NRG Target Three Players For Its Counter-Strike Roster

28 Nov 2023
Tit Krajnik 28 Nov 2023
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  • As reported earlier this month, NRG Esports is set to re-enter the Counter-Strike competitive scene
  • The North American esports organisation has already targeted three key players
  • Josh “oSee” Ohm, Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte, and Damian “daps” Steele are all in NRG’s plans
Damian “daps” Steele
As confirmed earlier this month, NRG Esports is ready to re-enter the Counter-Strike competitive scene, and the North American esports organisation is close to finalising its roster. As reported, NRG is targeting three players, including Josh “oSee” Ohm, Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte, and Damian “daps” Steele, who’ll make up the core of NRG’s lineup.

It is still unclear which players will fill in the remaining two spots on NRG’s roster. However, rumours suggest that Justing “FaNg” Coakley and Jadan “HexT” Postma are the leading candidates.

The rumours were further confirmed after the five players were spotted playing FACEIT games together, which further suggests that oSee, Brehze, daps, FaNg, and HexT might make up NRG’s CS lineup.

Some sources also claim that NRG considered signing former Evil Geniuses rifler Timothy “automatic” Ta; however, he decided to keep his options open for new opportunities.

With the North American esports organisation said to have its CS roster locked, NRG can now re-enter the competitive CS scene for the first time since September 2019, when it sold its entire lineup to Evil Geniuses.

Brehze And Daps Reunite

At the time, NRG Esports fielded both Brehze and daps, who, as the reports suggest, are now close to re-joining the organisation. When the duo played together, they reached no.4 in the global rankings and secured titles in several Big Events.

Those include cs_summit 3 and Intel Extreme Masters Shanghai, as well as made deep runs at ESL Pro League Season 9 and ECS Season 7 Finals.

Daps was later replaced by Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz, but reunited with Brehze at Evil Geniuses in 2021 after he spent short stints with Cloud9 and Gen.G Esports. Most recently, daps has served as a head coach of Team Liquid, but left the team last week amid Liquid’s major roster overhaul.

It’s important to note that NRG Esports has yet to officially announce the signing of the three players; however, reliable sources state that its core will consist of daps, Brehze, and oSee.