022-06-02 10:17
#135
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United States 130IQ
Lol imperial just got 2-0’d by a rank 100 team while Latvia have Broky and Yekindar who are tier S+ players.
2022-06-02 10:31
2 replies
#146
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Brazil calmaria1
nice americani, u prob cheer for faze because of twitzz since NA scene is already dead
2022-06-02 10:42
1 reply
Twistzz is NA Liquid just SHIT on imperial and they're NA accept it. BR is dogshit
2022-06-02 11:06
IMPERIAL hahahaha Thorin was right
2022-06-02 10:13
1 reply
+1 lmao
2022-06-02 10:17
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2022-06-02 10:00
#51
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Brazil Vitor_IS
what
2022-06-02 10:01
LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2022-06-02 10:01
and still shit
2022-06-02 10:01
lmao having one tier 3 team and signing 2 tier 5 teams is not going to be profitable in any way, only match fixing can help :D
2022-06-02 10:01
#55
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United States fade4182
15v5 theyd still manage to lose
2022-06-02 10:01
#56
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Poland Patio1950
So they are going to play 15 vs 5?
2022-06-02 10:01
#58
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Russia DomRemi
How would they rank? Core is still 3 players.
2022-06-02 10:02
This means they are gonna rebuilt NA CS, not bring in jks :((
2022-06-02 10:02
#60
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Argentina Fuxuryy
clown org well atleast players will earn money i guess
2022-06-02 10:02
#61
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Turkey turgut1907
csgo is a static game, it does not include dynamics like different agents in valorant. I dont know how it will work. Which games do you need other 10 players? How does roles work? It is progressive indeed but i dont believe that this structure will work.
2022-06-02 10:03
NA circus... LMAO
2022-06-02 10:03
maybe 15v5 will get them to T1 lul
2022-06-02 10:03
#66
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Korea Axiotimos
Disgusting clowns
2022-06-02 10:05
Always fun seeing experiments in pro CS. Don't have the highest expectations but I really hope it works out
2022-06-02 10:05
Imagine signing PA, thinking they got potential. Jonji's ego will escalate through the roof
2022-06-02 10:06
2 replies
#95
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United States AmariLiu
+99999999999999
2022-06-02 10:15
jonji ego is insane already imagine after this
2022-06-02 14:04
pretty interesting
2022-06-02 10:07
#72
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Europe nekker
They now have a chance to make it to legends stage if they can have 15 players in the server
2022-06-02 10:07
#73
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Finland Wege
So how do PA and Carpe Diem play in challenger league if they are under the same org?
2022-06-02 10:08
1 reply
EG vs EG you can't lose if you play under the same banner
2022-06-02 10:38
Happy for PA <3 Let's see what this bring to us
2022-06-02 10:08
if u can't win in the scene, monopolize it
2022-06-02 10:08
I hope this will give them the confidence they need to actually perform
2022-06-02 10:08
Finally! Let’s go Stewie!
2022-06-02 10:09
#78
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Slovakia AdorrioN
rip Party Astronauts stickers
2022-06-02 10:09
When 5v5 is too hard u just make it 15v5 xD
2022-06-02 10:11
#81
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India D35YNC
all this kombucha but still no one sign BNE
2022-06-02 10:11
- HLTV designer must be scratching his head now to figure out how to solve this on the team page :')
2022-06-02 10:11
i'll be the positive guy and say it's gonna work
2022-06-02 10:12
Is it money laundering system,or just dumbest investement ever?
2022-06-02 10:12
8 replies
lets be real, some kind of money laundering, match fixing or something else. this cant be profitable. signing 2 tier 5 teams that are playing 5k prize pool tournaments cant be profitable :D they have to make back the huge salaries they are paying their main team :D
2022-06-02 10:19
7 replies
most likely
2022-06-02 10:28
#169
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Netherlands Venicious
+1
2022-06-02 10:58
signing 2 tier 5 teams that are playing 5k prize pool tournaments cant be profitable :D name one profitable cs org
2022-06-02 11:07
#256
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United States 130IQ
0 iq They did the same exact strategy with their League team and just won LCS, are you okay?
2022-06-02 12:45
3 replies
are u high? signing two tier 5 teams that are never going to win any big tournament is not even comparable to what happened in LOL. imagine thinking that these rosters have ANY chance playing any decent tournament. Your argument was just dumb
2022-06-02 12:49
2 replies
#267
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United States 130IQ
Yes so it is obviously a money laundering scheme, of course. You know CS teams aren't profitable and they really are trying to grow the scene right?
2022-06-02 12:55
1 reply
#307
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United States Phanji
we all know 5 players get kicked at some point if not 10 for their new main team
2022-06-02 15:10
Damn this is kinda cool
2022-06-02 10:12
#88
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Indonesia Mizuki2906
Best of luck for EG trying to fix a dead region in CS back alive 👍
2022-06-02 10:13
Damn soo cooll
2022-06-02 10:13
#91
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United States AmariLiu
why THE FUCK would you ever sign party astronauts
2022-06-02 10:14
#92
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Evil / Genius move??
2022-06-02 10:15
uhhhhh eg u got the dough for this or wasup?
2022-06-02 10:15
This will either be galaxy brain moment, or it will go down in flames as one of the strangest and worst moves in CS history. GL for EG!
2022-06-02 10:15
crazy americans
2022-06-02 10:16
1 reply
literally what astralis has been doing but on a bigger basis
2022-06-02 11:08
If this works I'll shit in my bed and sleep on it
2022-06-02 10:16
1 reply
Hi Amber!
2022-06-02 10:20
Party Astronauts is insanely bad
2022-06-02 10:16
#100
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Sweden extol88
More like PWNALONEWITHMY14TEAMMATES
2022-06-02 10:17
#105
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Canada Jonesyk
Massive W. EG saving NA CS rn, bravo for showing Astralis how it’s done.
2022-06-02 10:18
15 men roster ????
2022-06-02 10:19
#108
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Turkey DairOun
Blue lock of csgo
2022-06-02 10:19
I like that EG's inability to build a proper roster with promising future is disguised as a groundbreaking NA shuffle with hopes for having several competetive rosters. Mate, let's face it. You can't build a roster so you brought 10 younglings who are willing to play in academy teams for a trash salary, while you are able to pick the some pieces from said rosters because you can't admit to failure. What will happen is eventually the academy rosters will be picked off and I reckon 3 of the original EG team will be removed, leaving you with just 2 original members what will indirectly prove my point of that EG team being a failure in the first place.
2022-06-02 10:19
3 replies
#156
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North America Langl3y
+1 PwnAlone “youngling”… dude’s about to top out after this one…
2022-06-02 10:47
all three of these teams will be gutted with time, the risk you take to get a paycheck
2022-06-02 10:54
"Mate, let's face it. You can't build a roster so you brought 10 younglings who are willing to play in academy teams for a trash salary, while you are able to pick the some pieces from said rosters because you can't admit to failure." theoretically, why not?
2022-06-02 11:10
#114
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North America go1x1n00b
damn, why eg wasting their money on this? I mean come on these guys will never be good
2022-06-02 10:20
#116
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Japan Misteear
NA CS OMEGALUL
2022-06-02 10:21
easy 15v5
2022-06-02 10:21
#118
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Hungary szia
thisll either reinvent the game, or go down in flames
2022-06-02 10:22
Most awkward move in cs history 🙊🙊
2022-06-02 10:22
1 reply
+1
2022-06-02 10:31
AU > NA cs
2022-06-02 10:24
even 100 man NA roster will go 0-3 in groups
2022-06-02 10:24
so instead of signing some actual good players they sign 10 players that are shit.. there must be some wierd angle going on here. who is paying for this? xd
2022-06-02 10:24
Ez 15v5
2022-06-02 10:29
they probably can't win even if they play 15 at the same time
2022-06-02 10:30
#136
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Australia Australis
seems like EG has no idea what to do with their money
2022-06-02 10:33
kinda smart its like football where carabao cup who cars but liverpool send like tier 5 and young player to play and in champions league they got god tier players but yeah in the end Real Madrid gonna win the UCL ( atm its Faze )
2022-06-02 10:41
1 reply
Kinda smart 🤣🤣🤣🤣 ye cause this 5-6 man lineup couldnt have been figured out to extend earlier… like 2decades earlier.. EG smartest in esport business
2022-06-05 10:40
This is sick. NA scene saved
2022-06-02 10:42
#148
Zeus | 
Australia NoLeS
This is genius, Evil Genius you could say. If 5 NA players always lose 15 stand a chance EG trying to rebuild CSGO in the continent I respect it. +1
2022-06-02 10:43
1 reply
#218
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Reunion iowan
hahahahah
2022-06-02 11:42
#149
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
IF NA CANT WIN 5V5 15V5 IS EZ LETS GO NA. NA SCENE WOOOOOO
2022-06-02 10:43
#151
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Ukraine methazine
"the team around Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip will be the one competing at the elite-level events" ahahahsahdahashdahsahdahsahashahahaha
2022-06-02 10:44
#152
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Spain moorakami
What the fuck lol :D
2022-06-02 10:45
Astralis 8 players roster. EG: Hold my beer.
