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Founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses has led the way in esports for over two decades. What started with Quake led to Evil Geniuses competing at the highest levels in nearly every major esports title, including Counter-Strike, Starcraft, League of Legends, VALORANT, Dota 2, Call of Duty, Rocket League, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Halo, Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros: Melee, and multiple fighting games.
years of history
In twenty years, Evil Geniuses sits atop the esports industry with over 180 Championships won over this time, including titles in some of the largest events in the world:
Intel Extreme Masters IV WoW World Championship (2010)
Halo Championship Series Season 2 Champions (2015)
Dota 2: The International 5 (2015)
Call of Duty: World League Champions (2018)
CS:GO: ESL ONE New York (2019)
Providing Evil Geniuses the needed resources to continue to lead the way in esports, Chicago-based technology and investment firm PEAK6 Investments LLC acquires Evil Geniuses and appoints new CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson to lead the organization forward.
Evil Geniuses cements its future in two of the world's most notable esports titles, League of Legends and Counter-Strike, by securing an LCS franchise slot and a top 5 ranked global team. Evil Geniuses wins our first Counter-Strike Championship with the new roster and, over the coming years, redefines North American League of Legends.
Evil Geniuses demands the change we want to see in gaming. We signed our first mixed-gender VALORANT roster with Counter-Strike professional player and caster, Christine “Potter” Chi, as the Captain. Potter has since been elevated to Head Coach of Evil Geniuses’ VCT Americas team and in 2023, became the first female-identifying coach to win an International Series match.
In only our third year in the League Championship Series (LCS), Evil Geniuses won our first League of Legends Championship in the Spring of 2022 and went on to represent North America in global competition by qualifying for the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) in Korea and the World Championships held at home in North America.
Evil Geniuses launches the Blueprint initiative to rebuild the foundation of North American Counter-Strike backed by our unique player development philosophy. Additionally, Evil Geniuses signs teams in VALORANT Game Changers and ESL Impact - two circuits providing opportunities for women and marginalized genders in esports.
Continuing to build for the future, Evil Geniuses head into 2023 with significant developments for some of our newest and oldest game titles: VALORANT and Dota 2. After an extensive application process with Riot Games, Evil Geniuses will compete in the inaugural season of the 2023 VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) as one of ten founding organizations in the Americas League. With the continued emergence of the South American Dota 2 scene, Evil Geniuses has constructed a super team of young local talent to carry the legacy of Evil Geniuses Dota 2 into the future as they plot to bring us home another Aegis.
Within three years of acquiring a League Championship Series franchise spot, Evil Geniuses was crowned League Champions in the Spring of 2022 and established itself as a North American powerhouse.
Evil Geniuses’ League of Legends teams are made up of the top talent worldwide. However, our mission is to drive North American talent in the League Championship Series using data and in-game strategies to establish Evil Geniuses as the true pipeline for homegrown athletes.
Evil Geniuses was chosen as a founding member of the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) International League in 2022. As one of ten teams in the Americas Region, we will be data-driven in our talent development and purpose-driven in our focus on winning.
VALORANT Champions Tour is expected to have record viewership and engagement in 2023 and will continue to disrupt the esports industry. Being part of the VCT is vital to Evil Geniuses' path to victory and world domination.
Evil Geniuses proudly field one of the world’s premier Game Changers rosters who play in a VALORANT Champions Tour competitive circuit. The Game Changers League was established to provide women and other marginalized genders opportunities and exposure in VALORANT.
Evil Geniuses set out to rebuild the foundation of competitive Counter-Strike in North America through an initiative we call Blueprint. Guided by industry-leading analytics and revolutionary performance and practice methodologies, our three Counter-Strike rosters train and compete side by side in a one-of-a-kind practice environment established with only one goal: bringing a Counter-Strike Championship back to North America. As a partnered organization within ESL Pro League, ESL Impact League and BLAST Premier, Evil Geniuses represents NA Counter-Strike on the biggest stages across the world.
Our Counter-Strike teams represent the best of North American talent and create an inclusive space for players to develop their skill sets through data and analytics - our performance tactics and legendary coaching staff are unmatched and come with the accolades to show for it. EG continues to invest time and development into solidifying North America as a leader in Counter-Strike not only by way of athletics but in bridging the gap between Evil Geniuses and the Counter-Strike community.
Evil Geniuses has a storied history of excellence in Dota 2 and, to this day, is still the only team in the Western Hemisphere to have won The International. In 2015 Evil Geniuses' roster took home the Aegis, which at the time was the largest esports prize in history.
As the organization prepares to continue paving the way in Dota 2 esports, they have to look no further than South America, where Evil Geniuses has recently created a superteam of talent to represent the future of Evil Geniuses and Dota 2 as a whole over the coming years. #VamosEG
Creator Collective is an inclusive community of multi-hyphenate creators obsessed with gaming in all formats. Our Creator Collective develops content for diverse audiences alongside creative masterminds, aligned partners, and industry icons—bridging the gap between core and potential fans.
Gaming is culture, and Evil Geniuses’ Creator Collective is at the forefront of where the lines blur.
We don’t just represent our diverse fans; through our teams and talent we our inclusivity to our community and have the numbers to prove it.
Sources: Sprinklr, Profiles+ USA YouGov 2023-4-02
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