Evil Geniuses Set to Acquire MICHU

Evil Geniuses are in the closing stages of signing Michał "MICHU" Müller for their CSGO roster.

Evil Geniuses are in the closing stages of signing Michał “MICHU” Müller for their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, who will join the North American side as their fifth member. The organization have yet to announce who the Pole will be replacing, with rumors suggesting Tarik “tarik” Celik is the most likely to leave.

Evil Geniuses Looking to Freshen up Their Roster

The North American esports organization are looking to freshen up their CS:GO roster with the signing of ex-Team Envy player MICHU. The Pole is set to join EG as the second European player on the roster besides AWPer Tsvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov.

The change comes after a streak of disappointing results, with EG failing to win a single tournament since ESL One: Cologne 2020 Online – North America in August 2020. By the end of the year, EG managed a few notable tournament placements, including a bronze medal at IEM – New York as well as a semi-finals appearance at the IEM – Beijing in November.

Since the turn of the year, EG failed to impress, having struggled to make a deep run in all tournaments they appeared in. Their only notable run came in February when they finished inside top-six at BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2021.

Most recently, Evil Geniuses attended the Snow Sweet Snow #3, where they got eliminated by the ex-Winstrike Team (0-2) in the semi-finals. That performance was seemingly the last straw for the organization who are not set to make some changes.

MICHU Might Replace Tarik

It’s still unclear who will MICHU replace at Evil Geniuses, but it seems likely that it will be Tarik “tarik” Celik, who will get cut from the roster. If the rumors prove to be true, tarik would be the first member of the old NRG roster to part ways with EG.

Tarik has been a key member of EG since the NA esports organization re-entered the competitive CS:GO scene in September 2019. He has been averaging a 1.01 HLTV rating over 18 months but has recently started to struggle and managed only a 0.93 HLTV rating across the last three months.

MICHU Could Have Joined OG

MICHU was linked with a move to OG before the European side decided to sign Shahar “flameZ” Shushan from Endpoint. At first, it was unclear why the Pole rejected OG’s offer, but it was later revealed by his manager that MICHU had begun a new career chapter, which only confirmed MICHU’s arrival to EG.

MICHU began his esports career in February 2013, when he joined GF-Gaming. He has since played for 12 teams, including Team Kinguin, Lounge Gaming, Virtus.pro, and most recently, Team Envy.

MICHU joined Team Envy in January 2020 but parted ways with the North American esports organization in January 2021, when Envy put their CS:GO division on hold. MICHU was since a free agent but was seen playing in some lower leagues, as well as DreamHack Open qualifiers.

In January 2021, MICHU joined Paweł “byali” Bieliński, Maciej “Luz” Bugaj, Konrad “EXUS” Jeńczeń, and Sebastian “NEEX” Trela at Styldunow. Since joining the Polish stack, MICHU managed a top-four finish at European Development Championship Season 2: Open Qualifier #2, a third-place finish at DreamHack Open January 2021: European Qualifier, and most recently made it inside the top-eight at the ESL Mistrzostwa Polski: Spring 2021 – Closed Qualifier.

MICHU’s Debut

MICHU is expected to make his debut for Evil Geniuses at FunSpark ULTI 2020 Europe Final, where EG will clash with Virtus.pro, BIG, Complexity, Heroic, HAVU, Extra Salt, and forZe for the lions’ share of the $250,000 prize pool.

The tournament is slated to kick off on Monday, April 19, and run to Tuesday, April 27. The tournament organizers have yet to announce the seeding of the teams, so it’s unclear who will EG take on first.