2022-06-02 10:47
#158
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Finland dvlx
I think they will surely get 5 T1 players at the end of it smart move
2022-06-02 10:48
10 more guys on a salary, you love to see it!
2022-06-02 10:48
Should rotate the academy rosters in Europe tbh, would be good at getting experience back to NA.
2022-06-02 10:52
wtf 15v5 the only way na can win
2022-06-02 10:52
Nice! This is something na needs! Respect for trying something new and innovative
2022-06-02 10:56
tier 9
2022-06-02 10:53
#167
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Denmark slacking
Would still lose to tier 1 teams 15v5 NA is beyond a joke
2022-06-02 10:56
This may work in LoL, but certainly won’t work in CSGO. All the main tournaments are in EU, so unless they got a team playing pinnacle cup every month, I can’t see progress. Will they promote players to “main roster”? The current main roster is not good enough to play elite-tier events anyway. Also, any conflict of interest playing same events between the rosters?
2022-06-02 10:58
2 replies
in the article they talk about events happening all the time so i imagine theyll constantly having the teams flyingg around the world
2022-06-02 12:33
1 reply
well they have pinnacle LAN coming up so they taking Party astronauts to that to get demolished? :D
2022-06-02 12:42
100 men roster incoming
2022-06-02 10:59
i like this
2022-06-02 11:01
#175
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Ireland reyno0o
I mean, props for the bravery and thinking outside of the box. I'm all for new ideas. I don't particularly think it's going to work though. But I hope they prove me wrong.
2022-06-02 11:01
1 reply
+1111111111111
2022-06-02 11:12
You can put all those 15 players in one server up against any top 10 EU or CiS team and you'd still loose 9/10 times.
2022-06-02 11:03
Is EG about to single-handedly revive NA cs?
2022-06-02 11:05
NA cs is killing itself
2022-06-02 11:07
#185
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Sweden frizzahh
Will valve even allow this?
2022-06-02 11:09
2 replies
#200
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Pakistan LoOuU2
this isnt Valve`s concern until two or all 3 of these reach the same Valve sponsored tourny i.e Major
2022-06-02 11:18
1 reply
#245
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Sweden frizzahh
Ty
2022-06-02 12:25
what the fk
2022-06-02 11:10
3 players per pc. One on keyboard, one on mouse and one wearing the headset.
2022-06-02 11:12
1 reply
Would be hard af
2022-06-02 12:18
Haha was waiting for disband but this? what a joke.
2022-06-02 11:13
I’m glad jonji finally got an org
2022-06-02 11:14
cool, hope they'll resurrect na scene
2022-06-02 11:17
good for NA cs
2022-06-02 11:17
#201
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Brazil tlszin
If you play with 15 you can't beat a Mibr with BIT lol
2022-06-02 11:19
no tarik shit project
2022-06-02 11:20
I like it!
2022-06-02 11:22
#207
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Brazil assisz
KKKKKKKKKKKKKK what a joke
2022-06-02 11:31
When I see viz's face I just remember the interview he gave at the Antwerp RMR in Romania where he said Europe was nicer than he was expecting. I've never seen a real example of the stereotypical sheltered American leaving their country for the first time and expecting the entire rest of the world to be a 3rd world shithole lmao.
2022-06-02 11:31
You cant lose a match, if you have 3x more players
2022-06-02 11:36
:DDDDDDDDDDD WTF IS SHIT LMoooo
2022-06-02 11:37
ez 15 vs 5
2022-06-02 11:41
Monopolizing the scene LUL
2022-06-02 11:47
Monopolization doesnt feed the scene but good luck anyway.
