After a brief period on the bench, neaLaN, Evil Geniuses' former IGL, is on the verge of joining GamerLegion
Evil Geniuses, who have undergone significant changes, are parting ways with neaLaN, their former in-game leader. The organization has faced turbulence and disappointing performances, leading them to place their hopes on their young talent to rejuvenate the team.
The benching of the roster opened up opportunities for notable players like Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte and Will “RUSH” Wierzba, both highly regarded American players in the late 2010s. Another standout acquisition for EG, Sanzhar “neaLaN” Iskhakov, is now available for other teams.
CIS insider harumi recently reported that neaLaN is set to join GamerLegion, a move that Evil Geniuses have confirmed. Sources close to the negotiation revealed that the organization is finalizing paperwork, indicating that neaLaN is on the cusp of finding a new team.
This transition is not unexpected, considering the circumstances. Evil Geniuses have benched more players than some teams have on their entire roster as they moved away from the Blueprint model and focused on their EG Black squad. Stability has been elusive for the organization, but they are hopeful that their young roster will bring positive changes.
For neaLaN, this move presents an opportunity to explore new options. While opportunities in the United States may be limited, especially after Complexity's recent roster changes, GamerLegion offers a fresh start. The organization is seeking a new IGL following Kamil “siuhy” Szkaradek's departure to MOUZ. siuhy led GamerLegion to an unexpected appearance in the Major Finals at the 2023 BLAST.tv Paris Major.
🇪🇺 GamerLegion: +neaLaN
— harumi (@_harum1) July 7, 2023
GamerLegion's interest in neaLaN aligns with their ongoing search for a star fragger, following Ivan “iM” Mihai's departure to the reformed Natus Vincere. The team aims to strengthen their roster after moving away from their CIS roots.
While details about the potential move remain limited, this transfer seems like a logical step for all parties involved. As neaLaN prepares to leave Evil Geniuses, fans eagerly anticipate the official announcement and the impact he will make as part of GamerLegion's lineup.
If neaLaN joins GamerLegion, the lineup will be:
- Isak “isak” Fahlén
- Frederik “acoR” Gyldstrand
- Nicolas “Keoz” Dgus
- Sanzhar “neaLaN” Iskhakov
- Ashley “ashh” Battye (Coach)