Danish native CSGO AWP main Frederik “acoR” Gyldstrand, youngster in game leader Kamil “siuhy” Szkaradek, and rifle main Nicolas “Keoz” Dgus have officially signed with GamerLegion’s CSGO team, after they assisted GamerLegion qualify for the IEM Rio Major Europe Regional Major Ranking set to start in October.
With this trio now officially being part of the team, GamerLegion has a full roster once again after a brief hiatus. Isak Fahlén and Ivan “iM” Mihai were the only ones that remained in the active lineup after the organization decided to cut Alfred “RuStY” Karlsson, Sean “eraa” Knutsson, and Patrik “Zero” Žúdel a couple of months back.
AcoR was majorly on the sidelines before playing in the open qualifiers under GamerLegion. He then signed with MOUZ from MAD Lions back in January 2021 and was later benched in January 2022 following lackluster individual play throughout his game time. Siuhy came from the academy team of MOUZ, and led the team to win four consecutive trophies of the WePlay Academy League, the most coveted tournament in junior CSGO.
As for Keoz, he lastly played for Falcons before signing with GamerLegion for the open qualifiers. The rifle main was a part of Syman Gaming back in 2019, one of the CIS teams that managed to attend the StarLadder Berlin Major that year.
With the signings of siuhy, acoR, and Keoz, GamerLegion are ready to play the IEM Rio Major Europe RMR. GamerLegion are in the A group with teams such as: FaZe Clan, Astralis, Cloud9, NiP, G2 Esports, Team Spirit, forZe, Sprout, Eternal Fire, Fnatic, Bad News Eagles, Aurora, 1WIN, ECSTATIC, and B8.
Going into our second signing, French native CSGO coach Damien “maLeK” Marcel has changed his look to a strategic coach role with Evil Geniuses, after being almost four months out of team and with his competitive future rather uncertain.
MaLeK was EG’s head coach in 2022 but he was then placed into the inactive roster around May after the lineup that included Jake “Stewie2K” Yip, at the time, failed to attend the PGL Antwerp Major. Which was the first Valve sponsored event of the year. It was later stated that maLeK and Stewie2K had trouble communicating during his stint with EG, according to an ex assistant coach Paolo “EVY” Berbudeau.
Now that maLeK is back in EG, he’ll work with all the three male CSGO rosters and also the female team playing under the North American brand. He has plenty of experience in Counter Strike, having also worked with teams like Envy and G2 Esports.
The announcement of MaLeK’s return comes just a couple of days before EG’s main lineup plays at the ESL Pro League season 16. The North American representatives are in Group D with teams such as: Cloud9, FURIA, Team Liquid, Movistar Riders, and Eternal Fire. The event is set to start on September 21st.
Make sure to stay tuned in as we’ll be covering all the roster transfers and sharing our esports picks with you once the new season begins!