2022-06-02 11:47
should have just signed CD as academy, it would make perfect sense age wise, signing PA as well seems forced
2022-06-02 11:49
Expected, hope this will revive na cs
2022-06-02 11:51
valve cs go robbed
2022-06-02 11:55
Gonna be good for the NA scene.
2022-06-02 11:55
this is the worst thing iv ever seen
2022-06-02 11:57
astralis 6 man roster valve - nope eg 15 man roster ... valve biggest nope ever
2022-06-02 11:58
#232
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United Kingdom JackINF_
Just buy the whole NA scene
2022-06-02 12:00
BR, FR and DK: #free6 LULNA: #FrEe15 🥴🤪🤪🤪 NA very dumb
2022-06-02 12:11
Well this is good for CSGO, EG took a big risk signing 15 players and giving them all resources because if in a year they do not make at least a team to compete with top 10 they are probably done with cs go.
2022-06-02 12:13
EZ world Cup for EG,Major is not even a thing for them.
2022-06-02 12:13
bruh they can change players every round now
2022-06-02 12:14
1 reply
Valve fucked 6 Mans rosters, so that wont be possible haha
2022-06-02 12:19
#241
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Nepal Ekadeshcs
Happy that the carpe diem boys got signed but I don’t understand why they signed PA tho. Will be interesting to see how this project goes. I really hope they replace some of the player from their main roster.
2022-06-02 12:22
2 replies
yeah cuz they are older and i dont see most of those players reaching new heights except ben1337 cuz he is the igl
2022-06-02 12:27
#376
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North America minte
+1
2022-06-02 21:19
#242
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Argentina stolz
Catastrophic failure in 3... 2... 1...
2022-06-02 12:22
#244
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Czech Republic Evis1337
why sign these talentless noobs? why not sign someone good? you are spending money on those people. why no female roster? who is going to these guys play?
2022-06-02 12:25
an interesting idea but why the fuck are there no changes to the main team only player that is safe is autimatic,there should be atleast 2 changes
2022-06-02 12:26
Screw the haters, EG have my utmost respect
2022-06-02 12:35
bruh it seems nice but are they planning to monopolize the whole scene
2022-06-02 12:37
#252
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Indonesia cleostar
they think they can escape being mid with so many people 😭😭
2022-06-02 12:39
seattle doesn't seem like the ideal base, super far from europe and 3 extra time zones worth of jetlag compared to if they were based on the east coast, it will make it even harder for them to compete in europe. i like the idea though
2022-06-02 12:44
#258
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Guatemala izquse
Wtf
2022-06-02 12:46
Buy Liquid and Complexity and make one american superteam lol
2022-06-02 12:54
WTF
2022-06-02 12:55
HAHAHA wtf! They are made of money? Paying 15 salaries..
2022-06-02 13:02
#270
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Canada _penguins
Seems weird but I’m happy to see all the boys get paychecks, they all deserve it.
2022-06-02 13:10
Based EG saving NA cs
2022-06-02 13:14
15v5, ez top 1 But seriously, 15 is too much. Hopefully one of these teams can stay in Europe so they are able to play without being limited by the “one team per org” rule.
2022-06-02 13:14
Wasted investment, better invest to female team or start academy rather than this. I mean whats the point signing 2 more team that arguably are even worse than the main team and the main team already bad enough? I just dont get it
2022-06-02 13:30
WHATT ??????
2022-06-02 13:39
#279
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Norway TheDEA
I applaud EG for supporting the NA scene. A lot of great players who cares a lot about the scene.
2022-06-02 13:45
#282
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Sweden skorpan
Isnt this what NaVi did with jr1 jr2 team? …. But NaVi actually went for Young talents, while EG goes for party astronauts with players above and slughtly below 30 years of age
2022-06-02 13:49
No Malek?
2022-06-02 13:54
Waste of $$$, circus…
2022-06-02 13:54
good luck to the coach
2022-06-02 13:58
looooool
2022-06-02 14:00
#292
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Finland ramtamme
15 players, i mean one has to be good, right?
