Soham “Valens” Chowdhury, a former Cloud9 data analyst, joined Evil Geniuses as his head of data science, confirmed by the company today.
Valens played a significant part in last year’s landmark Cloud9 ELEAGUE CS: GO Major win, but he split his three years in C9 last month. Now he is joined by Tarik Celik, a major component and EG now.
“When you’re the best of athletics, there’s only one way you have to go,” tweeted EG. “Welcome to the” @valens “Chowdhury EVIL Team! We are delighted to have SOHAM enter as our Head of Data Science, to help refine and lift EG to new heights!”
Evil Geniuses, who returned to CS: GO after 8 years in September, were a late roll. Although they were disappointed in the top 16 in DreamHack Masters Malmö, since signing in September, EG has won two tournaments: ESL One New York and StarSeries iLeague Season Eight.
Tomorrow, EG’s first event, IEM Bejing, will continue with the FaZe Clin’s best of three games.