Evil Geniuses

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Evil Geniuses
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Team information
Region North America
Location United States
Coaches Ryan "Towey" Towey
Manager
CEO Alexander Garfield
Captain Eric "Snip3down" Wrona
Website
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Sponsor(s) Monster Energy
Xfinity
Steelseries
SanDisk
100TB
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Scuf Gaming
YouTube myegnet
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Facebook EvilGeniuses
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Organization
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History
Created November 21st, 2014
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Evil Geniuses is a North American esports organization which has fielded teams/players in a multitude of games over the years, such as Counter Strike, Dota 2, League of Legends, Starcraft II, Street Fighter and more.

Overview

Evil Geniuses was founded in 1999 as a Canadian Counter Strike team. Future CEO Alexander Garfield joined the organization in 2004. As time went on, EG expanded into many esports, such as Halo 2, DotA, StarCraft: Brood War, and Street Fighter. Today, they are one of the most prominent organizations in North America.

Halo History

Halo 2

Team EG

Evil Geniuses first entered the Halo scene in 2005, sponsoring a team of Canadians Nelson "G-SpOt" Triana and Jason "SadPandaEh" The alongside Americans "BLACKJAK" and Michael "StrongSide" Cavanaugh. Team EG's first tournament was MLG Los Angeles 2005, where they finished 3rd. G-SpOt and SadPanda represented Canada and Evil Geniuses at the 2005 World Cyber Games Finals. They took 2nd at the event, losing only to the American Ogre twins of Team 3D. Team EG returned at MLG Atlanta 2005, where they placed in the top 6. Following Atlanta, Strongside left and was replaced by Austin "Mack" Davis. At MLG Chicago 2005, Team EG placed top 8, and at the 2005 MLG New York National Championships, they placed top 6, out of the prize money.

Team EG returned for the 2006 season with a roster of G-SpOt, "Prime", "Cypher" and "The Bo". They placed 13th at MLG New York 2006. The team disbanded after New York.

Halo 2: Anniversary

Evil Geniuses' return to Halo would come 9 years after their first stint. On November 21st, the organization announced its roster for HCS Season 1 - Justin "iGotUrPistola" Deese, Eric "Snipedown" Wrona and twin brothers Justin "Roy" Brown and Jason "Lunchbox" Brown, with coach Ryan "Towey" Towey.[1][2][3] EG's first tournament was Iron Games Columbus 2014, where they finished 2nd. After the Grand Finals match against Counter Logic Gaming, Pistola injured his hand. This forced EG to place him on injured reserve and pick up a replacement - Tony "Lethul" Campbell, Jr.[4] The new roster's first tournament was UGC St. Louis 2015, where they finished 3rd. Over the following weeks, EG took part in five HCS Online Cups. They won the last two and went into Gamers For Giving 2015 hoping to carry that momentum forward. They did not disappoint at the event, sweeping CLG in the finals for their first live event win. They returned at the HCS Season 1 Finals where they again finished 1st, defeating CLG in the finals.

EG's average placing in HCS Season 1 was 1.75. Their total winnings amounted to $64,750.

During the off-season, Pistola officially left the team when it was confirmed that he was joining Cloud9.[5] Their first event of HCS Season 2 was Iron Games Atlanta 2015. They went into the Grand Finals from the Winners Bracket and actually lost the first finals series against Denial eSports, but reversed the result in the second series to win their third straight tournament. Over the following weeks, EG won five of the seven HCS Cups they competed in. They then won HCS Indianapolis, defeating CLG in the finals once again. At the HCS Season 2 Finals, though they defeated CLG in the Winners' Bracket, CLG battled out of the Losers' Bracket for a Finals rematch. CLG took the first series 3-2, but were swept in the second series as EG won its fifth straight tournament and second straight Season Finals, closing out Halo 2: Anniversary as the undisputed kings.

EG's average placing in HCS Season 2 was 1.00. Their total winnings amounted to $114,100.

Halo 5

Halo World Championship 2016

The dominant EG squad predictably stayed together through the offseason. In their first Halo World Championship-affiliated tournament, NA Qualifier #1, they continued their official tournament winning streak, defeating Team EnVyUs in the finals. Their streak was broken the following week, as they finished top 4 in NA Qualifier #2. After EG failed to win the next two cups as well, Lethul was confirmed to have left the team on January 21st in a forum post by Snipedown. EG replaced him later that day with Hamza "Commonly" Abbaali. Despite the last minute change, EG continued their streak of event wins, defeating Lethul and CLG in dramatic fashion in the finals at the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational after losing to CLG earlier in the event in Group Play. In addition to prize money, EG were awarded X Games gold medals for their efforts. The next month at the HWC NA Regional Finals, EG were defeated 4-0 in the semifinals by CLG, ending their historic winning streak with a top 4 finish. At Worlds, EG came out struggling, losing a close series to Renegades in their group. This resulted in a quarterfinals match against CLG, which EG lost 3-0, exiting the tournament with a top 8 finish.