2022-06-02 14:01
1 reply
#296
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Indonesia Konerd1
Ez 15v5
2022-06-02 14:05
ez for EG Roster Lineup Number Three #EGRosterLineUpNumber3Win
2022-06-02 14:05
#298
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South America siphas
4D chess
2022-06-02 14:25
Finally, it's been made official. Stewie has always been 1/15 of a five man team
2022-06-02 14:43
15vs5 is still not enough for NA to win a title
2022-06-02 14:50
YYYyy ok
2022-06-02 14:59
#305
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Wales Peath
This will either be the ridiculous miracle that saves NA or it will destroy any chances those signed teams have of improving and potentially stagnate or kill these players' careers if and when this goes nowhere. Can't say I rate this.
2022-06-02 15:01
#306
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Canada Poulex
I feel the signing of Party Astronauts is because they have signed bad contracts to the current EG lineup for at least 2-3 years. Instead of benching them, they can shuffle players not performing to the PA lineup and vice versa.
2022-06-02 15:06
2 replies
Exactly. Most people don’t see this.
2022-06-02 15:41
Astronauts aren’t good though is the issue
2022-06-02 18:30
Waste of money, whats the point of having 3 failing NA teams under your org? How is this gonna help these trash teams get better exactly? What is going to change about their performances?
2022-06-02 15:15
1 reply
Cus one of those rosters have to bring in some kind of income. It’s about
2022-06-02 15:40
#310
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Canada Poulex
In the article they say they will start shuffling roster in 2023. I guess they will give maximum 6 months to see if cerq and stewie2k improve. I would probably replace them with pwnalone and ben1337.
2022-06-02 15:23
NA is done
2022-06-02 15:29
THE NA PLAN
2022-06-02 15:32
Hahaha I mean shit, na gotta win something now eh hahh
2022-06-02 15:40
This is interesting ,...
2022-06-02 15:41
#319
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Canada Lachance
the fact he thinks they can be playing with 3 teams at the same time is laughable?
2022-06-02 15:49
1 reply
That would prob look something like: EG in say a blast tournament PA in MDL (forgot the new name) And then carpe diem in maybe a Elisa tournament or something of similar caliber Could probably happen
2022-06-02 16:43
Where is Freakazoid and Cooper? Take them too
2022-06-02 15:51
They could put all the 15 on server and still they wouldn't win Interesting project tho
2022-06-02 15:53
this will be pretty funny to watch crash and burn the idea itself isn’t inherently terrible… however you have 5 washed up t1 players and a bunch of absolute scrubs. this is possibly more funny than the whole complexity “juggernaut” meme
2022-06-02 16:04
NA: A New Hope preorder on amazon
2022-06-02 16:11
1 reply
+1 hahaha
2022-06-02 16:20
#325
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Philippines sijibats
take 3 teams for more chances of winning
2022-06-02 16:17
RIP NA scene
2022-06-02 16:20
This will fail spectacularly like all things NA.... "Fluid 15 man roster" AKA clown circus
2022-06-02 16:22
#330
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India SKS_1337
actually the only move NA has tbh. still gonna be better than liquid with budget NiKo eliege
2022-06-02 16:24
15 v 5 ez for EG
2022-06-02 16:39
this is weird, so at least 1 of those teams will always have to sit out of any NA tournament because conflict of interest
2022-06-02 16:46
jokes aside about NA, this is a good thing, EG could easily pull the plug and say: it's not working, we gonna leave CS and focus in others esports. They still believe in NA CS, this is great.
2022-06-02 16:46
NA tournaments be like EG VS EG2, winner plays EG3
2022-06-02 17:01
EG managers are clueless Why u sign 15 talantless players instead of signing 5 decent one clowns
2022-06-02 17:01
EG is saving NA (unlike cloud9), that is for sure. But saving should not mean paying players who are at best decent T3 players imo. That should not be EG's job. What i don't like about this whole thing is, that i hardly see any up and coming talents (let alone future superstars). whole PA mid 20s with long career in low level NA CS without that much success. I would rather see proper youngster academy team (like CIS/EU teams have) fighting within NA and hoping to see next oSee, elige or NAF next year, while main roster play whenever they can.
2022-06-02 17:05
2 replies
Im sure thats the plan in the long run. The carpe diem guys are still kinda young, Hext and Clasia are promising talents that could develop in solid players. Maybe not stars but key role players
2022-06-02 17:50
1 reply
#385
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United States kalimbo
Same I think it will increase competition inside the roster. Main roster will try harder to not get replaced by the academy members and academy teams will try hard to replace main roster guys.
2022-06-03 00:20
SHEEESH EZ4NA 15V5
2022-06-02 17:05
Do EG feel like they have too much money or what?
