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Ethan Leaves Evil Geniuses and CSGO; Announces VALORANT Shift

Ethan has announced his departure from CSGO and will now be a part of 100Thieves VALORANT roster.

Evil Geniuses has announced the departure of Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold from its CS:GO roster. This is the first change for Evil Geniuses’ CS:GO roster since the organization entered the game in 2019. Ethan has already signed up for the 100Thieves VALORANT roster.

A Successful CS:GO Career Comes to an End…

Ethan was a part of Evil Geniuses and together the roster was one of the most successful North American CS:GO teams. Evil Geniuses entered CS:GO in 2019 by picking up the former NRG CS:GO squad. The roster quickly rose to fame securing the number 1 rank on HLTV. With victories over the seemingly unbeatable Astralis and local rivals Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses was stamping its authority on the CS:GO esports scene.

Ethan was a crucial member of this squad in terms of firepower and team synergy. While playing under the Evil Geniuses tag, Ethan won ESL One New York 2019, StarSeries i-League Season 8, BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Americas Finals, cs_summit 6 North America and ESL One Cologne 2020 North America.

Evil Geniuses became the world’s best team once again in September 2020. But the team has since fallen off its peak performance and is currently ranked 11th in the world. The organization’s recent results signal a dip in player form. Evil Geniuses ended the IEM Katowice 2021 in the 9-12th place, a disappointing finish for the former World’s best team. The player was crowned the 19th best player of 2019 by HLTV.

… To Mark the Beginning of a New Career in VALORANT

The 20-year-old player has already announced his decision to switch to VALORANT. 

I will be leaving CS and officially moving over to Valorant starting today. I've met many people through CS that I can now call friends and I'm extremely grateful for that. I've also made unforgettable memories that some people could only dream of experiencing. The one thing I ask is if you've supported me this long, you follow me into the next chapter of my career and I promise I will not let you down. I'm excited for this new challenge and I can't wait to give it my all over at 100Thieves.

Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold

Recently Riot Games announced that VALORANT will see its first international LAN in Reykjavík, Iceland. Ethan will replace Quan ‘dicey’ Tran on the 100Thieves VALORANT roster. Dicey will move to the inactive role. 100 Thieves had a great start to VALORANT as the organization came out on top in the First Strike North American online tournament. However, the team failed to maintain its performance and has since seen a massive slump. 100Thieves fans can hope that the team turns its fortunes around with the new signing.