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Jamie | 8. January 2021

Evil Geniuses Confirm LCS, Academy & Amateur Rosters

Evil Geniuses entered the LCS Franchise back in 2019 after acquiring a number of ex-Cloud9 players, having made a host of roster changes in their opening season. The organization signed both Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer and Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, however the team still failed to qualify for the NA Finals and World Championship.

How the Evil Geniuses Lineup Looks Ahead of the 2021 Season

The team has now reportedly made additional changes during the current offseason, with their 2021 roster lineup set to include Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong, Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen, Daniel “Jiizuke” di Mauro, “Deftly”, Lawrence “Lost” Sze Yuy Hui, Lee “IgNar” Dong-geung and Head Coach Peter Dun. Both Impact and Svenskeren have NA residency, while Lost has OCE residency.

Evil Geniuses parted ways with Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam back in November, with the American having yet to find a new team. Shortly after, the organization announced the arrival of support IgNar, before AD Carry Deftly was promoted from the Evil Geniuses Academy roster. Impact then arrived as the team’s new top laner ahead of the 2021 season.

EG also hired Brandan “Mash” Phan and Gabriel “Turtle” Peixoto to their coaching team, with “Artemis” having moved into a strategic coaching role. Mash is a former FlyQuest AD Carry, while Brazilian Turtle made his name as a player and coach at CNB e-Sports Club.

Who Makes Up the Evil Geniuses Amateur Roster?

The Evil Geniuses Amateur roster for this year will be made up by the complete Zenith Esports roster, including Jett “Srtty” Joye, Joshua “Aspect” Lee, Tomio “Tomio” Chan, Kyle “Shiro” Sakamaki and Lin “Richard” “Mist” Zi-Lan. Meanwhile, former Zenith coach Ian “ido” McCormick will be part of the team.

Evil Geniuses made its return to the NA LCS after being in the wilderness for five years, following the acquisition of the Echo Fox franchise slot. The team started well, finishing in third place at the LCS Spring 2020, before finishing in 5th-6th at the LCS Summer. Cloud9 and TSM won the two events respectively, with EG undoubtedly hoping to better their results in 2021.