After the announced retirement of Matt “Warden” Dickens, many speculated as to who EG would pick up to fill his shoes. The Evil Genius organization has chosen non-other then Ediz “gfn” Basol, formerly of Turmoil. The team will need gel together quickly if they hope to do well at both Dreamhack and the Arbalet Cup which are one and two weeks away, respectively. myEG.net had this to say about the pickup:
With the recent retirement of North American Counter-Strike legend Matt ‘Warden’ Dickens, Team EG sought out to find a new fifth team member that would not replace Warden, but a player who would be able to fit with the team as well as add another dimension of play to the team. That player for the upcoming events will be none other than West Coast veteran Ediz ‘goodfornothing’ Basol.
A mainstay in the professional Counter-Strike community during the CGS period when eMg and Turmoil fought for the title of the U.S.’s top team, goodfornothing has been a critical component in some of the West Coast’s top teams over the past few years. Those teams include iDemise, Turmoil, excello, x3o, and Gravitas.
A thing many may not recall is that in 2007, with a Turmoil/x3o team, goodfornothing and current EG member Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert won the last ever CS 1.6 event held by the Cyberathlete Professional League in the CPL Winter 2007 Counter Strike 1.6 Championships. However more recent accomplishments by goodfornothing include leading a Gravitas/Turmoil team to the past two WCG Global Finals (2008 & 2009) in addition to a win at the most recent KODE5 USA and a respectable 7-8th finish at the ESL EM III Global Finals.
In the upcoming weeks the EG Counter-Strike team will be in attendance at two significant international events in DreamHack Winter (Nov. 26-29; Jönköping, Sweden) and Arbalet Cup (Dec. 3-6; Stockholm, Sweden) in addition to an important national event in the ESL American Championship Finals (Dec. 11-13; Edmonton, Canada).
More information on EG’s pickup of Ediz “gfn” Basol can be found here