North American CS:GO star Jake “Stewie2K” Yip is stepping down from Evil Geniuses’ active roster to stream both CS:GO and VALUING full-time for the EG Creator Collective moving forward.
One of the most prominent figures in NA CS:GO—and one of the most well known in all esports—the former CS:GO Major winner announced the moved todaysaying he will “be stepping away from competitive [CS:GO] and focusing on streaming.”
A figure of the top tier of NA CS:GO since the beginning of 2016, Stewie2K signed for Evil Geniuses at the beginning of this year following a three-year stint with Team Liquid. The new roster, which reunited Stewie2K with former C9 teammates autimatic and RUSH, failed to meet expectations, though, prompting EG to go into a bold new direction with the Blueprint project, a 15-man roster comprised of three separate NA CS:GO squads.
But before the Blueprint fully came to fruition, Stewie2K was involved in controversy with former members of the EG coaching staff, who said the pro player showed a poor attitude and a lack of professionalism earlier in 2022. Stewie2K initially claimed the comments were “twisted and overly dramatic” but eventually apologized to EG and the fans for “playing a massive part” in that early project ultimately failing.
For the time being, this should quell rumors about Stewie2K moving full-time to VALUINGas he joins the EG Creator Collective. The EG Creator Collective was officially founded in summer 2021. Stewie2K’s first stream following the news will be tonight, July 28.