BLEED Esports Announce CeRq

31 Dec 2023
Tit Krajnik 31 Dec 2023
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  • BLEED Esports announced the signing of Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov
  • The former Evil Geniuses and NRG player is the third signing of the new Counter-Strike roster
  • CeRq joins BLEED Esports following the arrival of Hampus "hampus" Poser and Josef "faveN" Baumann
Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov
On Sunday, December 31, 2023, BLEED Esports announced the signing of Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov. The 24-year-old joins the Singaporean esports organisation as the third new addition to the Counter-Strike project.

CeRq joining BLEED Esports comes days after the team added Hampus "hampus" Poser and Josef "faveN" Baumann as the first signing of the new Counter-Strike project. BLEED announced its intentions to enter the CS scene in November with the addition of coach Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović, who is in charge of building the lineup.

The 24-year-old joining BLEED Esports gives him a chance to relaunch his career, which had many highlights. However, CeRq has struggled to accomplish much over the last few years as a member of Evil Geniuses.

CeRq joined Evil Geniuses at the end of 2019 when EG signed the NRG Esports core, which made serious noise in some of the biggest events in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive era. With NRG Esports, CeRq won Americas Minor Championship - Berlin 2019 and StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8 and made the semifinals of numerous S-Tier tournaments, including StarLadder Berlin Major 2019.

Even at the start of 2020, CeRq achieved a lot with Evil Geniuses; however, his career started to slide in 2021. Over the next two years, CeRq struggled to find the same level of success as with NRG Esports and looked like a shadow of his former self.

He averaged a 0.98 performance rating and hasn't won a single tournament in 2022 before leaving Evil Geniuses. CeRq spent the last year competing in lesser tournaments with various stacks.

Kassad Believes In CeRq

CeRq joining BLEED Esports confirms that coach kassad believes in the 24-year-old and what he can bring to the table. In a podcast earlier this month, kassad spoke about the Bulgarian sniper, praising CeRq for his talent and stating that he believes CeRq has many years ahead of him.

Despite his lack of accomplishments in his latest stint with Evil Geniuses and being out of the top-tier Counter-Strike for the entirety of 2023, CeRq has accomplished a lot in his career. In 2019 he was recognised as the 18th-best player in the world, and has two MVP awards from BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Americas Finals and Intel Extreme Masters Shanghai 2018.

With CeRq, BLEED Esports now have a dedicated AWPer and are just two players short of completing the Counter-Strike lineup. BLEED are expected to reveal the final two players in the coming days, ahead of the European open qualifiers for PGL Major Copenhagen, which kicks off on January 8.