Jdm64 announces free agency

Former Team Envy player now up for grabs.

Counter-Strike: GO's Icon George Geddes · 2 Jul 2019


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North American AWPer Josh “jdm64” Marzano has announced that he is a free agent as of July 1. The 29-year old recently played under Team Envy; he was replaced with Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek on June 2. Jdm64 will be in search of a new organization to represent, effectively immediately. 

Jdm64 began his professional CS:GO career with NetcodeGuides in 2014. His performances led to his eventual acquisition by Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) in 2015, teaming up with Stephen "reltuC" Cutler, Pujan "FNS" Mehta, James "hazed" Cobb, and Tarik "tarik" Celik. Ultimately, the team did not meet expectations as FNS stepped down from the roster later that year. 

Jdm64 continued his stint at CLG until ELEAGUE Season 1 in 2016, playing relatively well considering the team’s top 14 placement. However, shortly after Jdm64 was released from CLG. The organization replaced jdm64 with Kenneth “koosta” Suen in a straight swap. 

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Therefore, jdm64 signed for Team Liquid in June 2016. He saw immediate success, as Team Liquid finished second at ESL One Cologne 2016. Moreover, the team placed top four at ESL One New York 2016. However, issues were starting to arise as Team Liquid’s tradition of failing to close out games began to settle in. This led to some inconsistent performances by the team, and the side failed to win ESL One Cologne 2017, finishing second again. 

Team Liquid then placed top fourteen at the ELEAGUE Major 2018. This spiraled to the eventual removal of jdm64 from the roster. 

On September 27, Team EnVyUs announced their new roster consisting of Taylor “Drone” Johnson, Josh “jdm64” Marzano, Noah “Nifty” Francis, Steven “reltuC” Cutler, and Kory “SEMPHIS” Friesen. 

Team Envy debuted in the ESL Pro League Season 8. However, jdm64 and Team Envy finished in the relegation zone. After some inconsistent results, jdm64’s form began to somewhat decline. Eventually, jdm64 was replaced with Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek on June 2.

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