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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
T-Mobile
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, or EG, is a North American eSports organization and one of the oldest in the world, sponsoring a collection of players and teams over a multitude of games including 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. The organization formed their first League of Legends team in January 2013 with the acquisition of the former Counter Logic Gaming EU roster.[1]

History

Acquisition of Counter Logic Gaming EU

On January 25th, 2013, Evil Geniuses marked the launch of their League of Legends division by announcing 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 jungler Snoopeh. [1][2]

Season 3

The team's roster had been well known worldwide Season 2 for dominating the European competitive scene and finishing in the top four at the Season 2 World Championship. Season 3 brought change for the players, participating under the new sponsorship of EG in Riot's competitive league for North America and Europe, the European League Championship Series (EU LCS). The team played against the continent's best teams and players over a ten week competition, completing a respectable season with a record of 15-13, claiming the fourth spot going into the playoffs. In the first round of the EU LCS Season 3 Spring Playoffs, EG won their best of 3 against Copenhagen Wolves 2-1, then lost 1-2 to Fnatic in the Semifinals. Fighting for a third 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 third in a 2-0 victory. Evil Geniuses was automatically granted a spot for the upcoming Summer season of the LCS.

EG competed at the IEM Season VII - World Championship in March, but failed to get out of a difficult group stage including eventual Season 3 champions SK Telecom T1.

In April 2013, 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 five 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 last in fifth place 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.

Season 4

In April 2014, Evil Geniuses placed 7th in the 2014 NA LCS Spring Season. The team would then play in the 2014 NA LCS Summer Promotion Tournament and would go on to defeat Cloud 9 Tempest 3-1, re-qualifying for the 2014 NA LCS Summer Season.

Timeline

2013

2014

Player Roster

Evil Geniuses Season 4 LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: Krepo, Snoopeh, Pobelter, yellowpete, InnoX

Active

ID Name Role
Canada InnoX Tyson Kapler Top
South Korea Helios Shin Dong-jin Jungle
USA Pobelter Eugene Park Mid
Canada Altec Johnny Ru AD
Belgium Krepo Mitch Voorspoels Support
Scotland Snoopeh Stephen Ellis Sub/Jungle
Germany yellowpete Peter Wüppen Sub/AD
USA DkBnet George Truong Sub/AD

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
USA Gleebglarbu Nicolas Haddad Sub
Team SoloMid
Denmark Wickd Mike Petersen Top
Alliance
Denmark Froggen Henrik Hansen Mid
Alliance
United Kingdom Shacker Mojtaba Aflaton Sub
Unicorns of Love
Germany nRated Christoph Seitz Sub
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
Lemondogs

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-09-10 NA LCS.png I1Q 2015 NA LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 0
Team Coast
2014-08-03 NA LCS.png A77 - 8th 2014 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 11 : 17 Group Stage (W/L)
2014-04-27 NA LCS.png I1Q 2014 NA LCS Summer Promotion 3 : 1
Cloud 9 Tempest
2014-04-06 NA LCS.png A77th 2014 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 8 : 20 Group Stage (W/L)
2013-12-20 NA LCS.png I1Q 2014 NA LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 0
Determined Gaming
2013-04-28 EU LCS.png A44th LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Playoffs 1 : 2
Gambit Gaming
$ 10,000
2013-08-17 EU LCS.png A33rd LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Regular Season 15 : 13 Group Stage (W/L)
2013-04-28 EU LCS.png A33rd LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Playoffs 2 : 0
SK Gaming
$ 15,000
2013-04-21 EU LCS.png A44th LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Regular Season 15 : 13 Group Stage (W/L)
2013-03-07 Esltumbnail.png A77 - 8th IEM Season VII - World Championship 2 : 3 Group 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
  16. EG Makes Changes to League of Legends Line-Up evilgeniuses.gg