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Evil Geniuses
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Team Information
Location: North America North America
Managers: Brian "guitarasaurus" Cordry
Team Captain: Stephen "Snoopeh" Ellis
Website: http://evilgeniuses.gg/
Sponsor: Monster Energy
Kingston HyperX
Razer
Astro Gaming
XMG
ZAM Network
DesignByHümans
NEEDforSEAT USA
BenQ
CyberPowerPC
Youtube: Evil Geniuses
Facebook: Team EG
Twitter: EvilGeniuses
Number of Players: 7
History
Created: Organization 1999-MM-DD
LoL Division 2013-01-25
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Founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses is a North American eSports organization and one of the oldest in the world, that has had a collection of players/teams over a multitude of games such as: Counter Strike 1.6, Counter Strike; Global Offensive, DotA 2, League of Legends, Quake Live, StarCraft II, Super Street Fighter IV, and World of Warcraft. In late 2012 to the start of 2013, Team EG had started looking for a roster to support in the League Of Legends scene. The organization formed their first League of Legends team in January 2013 with the acquisition of the former Counter Logic Gaming EU roster.[1]

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History

Acquisition of Counter Logic Gaming EU

On January 25th, 2013, Evil Geniuses marked the launch of their League of Legends division with the indirect announcement of their acquisition of the former Counter Logic Gaming EU roster through the promotion video, This is who we are. This is how we play., featuring Snoopeh. [1][2]

Season 3

The team's roster had been well known worldwide Season 2 for being a dominating force in Europe. Season 3 brought change for the players, participating under the fresh brand of EG in Riot's competitive league for North America and Europe, the EU League Championship Series. The team played against the continent's best teams/players over a 10 week competition, completing a respectable season with a record of 15W - 13L, claiming the 4th spot going into the playoffs. In the first round of the EU LCS Season 3 Spring Playoffs, EG.RaidCall won their best of 3 against ex-Copenhagen Wolves then lost to Fnatic in the Semifinals. Fighting for a 3rd place finish in the spring split, the team battled SK Gaming and despite falling behind early game, the players' Season 2 style of delaying until end game was enough to win EG 3rd in a 2-0 victory. Evil Geniuses was automatically granted a spot for the upcoming Summer season of the LCS.

EG also went to compete at the IEM Season VII - World Championship in March, however failed to get out of the group stage.

Leaguepedia's "Legacy" History Infographic of Evil Geniuses

In April 2013, the Evil Geniuses top laner Mike "Wickd" Peterson achieved a phenomenal feat, breaking the record of a personal stream by having over 130,000 concurrent viewers on TwitchTV, streaming a best of 5 1v1 against sOAZ to determine who would play as the top lane all star for the EU LCS Team. [3] The results ended in a 3-2 loss for Wickd.

Later the same month, the team's own Peter "Yellowpete" Wüppen was publicly voted as the EU AD Carry representative for the EU LCS Team, allowing him and other players voted to compete in the All-Star Shanghai 2013 tournament against All Star teams of various regions. The EU LCS team placed 5th at Shanghai.

In July 16, 2013, Evil Geniuses made their first starting roster changes in 2 years.[4] Those changes have been announced in Reddit by the hands of Snoopeh who introduced Shacker to be tested in Evil Geniuses starting squad to see how the team improves with this breath of fresh air, he tell too the reasons behind the changes of the starting roster and mentioned that the decision of stepping down temporarily to a substitute role was made because of his recent perfomances. nRated was announced as a new substitute that will be playing with team in scrims and alternate with team's starting support Krepo, as well as working as an analyst for the team.

In August 25th, 2013, Season 3 ended for Evil Geniuses with a loss to Gambit Gaming at the 3rd place match of the LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Playoffs. With this Evil Geniuses secured their spot at Season 4, but missed the chance to participate in the Season 3 World Championship.

Pre-Season 4

In December 2013, Evil Geniuses moved the gaming house to America and acquired the spot from Velocity eSports at the promotion stage for taking a spot into NA LCS. However, mid laner Henrik "Froggen" Hansen and top laner Mike "Wickd" Peterson left the team and formed Alliance to acquire the Evil Geniuses's spot in the EU LCS.[5] At the promotion tournament, Evil Geniuses defeated Determined Gaming 3-0 and solidified their position in the North American LCS.

