Bad News Eagles is without a doubt one of the most popular up-and-coming CS:GO teams. They’re considered underdogs, as they don’t have a major CS:GO organization behind them. However, this is to change soon, as they are currently in talks to be signed with the Singaporean giant, Bleed eSports.
Let’s get into this.
Bad News Eagles and Bleed eSports Deal – an Overview
Singaporean organization Bleed eSport is reportedly in talks to sign with Bad News Eagles – the Kosovar CS:GO team, to sign them. Several sources have revealed that the negotiations have been progressing. Both parties are hopeful of a positive outcome.
Bad News Eagles established themselves as the underdog, as they managed to make a name for themselves without the backing of an esports organization. They took advantage of Majors’ open circuit in 2022 and qualified for PGL Major Antwerp, as well as IEM Rio. They made it to the Legends stage at the end of both events.
Also, they beat the reigning Major champions, FaZe, in Rio de Janerio. However, they were ultimately knocked out by NAVI. Nonetheless, this was an impressive run that made Bleed eSport a CS:GO feel good story with aspiring teams all over the world.
At the start of 2022, the team was reportedly in the talks to sign a deal with GODSENT. However, the rumor was shot down by their manager, James Banks. Instead, he said that the Swedish organization only reached out to the team to represent them at the Rio Major.
In January of 2022, the Bleed eSport team also brought in Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg as their new CS:GO coach.
Who are Bleed eSports?
Bleed is a Singaporean based company that runs quite a number of eSports teams. They snagged their first eSports title all the way back in September of 2021 when they signed with the Valorant team UWU (a major seed from the VCT SEA Stage 3 playoffs).
Aaron Eno Cheah who is known as a famous Singaporean player joined the Bleed team in October of 2021, and is currently an assistant coach.
By the end of 2021, the organization was able to win over a $50.8 million investment from Asia Venture Capital to further expand its operations.
By 2022, the Bleed team named Nikola Ninic, the former BIG CS:GO player as the new coach of their Valorant team. They even hired Anthony ‘ImpressioN’ Lim to spearhead their eSports divison – he is another former CS:GO player with international experience.
What’s more, the organization expanded into Dota 2. Their team was headlined by Korean player ‘DuBu’ Doo-young.
Their former CEO, Mervyn Goh revealed in July 2022 that the company would also be expanding into European CS:GO by 2023.
Also, Dexerto reported that the company was showing interest in buying Virtus Pro’s team – ‘Outsiders’. However, talks reportedly have broken down.
Their current active squad consists of Derrick Yee, Ngo Cong Anh, Tyler James, Natchaphone Matarat, and Wong Jia Heng, who are better known as Deryeon, Crazyguy, Juicy, sScary, and jayH. Some of their former players include Jorell Teo, Yeo Zhong Kang, Max Lonnstrom, Xavier Lee, and Jacob Mourujarvi.
As mentioned, Bad News Eagles is an underdog in the CS:GO world, but this is set to quickly change. The team will be signing with Bleed eSports, a Singaporean organization that has signed a bunch of other CS:GO teams. The company has even signed a Dota 2 team.
Bleed eSports is quick to snag up-and-coming CS:GO and other eSports teams. It’s clear that they want to make a bigger name for themselv