Evil Geniuses

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Evil Geniuses
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Team Information
Location: USA United States
Manager: Cody "evoli" Conners
Team Captain: Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson
Sponsor: Monster Energy
Kingston HyperX
Razer
ZAM Network
NEEDforSEAT
J!NX
CyberPowerPC
BenQ
Links
Website Twitter Facebook YouTube Channel TLPD HotS TLPD International TLPD Korea Aligulac
Solo Achievements
2010 MLG Pro Circuit/DCIEM Season VI - Global Challenge CologneNorth American Star League Season 2IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou2011 MLG Pro Circuit: Orlando2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: Europe FinalsIEM Season VIII - ShanghaiASUS ROG NorthCon 2013
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:

8

Picon small.png 3Ticon small.png 3Zicon small.png 2
History
Created: 1999 – Organization founding
2009-04-12 – StarCraft division
Recent Player Trades: 2014-02-05 - Machine retires


To read about Evil Geniuses's activities in StarCraft: Brood War, see Evil Geniuses. For the team's activities in Dota 2, see Evil Geniuses.


Overview[edit]

Evil Geniuses is one of the oldest North American sponsored multigaming clans with a long history in gaming. The team was established in 1999 and has developed from being a clan, into a "new media agency specializing in contracting professional gamers, creating online and offline video game broadcasts, and developing engaging marketing initiatives aimed at attracting and influencing gamers worldwide." Evil Geniuses are well known for their StarCraft II, League of Legends, Dota 2 and fighting game divisions.

EG first created a StarCraft squad in April 2009 consisting of several American players including iNcontroL, Machine, LzGaMeR, Nyoken, G5 and iNkA. They also had a Warcraft III team with Grubby and Ciara amongst others. In January 2010, the team attempted its own gaming house to replicate Korean conditions, and eventually, the team shifted over to StarCraft II.

The StarCraft II squad flourished, first by signing one of the biggest non-Korean names in IdrA, as well as other international players such as DeMusliM, HuK as well as Korean players such as PuMa and JYP in order to have a shot at winning high profile individual tournaments. In the meantime, EG hosted its own StarCraft II league in the Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series and created a team house in Arizona.

EG kept on setting new targets, specifically by creating a partnership with the Korean team, SlayerS, sharing a training environment in Seoul, and also with whom they would also participate in the GSTL as SlayerS-EG. The team's overwhelming purchasing power allowed them to sign practically any player they wanted, leading them to recruit the biggest names in the non-Korean StarCraft II scene, in Stephano and ThorZaIN.

Despite the setback that was the closure of SlayerS, EG moved to bigger and better things, by opening their own team house in South Korea, complete with a coach, and teamed up with Team Liquid to form the 'unholy alliance' of EG-Liquid to participate in the most prestigious team league in the world: Proleague. Despite significantly bolstering their roster for the endeavour, particularly through the recruitment of the celebrated Coach Park, as well as the players Jaedong, Revival, aLive and Oz, they were crushed by the KeSPA teams.

Following the closure of EG's Proleague endeavour, and the retirement or departure of several key players, including PuMa, IdrA, Stephano, Revival, Oz and aLive, the team moved to San Francisco to focus on the World Championship Series.

Timeline[edit]

