Jaedong Re-signs with Evil Geniuses for 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – December 4, 2013. - Evil Geniuses, one of the world’s leading professional gaming teams, is thrilled to announce that Lee Jae Dong, better known internationally as “Jaedong,” has officially renewed his contract with Evil Geniuses and will remain on EG’s roster as a professional player in 2014.

The popular South Korean StarCraft II player enjoyed tremendous success while representing the Evil Geniuses brand since joining EG one year ago.

Shortly after joining Evil Geniuses, Jaedong won the HyperX 10-Year Anniversary Tournament, and followed it with a year of top three finishes at events including DreamHack Summer, DreamHack Valencia, WCS Season 2, and the WCS Season 3 Global Finals, among others.

Notably, following his second place finish at the WCS Season 3 Global Finals, it was made public that Jaedong became the highest earner in total prize money for a player in e-sports history, collecting nearly half a million dollars over the course of his career.

  • Alex Garfield

    “I started working with professional players when I was 19, and over the years, our team has been fortunate enough to have had a number of high-profile players on our roster. Jaedong is, simply put, the most impressive individual player we’ve ever had on the team. I never thought we’d be in the position to sign a player like JD - let alone sign him and then re-sign him. It’s a privilege to have him on the team, and I can’t wait for him to achieve that first major tournament win that everyone knows is inevitable.”

  • Jaedong

    “I am thankful to be with EG for another year. EG allowed me to meet numerous foreign fans this year. I'm very happy to continue playing as a EG player and already excited about meeting passionate fans overseas. Please watch me!"

Both Evil Geniuses and Jaedong are very much looking forward to working together in 2014 and hope for another successful year. For the latest news about Jaedong be sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter, and stay up to date on the latest happenings of Evil Geniuses on the web at http://www.evilgeniuses.gg.

About Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses is a premier professional gaming team with a worldwide following. Founded in 1999 from humble beginnings, the team has grown to a place of massive influence as one of gaming’s best known brands. Long known by a hallmark of elite players with unbreaking determination, we are unapologetic in victory and the world's best video game team.