CS: GO players Sam «s0m» Oh and Damien «daps» Steele, known for playing together for Gen.G Esports, could switch to Valorant and join the first NRG Valorant roster. According to Rush B Media, the American organization NRG is interested in these two pro-players and is planning a new NRG Valorant roster.
s0m has been playing on the CS: GO pro scene since 2017.
Before joining Gen.G., he represented Team Envy. In his new team, he won the DreamHack Open Anaheim 2020 and ESL One: Road to Rio — North America in the first half of 2020.
Sam may have been seriously thinking about a switch to Valorant in the summer, which negatively affected his performance in CS: GO. He often streams Valorant and communicates with former CS: GO players who have continued their careers in the new discipline.
On September 17, daps left the North American club due to internal disagreements with the rest of the players. With his departure, Gen.G was fined 695 RMR points and dropped to sixth place in the regional ranking for ESL One: Rio 2020. At the time of publication, the team did not qualify for the Major.
The NRG company is not yet represented on the competitive shooter scene from Riot Games.
The former 100 Thieves coach and Chet «Chet» Singh may also join the future NRG roster.
Rush B Media clarified that s0m and daps are negotiating with NRG Esports.
They could be the first players in their Valorant roster, with the former mentor of 100 Thieves Chet «ImAPet» Singh as the coach.
If the transfer takes place, the new Gen.G. roster will be as follows:
- Timothy «autimatic» Ta
- Hansel «BnTeT» Ferdinand
- Kenneth «koosta» Suen
- Chris «Elmapuddy» Tebbit