NRG Reportedly Exploring Counter-Strike Return

04 Nov 2023
Tit Krajnik 04 Nov 2023
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  • NRG is exploring options to return to Counter-Strike
  • NRG has yet to officially announce its intentions
  • No contracts have been signed yet
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North American esports organisation NRG Esports is reportedly exploring options to return to competitive Counter-Strike. According to rumours, NRG already have a roster in mind, but no contracts have been signed yet.

According to recent reports, NRG is looking to re-enter the Counter-Strike esports scene with a new roster, which has yet to be revealed. However, NRG already has a lineup in mind and is close to signing contracts.

NRG Esports was last seen competing in Counter-Strike in September 2019, when the team disbanded and transferred all of its lineup to Evil Geniuses. At the time, NRG Esports was one of the top-rated Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams in the world, fresh off reaching the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 semifinals.

Fielding  Tarik "tarik" Celik, Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte, Ethan "Ethan" Arnold, Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz, Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, and Chet "Chet" Singh, NRG peaked at no.3 in the global world rankings. The previous iteration of NRG's CS:GO roster also won IEM Shanghai 2018 and produce deep runs in several Big Events, including ECS Season 7 Finals, ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, and IEM Sydney 2019.

When NRG sold its CS team to Evil Geniuses, reportedly for $3 million, NRG CSO Andy Miller stated that the sale was "gut-wrenching" and that NRG would like to return to the CS competitive scene. However, over the next four years, nothing was said about NRG's return until now.

NRG Esports' return to competitive Counter-Strike is currently still only a rumour as nothing has been confirmed yet. Still, reliable sources have stated that NRG is very close to building a new Counter-Strike team and that the North American esports organisation already has a core in mind.