EG shuts down CS division

After reporting the rumours of Team EG's CS team disbanding yesterday, the organization has today officially shut down its Counter-Strike division.

EG's support for its Counter-Strike division has been in question ever since the Summer which saw Tyler "Storm" Wood and Danny "fRoD" Montaner get replaced on the lineup. The team was absent from all major tournaments of 2011 since the IEM5 World Championship.

Alex Garfield, the CEO of Evil Geniuses stated that the organization will look into returning to the CS franchise if CS:GO is to become big as they have supported the game for over seven years.

EG at their last big tournament, IEM6 Global Challenge New York

According to, Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert will stay within the organization as "an individual FPS gaming evangelist" and will produce content for the team's future website, ending all rumours of him possibly joining another North American team, at least for now.

Evil Geniuses was:

United States Derek "dboorN" Boorn
United States Andwer "Irukandji" Timmerman
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
United States Thomas "thoMz" Garcia

Although there has been no official word from ESL just yet, this should also guarantee Natus Vincere a spot at IEM6 Global Challenge Kiev in just under two weeks.

2012-01-07 16:08
-EG + Na'Vi in IEM Kiev
2012-01-07 17:58
yeah, sad ;(
2012-01-07 18:26
2012-01-07 19:00
SAD :(
2012-01-07 16:08
nothing + fallen > americas :{
2012-01-07 22:44
Hehe, zonic in the white sweatshirt faaar rightt
2012-01-09 17:29
Brazil mrLL 
BAD ):
2012-01-07 16:08
all knew about it
2012-01-07 16:09
sad :(
2012-01-07 16:09
Denmark Nix0n 
Sadly it has been in the cards for a long time, hope we see EG back with CS, at some point.
2012-01-07 16:09
Hope we will see n0thing back in pro CS:1.6 scene...
2012-01-07 16:16
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2012-01-07 16:46
2012-01-07 16:31
2012-01-07 16:31
2012-01-07 16:45
Korea amnn 
2012-01-07 16:50
2012-01-07 17:22
2012-01-07 17:53
hope to se n0thing in europe.
2012-01-07 21:42
yeah.. thought the same :D he should migrate to Europe and start playing here... he could then become definitely n1 player in world
2012-01-07 22:30
+1 he is a amazing player :)
2012-01-07 22:37
The best wallbanger in the world, I think.
2012-01-07 23:35
2012-05-03 09:21
2012-01-08 01:23
+ 1
2012-01-16 09:28
2012-01-07 21:34
2012-01-08 00:45
Old news
2012-01-07 16:10
Serbia hUGO~ 
OMG!FUCK IT :$ gl in real life.
2012-01-07 16:10
now only wait for coment "cs is dead"
2012-01-07 16:10
and you are the first one mentioned it....
2012-01-09 15:50
:(((((((((((((((( ..n0thing to another team ?, or Cs:Go ?:/
2012-01-07 16:10
poor EG :(
2012-01-07 16:11
guarantee for NaVi? whats about US qualifier rank 2? ;)
2012-01-07 16:11
NaVi are going to iem6
2012-01-07 16:31
no one else in the us has enough funding to go, i guess mandic could theoretically get the spot but i assume it's too late for brazilians to travel to kiev as it would probably cost too much for it to be worth it
2012-01-07 16:45
Estonia 2026 
Na`Vi da best vittu.
2012-01-07 16:49
lurpis are you happy now ?
2012-01-07 19:03
why would he be happy with a stuation like this?! *.*
2012-01-07 19:59
becouse they kick lurpis out the team and forget what lurpis do for them ps bad english
2012-01-08 19:17
i'm sad for my friends in eg, happy for navi
2012-01-07 20:26
n0thing in your team RIGHT NOW!
2012-01-07 21:40
lurppis get a life ya? :* manne > YOU !
2012-01-07 22:40
Yeah, lets say some onliner prick is better than one of the best igl of the history of the game. Quite smart...
2012-01-07 22:48
i have a great life and i'm better than manne. why are you mad tho?
2012-01-07 23:04
I guess this cool story change your life :P xD
2012-01-08 01:25
nobody is better than anyone, the difference is that there are good days for some and bad for others .
2012-01-08 01:50
yes, you are actually as good as markeloff, he just has 365 better days in a year than you do
2012-01-08 01:55
2012-01-08 02:11
2012-01-08 02:22
2012-01-08 08:34
2012-01-08 15:51
uwm? better than mainne? :cof: he just play for fun and own you.. so, why you so mad? o:
2012-01-08 18:09
You had to be portuguese. :)
2012-01-08 18:48
good one :D
2012-01-09 16:14
2012-01-07 16:11
we knew it 2 month ago :{
2012-01-07 16:12
Serbia posS 
Sad for n0thing
2012-01-07 16:12
this is sad for Jordan, but hope he will find new team soon
2012-01-07 16:12
This is pretty much it in terms of North American CS teams at international events, No other team has the sponsor power that EG has.
2012-01-07 16:12
eh sad news
2012-01-07 16:13
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!! I'm glad to see it
2012-01-07 16:13
no need us team, only eu!
2012-01-07 16:14
This was totally expected. They haven't won anything or attended any big tournaments. I hope they can gather all the best players in USA and form a team and finding an organization that can support them, if they do that then I think they could do some damage.
2012-01-07 16:15
-bit +nothing :p
2012-01-07 16:15
bit = nothing sad joke.
2012-01-07 21:14
He means -ell +n0thing happy?
2012-01-07 21:40
actually i meant -bit +n0thing but could be -ell too
2012-01-07 22:06
Noo ): n0thing ):
2012-01-07 16:15
2012-01-07 16:17
2012-01-07 16:18
when lurppis left the team, team was died :( anyway good luck n0thing & co!
2012-01-07 16:19
holy crap :(
2012-01-07 16:20
usa shut down EG,the next step will be shut down CS 1.6 by making low prizes from it's own sponsor,why not?
2012-01-07 16:20
i hope that nothing find a nother team because i love to see nothing play nothing news maker i dont think so
2012-01-07 16:23
sad day
2012-01-07 16:23
so Na'Vi goes to IME6 kiev :))
2012-01-07 16:24
it's sad but true - cs1.6 is slowly going down :-/
2012-01-07 16:25
Woooooohooooooooooo Na`Vi to Kiev!!!!!!
2012-01-07 16:28
2012-01-07 16:31
2012-01-07 21:28
2012-01-07 16:28
Colombia k1u 
sad :( 4 n0thing
2012-01-07 16:28
how abt n0thing?
2012-01-07 16:31
2012-01-07 16:32
mTw kicked the CS same with FX n now EG ~ wish dat CS is not dying
2012-01-07 16:33
Estonia 2026 
FX would have kept them but they didn't have money. mTw didn't get new players.
2012-01-07 16:51
EG has not done anything this whole year, really nothing (lulz) changed.
2012-01-07 17:52
Great news! fufufufu JGilbert
2012-01-07 16:34
n0thing to umx
2012-01-07 16:35
so sad dude :Z
2012-01-07 16:36
Sad for n0thing.
2012-01-07 16:36
promod saves all us! cs:go is a bottom
2012-01-07 16:38
haha expected
2012-01-07 16:40
Sad, hope to see em back sooner or later.
2012-01-07 16:41
Europe urv1 
2012-01-07 16:42
They were useless anyway...haven't really attented any big event lately and didn't show anything except at ESEA league...
2012-01-07 16:44
hard to do good if you dont participate. dumbass
2012-01-07 17:01
that's exactly what I said n00b ;))
2012-01-07 18:14
no you didnt, you said they were useless, how would you know when they didnt play anything ??
2012-01-08 00:16
No need to call anyone names. Thank you.
2012-01-07 20:07
2012-01-07 21:55
Same advice to you too ;)
2012-01-07 22:08
You're a Jonathan! ..XD
2012-01-12 13:38
youre welcome
2012-01-08 00:16
"cs is dead"
2012-01-07 16:44
Indonesia ibtJ 
it's really sad but nothing to do thank you EG for your participation in CS 1.6 tournament, your passion and your game :(
2012-01-07 16:46
amerian cs has been dead for last eight years.
2012-01-07 16:48
Indonesia ibtJ 
i think since 3D left for CS gaming, EG CS has been dead
2012-01-07 16:50
3D was a really good team. They beat SK and other top europe teams 2003-2005 I think. But now it's dead. That's true.
2012-01-07 16:53
I really pity Evil Geniuses and wish them good luck in future ! On the other hand, we're having NaVi back in action, so..
2012-01-07 16:49
Estonia 2026 
Na`Vi !
2012-01-07 16:52
Tunisia KJou 
OK ! EG Stop cs:1.6 ? I'm Gonna to delete it :x BYE BYE !
2012-01-07 16:57
hope to see n0thing back in the future :) frod nothing hiko dizzaman xp3 best NA lineup
2012-01-07 16:59
Slovakia zen' 
Happy news for Na'Vi, but for others sad news
2012-01-07 16:59
Australia od1n 
n0thing should learn swedish and join SK or fnatic
2012-01-07 17:04
2012-01-07 17:18
or mandic or tyloo xD
2012-01-07 21:41
Malta juga 
dream over jordan :(
2012-01-07 17:10
