Change Comes to Evil Geniuses' StarCraft II Division

Posted December 11th 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, California - December 12th, 2013. - Evil Geniuses, the world’s premier professional gaming team, today announces the release of three Korean StarCraft II players, Kim “Revival” Dong Hyun, Kim “Oz” Hak Su, and Han “aLive” Lee Seok from their roster.

Revival joined Evil Geniuses in December 2012 to fill out the roster for Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid’s partnership for the first StarCraft II SK Planet Proleague Season I. In the early rounds of Proleague, Revival quickly proved himself a valuable asset to the team, scoring critical victories in matches versus Woongjin Stars and CJ Entus. When Oz and aLive joined Evil Geniuses midseason, they were considered by many to be past their prime. Their critics, however, were silenced as Oz and aLive became two of EG-TL’s most reliable players, helping the team take much-needed wins over SK Telecom T1 and Team 8.

Outside of Korea, Revival, aLive, and Oz have become mainstays of a number of foreign tournaments, most notably in WCS America, where the trio boast a combined five top eight finishes in WCS North America Premier League, as well as five total appearances at the WCS Season Finals. As a member of Evil Geniuses, Revival also earned his first premier tournament victory at IEM Season VIII Shanghai, where he defeated Oz in the grand finals.

  • Alex Garfield

    Letting Oz, aLive, and Revival go was a very difficult decision for our organization, because we felt they were all playing well and doing a great job of representing our team.  Ultimately, this decision came down to the fact that our initial recruitment of these players was specifically tied to our participation in Proleague.  Given that we will not be part of the 2013-2014 season, it didn’t make sense for us to keep so many players on our Korean roster.

Effective immediately, Revival, Oz, and aLive will no longer be contracted with Evil Geniuses. This decision was not made lightly, and Evil Geniuses would personally like to thank Dong Hyun, Hak Su, and Lee Seok for their hard work and dedication over the last year. Both in and out of competition, each contributed meaningfully to the organization and without their commitment to performing at the very highest level, Evil Geniuses would not be the organization it is today. Evil Geniuses wishes each of them the best of luck in whatever endeavors they choose to pursue in the coming months.

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