Evil Geniuses are reportedly dropping CS2 teams and selling the LCS slot

Published: 2023-11-07T22:09:05

Updated: 2023-11-07T22:09:17

Evil Geniuses are reportedly abandoning their CS2 teams and are in the process of selling their LCS spot as the organization falters after multiple layoffs.

Evil Geniuses is just as successful as an e-sports company as the organization is Running with a skeleton crew, according to Dot Esports. The company announced its third round of layoffs last week and has since laid off its DOTA 2 team following their participation in the 2023 edition of The International.

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After its acquisition by Peak6 Capital, several controversies arose surrounding the organization. The company has reportedly been involved in the mistreatment of one of its star League of Legends players, is reportedly keeping its championship-winning Valorant team in contract prison, and has become alienated from the Rocket League community.

Now, a new report by Richard Lewis Details on how the organization will shed its Counter-Strike 2 rosters and how it is on track to sell its franchise slot in the North American League of Legends league, the LCS.

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Evil Geniuses will be dropping CS2 teams as squads continue to bleed out

The report states that a source has said that Evil Geniuses will cut its CS2 men’s team after December and will likely let go of its women’s teams before then.

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The organization currently has three CS2 squads, its main men’s squad, its academy team called EG Black and its women’s team called EG Gold. The organization also has a Valorant women’s team that will play at the Game Changers Championship in November.

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Evil Geniuses with the ESL ONE New York trophyBart Oerbekke for ESL

Evil Geniuses won ESL One New York 2019.

Evil Geniuses scaled down its Counter-Strike experiment with four teams in April. The organization re-entered esports in 2019 with the acquisition of the NRG Esports roster.

The report also states that EG is in the process of selling its LCS slot, with Enthusiast Gaming currently the most likely buyer. Enthusiast owns the Luminosity Gaming brand and also operates the Vancouver Titans in the Overwatch League.

Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: dustinhuang@nytimas.com.

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