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|Created (1):||Organization: 1999 |
COD Division: May 6th, 2014
|Disbanded (1):||COD Division: Nov, 2014|
|Created (2):||COD Division: Nov 21st, 2016|
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Founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses is a North American eSports organization and one of the oldest in the world, that has had a collection of players/teams over a multitude of games such as: Counter Strike 1.6, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty, Dota 2, League of Legends, Quake Live, StarCraft II, Super Street Fighter IV, and World of Warcraft.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Evil Geniuses acquired the compLexity Gaming's roster on May 6th, 2014 following the team's win at UGC Niagara. The entire roster was transferred over and continued their play in Ghosts Season 2. The team has been maintaining first place in the league and was the first team to clinch a spot in the Championship bracket at MLG Anaheim. Their first LAN event was at the MLG X Games Invitational. The team had the number 1 seed going into the event due to their win at the 2014 Call of Duty Championship. This left them in the group with Team Kaliber, Strictly Business and OpTic Nation. The team got off to a quick start with a victory against Strictly Business. Their next match was against Team Kaliber which would secure them the number 1 seed in their group. Unfortunately Team Kaliber pulled off the improbable upset defeating them 3-1 and knocking the team into losers forcing them to win one more game to stay alive. They faced off against Strictly Business once more but defeated them rather easily with a 3-0 sweep to ensure their spot in the Medal Rounds. By defeating Strictly Business they secured the 2nd seed in their group setting up a match up against OpTic Gaming in the Semifinals. The team got off to a quick start winning map one on Freight, Domination however it went downhill from there. OpTic Gaming was able to pull out 3 map wins in a row to win the match and knock Evil Geniuses down to the Bronze Medal Game. Here they met Team EnVyUs who had lost to tK in the other Semifinal. They beat EnVyUs taking the bronze medal at the first ever MLG event at X Games. This was the first event the team had lost on Ghosts, besides the loss against sB at the U.S. Regional Finals which was technically a qualifier.
Following the bronze placement, the team found new motivation to assert their reign as the best team in the game. At MLG Anaheim, they were able to ride their way through the Winners bracket without much trouble never dropping more than one map in any series. In the winners bracket final, they met up with OpTic Gaming again. The team came out with even more focus as they were able to win the series 3-0 and book their ticket in the final. OG won their match in the losers bracket setting up a rematch in the final. Rather than continuing the series, they were set up to play 2 Best-of-5 series' with EG only having to win one. OpTic came out strong and took the first series 3-1 sending it to a 2nd series. However, Evil Geniuses proved to be too strong in the second series, taking the series 3-1 to take the event win at MLG Anaheim. After the win at MLG Anaheim, the next event was going to be Gfinity 3 which was over a month away, at the start of August. The event was not a good one for the team with them placing in the 5th-8th spots, out of the money. It was the lowest placing for ACHES, TeePee and Crimsix since before the beginning of Black Ops II. They had previously placed Top 4 in every event since Frag Cup IV in December 2012.
Evil Geniuses did not attend UMG Dallas in August 2014. 2 days after Dallas, Karma announced that he wanted to leave and a day later he was be benched. With Karma leaving to go to FaZe Clan and Dedo coming to Evil Geniuses, the team now consisted of ACHES, TeePee, Crimsix, and Dedo. This new look EG squad would be looking to start their career ahead with Dedo with a win, but that was not to be at UMG Nashville with the team finishing a disappointing 13th-16th after being knocked out in round 2 of the losers bracket by Team EnVyUs and going 2-2 on the weekend. The team failed to qualify for the MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs of the MLG CoD League. As the defending champions, the team travelled to France to compete at ESWC 2014. With rumours about the squad parting ways, they were not expected to place well. However, they went out with a bang as they beat TCM Gaming 3-1 in the Grand Final.
After their victory at ESWC 2014, it was very clear that the roster would not stick together heading into the Advanced Warfare season. On November 14th, 2014, it was revealed that all 5 players' contracts were bought out by the OpTic Gaming organization, enabling ACHES, TeePee, Crimsix, Dedo, and Karma to join any team organization they'd please. In the end, ACHES went to FaZe Clan and Dedo headed to Team FeaR. TeePee, Crimsix, and Karma were all picked up by the OpTic Gaming organization, with TeePee and Karma going to OpTic Nation, whereas Crimsix went to OpTic Gaming. This effectively marked the end of one of the most dominant dynasties in competitive Call of Duty history.
