NRG has finalized its Counter-Strike roster heading into 2017, according to multiple sources. The team has re-signed Peter “ptr” Gurney while choosing to part ways with Fatih “gob b” Dayik, Nikola “LEGIJA” Ninic and Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz.
Jacob “FugLy” Medina will remain on the roster with ptr and be joined by three new players. Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte has been bought out from his contract with Selfless Gaming to join the team with free agents Damian “daps” Steele and Omar “MarkE” Jimenez.
NRG largely under-performed since its arrival in CS:GO in March, failing to exit the group stage of every Premier tournament it played. They have most recently released coach and general manager Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu only three weeks after hiring him.
Brehze was the most sought after free agent in North America before he was purchased by NRG, with at least two more teams inquiring on his availability. He has publicly been accused of cheating but proved immediately that he was the best player on the Selfless roster.
After a three month hiatus, Daps will join NRG after a confusing departure from OpTic in which he was replaced by a player who had just left the roster two weeks earlier. Daps will call the shots for NRG, as he is one of the few pure in-game leaders in North America.
Finally, MarkE joins NRG as somewhat of an unknown player. Having only played two full seasons in ESEA Premier for Team Quetzal, he will have a lot to prove at the professional level in 2017.
NRG declined comment