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Former Version1 stand-in Jamal “jammyz” Bangash is set to trial with Evil Geniuses’ VALORANT team, multiple sources told Upcomer Sept. 22. 

Jammyz will likely trial for the team in place of Nolan “Temperature” Pepper, who has been linked with a move to Gen.G. It is unclear if Gen.G has signed the player, however. 

Jammyz and Evil Geniuses VALORANT

Jammyz will likely play for the organization in the upcoming Pittsburgh Knights Monthly Gauntlet, which begins on Monday, Sept. 27. However, Evil Geniuses has yet to reveal their roster for the event. He has not signed for the team and it’s unclear whether Evil Geniuses will continue to field jammyz in their roster after the Gauntlet. 

Jammyz VALORANT career

Jammyz has played as a stand-in for multiple rosters but is yet to get an opportunity to sign with a team. Most notably, he was a part of the Version1 roster that attended the VALORANT Championship Tour Masters event in Reykjavik, Iceland. Jammyz stood-in for Maxim “wippie” Shepelev at the event because of travel issues. 

During Masters Reykjavik, Version1 managed to take down both Team Liquid and Crazy Raccoon. However the side was defeated by Korean team NUTURN and eventual runners-up Fnatic in the lower bracket. Fellow North American team Sentinels managed to win the event. 

Jammyz was once again called upon to stand-in during the VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 quarterfinals. Pioneers, who made an impressive run during the event, faced off against Luminosity Gaming to qualify for Playoffs. Jammyz was substituted in to replace Jason “jmoh” Mohandessi because he was admitted to the hospital the same day as the match, as first reported by Upcomer. 

Luminosity managed to take down Pioneers 2-1, however, to earn a spot at Challengers Playoffs. 

Evil Geniuses will likely field the following roster for the upcoming event: 

  • Jammyz (trial) 
  • Daniel “roca” Gustaferri
  • Brandon “BRANTED” Ballard
  • Mike “pho” Panza
  • Kelden “Boostio” Pupello
George is the lead reporter for Upcomer from the United Kingdom.
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