Evil Geniuses have thrown their hat into the NA shuffle ring. NA’s major winning duo join the legendary organization for their 2022 campaign.

Evil Geniuses announce the much-anticipated signing of Autimatic and Stewie2k. With the two NA veterans coming in, the team is now just 1 short from being complete. This marks the return to CS: GO for Autimatic who spent 2021 on T1’s Valorant roster.

The duo previously played together on C9’s legendary roster that won North America’s only major in 2018. Autimatic continued to ply his trade at C9 in 2019 before joining Gen.G’s shortlived roster, while Stewie2k went on to play with teams like MIBR and the legendary 2019 Liquid.

After the underwhelming confirmation of the roster that was made on EG CEO Nicole LaPointe’s Twitter, the official announcements have come through. With just a few days left till the team’s debut, the final piece will surely follow soon. As confirmed by the tweets, another familiar face will be joining the roster.

William “⁠RUSH⁠” Wierzba will be rounding out the roster completing the major winning core and bringing in an important supportive element and secondary leader voice to the team. The American was last seen playing for Complexity before being benched during the mid-season break.

New Look Evil Geniuses with Autimatic and Stewie2k signing

  • Vincent “⁠Brehze⁠” Cayonte
  • Tsvetelin “⁠CeRq⁠” Dimitrov
  • Jake “⁠Stewie2K⁠” Yip
  • Timothy “⁠autimatic⁠” Ta
  • William “⁠RUSH⁠” Wierzba
  • Damien “⁠maLeK⁠” Marcel (Coach)

EG’s Potential

While the team brings together many big names and re-assembles the Major winning core, many have their doubts about its true potential. Without a proven top-tier star, this team is a hodgepodge of washed-up pieces that peaked in 2019. If Cerq and Brehze turn their form around, Stewie becomes a true IGL, and Autimatic doesn’t miss a beat in the transition back to CS, this team has the potential to be a solid top 10 team. But without knowing if any of those changes will happen, this team looks underwhelming and disappointing.

Still with ESL and Blast partner spots behind them, and the weight of a resurgent NA scene on their back, fans will hope to see the Major winning trio find new heights in 2022. Stay tuned to esports.gg to see if they will live up to the promise.

Arnav Shukla - Writer of the Month: July

Arnav Shukla

Writer of the Month: July | Twitter: @xL_csgo

I am a hardcore Counter-Strike fan who loves to watch and write about CSGO. A student of the game's history and a bad player in game.