2022-06-02 17:15
which one is main team?
2022-06-02 17:16
2 replies
read the article, says so right there.
2022-06-02 17:30
The one with Stewie2k
2022-06-02 20:00
#348
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India MihirX27
Hear me out: Current Main Roster for BLAST, EPT and VALVE events, Second Roster for T2 circuits like the one mentioned above, They haven't mentioned anything about where the third roster should go, so IMO it should bid for a WePlay Academy spot. What do y'all think?
2022-06-02 17:17
Cool.
2022-06-02 17:30
how do we fix 5 paycheck stealers team? Add 10 more!! who the fuck running EG is fucking clueless
2022-06-02 17:41
At least one org is trying to save the NA scene. Good on EG. This will either be a spectacular success or a giant failure. I hope they get their academy teams into WePlay.
2022-06-02 17:48
1 reply
+1 Although I don't think this can be a failure, all its doing is giving NA teams some actual opportunities to succeed.
2022-06-02 19:59
EG DLC*3 xD
2022-06-02 17:53
Cant wait for EG vs EG match
2022-06-02 17:53
15v5 they better win lmao
2022-06-02 18:00
Is this a summer April joke?
2022-06-02 18:21
#366
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Cyprus aazk
EG DRUNK
2022-06-02 18:54
1 reply
#383
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United States cr4zy_m3
Indeed they are
2022-06-03 00:04
Oh ok...
2022-06-02 19:02
football team?
2022-06-02 19:16
This is wild
2022-06-02 19:20
kids, dont do drugs
2022-06-02 19:42
1 reply
"There are so many tournaments that we can play at once [...] we can even have three Evil Geniuses teams playing at the very same time" ROFL
2022-06-02 19:42
Very interesting
2022-06-02 19:58
Can they stop making fun of themselves please?
2022-06-02 21:19
#377
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North America minte
Carpe Diem is a good signing, PA I'm a little iffy about because they've probably already hit their peak. But why the hell do they sign TWO academy teams? I really don't understand the logic here. PA and CD are already going to face each other in ESL Challenger League in a week
2022-06-02 21:20
Whattttt three fff
2022-06-02 21:22
That's interesting tbh, i would like to see if this project's focus works.
2022-06-02 21:35
Oh Danny, although it sounds nice to have 3 teams playing in different tournaments at the same time. None of these guys will win anything. Then you go and swap players around and shits going to be whack.
2022-06-03 00:11
Idk how this project really will work but if somehow it improves NA eg will earn my respect.
2022-06-03 01:06
#387
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Finland AliSabid
almost whole na scene in one org xd, really interesting way of handling it!
2022-06-03 01:25
#388
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France d0py
so what if two teams compete in a tournament they be named like EG Blue and EG White?
2022-06-03 01:26
#389
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Brazil GsV
2000iq move, if they change the active lineup after every practice and tournament, other teams wouldn't be able to understand their play style
2022-06-03 02:57
That’s actually astralis fix Astralis should get all danish rosters and become the SUPER ASTRALIS
2022-06-03 03:28
High risk. That's why it's a bold move... hope to see pa and carpe diem players grinding to play in the main roster and main eg players trying to keep their positions.
2022-06-03 05:22
Thank you EG for investing in the future of NA. Hopefully more orgs will make academy teams to build new talent in our region.
2022-06-03 05:25
Kick clasia and jonji before their toxicity ruins the project
2022-06-03 09:47
what they are smoking in america
2022-06-03 10:52
pog
2022-06-03 12:56
#402
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India RycerZ
What is this? Rather signing good players they sign 10 extra players?
2022-06-03 14:01
#404
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Belarus laterzcle
Finally tier 2, tier 3 and tier 4 squads in one org
2022-06-03 20:29
BEST IN NA JUST BUY ALL NA
2022-06-04 09:33
15v5 and EG would still lose kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-06-05 02:34
this just feels retarded, like it feels like this is gonna blow up
2022-06-05 08:34
This is even more ridiculous because there's actually a halfway decent team buried in that group of 15 players that will now probably never have a chance to be put together
2022-06-08 08:25
Good Lord, they really don’t know where to waste money? Send to me, what a shit braindead move, CD and PA are tier 5+ teams and never I said NEVER have any chance to win anything…
2022-06-08 19:50
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