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Evil Geniuses
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
NA
 North America
Head CoachHeo "Irean" Yeong-cheol
PartnerPEAK6 Investments
Monster Energy
Team Razer
FVBET
LG UltraGear
America’s Navy
AMD
Twitch
History
Created (1)Organization 1999
LoL Division 2013-01-25
Disbanded (1)LoL Division 2015-01-07
Created (2)LoL Division 2019-09-26
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Current Roster
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Evil Geniuses is a North American League of Legends team. For the organization's history as a European team, see Evil Geniuses.EU.

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]

History[edit]

Pre-Season 4[edit]

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" Petersen left the team and formed Alliance to acquire the Evil Geniuses's spot in the EU LCS.[2] At the promotion tournament, Evil Geniuses defeated Determined Gaming 3-0 and solidified their position in the North American LCS.

2015 Preseason[edit]

Due to a new policy limiting the ability of GoodGame Agency to brand LCS teams instituted by Riot on November 21, Evil Geniuses will have to change their brand for the 2015 season.[3] Their NA LCS spot ultimately went to Winterfox.

2019 Season[edit]

On September 26th, 2019, Evil Geniuses, now under new management, announced that the had acquired the LCS slot of Echo Fox and would return to the LCS in 2020.

2020 Season[edit]

For their first split back in the LCS, EG acquired multiple high-profile players: 2019 LCS Summer Split MVP jungler Svenskeren, dynamic former Team Vitality mid laner Jiizuke and former World Champion bot laner Bang. With former Cloud9 Academy top laner Kumo and ex-C9 support Zeyzal filling out the roster, Evil Geniuses were competitive to begin the Spring Split but seemed unlikely to seriously contend in the standings. On the public relations side, the team was more successful, attracting a lot of attention with their unique "Evil" branding. After a 5-7 record over the first six weeks, the team turned a corner, and went 5-1 over the remainder of the season to finish in a three-way tie for second place with 100 Thieves and FlyQuest. Seeded into the final round of the ensuing tiebreaker, EG defeated 100 Thieves to secure the higher seed going into playoffs. There, they were seeded into the winner's bracket of the new LCS playoff format and defeated FlyQuest 3-1, only to lose to eventual champions Cloud9 3-1 in the next round. Given a second chance in the loser's bracket, Evil Geniuses were rematched against FlyQuest, but this time came out on the losing end, again by a 3-1 score. This ended their return split in third place.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • August 22, Alexander Garfield (CEO) leaves.[13]
  • December 12, Evil Geniuses becomes an independent, player-owned organization. peterpandam (Chief Executive Officer) rejoins.[14][15]
  • February (approx.), Matt Demers (Social Media Director) joins.
  • March (approx.), Kevin Avegård (Creative Director) joins.
  • August 30, Phillip Aram (Dota 2 Team Manager to Chief Operating Officer) changes position. peterpandam (Chief Executive Officer) leaves.[16]
  • September (approx.), Sam Galey (General Manager) joins.
  • January (approx.), Drew Pollins (Director of Content) joins.
  • May 21, Razer partners with the team.[17]
  • May 29, Evil Geniuses is acquired by PEAK6 Investments. Nicole LaPointe Jameson (Chief Executive Officer) joins.[18][19] Sam Galey (General Manager to Director of Business Operations) changes position.[20] Ryan Towey (Talent Manager/CoD Team Manager to General Manager) changes position.[21] Matt Demers (Social Media Director to Director of PR and Media) changes position.
  • September 26, Evil Geniuses acquires the LCS slot of Echo Fox.[22][23]
  • September (approx.), Phillip Aram (Chief Operating Officer to Chief Gaming Officer) changes position.
  • October 9, Fireworks (Rocket League Team Manager/Fortnite Team Manager/Streamers Manager to Assistant General Manager) changes position.[24]
  • October 30, Andrew Barton (LCS General Manager), Gregory Kim (LCS Director), and SAB (Team Operations Manager) join.[25][26]
  • October 31, Matt Demers (Director of PR and Media) leaves.[27]
  • November (approx.), Sam Galey (Director of Business Operations) leaves.
  • November 16,
    Evolved and
    Tomo are drafted at NA 2019 Scouting Grounds with exclusivity window ending on 26 November 2019.[28]
  • November 18,
    Tomo's draft window is ended early without any signing.[29]
  • November 19,
    Svenskeren joins.
    [30][31]
  • November 20,
    Zeyzal joins.
    [32][33]
  • November 22,
    Bang joins.
    [34][35]
  • November 26,
    Kumo joins.
    [36]
  • November 27,
    Evolved's draft window expires.[37]
  • December 2, Irean (Head Coach) joins.[38]
  • December 3, Artemis (Assistant Coach) joins.[39]
  • December 5,
    Jiizuke joins.
    [40]
  • December 7, Empyre (Analyst,Scout) joins.[41]
  • December 12,
    Jiizuke's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.[42]
  • December 16,
    Bang and Irean (Head Coach)'s contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.[43]
  • December 18,
    Svenskeren's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.[44]
  • December 19,
    Zeyzal's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.[45]
  • December 28,
    Kumo's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.[46]
  • January 9, Artemis (Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.[47]
  • January 14, Saira Mueller (Director of Marketing) joins.[48]
  • May 1, Towey (General Manager) leaves.[49]
  • July 15,
    Goldenglue is added to the GCD.
    [50]
    Goldenglue's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 22 July 2020.[51]
  • July 16,
    Goldenglue's joining is confirmed.
    [52]
    Huni joins from academy roster.
    [53]
  • July 21,
    Goldenglue's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.[54]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
KR
Huni Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈) 2Top 2021-11-16 2020-07-16
NA
Kumo Colin Zhao 3Top 2020-11-17 2019-11-26
NA
Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen 4Jungle 2022-11-15 2019-11-19
NA
Goldenglue Greyson Gilmer 5Mid 2020-11-17 2020-07-15
EU
Jiizuke Daniele di Mauro 6Mid 2021-11-16 2019-12-05
KR
Bang Bae Jun-sik (배준식) 7Bot 2021-11-16 2019-11-22
NA
Zeyzal Tristan Stidam 8Support 2022-11-15 2019-11-20