Timeline

2013

To read about CLG EU history (December 2011 - December 2012), click here.
  • April 9th, Evil Geniuses partners with ZAM network to bring pro guides to LoLKing.net.[6]
  • April 28th, 3rd Place in the LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Playoffs
  • May 29th, Evil Geniuses partners with NEEDforSEAT USA as a sponsor.[7]
  • June 14th, Evil Geniuses partners with J!NX as a sponsor.[8]
  • July 10th, Evil Geniuses partners with XMG as a sponsor.[9]
  • July 15th, nRated joins as a substitute support and analyst, Snoopeh steps down and will alternate as jungler with new member Shacker.[4]
  • August 25th, 4th Place at the LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Playoffs.
  • September 3rd, nRated and Shacker are released.[10]
  • October 16th, Evil Geniuses partners with BenQ as a sponsor.[11]
  • December 5th, Evil Geniuses partners with DesignByHümans as a sponsor.[12]
  • December 10th, Wickd and Froggen leave.[13]
  • December 12th, Evil Geniuses moves to North America. Pobelter and InnoX join.[14]

2014

  • February 7th, Evil Geniuses partners with CyberPowerPC as a sponsor.[15]

Player Roster

Evil Geniuses Season 4 LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: Krepo, Snoopeh, Pobelter, yellowpete, InnoX
Evil Geniuses Season 3 LCS Summer Roster
Left to Right: yellowpete, Krepo, Wickd, Snoopeh and Froggen

Active

ID Name Role
Canada InnoX Tyson Kapler Top
Scotland Snoopeh Stephen Ellis Jungle
USA Pobelter Eugene Park Mid
Germany yellowpete Peter Wüppen AD
Belgium Krepo Mitch Voorspoels Support
USA DkBnet George Truong Sub/AD
USA Gleebglarbu Nicholas Haddad Sub/Support

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin Jungle Scotland Snoopeh 2014 Season League Championship Series North America Spring Week 9
Hong Kong ExecutionerKen Kenneth Tang Support Belgium Krepo
USA ROBERTxLEE Robert Lee AD Germany Yellowpete

Former

ID Name Role New Team
Denmark Wickd Mike Petersen Top Alogo std.png Alliance
Denmark Froggen Henrik Hansen Mid Alogo std.png Alliance
United Kingdom Shacker Mojtaba Aflaton Sub
None
Germany nRated Christoph Seitz Sub Lemondogslogo std.png Lemondogs
Estonia frogurt Strong Belwas Sub
None
Denmark Gamble Jakob Vorm Sub
None

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
USA ottersareneat Alex Garfield Chief Executive Officer
USA guitarasaurus Brian Cordry Manager

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
Germany nRated Christoph Seitz Analyst Lemondogslogo std.png Lemondogs

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-04-06 LCSlogo small.png A77th LCS North America Season 4 Spring Regular Season 8 : 20 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-12-20 LCSlogo small.png I1Q LCS North America Season 4 Spring Promotion 3 : 0 DTGlogo std.png Determined Gaming
2013-04-28 LCSlogo small.png A44th LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Playoffs 1 : 2 GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming $ 10,000
2013-08-17 LCSlogo small.png A33rd LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Regular Season 15 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-04-28 LCSlogo small.png A33rd LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Playoffs 2 : 0 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming $ 15,000
2013-04-21 LCSlogo small.png A44th LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Regular Season 15 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-03-07 Esltumbnail.png A77 - 8th IEM Season VII - World Championship 2 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 5,900

Highlight Videos

Interviews

See Also

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Former CLG EU League of Legends team official join Evil Geniuses gamespot.com
  2. This is who we are. This is how we play. thisishowweplay.com
  3. League of Legends pro hits largest ever personal stream on TwitchTV gamespot.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 Evil Geniuses team additions & restructuring. reddit.com
  5. Alliance Lineup Announced, EG.NA confirmed
  6. Evil Geniuses partners up with the ZAM Network evilgeniuses.gg
  7. NEEDforSEAT USA Sponsors Evil Geniuses evilgeniuses.gg
  8. J!NX Sponsors Evil Geniuses evilgeniuses.gg
  9. XMG sponsors Evil Geniuses evilgeniuses.gg
  10. Changes to the EG LoL Roster evilgeniuses.gg
  11. BenQ Announces Sponsorship of Team Evil Geniuses evilgeniuses.gg
  12. Evil Geniuses Partner with Design By Humans evilgeniuses.gg
  13. Alliance unveils League of Legends team thealliance.gg
  14. Evil Geniuses Comes to America evilgeniuses.gg
  15. Evil Geniuses partners with CYBERPOWERPC evilgeniuses.gg