2012-01-07 17:33
Pakistan my3m 
n0thing trace allen dennis manne should make a team
2012-01-07 17:34
Hm. Last news with US flag for a long time :/ Gratz goes to Jordan for his exlusive position of being the first individual FPS gaming evangelist
2012-01-07 17:39
that's so unfair about "this should also guarantee Natus Vincere a spot at IEM6 Global Challenge Kiev in just under two weeks." ESC deserve place in tournament too!!!
2012-01-07 17:41
why? they were bad during qualification
2012-01-07 17:46
Na'Vi aren't being gifted that spot. They came in 7th in the qualifiers. Anexis were 8th, ESC were 9-16, if i remember correctly.
2012-01-07 17:47
EG.n0thing EG.shemp77 EG.kNg EG.lrz EG.rikz
2012-01-07 17:49
nothing pm me pls??? :S
2012-01-07 17:53
2012-01-07 18:24
ed1k top4 2011:)
2012-01-07 18:00
Well tbh i am sad that we wont see n0thing in action for now i guess! but Not to worry we got great teams like moscow five and DTS!
2012-01-07 18:04
The time has come to nothing, fallen, fnx, prd + 1 :D
2012-01-07 18:18
no, not prd he is to low.
2012-01-07 18:30
n0thing, trace, fRoD, kalle, moddii
2012-01-07 18:32
yeah nice
2012-01-07 19:08
trace and frod? ;p
2012-01-07 21:16
trace & F'ing fRoD - WHY NOT?
2012-01-07 21:42
I would like to see n0thing with fRoD in new team.
2012-01-07 18:33
gg 1.6. next fnatic? sk?
2012-01-07 18:35
I want some USA team at some of the biggest eventssssss
2012-01-07 18:37
sad :s
2012-01-07 18:38
omg :/ n0thing is mandic hahahaha'
2012-01-07 18:40
Change this. Change that. Add player. Remove player. bla bla bla. - EG.
2012-01-07 18:41
1st mTw, now EG :(
2012-01-07 18:43
2012-01-07 18:56
very sad :c
2012-01-07 19:02
sad :( i can't believe.
2012-01-07 19:03
Sad story
2012-01-07 19:13
the gaming in america is dying slowly,someone help? =)
2012-01-07 19:14
2012-01-07 19:15
hope for n0thing not stop to play
2012-01-07 19:18
fucking sad :( (L) n0thing
2012-01-07 19:26
bye-bye EG bad for n0thing
2012-01-07 19:27 should take n0thing now,cause they suck and he might be a good solution but I don't think he would want to live in Russia. :)
2012-01-07 19:38
EG has had a team at least since 2001, so for a decade. Even though the team was shit this year and hadn't done too much even before that, it is a huge loss for EG to get out of 1.6.
2012-01-07 19:43
n0thing but headshots 2... where is it?
2012-01-07 19:43
2012-01-07 19:45
2012-01-07 19:48
it was known beforehand...
2012-01-07 19:50
and now afterhand knows it too
2012-01-09 18:02
chrisj n0thing moddii kalle pronax
2012-01-07 19:59
=) wtf is wrong with you guys ?
2012-01-07 20:44
nothing, just laughuinh at ppl who thinks that n0thing may come to europe to play cs lol
2012-01-07 20:59
But if he comes, whould be a huge step for him, who knows.
2012-01-07 22:07
That evangelist thing just killed me lol
2012-01-07 20:12
lol same here
2012-01-08 02:12
an individual FPS gaming evangelist /thread
2012-01-07 20:13
damn :|
2012-01-07 20:24
moddii kalle trace n0thing pronax
2012-01-07 20:51
You said it bro!
2012-01-07 21:42
2012-01-07 21:44
Ok fine, you typed it bro!
2012-01-07 21:52
In which clan fRoD play now?
2012-01-07 21:07
Check Six
2012-01-07 22:20
n0thing needs a new clan. Waste of his talents to not be on a competitive team right now.
2012-01-07 21:13
Ffs ...wts happng wid d cs world mann
2012-01-07 21:22
k anD
2012-01-07 21:29
Damn.. another bullet through the head for CS...
2012-01-07 21:30
that's some sad news .
2012-01-07 21:38
2012-01-07 21:39
n0thing in europeeeeeeeeeeeeee gogogogo
2012-01-07 21:43
EG @ IEM6 would've sucked, glad Na`Vi is taking the spot instead. EG doesn't even practice anymore/play anyway, good news for Na`Vi! :D :D :D
2012-01-07 21:47
move n0thing to Russia...let him join ahahahahaha I'd laugh so much, but could be interesting to see that though...
2012-01-07 21:56
sad, very sad
2012-01-07 22:13
2012-01-07 22:23
2012-01-07 22:29
navi as usual over dead bodies to the qualifies...
2012-01-07 22:36
n0thing, nooo
2012-01-07 22:40
gl in the future jordan, you deserve. \o
2012-01-07 22:42
Why would anyone pity EG? they're making $$$$ on other games. SC2 is by far the king of eSports right now.
2012-01-07 22:59