Former[edit]

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
KR
Helios Shin Dong-jin (신동진) 12Jungle Winterfoxlogo std.pngWinterfox 2014-06-112014-06-?? 2015-01-072015-01-07
NA
Pobelter Eugene Park 13Mid Winterfoxlogo std.pngWinterfox 2013-12-122013-12-12 2015-01-072015-01-07
NA
Altec Johnny Ru 14Bot Winterfoxlogo std.pngWinterfox 2014-05-222014-05-22 2015-01-072015-01-07
NA
ScubaChris Christopher Lee 22Sub/Jun Retiredlogo std.pngRetired ??? ???
EU
yellowpete Peter Wüppen 24Sub/Bot Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2013-12-122013-12-12 ???
NA
InnoX Tyson Kapler 11Top Enemylogo std.pngEnemy 2013-12-122013-12-12 2014-11-242014-11-24
EU
Krepo Mitch Voorspoels 15Support Elementslogo std.pngElements 2013-12-122013-12-12 2014-10-232014-10-23
EU
Snoopeh Stephen Ellis 22Sub/Jun Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2013-12-122013-12-12 2014-10-202014-10-20
NA
DkBnet George Truong 24Sub/Bot Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2014-01-112014-01-?? 2014-11-112014-??-??
NA
Gleebglarbu Nicholas Haddad 25Sub/Sup Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid 2014-01-112014-01-?? 2014-05-112014-05-??

Temporary Subs[edit]

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Helios Shin Dong-jin (신동진) 12Jungle   Snoopeh NA LCS 2014 Summer Week 4
Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 12Jungle   Snoopeh NA LCS 2014 Spring Week 9
ROBERTxLEE Robert Lee 14Bot   Yellowpete
ExecutionerKen Kenneth Tang 15Support   Krepo NA LCS 2014 Spring Week 9 - 10

Player League Participation[edit]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LCS

Player20132014201520162017201820192020Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
PobelterEglogo std.pngEglogo std.pngWinterfoxlogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png344
InnoxEglogo std.pngEglogo std.pngEnemylogo std.png74
BorisEglogo std.pngEglogo std.png53
SnoopehEglogo std.pngEglogo std.png34
ROBERTxLEEEglogo std.pngComplexitylogo std.png30
YellowpeteEglogo std.pngEglogo std.png27
KenEglogo std.pngTeam Impulselogo std.png7
ThinkcardEglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png6
AltecEglogo std.pngWinterfoxlogo std.pngGravitylogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.png195
HeliosEglogo std.pngWinterfoxlogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.png50
SvenskerenTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngEglogo std.pngEglogo std.png238
ZeyzalCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngEglogo std.pngEglogo std.png79
Bang100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.pngEglogo std.pngEglogo std.png69
KumoCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngEglogo std.pngEglogo std.png34
JiizukeEglogo std.pngEglogo std.png27

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
Nicole LaPointe Jameson Chief Executive Officer
Tallgeese Phillip Aram Chief Gaming Officer
Jessica Hammond Head of People Team
ely376ely Erin Lydon Strategic Advisor
Brian Millman Director of Corporate Partnerships
Saira Mueller Director of Marketing
Conrad Janzen Director of Business Operations
Drew Pollins Director of Content
Kevin Avegård Creative Director
Zach Kamran Technology
Devon Hubner Post Production Supervisor
Judy Brizendine Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Kodiak Shroyer Manager of Gaming Operations
Fireworks Stephen Swims-Fuleihan Assistant General Manager
Strawberry Sarah Loomis Logistics Manager
Eric Karp Activations Manager
Michael Hassold Partnerships Manager
Joe McMahon Corporate Partnerships
gabevizzle Gabe Villarin Social Media Coordinator
Shannon Mar1e Shannon Larkin Human Resources Coordinator
TheKimDynasty Gregory Kim LCS Director
Andy Barton Andrew Barton LCS General Manager
SAB Sabrina Wong Team Operations Manager
Irean Heo Yeong-cheol (허영철) 80Head Coach
Artemis Connor Doyle 80Assistant Coach
Empyre Naser Al-Naqi Analyst & Scout

