daps to play for EG as stanislaw goes on temporary hiatus

The 27 year-old tactician tends to sit back and watch his team play while he resets his mental state.

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Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz, the in-game leader of Evil Geniuses (EG) CSGO division has decided to temporarily step down from the roster ahead of the ESL Pro League (EPL) Season 14 in the wake of the stressful requirements being hammered down by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Head Coach Damian “daps” Steele will replace stanislaw until the latter feels 100% to return back to competition. 

Stanislaw stated that he was unable to find positivity in the current player break, underway since the conclusion of IEM Cologne 2021, and has returned back home. EG has been in Europe for a long time now like the other teams who have had their boot camp set up in the former country. The impending COVID-19 protocols and travel restrictions resulted in Stanislaw finding it difficult to adhere well to the current state of how things are being managed while competing. Peter is expected to start for EG at the BLAST Premier Fall Groups series scheduled to start from September 16.

Daps who took up the coaching reigns at EG in June will step in for Stanislaw for the team’s fixtures at the upcoming ESL Pro League Season 14 where they have been drawn in Group C alongside Natus Vincere, FaZe Clan, BIG, Mousesports, and Fnatic. This will be daps’ first official match since his retirement from CSGO as he represented NRG in Valorant for a brief period. 

Evil Geniuses will return back to action at the EPL Season 14 where they will lock horns with BIG in their Group opener on August 27. 

In a press release, stanislaw said:

Following our team’s long stint in Europe, along with mandatory quarantine requirements due to international travel, I’ve unfortunately not felt the positive impact of the player break as expected. Speaking honestly, I am not mentally ready for more international travel and competition.

Rather than overextending myself both mentally and physically, I plan to spend the next few weeks at home with the full expectation of rejoining my team in Europe in advance of BLAST Premier Fall. During this time I will be watching and cheering for the team as Daps steps into the active roster in my absence.

EG are now:

  • Vincent “⁠Brehze⁠” Cayonte
  • Tsvetelin “⁠CeRq⁠” Dimitrov
  • Owen “⁠oBo⁠” Schlatter
  • Michał “⁠MICHU⁠” Müller
  • Damian “⁠daps⁠” Steele (stand-in)
  • Peter “Stanislaw” Jarguz (Inactive role)

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