  • February 5, Machine announces his retirement.[1]
  • February 4, Razer partners with Evil Geniuses.[2]
  • February 4, LzGaMeR parts ways with Evil Geniuses.[3]
  • March 13, Evil Geniuses recruit former SK Telecom T1 coach, Yong Woon Park, as their new Head Coach.[4]
  • March 15, Evil Geniuses release PuMa from the team.[5]
  • March 28, Evil Geniuses sign former Fnatic players aLive and Oz.[6]
  • May 9, Evil Geniuses release IdrA from the team.[7]
  • May 29, Evil Geniuses announce NEEDforSEAT as a sponsor.[8]
  • June 4, Evil Geniuses sign Xenocider.[9]
  • June 14, Evil Geniuses announce J!NX as a sponsor.[10]
  • July 10, Evil Geniuses announce XMG as a sponsor.[11]
  • July 22, Evil Geniuses and Coach Park parts ways, with Park taking up the vacant head coach spot on CJ Entus.[12]
  • August 6, Stephano officially retires from pro gaming.[13]
  • September 30, Evil Geniuses parts ways with Hwanni and TrOt, following the closure of their Korean team house.[14]
  • October 16, Evil Geniuses announce BenQ as a sponsor.[15]
  • December 13, Oz, aLive and Revival leave Evil Geniuses.[16]
  • January 4, Evil Geniuses sign British StarCraft II player DeMusliM.[29]
  • February, American Protoss player, iNkA is released.
  • March 31, EG parts ways with Dutch player Grubby and American manager Tasteless.[30]
  • April 21, The team announce an exclusive sponsorship with Monster Energy for 2011.[31]
  • April 30, the team announced the $10,000 Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V Team League.[32]
  • July 21, Team SCV Life announce that PuMa planned to join Evil Geniuses. The conditions of his transfer were controversial, given that the Team SCV Life manager was not informed of EG's intentions.[33] However, on July 26, 2011, Evil Geniuses CEO Alex Garfield announced that PuMa had been signed by the team.[34]
  • July 31, EG announce its own training house in Arizona.[35]
  • August 17, HuK joins the team.[36]
  • October 17, Evil Geniuses create another obscure hype page, indicating an announcement to come. This hype was clarified on October 21 when the team announced an official training partnership between SlayerS and EG.[37] This partnership gave HuK and PuMa the chance to reside permanently at the SlayerS team house, while also permitting IdrA and DeMusliM to reside in a non-permanent way while they compete in the GSL.[38]
  • December 30, The team announced the acquisition of South Korean Protoss JYP.[39]
  • January, Evil Geniuses re-signs its respective contracts with iNcontroL, Nyoken, Machine, LzGaMeR, Louder and iNkA.
  • January, G5 officially departs the StarCraft division of the team.
  • January, Former manager Colbi steps down from active duty as team manager due to personal reasons.
  • January, The "EG House", a progaming house in Arizona, is formed with Machine, Nyoken, and iNkA, as well as player and caster Psyonic Reaver as its initial members. The goal was to create an atmosphere similar to Korean pro-team houses.
  • February, the StarCraft II beta was released and the StarCraft team gradually shifted towards StarCraft II. Team members began practicing the new game from day one.[40][41]
  • April, The team won its first notable StarCraft II clan war by beating Team Liquid 3-2.[42]
  • July, The team signs former top American Warcraft III players Axslav and StrifeCro.
  • September, The team made its first investments in the Korean scene, signing IdrA and Tasteless.[43]
  • April 12, Evil Geniuses officially announce a StarCraft division.[44] The initial roster consisted of iNcontroL, Nyoken, Machine, LzGaMeR, and G5.
  • May, Louder joins Evil Geniuses immediately following his World Cyber Games (WCG) US Invite in New York.
  • June, G5 unofficially leaves the Evil Geniuses roster after internal problems. He remained under contract for the rest of 2009.
  • August, Evil Geniuses sign iNkA.

Player Roster[edit]

United Kingdom Ticon small.png DeMusliM
 Benjamin Baker
Canada Picon small.png HuK
 Chris Loranger
USA Picon small.png iNcontroL Captain.png
 Geoff Robinson
South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong
 Lee Jae Dong
South Korea Picon small.png JYP
 Park Jin Young
USA Zicon small.png Suppy
 Conan Liu
Sweden Ticon small.png ThorZaIN
 Marcus Eklöf
USA Ticon small.png Xenocider
 Libo Chang

Best Yearly Results[edit]

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
GBUnited Kingdom TTicon small.png DeMusliM Benjamin Baker A8Ro8 IEM Season V - Global Challenge Cologne 3rd IEM Season V - European Championships A8Ro8 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo North American Star League Season 4 B6Premier League Ro16 2013 WCS Season 2 America KD2aChallenger League Ro32 2014 WCS Season 2 Europe
CanadaCanada PPicon small.png HuK Chris Loranger 1st MLG Raleigh 2010 1st DreamHack Summer 2011 MLG Orlando 2011 3rd 2012_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Winter/Arena 9 - 12th 2013_DreamHack_Open/Valencia Premier League 13 - 16th 2014_WCS_Season_1_America
USAUSA PPicon small.png iNcontroL (Captain.png) Geoff Robinson 13th MLG Raleigh 2010 4th MLG Dallas 2011 D2Ro32 HomeStory_Cup/4 HomeStory_Cup/5 D2Ro32 HomeStory_Cup/8 -
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Jaedong Lee Jae Dong - - B6Ro16 2012 WCS South Korea Nationals 1st ASUS ROG NorthCon 2013 3 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Cologne
krSouth Korea PPicon small.png JYP Park Jin Young - LA8Aicon.png Ro8 2011 Global StarCraft II League August 2011 Global StarCraft II League October IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou 3rd HomeStory Cup/4 5 - 6th 2013_DreamHack_Open/Valencia 2013_DreamHack_Open/Winter KD2aChallenger League Ro32 2014 WCS Season 2 America
USAUSA ZZicon small.png Suppy Conan Liu - 49+ MLG Anaheim 2011 A8Ro8 2012 Battle.net World Championship B6Premier League Ro16 2013 WCS Season 1 America KD2aChallenger League Ro32 2014 WCS Season 2 America
seSweden TTicon small.png ThorZaIN Marcus Sebastian Eklöf D2Ro32 DreamHack Winter 2010 1st 2011 Pokerstrategy.com TSL3 1st 2012 DreamHack Open/Stockholm B6Premier League Ro16 2013 WCS Season 1 Europe HomeStory Cup/7 -
usUSA TTicon small.png Xenocider Libo Chang - - 57 - 72nd MLG Raleigh 2012 9 - 12th World Cyber Games 2013 KD2aChallenger League Ro32 2014 WCS Season 2 America

Former[edit]

ID Name Join Date Leave Date Duration New Team
USAUSA ZZicon small.png Machine Bryce Bates 12 April 2009 5 February 2014 4 years 10 months ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
krSouth Korea TTicon small.png aLive Han Lee Seok 28 March 2013 13 December 2013 8 months MVPlogo std.png MVP
krSouth Korea PPicon small.png Oz Kim Hak Soo 28 March 2013 13 December 2013 8 months Planetkey std.png Planetkey Dynamics
krSouth Korea ZZicon small.png Revival Kim Dong Hyun 10 December 2012 13 December 2013 1 year CMStormlogo std.png CM Storm
FrFrance ZZicon small.png Stephano Ilyes Satouri 10 September 2012 7 August 2013 1 year ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
USAUSA ZZicon small.png IdrA Greg Fields 9 September 2010 9 May 2013 2 years 7 months ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
krSouth Korea TTicon small.png PuMa Lee Ho Joon 26 July 2011 15 March 2013 1 year 8 months ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
USAUSA ZZicon small.png LzGaMeR Jacob Winstead 12 April 2009 4 February 2013 3 years 10 months ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
USAUSA PPicon small.png Axslav Nick Ranish 1 July 2010 18 January 2012 1 year 6 months InfintySevenlogo std.png Infinity Seven
USAUSA ZZicon small.png StrifeCro Cong Shu 1 July 2010 18 January 2012 1 year 6 months Teamlegionlogo std.png Team Legion
USAUSA PPicon small.png iNkA Kelby Williams 1 August 2009 1 February 2011 1 year 6 months Lazarus-Gaming.png Lazarus Gaming
NLNetherlands PPicon small.png Grubby Manuel Schenkhuizen 11 February 2011 31 March 2011 2 months Grubbylogo std.png Team Grubby
USAUSA PPicon small.png Tasteless Nicolas Plott 9 September 2010 31 March 2011 7 months ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
USAUSA TTicon small.png Nyoken Daniel Eidson 12 April 2009 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
USAUSA TTicon small.png Louder David Fells 1 May 2009 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement

Organization[edit]

ID Name Position
USA ottersareneat Alex Garfield Executive Director
USA Colbi Lucas Bigham Editor-in-Chief
USA uNcontroLable Anna Prosser Creative Media Manager
Canada Azael Isaac Cummings Bentley Caster

Team Achievements[edit]

Date League Result Winnings
2014
2014-03-24 Gold.png SHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 4 : 2 Startalelogo std.png StarTale $500
2014-02-20 Gold.png SHOUTcraft Clan Wars February 2014 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 4 : 1 IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle $500
2013
2013-09-14 Bronze.png StarCraft 2 League Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 1 : 4 Acerlogo std.png Team Acer $2,000
2013-07-08 8th 2012–2013 Proleague Eg-Liquidlogo std.png EG-Liquid 2 : 4 STXlogo std.png STX SouL $4,650
2013-02-26 SF.png 2013 IGN Pro Team League Season 1 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 3 : 5 IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle $2,000
2012
2012-11-07 SF.png 2012 IGN Pro Team League Season 1 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 1 : 5 IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle $2,000
2012-07-28 Silver.png 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2 SlayerS-EG.std.png SlayerS-EG 0 : 5 FXOlogo std.png FXOpen e-Sports $13,031
2011
2011-11-13 Silver.png GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 2 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 2 : 3 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire $1,000
2011-10-30 Copper.png Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series VI Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 1 : 3 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire
2011-09-25 Silver.png ESEA 2 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 3 : 1 InfintySevenlogo std.png Infinity Seven $1,200
2011-05-14 Silver.png ESEA 1 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 1 : 3 Complexitylogo std.png compLexity $1,200
2011-03-20 Bronze.png GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 3 : 2 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid $500
2011-01-31 Gold.png Machinima Realm Invitational Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 4 : 0 Rootlogo std.png ROOT Gaming $2,000

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

References[edit]

  1. EGMachine (5 February 2014). "Machine retires". www.teamliquid.net.
  2. Clare4 (4 February 2013). "Razer sponsors Evil Geniuses". www.teamliquid.net.
  3. LzGaMeR (4 February 2013). "LzGaMeR's Tweet". www.twitter.com/LzGaMeR.
  4. Evil Geniuses (13 March 2013). "EG-Liquid names Coach Park as new Head Coach". www.evilgeniuses.net.
  5. Alex Garfield (15 March 2013). "EG releases Ho Joon "PuMa" Lee". www.evilgeniuses.net.
  6. Alex Garfield (28 March 2013). "Team EG welcomes aLive and Oz". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
  7. Alex Garfield (9 May 2013). "IdrA released from EG". www.teamliquid.net.
  8. Evil Geniuses (29 May 2013). "NEEDforSEAT USA Sponsors Evil Geniuses". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
  9. Cody Conners (4 June 2013). "Libo "Xenocider" Chang Added to SC2 Division". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
  10. Evil Geniuses (14 June 2013). "J!NX Sponsors Evil Geniuses". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
  11. Evil Geniuses (10 July 2013). "XMG Sponsors Evil Geniuses". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
  12. egernya (22 July 2013). "Coach Park to CJ Entus". www.teamliquid.net.
  13. Waxangel (22 July 2013). "Stephano Retires". www.teamliquid.net.
  14. Ender985 (2 October 2013). "EG's Korea team house has closed". www.teamliquid.net.
  15. Evil Geniuses (16 October 2013). "BenQ Announces Sponsorship of Team Evil Geniuses". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
  16. Sunfish (13 December 2013). "Oz, aLive, and Revival Leave Evil Geniuses". www.teamliquid.net.
  17. Evil Geniuses (18 January 2012). "Evil Geniuses part ways with Axslav and StrifeCro". www.myeg.net.
  18. Definitive eSports (3 March 2012). "Orb Moves In To The EG Lair". www.d-esports.com.
  19. Alex Garfield (8 March 2012). "Orb Dismissed from Evil Geniuses Broadcasts". www.teamliquid.net.
  20. Evil Geniuses (8 May 2012). "Thor is here". www.evilgeniuses.net.
  21. snowbird (17 May 2012). "GSTL Season 2: oGs out, EG+Slayers, LG-IM+SK in". www.teamliquid.net.
  22. Evil Geniuses (24 July 2012). "Evil Geniuses Welcome Conan "Suppy" Liu". www.evilgeniuses.net.
  23. EG.lectR (1 September 2012). "Evil Geniuses and SlayerS Clan End Partnership". www.teamliquid.net.
  24. TeamLiquid ESPORTS (10 September 2012). "Stephano Confirmed to EG". www.teamliquid.net.
  25. ProxyWolf (30 September 2012). "Wolf's Tweet". www.twitter.com/ProxyWolf.
  26. Evil Geniuses (4 December 2012). "A New Era Has Come". www.evilgeniuses.net.
  27. Alex Garfield (5 December 2012). "EG.Jaedong". www.teamliquid.net.
  28. Evil Geniuses (10 December 2012). "Calling for a Revival". www.evilgeniuses.net.
  29. Evil Geniuses (4 January 2011). "Team EG acquire DeMusliM". www.myeg.net.
  30. Evil Geniuses (31 March 2011). "Team EG and Grubby Part Ways". www.myeg.net.
  31. Evil Geniuses (21 April 2011). "Monster Energy Sponsors Team EG". www.myeg.net.
  32. Colbi (2 May 2011). "EG launch $10,000 Master's Cup Series League". www.teamliquid.net.
  33. Milkis (21 July 2011). "Puma leaves TSL for EG". www.teamliquid.net.
  34. Alex Garfield (26 July 2011). "EG signs PuMa, responds to criticism". www.teamliquid.net.
  35. Evil Geniuses (31 July 2011). "Team EG announce Training House". www.myeg.net.
  36. TeamLiquid (17 August 2011). "Farewell, Liquid`HuK". www.teamliquid.net.
  37. Evil Geniuses (21 October 2011). "Team Evil Geniuses announces training camp partnership with SlayerS". www.myeg.net.
  38. Evil Geniuses (14 December 2011). "Prepare Yourselves: IdrA is Back in Code S". www.myeg.net.
  39. Evil Geniuses (30 December 2011). "EG announces addition of Park "JYP" Jin Young". www.myeg.net.
  40. Evil Geniuses (18 February 2010). "StarCraft 2 Beta release!". www.myeg.net.
  41. Evil Geniuses (5 April 2010). "SC House update". www.myeg.net.
  42. riptide (18 April 2010). "(SC2B) Liquid vs EG Clanwar - Aftermath". www.teamliquid.net.
  43. hydrolis (9 September 2010). "IdrA and Tasteless join EG". www.sk-gaming.com.
  44. Evil Geniuses (12 April 2009). "Team EG Announces StarCraft Division". www.myeg.net.

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