2009-04-12 – StarCraft division
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 were 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.
At the very beginning of 2017, it was announced that the SC2 division was closed.
- February 4, Razer partners with Evil Geniuses.
- February 4, LzGaMeR parts ways with Evil Geniuses.
- March 13, Evil Geniuses recruit former SK Telecom T1 coach, Yong Woon Park, as their new Head Coach.
- March 15, Evil Geniuses release PuMa from the team.
- March 28, Evil Geniuses sign former Fnatic players aLive and Oz.
- May 9, Evil Geniuses release IdrA from the team.
- May 29, Evil Geniuses announce NEEDforSEAT as a sponsor.
- June 4, Evil Geniuses sign Xenocider.
- June 14, Evil Geniuses announce J!NX as a sponsor.
- July 10, Evil Geniuses announce XMG as a sponsor.
- July 22, Evil Geniuses and Coach Park parts ways, with Park taking up the vacant head coach spot on CJ Entus.
- August 6, Stephano officially retires from pro gaming.
- September 30, Evil Geniuses parts ways with Hwanni and TrOt, following the closure of their Korean team house.
- October 16, Evil Geniuses announce BenQ as a sponsor.
- December 13, Oz, aLive and Revival leave Evil Geniuses.
- January 18, Axslav and StrifeCro part ways with Evil Geniuses.
- March 3, orb moves into the EG Lair.
- March 8, Following controversy over language used, EG fires orb.
- May 8, Evil Geniuses recruits ThorZaIN.
- May 17, GOMTV announce that Evil Geniuses and SlayerS would be partnering for the upcoming 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2.
- July 24, Evil Geniuses recruits Suppy.
- September 1, The partnership with SlayerS comes to an end.
- September 10, Stephano was confirmed to have signed with EG.
- September 30, Hwanni was confirmed to have switched from Fnatic to EG.
- December 4, Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid form EG-Liquid to participate in the upcoming Proleague. Former SK Telecom T1 coach, Sung Jin Park, joins as coach.
- December 5, Evil Geniuses recruit former Team 8 player Jaedong.
- December 10, Evil Geniuses recruit former Team SCV Life player Revival.
- January 4, Evil Geniuses sign British StarCraft II player DeMusliM.
- February, American Protoss player, iNkA is released.
- March 31, EG parts ways with Dutch player Grubby and American manager Tasteless.
- April 21, The team announce an exclusive sponsorship with Monster Energy for 2011.
- April 30, the team announced the $10,000 Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V Team League.
- 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. However, on July 26, 2011, Evil Geniuses CEO Alex Garfield announced that PuMa had been signed by the team.
- July 31, EG announce its own training house in Arizona.
- August 17, HuK joins the team.
- 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. 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.
- December 30, The team announced the acquisition of South Korean Protoss JYP.
- 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.
- April, The team won its first notable StarCraft II clan war by beating Team Liquid 3-2.
- 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.
- April 12, Evil Geniuses officially announce a StarCraft division. 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 at the Time of Disbandement
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|Suppy||Conan Liu||2012-07-24||2017-01-01||Sloth E-Sports Club|
|ThorZaIN||Marcus Sebastian Eklöf||2012-05-09||2017-01-01|
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|aLive||Han Lee Seok||2013-03-27||2013-12-12||MVP|
|Axslav||Nick Ranish||2010-06-30||2012-01-17||Infinity Seven|
|DeMusliM||Benjamin Baker||2011-01-04||2015-02-01||EURONICS Gaming|
|Grubby||Manuel Schenkhuizen||2011-02-10||2011-03-30||Team Grubby|
|iNkA||Kelby Williams||2009-07-31||2011-01-31||Lazarus Gaming|
|Jaedong||Lee Jae Dong||2012-12-04||2016-10-31||Retirement|
|JYP||Park Jin Young||2011-12-29||2014-06-29||Team Spectre|
|Oz||Kim Hak Soo||2013-03-27||2013-12-12||Planetkey Dynamics|
|PuMa||Lee Ho Joon||2011-07-25||2013-03-14||Retirement|
|Revival||Kim Dong Hyun||2012-12-09||2013-12-12||CM Storm|
|StrifeCro||Cong Shu||2010-06-30||2012-01-17||Team Legion|
|Staff at time of Disbandment|
|uNcontroLable||Anna Prosser||Creative Media Manager|
|Azael||Isaac Cummings Bentley||Caster|
- 2013-06-30 | Coach Park - MLG Anaheim 2013 by flamingcowtv at 2013 MLG Spring Championship (trans. )
- 2013-06-30 | Evil Geniuses CEO Alex Garfield on managing and marketing a fledgling eSports dynasty by Rob Zacny of PCGames N (trans. )
- 2013-06-30 | Feature interview with EG COO Scott "SirScoots" Smith by Patrick Howell O'Neill of [esfiworld.com ESFI World] (trans. )
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- adymus (2 February 2015). "DeMusliM leaves Evil Geniuses". tl.net.
