Team Evil Geniuses

Humza KhalidE-Sports/Teams0 Comments

As mentioned earlier, there are many teams that compete in the tournaments held by ESL. Out of these, one of the major league gaming team is “Team Evil Geniuses”. With a name in the gaming world and a hard to give-in team, team Evil Geniuses is a solid team not to mess with.

History

Team Evil Geniuses was founded back in 1999 in Canada as a team for Counter Strike. One of the famous names include Alexander Garfield, who started working for EG later on but laid down the major basis. The team participates different gaming categories in the ESL tournaments. Since the formation of the team, has become a leading e-sports name and a media agency. Not only this, but the team specializes in contracting professional gamers from around the globe, choosing the best for the spot. They also create online and offline video game broadcasts. This allows them to develop marketing initiatives, which aims at attracting and influencing many pro-gamers from different areas.

EG acquired a “Defense of the Ancients (DOTA)” roster on April 12, 2008. EG also entered the “Star Craft: BROOD War” scene on April 25, 2009, with the recruitment of World Cyber Games USA champions.

 

In 2010, EG expanded into fighting games by signing Justin Wong and Martin Phan. Within a year they expanded their fighting game division with the addition of Ricki Ortiz, Ari Weintraub and Eduardo Perez-Frangie, as well as Japanese players.

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January 7, 2012, was one of the turning day in EG’s career, with the dismissal of its long-standing Counter-Strike squad. Later in September 2012, Bulba and xHobbzeEx left the Dota 2 squad due to personal conflicts and were replaced by Jio Madayag and Robert Tinnies.

On January 25, 2013, EG announced their expansion into League of Legends with the signing of the former Counter Logic Gaming European division – In negotiations that reportedly spanned three months, however the team would later disband due to extremely poor results.

EG faced another turn in their events when three of their COD squad players, Patrick Price, Ian Porter and Ken Dedo, left the squad and joined OpTic Gaming. The CEO, Alex Garfield later confirmed via Reddit that he indeed left the three of the players go to the OpTic.

November 21, 2014, EG announced the launch of their first Halo squad consisting of the twins “Jason and Justin Brown”. The 2014 Halo World Championships finalist “Justin Deese” and “Eric Wrona” who is reckoned as among the best slayers in the world. The team competed in the Halo Championship Series Season 1 and won 3 online cups to this point.

Things turn another turn when on December 9, 2014, EG’s parent organization, “GoodGame Agency” announced that it had been acquired by Twitch.

December 16, 2014, EG’s Yusuke MOMOCHI WON THE 2014 Capcom Cup tournament. Momochi has qualified for the event by winning South East Asia Major 2014 in Singapore. This win automatically granted him entry in Capcom Cup 2015. On July 10, 2015, Momochi won Evolution 2015, taking the win from AVerMedia’s Bruce Hsiang in a controversial Grand Finals set that saw Momochi suffer from hardware failure with his Razer arcade stick.

  OpTic Gaming

August 8, 2015, EG beat CDEC Gaming to win The International 2015, securing a first- time championship and winning a total of $6,614,014, the largest first place prize ever awarded in e-sports and the first American team to win 1st place at the International.nJZpM4R

Events and Divisions

EG currently participates in various divisions including “DOTA-2, Fighting Games, League of Legends, Star Craft 2, World of Warcraft and Halo”.

The following are the team distributions for various divisions:

Star Craft 2: Legacy of the Void

  • Chris “HuK” Loranger (Canada)
  • Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson (USA)
  • Lee “Jaedong” Jae-Dong (South Korea)
  • Conan “Suppy” Liu (USA)
  • Libo “Xenocider” Chang (USA)

Dota 2:

  • Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora (USA)
  • Syed “Suma1L” Hassan (Pakistan)
  • Ludwig “zai” Wahlberg (Sweden)
  • Clinton “Fear” Loomis (USA)
  • Peter “PPD” Dager (USA)

Fighting Games:

  • Yuko “Choco Blanka” Momochi (Japan)
  • Justin “JWong” Wong (USA)
  • Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley (USA)
  • Yusuke “Momochi” Momochi (Japan)
  • Kevin “PPMD” Nanney (USA)
  • Eduardo “PR Blarog” Perez (USA)
  • Ricki Ortiz

Halo:

  • Eric “Snip3down” Wrona (USA)
  • Jason “Lunchbox” Brown (USA)
  • Justin “Roy” Brown (USA)
  • Ayden “Suspector” Hill (USA)
  • Ryan “Towey” Towey (USA)

With the Cross Fire squad, EG doesn’t competes in the competition at the moment.

EG Is Currently ranked 12th in the Dota 2 competition according to the GosuGamers.net rankings.

However, the team has the highest winning total of $12,433,773.71 winning 577 tournaments so far, which is the highest total of sum that any team has achieved yet.

Although “Team Liquid” has won astonishing 692 tournaments, yet they still are trailing behind EG in terms of total earnings by winning tournaments. “Mousesports” is also trailing Evil Geniuses, even after winning 630 tournaments so far.

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