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
Towey Ryan Towey General Manager None
JoyandJoyness Jessica Angelo Social Media Coordinator None
Sam Galey Director of Business Operations None
Matt Demers Director of PR and Media None
PPD Peter Dager Chief Executive Officer None
ottersareneat Alexander Garfield Chief Executive Officer None
guitarasaurus Brian Cordry 80Manager Winterfoxlogo std.pngWinterfox
Clement Kai-Hsin Chu (祝愷信) Analyst Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamas

Tournaments[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Evil Geniuses Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2020-04-183$25,000$ 25,000€ 23,020.15 LCS 2020 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY
 Kumo,  Svenskeren,  Jiizuke,  Bang,  Zeyzal,  Irean,  Artemis
2020-03-292 LCS 2020 Spring
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Kumo,  Svenskeren,  Jiizuke,  Bang,  Zeyzal,  Irean,  Artemis
2014-09-11Q NA LCS 2015 Spring Promotion
3 : 0Team Coastlogo std.pngCST
 InnoX,  Helios,  Pobelter,  Altec,  Krepo
2014-08-037 NA LCS 2014 Summer
11 - 17Blanklogo std.pngRR
 InnoX,  Snoopeh,  Helios,  Pobelter,  Yellowpete,  Altec,  Krepo
2014-04-27Q NA LCS 2014 Summer Promotion
3 : 1Cloud9logo std.pngC9T
 InnoX,  Snoopeh,  Pobelter,  Yellowpete,  Krepo
2014-04-067 NA LCS 2014 Spring
8 - 20Blanklogo std.pngRR
 InnoX,  Snoopeh,  Thinkcard,  Pobelter,  Yellowpete,  ROBERTxLEE,  Krepo,  Ken
2013-12-22Q NA LCS 2014 Spring Promotion
3 : 0Determined Gaminglogo std.pngDTG
 InnoX,  Snoopeh,  Pobelter,  Yellowpete,  Krepo
Total Prize:USD 25,000

Images[edit]

Logos[edit]

Rosters[edit]

Interviews[edit]

See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Former CLG EU League of Legends team official join Evil Geniuses gamespot.com
  2. Alliance Lineup Announced, EG.NA confirmed
  3. New Sale of Sponsorships Rule lolesports.com
  4. Evil Geniuses Comes to America evilgeniuses.gg
  5. EG Makes Changes to League of Legends Line-up evilgeniuses.gg
  6. Snoopeh's Facebook Post facebook.com
  7. Krepo's Facebook Post facebook.com
  8. InnoX's Tweet twitter.com
  9. Why I sold GoodGame to Twitch. goodgame.gg
  10. Twitch to Acquire GoodGame Agency blog.twitch.tv
  11. Winterfox's Tweet twitter.com
  12. Winterfox's Tweet twitter.com
  13. Alexander Garfield's Tweet twitter.com
  14. Evil Geniuses and Alliance become player-owned organizations espn.com
  15. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  16. Evil Geniuses Dota roster and company structure update facebook.com
  17. Evil Geniuses joins Team Razer evilgeniuses.gg
  18. Game On: PEAK6 Enters the $138 Billion Esports Industry with the Acquisition of Evil Geniuses peak6.com
  19. Evil Geniuses × PEAK6 evilgeniuses.gg
  20. Sam Galey's Tweet twitter.com
  21. Ryan Towey's Tweet twitter.com
  22. Evil Geniuses - Announcement, Announcement of Announcements egreadier.com
  23. Evil Geniuses to enter League of Legends, 2020 NA LCS evilgeniuses.gg
  24. Fireworks' Tweet twitter.com
  25. Evil Geniuses’ LCS Management Team Announcement facebook.com
  26. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  27. Today's my last day at Evil Geniuses. Matt Demers' TwitLonger twitlonger.com
  28. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2019-11-15; after change - NA - 2019-11-16
  29. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2019-11-17; after change - NA - 2019-11-18
  30. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  31. Cloud9's Tweet twitter.com
  32. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  33. Cloud9's Tweet twitter.com
  34. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  35. 100 Thieves' Tweet twitter.com
  36. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  37. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2019-11-26; after change - NA - 2019-11-27
  38. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  39. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  40. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  41. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  42. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-12-12
  43. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-12-16
  44. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-12-18
  45. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-12-19
  46. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-12-28
  47. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2020-01-09
  48. Saira Mueller's Tweet twitter.com
  49. Towey's Tweet twitter.com
  50. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2020-07-14; after change - NA - 2020-07-15
  51. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2020-07-14; after change - NA - 2020-07-15
  52. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  53. Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  54. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2020-07-20; after change - NA - 2020-07-21