Evil Geniuses

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Evil Geniuses
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Team Information
Org Location
United States
Region
NA
North America
SponsorMonster Energy
SteelSeries
Xfinity
AMD
Scuf Gaming
Aorus
Twitch
History
Created (1)Organization: 1999-??-??
COD Division: 2014-05-06
Disbanded (1)COD Division: 2014-11-14
Created (2)COD Division: 2016-11-21
Disbanded (2)COD Division: 2019-08-18
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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, World of Warcraft, Rocket League, and Super Smash Melee.

History[edit]

Call of Duty: Ghosts[edit]

Evil Geniuses acquired the compLexity Gaming's roster on May 6, 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 14, 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.

Infinite Warfare[edit]

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.

At the 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 the team got off to a slow start in the group stage falling to 0-2 after the first day. At the start of the second day of matches the team was in last place with only 4 matches remaining. Starting with a shocking 3-0 over FaZe Clan they went on to win four straight matches finishing at 4-2 in the group stage and taking first place in the group above FaZe Clan, Rise Nation, and Fnatic and qualifying for playoffs as well as stage 2 and CoD Champs. Heading into the 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs they hoped to continue this dominate streak but after falling 0-3 to the eventual stage 1 champions Splyce and then 1-3 to eUnited they were eliminated from the competition taking home 7-8th. Study was released three days later on may 31 and Parasite joined on trial for Anaheim.

Their run of good play continued now with Parasite in the line up over Study into the MLG GameBattles 2K Series NA 2017-06-04 and the 2017 CWL Anaheim Open taking home 2nd and 5/6th respectively. At the 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 they looked to make another playoff appearance, however, they were not able to overcome a 0-2 start this time falling to 2-4 placing 3rd in group A missing out on the playoffs. At the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship they were placed into group F along with former teammate Study who now played for Str8 Rippin. They did not win a match in pools going 0-3 including a loss to the player they had dropped just months prior in Study and placed an abysmal 25-32nd to end their Infinite Warfare season.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

No members found.

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
NA

XoticJohn BrunoPlayerNov 20182018-11-15Jan 20202020-01-24Triumphlogo std.pngTRI
NA

JKapJordan KaplanPlayerApr 20192019-04-22Oct 20192019-10-24OpTic Gaming Los Angeleslogo std.pngOGLA
NA

ApathyBryan ZhelyazkovPlayerApr 20192019-04-18Oct 20192019-10-21Seattle Surgelogo std.pngSEA
NA

AccuracyLamar AbediPlayerJun 20192019-06-21Aug 20192019-08-20New York Sublinerslogo std.pngNY
NA

AttachDillon PricePlayer
(+)
(–)
On Loan
Mar 20192019-03-08Aug 20192019-08-18New York Sublinerslogo std.pngNY
NA

FeLoTyler Johnson
Substitute
Oct 20182018-10-11Jul 20192019-07-21Triumphlogo std.pngTRI
NA

PhantomzTimothy LandisPlayer
(+)
(–)
On Loan
Apr 20192019-04-22Jun 20192019-06-20UYUlogo std.pngUYU
NA

GoonjarJevon Gooljar-LimPlayerOct 20182018-10-11Apr 20192019-04-22Encrypted Gaminglogo std.pngEG
NA

GodRxAdam Brown
Substitute
Jan 20192019-01-27Apr 20192019-04-20Enigma6 Grouplogo std.pngE6
NA

RoyaltyMathew FaithfullPlayerOct 20182018-10-11Apr 20192019-04-19UYUlogo std.pngUYU
NA

FaccentoBrice FaccentoPlayerDec 20182018-12-30Mar 20192019-03-05EUnitedlogo std.pngeU
NA

SaintsRenato ForzaPlayerOct 20182018-10-11Dec 20182018-12-30Pittsburgh Knightslogo std.pngPIT
NA

LacefieldAndres LacefieldPlayerOct 20182018-10-11Nov 20182018-11-15Pittsburgh Knightslogo std.pngPIT
NA

AssaultAdam GarciaPlayerApr 20182018-04-12Sep 20182018-09-22Team Envylogo std.pngEnvy
NA

SiLLYJustin Fargo-PalmerPlayerApr 20182018-04-12Sep 20182018-09-22Team Envylogo std.pngEnvy
NA

ACHESPatrick PricePlayerSep 20172017-09-21Sep 20182018-09-22Team Envylogo std.pngEnvy
NA

ApathyBryan ZhelyazkovPlayerSep 20172017-09-21Sep 20182018-09-22Team Envylogo std.pngEnvy
NA

NAMELESSAnthony WheelerPlayerNov 20162016-11-21Apr 20182018-04-25Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
NA

EnableIan WyattPlayerSep 20172017-09-21Apr 20182018-04-13Lightning Pandaslogo std.pngLP
NA

NagafenJared HarrellPlayerNov 20162016-11-21Sep 20172017-09-04Next Threatlogo std.png-TT-
NA

ParasiteChristopher DuartePlayerJun 20172017-06-05Aug 20172017-08-16Ground Zero (2017 Team)logo std.pngGZ
NA

