Evil Geniuses announced the shift of Ethan “Ethan” Arnold, with the player expected to move to Valorant and join 100 Thieves‘ roster in Riot Games’ tactical shooter.
After competing in Counter Strike: Global Offensive for over five years, He will now switch to Valorant. After three years, the 20 year old splits with the same roster that competed with NRG Esports until 2019.
Ethan won a number of tournaments with Evil Geniuses
He won a number of tournaments with the Evil Geniuses, including IEM Shanghai 2018, ESL One New York 2019 and Blast Premier 2020 America Spring Finals. Evil has been a boot camper in Europe since the beginning of the year, but their results have been disappointing. A while back, the team was eliminated in ninth place at IEM Katowice 2021 alongside three other teams.
Ethan‘s departure now provides Evil Geniuses a chance to make some much needed adjustments. A replacement has not been announced at the time of writing. Evil is left with the following players on its CSGO roster:
-Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz
-Tarik “tarik” Celik
-Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte
-Tsvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov
He will move to Valorant alongside nitr0 and steel
In an official statement, Ethan expressed his gratitude for the memories he had made while competing in the CSGO. Now he’s going to transition to Valorant and join 100 Thieves.
“I’m going to leave CS and officially move to Valorant starting today. I’ve met a lot of people through CS that I can call friends now, and I’m very grateful for that. The one thing I’m asking is [that] if you’ve supported me for so long, you’re going to follow me into the next chapter of my career, and I promise I won’t let you down,” he says, adding, “I’m excited about this new challenge, and I can’t wait to give it my all over 100 thieves.”
He will take the place of Quan “dicey” Tran in 100 Thieves. Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Nicholas “nitr0” Canella, and Joshua “steel” Nissan are among his new teammates, all of whom are former CSGO pros.
In just a few days, He will make his official debut, as 100 Thieves will compete in the Valorant Champions Tour. The tournament will begin on March 4th, and 100 Thieves will face off against some of North America’s best teams.
With the addition of Ethan, the roster of 100 Thieves’ Valorant is as follows:
-Ethan “Ethan” Arnold
-Spencer “Hiko” Martin
-Nicholas “nitr0” Canellas
-Joshua “steel” Nissan
-Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk