Evil Geniuses to Exit Esports by Year End

Evil Geniuses (EG), a renowned esports organization, has been reported to be planning a complete exit from the esports scene by the end of 2023.

Evil Geniuses to Exit Esports by Year End
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Evil Geniuses (EG), a renowned esports organization, has been reported to be planning a complete exit from the esports scene by the end of 2023. This Seattle-based organization, established in 1999, currently fields teams in various popular esports titles like Valorant, League of Legends, Counter-Strike 2, and Dota 2. However, the news primarily surfaced concerning their League of Legends team's exit from the LCS 2024 circuit.

 

According to a report by Sports Business Journal, the owners, Peak6, have been unsuccessfully attempting to sell the esports division. The report did not specifically mention the fate of their Valorant, CS, or Dota 2 rosters, but complete disbandment implies these teams would become organization-less.

 

EG's 2023 season saw mixed results, with their Valorant team winning Champions 2023 and being nominated for the Esports Team of the Year award, while their Counter-strike team is ranked 37th globally, and their Dota 2 team finished in the 13th-16th position at The International​​​.

 

Evil Geniuses is recognized as one of the industry's largest and oldest names, known for representing a diverse fanbase and promoting inclusivity. With over 14 million followers globally, this development has caught the attention of fans worldwide, who are keenly watching to see how the situation unfolds for each of EG's rosters​.