HavokColt McLendonPlayerNov 20162016-11-21Aug 20172017-08-16ERa Eternitylogo std.pngeRa
NA

StuDyyJeremy AstacioPlayerNov 20162016-11-21May 20172017-05-31Str8 Rippinlogo std.pngSTR8
NA

DedoKenneth DedoPlayerSep 20142014-09-05Nov 20142014-11-14G4G FeaRlogo std.pngFeaR
NA

ACHESPatrick PricePlayerMay 20142014-05-06Nov 20142014-11-14FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe
NA

CrimsixIan PorterPlayerMay 20142014-05-06Nov 20142014-11-14Dallas Empirelogo std.pngDAL
NA

KarmaDamon BarlowPlayer
(+)
(–)
Inactive
May 20142014-05-06Nov 20142014-11-14OpTic Nationlogo std.pngON
NA

TeePeeTyler PolchowPlayerMay 20142014-05-06Nov 20142014-11-14OpTic Nationlogo std.pngON

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
Tallgeese Phillip Aram COO
Towey Ryan Towey Team Manager

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
Revan John Boble 80Coach New York Sublinerslogo std.pngNew York Subliners
Bevils Embry Bevil 80Coach Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy
Mr. X Matthew Morello 80Coach Casterlogo std.pngCaster

Team Achievements[edit]

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameDatePlacePrizeEventRoster
GameIcon BO4.png2019-08-18A77 - 8$ 50,000 Call of Duty World League Championship 2019 Xotic •   Attach •   Apathy •   JKap •   Accuracy
  Revan
GameIcon BO4.png2019-07-21A99 - 10$ 12,500 CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs Xotic •   Attach •   Apathy •   JKap •   Accuracy
  Revan
GameIcon BO4.png2019-07-05B111 - 12$ 64,375 CWL Pro League 2019 Xotic •   Attach •   Apathy •   JKap •   Accuracy
  Revan
GameIcon BO4.png2019-06-16B313 - 16 CWL Anaheim 2019 Xotic •   Attach •   Apathy •   JKap •   Phantomz
  Revan
GameIcon BO4.png2019-05-17A44$ 2,000 CWL Blackout After Dark 2019-05-17 Attach •   Phantomz •   Apathy •   Xotic

Media[edit]

  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Gallery[edit]

Logos[edit]

Rosters[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 compLexity Sells COD Squad to Evil Geniuses complexitygaming.com
  2. MLG Pro Player Conduct and Today’s Suspension majorleaguegaming.com
  3. MLG Pro Player Conduct and Suspension Update majorleaguegaming.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dedo joins evilgeniuses.gg
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 We're transferring our player contracts to OpTic and passing the buyout compensation along to the players. reddit.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 EG returns for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare evilgeniuses.gg
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Thank you, StuDyy" – Roster change for EG COD evilgeniuses.gg
  8. 8.0 8.1 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
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Evil Geniuses is announcing that we will we be releasing Colt “Havok” McLendon and Chris “Parasite” Duarte facebook.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 Evil Geniuses CoD roster update facebook.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 When boots hit the ground... http://evilgeniuses.gg
  12. Restricted F/A twitter.com
  13. Restricted F/A* twitter.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Roster Update: Evil Geniuses Call of Duty facebook.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt joins the Lightning Pandas kairosmedia.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 Happy to announce I'll be working with @EvilGeniuses this week and at Seattle. twitter.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 No longer a restricted F/A. Currently an actual free agent twitter.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 Team Envy Signs 2018 World Champions envy.gg
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 Roster Announcement: Evil Geniuses Call of Duty twitter.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Roster Update: Evil Geniuses Call of Duty facebook.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 FA for the Black Ops 4 season twitter.com
  22. 22.0 22.1 Roster Update: Evil Geniuses Call of Duty Coaching Staff facebook.com
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Roster Update: Evil Geniuses Call of Duty facebook.com
  24. 24.0 24.1 GodRx's Tweet twitter.com
  25. 25.0 25.1 Faccento's Tweet twitter.com
  26. 26.0 26.1 Evil Geniuses' Post facebook.com
  27. 27.0 27.1 Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  28. 28.0 28.1 UYU's Tweet twitter.com
  29. 29.0 29.1 Enigma6's Tweet twitter.com
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  31. 31.0 31.1 UYU's Tweet twitter.com
  32. 32.0 32.1 Roster Update: Evil Geniuses Call of Duty facebook.com
  33. The future of Evil Geniuses Call of Duty evilgeniuses.gg
  34. 34.0 34.1 Attach's Tweet twitter.com
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 NYC's Tweet twitter.com
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Accuracy's Tweet twitter.com
  37. Apathy's Tweet twitter.com
  38. JKap's Tweet twitter.com
  39. Xotic's Tweet twitter.com
  40. 40.0 40.1 Seattle Call of Duty's Tweet twitter.com
  41. 41.0 41.1 OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  42. 42.0 42.1 Triumph's Tweet twitter.com