Pro League

On March 22nd, two days after the conclusion of HWC 2016, Evil Geniuses announced the release of Commonly and the signing of Ayden "Suspector" Hill, formerly of Team Allegiance.[6] They were invited to the first LAN qualifier for the Pro League, taking place at PAX East 2016, alongside three other teams. EG defeated Team EnVyUs in the finals 4-2, securing their spot in the Pro League.

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2006
  • 2005

Personnel

Player Roster

Active

ID Name Position
USA ContrA Cody Szczodrowski Player
USA Lunchbox Jason Brown Player
USA Roy Justin Brown Player
USA OGRE2 Tom Ryan Player
USA Towey Ryan Towey Coach
USA PreDevoNatoR Devon Layton Player

Former

ID Name Next Team
USA Ninja Tyler Blevins
None
USA StelluR Braedon Boettcher
None
USA Victory X Cameron Thorlakson LGlogo std.png Luminosity Gaming
USA Suspector Ayden Hill E6logo std.png Enigma6 Group
USA Snip3down Eric Wrona NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
USA Commonly Hamza Abbaali RNGlogo std.png Renegades
USA Lethul Tony Campbell CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
USA iGotUrPistola Justin Deese C9logo std.png Cloud9
Canada G-SpOt Nelson Triana Logo std2.png KSI
USA Prime
None
USA Cypher Logo std2.png KSI
Canada The Bo Logo std2.png SuperMarioBrothers
USA Mack Austin Davis Logo std2.png Team KSI
Canada SadPanda Jason The Logo std2.png Team KSI
USA BLACKJAK Logo std2.png Team KSI
USA Strongside Michael Cavanaugh Logo std2.png IGS
USA StelluR Braedon Boettcher TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Ninja Tyler Blevins LGlogo std.png Luminosity Gaming

Organization

Active

ID Name Position
USA Alexander Garfield Alexander Garfield CEO
USA Colin DeShong Colin DeShong COO

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
January 22, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 6th $3,000 UGC St. Louis 2017 LunchboxRoyContrAPreDevoNatoRTowey
November 10, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A66th $8,000 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season LunchboxRoyNinjaStelluR
October 30, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A55th $3,000 UGC St. Louis 2016 RoyLunchboxNinjaStelluRTowey
July 15, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A55th $9,000 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Season Snip3downLunchboxRoySuspector
April 24, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A11st I1Q HCS Pro League Invitational 2016 Snip3downLunchboxRoySuspectorTowey
March 20, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 8th $75,000 Halo World Championship 2016 Snip3downLunchboxRoyCommonlyTowey
February 21, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A33 - 4th $5,000 HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 Snip3downLunchboxRoyCommonlyTowey
January 30, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A11st Gold.png $15,000 X Games Aspen 2016 Snip3downLunchboxRoyCommonlyTowey
July 26, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A11st $75,000 HCS Season 2 Finals Snip3downLunchboxRoyLethulTowey
June 28, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A11st $20,000 HCS Indianapolis Snip3downLunchboxRoyLethulTowey
April 19, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A11st $10,000 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 Snip3downLunchboxRoyLethulTowey
March 8, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A11st $50,000 HCS Season 1 Finals Snip3downLunchboxRoyLethulTowey
February 22, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A11st $6,000 Gamers For Giving 2015 Snip3downLunchboxRoyLethulTowey
January 4, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A33rd $2,500 UGC St. Louis 2015 Snip3downLunchboxRoyLethulTowey
December 14, 2014 Halo 2a logo.png A22nd $4,000 Iron Games Columbus 2014 Snip3downLunchboxRoyiGotUrPistolaTowey
April 24, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png B313th - MLG New York 2006 G-SpOtPrimeCypherThe Bo
February 26, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png A55 - 6th - MLG New York Championships 2005 MackSadPandaEhBLACKJAKG-SpOt
December 18, 2005 Halo 2 logo.png A77th - MLG Chicago 2005 MackSadPandaEhBLACKJAKG-SpOt
November 27, 2005 Halo 2 logo.png A55th - MLG Atlanta 2005 SadPandaEhBLACKJAKG-SpOtStrongside
November 20, 2005 Halo 2 logo.png A22nd - World Cyber Games Finals 2005 SadPandaEhG-SpOt--
October 16, 2005 Halo 2 logo.png A33rd - MLG Los Angeles 2005 SadPandaEhBLACKJAKG-SpOtStrongside

Media

Articles

Highlight Videos

Interviews

Other

See Also

Gallery

External Links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Welcome Home, John - youtube.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Evil Geniuses' tweet - twitter.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 Evil Geniuses Launches Halo Division - evilgeniuses.gg
  4. 4.0 4.1 Halo Division Roster Update - evilgeniuses.gg
  5. 5.0 5.1 Pistola listed on Cloud9's website roster on this date.
  6. 6.0 6.1 EG Welcomes Suspector to Halo Division - evilgeniuses.gg