After a 3 year hiatus, Evil Geniuses returned to the Call of Duty Scene for the start of the Infinite Warfare Season. Picking up NAMELESS (as captain) and StuDyy from Luminosity, Havok from compLexity, and Nagafen from Elevate. The team had moderate placings at the first events of the year, placing top 8 at both the 2017 CWL Las Vegas Open and the 2017 CWL Paris Open, as well as a disappointing 17-20th placing at CWL Atlanta. However the team had shown promise in a number of matches against top opposition, and their patience paid off at CWL Dallas, where they managed to qualify for Stage 1 of the LAN league, by beating out their closest competition for the final spot, GosuCrew. The team fell in the next round to Red Reserve EU, but qualification for the league was their ultimate goal.
- May 6th, Evil Geniuses signs former compLexity Gaming roster. ACHES, TeePee, Crimsix, and Karma join.
|Nagafen||Jared Harrell||Support||Next Threat||2016-11-21||2017-09-04|
|Parasite||Christopher Duarte||Player||Ground Zero||2017-06-05||2017-08-16|
|Havok||Colt McLendon||SMG Slayer||eRa Eternity||2016-11-21||2017-08-16|
|StuDyy||Jeremy Astacio||AR Support||Str8 Rippin||2016-11-21||2017-05-31|
|Dedo||Ken Dedo||Slayer||Team FeaR||2014-09-05||2014-11-14|
|Crimsix||Ian Porter||Slayer||OpTic Gaming||2014-05-06||2014-11-14|
|TeePee||Tyler Polchow||Objective||OpTic Nation||2014-05-06||2014-11-14|
|ACHES||Patrick Price||Support||FaZe Clan||2014-05-06||2014-11-14|
|Karma||Damon Barlow||Slayer||FaZe Clan||2014-05-06||2014-09-05|
|Towey||Ryan Towey||Team Manager|
|Mr. X||Matthew Morello||Head Coach||Caster|
|2018-03-11||7 - 8th||2018 CWL Atlanta Open||$4,000 USD||NAMELESS • ACHES • Apathy • Enable|
|2018-01-14||7 - 8th||2018 CWL New Orleans Open||$4,000 USD||NAMELESS • ACHES • Apathy • Enable|
|2017-12-10||17 - 20th||2018 CWL Dallas Open||NAMELESS • ACHES • Apathy • Enable|
|2017-08-13||25 - 32nd||2017 Call of Duty World League Championship||$10,000 USD||NAMELESS • Havok • Nagafen • Parasite|
|2017-07-30||9 - 12th||2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 2||$12,500 USD||NAMELESS • Havok • Nagafen • Parasite|
- Evil Geniuses Call of Duty at X-Games 2014 presented by Monster Energy
- Evil Geniuses Shake Up Roster - mlg.com
- Evil Geniuses: Accomplished Veterans Joining Forces - mlg.com
- January 6th, Xfinity Presents Up To Speed with EG COD | Episode 3 - "CWL Dallas" by Evil Geniuses
- January 26th, Xfinity Presents Up To Speed with EG COD | Episode 4 - "CWL New Orleans" by Evil Geniuses
- February 14th, Xfinity Presents Up To Speed with EG COD | Episode 5 - "Q&A with ACHES & Enable" by Evil Geniuses
- March 7th, Xfinity Presents Up To Speed with EG COD | Episode 6 - CWL Pro League by Evil Geniuses
- March 29th, Make the Cut - EG at MLG Dallas by Evil Geniuses
- May 19th, Full Force Recovery - COD World League: Stage 1 by Evil Geniuses
- June 9th, Call of Duty World League, Stage 1: Playoffs - EG BootCamp (Ep. 1) by Evil Geniuses
- June 15th, EG at COD World League: Stage 1 Playoffs by Evil Geniuses
- November 26th, Xfinity Presents Up To Speed with EG COD | Episode 1 - "Boots on the Ground" by Evil Geniuses
- December 8th, Xfinity Presents Up To Speed with EG COD | Episode 2 - "Pool Play" by Evil Geniuses
Articles & Videos
- December 12th, Evil Geniuses knocked offline during qualifiers and 2K by paid hit with GAMURS
- December 15th, The Best of the Evil Geniuses Twitter AMA - dexerto.com
- "Thank you, StuDyy" – Roster change for EG COD - evilgeniuses.gg
- We're happy to have @Parasite playing as a part of our Call of Duty roster at MLG Anaheim. Get ready to #BleedBlue June 16-18! - twitter.com
- Evil Geniuses is announcing that we will we be releasing Colt “Havok” McLendon and Chris “Parasite” Duarte - facebook.com
- Evil Geniuses CoD roster update - facebook.com
- When boots hit the ground... - http://evilgeniuses.gg
- EG returns for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - evilgeniuses.gg
- compLexity Sells COD Squad to Evil Geniuses complexitygaming.com
- Dedo joins
- We're transferring our player contracts to OpTic and passing the buyout compensation along to the players. - reddit.com