- EGMachine (5 February 2014). "Machine retires". tl.net.
- Alex Garfield (15 May 2014). "EG Parts Ways with Illyes "Stephano" Satouri". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
- @jyp1013 (June 30, 2014). "JYP leaves Evil Geniuses". Twitter.com. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
- Clare4 (4 February 2013). "Razer sponsors Evil Geniuses". tl.net.
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- Evil Geniuses (13 March 2013). "EG-Liquid names Coach Park as new Head Coach". www.evilgeniuses.net.
- Alex Garfield (15 March 2013). "EG releases Ho Joon "PuMa" Lee". www.evilgeniuses.net.
- Alex Garfield (28 March 2013). "Team EG welcomes aLive and Oz". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
- Alex Garfield (9 May 2013). "IdrA released from EG". tl.net.
- Evil Geniuses (29 May 2013). "NEEDforSEAT USA Sponsors Evil Geniuses". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
- Cody Conners (4 June 2013). "Libo "Xenocider" Chang Added to SC2 Division". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
- Evil Geniuses (14 June 2013). "J!NX Sponsors Evil Geniuses". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
- Evil Geniuses (10 July 2013). "XMG Sponsors Evil Geniuses". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
- egernya (22 July 2013). "Coach Park to CJ Entus". tl.net.
- Waxangel (22 July 2013). "Stephano Retires". tl.net.
- Ender985 (2 October 2013). "EG's Korea team house has closed". tl.net.
- Evil Geniuses (16 October 2013). "BenQ Announces Sponsorship of Team Evil Geniuses". www.evilgeniuses.gg.
- Sunfish (13 December 2013). "Oz, aLive, and Revival Leave Evil Geniuses". tl.net.
- Evil Geniuses (18 January 2012). "Evil Geniuses part ways with Axslav and StrifeCro". www.myeg.net.
- Definitive eSports (3 March 2012). "Orb Moves In To The EG Lair". www.d-esports.com.
- Alex Garfield (8 March 2012). "Orb Dismissed from Evil Geniuses Broadcasts". tl.net.
- Evil Geniuses (8 May 2012). "Thor is here". www.evilgeniuses.net.
- snowbird (17 May 2012). "GSTL Season 2: oGs out, EG+Slayers, LG-IM+SK in". tl.net.
- Evil Geniuses (24 July 2012). "Evil Geniuses Welcome Conan "Suppy" Liu". www.evilgeniuses.net.
- EG.lectR (1 September 2012). "Evil Geniuses and SlayerS Clan End Partnership". tl.net.
- TeamLiquid ESPORTS (10 September 2012). "Stephano Confirmed to EG". tl.net.
- ProxyWolf (30 September 2012). "Wolf's Tweet". www.twitter.com/ProxyWolf.
- Evil Geniuses (4 December 2012). "A New Era Has Come". www.evilgeniuses.net.
- Alex Garfield (5 December 2012). "EG.Jaedong". tl.net.
- Evil Geniuses (10 December 2012). "Calling for a Revival". www.evilgeniuses.net.
- Evil Geniuses (4 January 2011). "Team EG acquire DeMusliM". www.myeg.net.
- Evil Geniuses (31 March 2011). "Team EG and Grubby Part Ways". www.myeg.net.
- Evil Geniuses (21 April 2011). "Monster Energy Sponsors Team EG". www.myeg.net.
- Colbi (2 May 2011). "EG launch $10,000 Master's Cup Series League". tl.net.
- Milkis (21 July 2011). "Puma leaves TSL for EG". tl.net.
- Alex Garfield (26 July 2011). "EG signs PuMa, responds to criticism". tl.net.
- Evil Geniuses (31 July 2011). "Team EG announce Training House". www.myeg.net.
- TeamLiquid (17 August 2011). "Farewell, Liquid`HuK". tl.net.
- Evil Geniuses (21 October 2011). "Team Evil Geniuses announces training camp partnership with SlayerS". www.myeg.net.
- Evil Geniuses (14 December 2011). "Prepare Yourselves: IdrA is Back in Code S". www.myeg.net.
- Evil Geniuses (30 December 2011). "EG announces addition of Park "JYP" Jin Young". www.myeg.net.
- Evil Geniuses (18 February 2010). "StarCraft 2 Beta release!". www.myeg.net.
- Evil Geniuses (5 April 2010). "SC House update". www.myeg.net.
- riptide (18 April 2010). "(SC2B) Liquid vs EG Clanwar - Aftermath". tl.net.
- hydrolis (9 September 2010). "IdrA and Tasteless join EG". www.sk-gaming.com.
- Evil Geniuses (12 April 2009). "Team EG Announces StarCraft Division". www.myeg.net.