- The player made a return to home soil after spending years in Europe
- He already has experience with Grayhound, having represented the team in 2017-2019
- Dexter replaces long-standing player Simon “Sico” Williams on Grayhound’s lineup
Christopher “dexter” Nong returns to the Oceania region by completing Grayhound’s Counter-Strike lineup.
Grayhound Sign Dexter
Australian esports organization Grayhound have announced the signing of 29-year-old Christopher “dexter” Nong from fnatic. However, this marks a return of the player to a team he is very much not a stranger to. The announcement came under a humorous video in the style of a Star Wars opening where the org revealed how the player had to travel from Europe on short notice to come to Australia and join the squad.
Dexter was initially part of Grayhound throughout 2017-2019 before his transfer to Renegades, where he spent another year. During that time, he made a name for himself and became a wanted player, which eventually landed him a spot with MOUZ, and had to move from the Oceania region to Europe. He replaced none other than Counter-Strike legend Finn “karrigan” Andersen on the team.
During his tenure with the European team, dexter achieved moderate success and secured a semi-final placement at the IEM Rio Major 2022 and a first-place finish at Flashpoint 3. Unfortunately, MOUZ struggled somewhat during 2023, their only bog success being a second-place finish at the Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 this spring.
With dexter’s rating also dropping somewhat during the year, the organization felt it needed to make some tough decisions. This resulted in MOUZ parting ways with dexter in the summer and bringing aboard Kamil “siuhy” Szkaradek to replace him. So far, the Polish player has performed rather well and the org is so impressed that it recently announced it has signed a multiyear deal with siuhy.
Back to dexter, he did not stay without a team for long after MOUZ parted ways with him. He quickly found himself in fnatic, but unfortunately, his tenure with the organization lasted only five months as the team struggled to achieve much. This resulted in roster shifts, which saw the player be moved to the team’s inactive roster in late November.
However, this proved to be a great opportunity for Grayhound. The Australian organization recently parted ways with Simon “Sico” Williams, marking the end of a fruitful five-year-long tenure that the 29-year-old CS veteran. With the legend gone, his spot was left empty and Grayhound found just the right person in dexter to fill the gap. With him, Grayhound’s roster looks like this:
- Joshua “INS” Potter
- Alistair “aliStair” Johnston
- Jay “Liazz” Tregillgas
- Declan “Vexite” Portelli
- Christopher “dexter” Nong
- Erdenetsogt “erkaSt” Gantulga (coach)
Dexter has big shoes to fill now and only time will tell if he will manage to do so now that he is back on home soil.