Evil Geniuses has announced the addition of Kelden “Boostio” Pupello to its starting VALORANT roster. Boostio was a member of the team during the Nerd Street Gamers Summer Championship in August, where they were defeated in the semifinals by Cloud9 Blue. Boostio is a Jett player with a lot of potentials who will join the EG roster. He was an Overwatch player before switching to VALORANT in July 2020.
He began his career with Second Wind before moving on to Spacestation Gaming, where he remained for Stages One and Two of the VALORANT Champions Tour. Boostio opted to leave Spacestation Gaming in April after the team failed to qualify for a Challengers main event. He bounced around rosters before trying out for Team Basilisk and, eventually, EG. Boostio and the rest of the team advanced to the Nerd Street Gamers Summer Championship semifinals, defeating Pioneers and Built By Gamers along the way.
Despite dropping to Cloud9 Blue in the semifinals, EG decided to add Boostio to its VALORANT roster. In the announcement video, head coach Christine “potter” Chi described Boostio as a confident player with a lot of energy and raw skill. Boostio also expressed a desire to face Cloud9 Blue again in the future in order to avenge their defeat in the Summer Championship.
Boostio, Daniel “roca” Gustaferri, Brandon “BRANTED” Ballard, Mike “pho” Panza, Nolan “Temperature” Pepper, head coach Potter, and assistant coach Jimmy “LiN” Lin make up the new EG roster.