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Report: NRG to enter VALORANT with Chet Singh as coach

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According to a report published on September 30th, 2020, by Rush B Media, NRG Esports are planning to enter the North American VALORANT scene in short order. Rush B alleges that the organization has intentions to sign recently retired 100 Thieves Counter-Strike: Global Offensive coach Chet “Chet” Singh as coach, and has reached out to former Gen.G player Damien “daps” Steele and current Gen.G player Sam “s0m” Oh to begin their roster.

Chet is quite a storied coach in North American Counter-Strike, having worked with major organizations such as Counter Logic Gaming, OpTic Gaming, NRG themselves, Evil Geniuses, and most recently 100 Thieves. An interview with HLTV has him linked with VALORANT teams since May. On September 28th, Chet announced his retirement from CS:GO, leading many to speculate about him finally making the move to VALORANT.

Daps, who has competed in Counter-Strike since 2012 on organizations such as Team Liquid, OpTic, Splyce, NRG, Cloud9, and most recently Gen.G, is another recent exit from the scene. On September 11th, he announced his departure from Gen.G, and left it open to speculation where he might be headed.

Lastly, s0m is a newer Counter-Strike player, entering the professional scene in 2017. He played for Complexity and Team Envy, before joining daps on Gen.G in December of 2019. S0m is currently still contracted with Gen.G and actively playing Counter-Strike for them, making his potential switch to the VALORANT scene the most interesting of the three.

This is all among the backdrop of NRG higher-ups repeatedly denying the organization’s potential involvement in VALORANT, with co-CEO Andy Miller recently stating that it is “too early” to invest. If true, however, the money and success the VALORANT scene has seen may be persuading the organization to reconsider. Certainly, if this report all comes true, NRG will have the makings of a fantastic roster, with a solid first 2 members akin to the current lineup of Andbox.

If this report is accurate, NRG Esports' roster will be:

Damien "daps" Steele Sam "s0m" Oh Chet "Chet" Singh (Coach)


This is absolutely huge if true. A great coach, solid IGL and a talent young player is a great start to a team that wants to be the best in the world.
2020-09-30 17:50
s0m 0.98 rating and daps 0.91 rating in past 3 months on GenG yea it was about time for them to quit dragging their csgo team down and move to valorant LUL
2020-09-30 18:28
In the past 3 months daps has only played 9 series, 5 of those series against top 6 teams. Not to mention daps rating is irrelevant, hes always been a under average fragger but a solid IGL. s0m has only played 13 series in the last 3 months, 7 of them against top 6 teams and 4 of them with a stand-in. Also both daps & s0m have probably been considering the switch to Valorant for awhile so their performances in the last 3 months could be down to them not being as motivated.
2020-09-30 19:01
looking at stats for last 6 months s0m has 0.99 and daps 0.88 rating. they've been contemplating for a while eh
2020-10-01 04:44
I hope Gen.G csgo team bounces back, no LANs really hurt them 😭
2020-09-30 20:41
Yeah they showed their potential on LAN earlier this year. Wished they could've toughed it out through the pandemic, but I guess they got tired.
2020-10-03 02:55
Can't wait for them to sign the best FA rn in Wedid, going to be a cracked team
2020-09-30 21:59
😲 holy poop
2020-10-01 01:34
im just happy for any decent org arriving to valo
2020-10-01 14:26
steel | OSCUR
So it was too expensive to hop into the scene, but now it isn't? I don't get it.
2020-10-02 11:52
Bye bye TSM :)
Overrated trash. Now real talent are being brought in.
2020-10-03 02:53

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