Pittsburgh Knights pick up FugLy as fifth player

Pittsburgh Knights pick up FugLy as fifth player

Jacob “FugLy” Medina is the latest CS:GO pro to move to Valorant, officially joining the Pittsburgh Knights roster. The organization also hosts teams in Rocket League, PUBG Mobile, Hearthstone, SMITE and Trackmania.

FugLy is a well-known figure in the North American CS:GO scene. Since his start in 2014, he has played for teams like Team Liquid, CLG, NRG Esports, and Team Envy. He retired in December of 2020 and moved to Valorant to play for PROJEKT RADIANT until they disbanded in January of 2021. The team saw some good results together, even placing first Nerd Street Gamers – 2021 Open #1.

Pittsburgh Knights’s Performance

Pittsburgh Knights lost Ronald “ronaldo” Mach on January 21st and FugLy was seen on their roster just a week later at the VCT NA Challengers 1 Qualifier and the Challengers 2 Qualifier after that. They didn’t do very well, falling to Gen.G Esports and Spacestation Gaming respectively. The new official roster has already registered for the Challengers 3 Qualifier so maybe the third time is the charm.

Apart from VCT, the team’s results have been somewhat disappointing. The Knights made it to First Strike NA in the second qualifier but only placed 13th – 16th after losing to Dignitas. Not even their namesake tournament proved fruitful for them.

Some community members on Reddit find this move a questionable one. Some are saying that ronaldo had good individual performances and played well alongside Damion “XXiF” Cook. Looking at their previous and most recent results though, it seems Pittsburgh Knights need an entire roster overhaul to get them out of the rut they are currently in.

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Gabriel Ionica

Not-yet-famous esports writer. Started out with CS:GO but now I write about Valorant too. Check out my article backlog on Twitter!