Former Cloud9 analyst signs with Evil Geniuses
Valens now has a new home
Valens and Tarik Celik will be together again. Soham “Valens” Chowdhury, a former eSports data analyst for Cloud9, now joins Evil Geniuses (EG) as the head of its data science division. This Boston-based memorable team, during the ELEAGUE Boston CS:GO Major last year, took the prize home and Celik was also part of that dream team. However, the two went their different ways after Valens ended his contract after three years.
EG seems to be excited as well about the new venture and published the news in a tweet, stating, ”There’s only one place to go when you’re the best of the best in esports” they said ”Welcome to the EVIL team, Soham ‘@valens’ Chowdhury! Soham joins as our Head of Data Science, and we’re excited to have him here to help optimize and elevate EG to new heights!”
The return of EG to CS: GO back in September was a great surprise since they were out of competition for the last eight years. They needed to warm up and found some speed bumps along the way. A finish only among the top 16 at DreamHack Masters Malmö was certainly frustrating, but now they have won a couple of events since they put the team back together, ESL One New York and StarSeries League Season Eight.
The upcoming event they are now preparing for is the IEM Beijing which will start as of tomorrow and it will give the trophy to them or Faze Clan; however, wins in a best-of-three match.