Major-winning NA Counter-Strike legend to undergo Brazilian tryout – eSports 

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Major winner and former North American CS:GO star Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip could be on his way back to Brazil and CS after undergoing a trial. The “smoke criminal” is reportedly planning a return with a Brazilian team called Legacy but will have to undergo a trial before his competitive return to the sports is confirmed.

Stewie was with Team Liquid in 2019, and his last trophy has taken a while, but Legacy also fell short of advancing beyond the Opening Stage of the PGL Copenhagen Major, where they lost 2-0 to The MongolZ in the fifth round.

He could have had the opportunity of reuniting with another Major winner in Marcelo “⁠Coldzera⁠” David, but the two-time Major titles winner exited Legacy on mutual ground after their exit in Copenhagen. However, Stewie2K will be trialing for the spot of a player once considered the best in the world in 2016/2017.

Stewie’s time at Team Liquid ran for three years between 2019 and 2021 before he joined Evil Geniuses im 2022. However, the whole Evil Geniuses squad was disappointing and struggled, which led to Stewie stepping away from CS and moving over to streaming.

He’s spent quite a time away from CS, and during that time, Stewie’s focus has been on Valorant for the majority of the time, and he even competed in pro VALORANT offseason events and open qualifiers. Stewie was close to qualifying for the tier-two VALORANT league, known as NA Challengers, in 2023 alongside other former NA CS players Brax and Wardell. 

However, in December, he debuted in CS2 during the ESL Challenger League after joining NA team Mythic, and he played in five matches for them. Should everything go as planned between Legacy and Stewie, it won’t be the first time he will be on a Brazilian roster, after he left Cloud9 at the end of the 2018 Boston Major to join SK Gaming roster before they rebranded to MIBR.