I wish n0thing but the best 4 u }{
2012-01-07 23:00
yeaah very good
2012-01-07 23:04
United States zyZ 
2012-01-07 23:39
frod nothing pauly +2 )
2012-01-08 00:16
shouldnt actually give a spot to checksix because they placed second for the iem6 global challenge kiev north american qualifer
2012-01-08 00:28
n0thing, trace & fRoD together will be amazing
2012-01-08 00:30
2012 and maybeee 2013 with cs1.6. that's all. Sad.
2012-01-08 00:53
sad , gl n0thing :D
2012-01-08 02:14
n0thing in UMX had been awesome.
2012-01-08 02:20
best team from America ~ ):
2012-01-08 02:28
don't be sad guys, the US gaming scene is pretty much dead, EG is making the right choice closing their CS division because they dont have enough competition around them to improve (ESEA is a joke these days). So EG was getting raped in almost every single international event. great for Na'Vi tho, there's not a chance that I miss a match from IEM Kiev.
2012-01-08 04:51
TBH till lurppis was in EG they were feared.... infact it was a pretty strong team Warden,n0thing,storm,fr0d..... since he left its kinda bad.... EDIT... gfn also....
2012-01-08 06:21
so if CS:GO takes off, n0thing is essentially in charge of building an international usa team...could actually end very well in the months to come if tournaments pick up CS:GO
2012-01-08 08:54
lol so n0thing is gonna sit around and do "nothing" and waste his talent, instead of joining another team? yea that makes alot of sense....ur just gonna get older and have less response time and slower reflexes jordan. You better think it over before you waste ur time with EG...
2012-01-08 10:57
it would be very good if he joined CheckSix...
2012-01-08 14:17
check please "Andwer" to "Andrew"
2012-01-08 14:33
1 of my favorite teams going down :(
2012-01-08 14:39
n0thing on his facebook Team EG has folded their Counter-Strike 1.6 division. I won't be quitting counter-strike, but it seems that I won't have a team to compete with at least for now. The future of things are un clear but I'll try to keep you guys updated and possibly with my free time do some more lessons and community events. Thank you to everyone who has tuned into an HLTV to watch me play for EG in the past, and thank you to everyone who has shown me support on forums and giving me kind words here. I know that the gaming world would not be much without the fans. So, cheers to you guys and cheers to e-Sports!
2012-01-08 14:56
i'm crying again
2012-01-08 18:20
Bad for America.
2012-01-08 18:42
I though this was coming after the day lurppis left EG, but they went through it pretty good. It's sad that the team is disbanding, but I guess under the circumstances is pretty obvious this was going to happen... CS isn't what it used to be, and American CS is going through some rough times, but maybe when CS:GO comes up things will change. Who knows if the CS 1.6 spark doesn't light up again? :) A little bit confused about n0thing tho.. Is he going to be news writer or something? A total waste of him if that's the case.
2012-01-08 18:53
lol umx can do some damage.
2012-01-08 19:38
2012-01-08 22:12
2012-01-09 08:30
2012-01-09 20:05
CS 1.6 in the US is deaddd
2012-01-10 05:30
UMX -impsta +n0thing
2012-01-10 13:45
dboorN is amazing.
2012-01-11 05:28
Really??? If I see one more uninformed comment on how EG was better with lurppis.... Fan boys. Lurppis is really good, but on par with the top players of the world? Unfortunately not and really wasnt ever. You think lurppis was on the top of EGs hit list when they signed him. Give me a break.... He wasnt even the third european they asked Go watch a demo or two since no one has obviously watched him play live. Then watch a irukandji demo.... Night and day difference. Side note... dboorn was a huge troll when i used to play with him for years. The guy got famous from pugging esea. He wasnt ever that good. 9 months later hes playing pro cs in NA. See a problem? Esea killed north american cs. CGS only shot it in the chest. The new breed of cs player in NA doesnt even know how to play cs. They feel a high fpr in esea=great player
2012-01-14 04:11
eg sucks
2012-01-14 04:41
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