NRG has officially signed its fifth member of its VALORANT squad in Gage “Infinite” Green. As a veteran of the CS:GO scene, NRG is hoping it finally found the missing piece that will unlock the roster.
Infinite had previously retired from the CS:GO scene back in May with the intent of switching to VALORANT. But after a few trial runs with Cloud9 in the Elite Esports Rivalry Bowl and Twitch Rivals: VALORANT Launch Showdown, Infinite decided to move back to Counter Strike. Now, Infinite has found his second chance in the VALORANT scene with NRG.
NRG first announced its roster back in October with the signings of former Counter Strike figures Damian “daps” Steele and coach Chet “Chet” Singh. Then, it followed up with the additions of Sam “s0m” Oh, Yannick “Koler” Blanchette and Daniel “eeiu” Vucenovic, all within a few days of each other.
After moving KOLER to the bench, the team added youngster Ryan “Shanks” Ngo and finally, Infinite.
It’s been a rough ride for NRG, which has faced issues building up its roster. The team tried multiple talented players, including former Gen.G member Loic “effys” Sauvageau and Jack “xCeeD” Holiman. The team has signed players and benched players, all while struggling to put up respectable performances.
The struggles eventually led to NRG missing out on First Strike after being eliminated in the UMG Qualifier by FaZe Clan. But now with a full roster loaded with potential, NRG is finally looking to be in a position to compete in 2021.