Ethan steps away from Evil Geniuses

01 March 2021 17:43:24 GMTPlus10

Evil Geniuses have announced that they will part ways with Ethan "Ethan" Arnold and he will now be pursuing a career in VALORANT.

Ethan becomes the first Evil Geniuses player to leave the team since the North American Organization acquired the line-up from NRG in September 2019. Ethan will join the 100 Thieves team in the VALORANT division.

The American rifler was named the 20th best player of 2019, after he joined EG. He enjoyed plenty of success during his time with NRG, including a pair of championships at IEM Shanghai 2018, and cs_summit 3.

He partook in several major events throughout 2019 and 2020 for Evil Geniuses.

Ethan took home the MVP award at ESL One Cologne 2020 North America last season. He also helped lead EG to the #1 ranking twice throughout the last two seasons. The success hasn't stayed the same since their last brief appearance at #1.

Ethan's departure comes after several mid-pack results as they played on European soil. Their most recent elimination in IEM Katowice 2021, resulted in a 9-12th place.

They have really struggled to make any headway to start the 2021 campaign and the loss of Ethan could mean bigger issues on the horizon for EG.

Ethan made a statement shortly after EG's announcement, saying: "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."

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