The only familiar face for Evil Geniuses fans in Summer will be the mid laner Jojopyun.
Tough times continue for the Evil Geniuses organization and its fans. Another disappointing LCS split where the team aimed to repeat their title run from the 2022 Spring but failed, Evil Geniuses are looking to make some drastic changes.
Just last week the Geniuses put out a statement on their Twitter page announcing roster changes for the next split. Although the announcement was rather vague, the rumors started to circulate immediately. Blix.gg’s Alejandro “anonimotum” Gomis reported Evil Geniuses had already decided to part ways with four of the five players on the roster, Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho, Victor “FBI” Huang, Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme and Kacper “Inspired” Słoma. Both Vulcan and Inspired were also rumored to be looking for teams in the LEC.
Official announcement from Evil Geniuses on the Summer Split roster came today. In another Twitter post, EG confirmed that they are indeed parting ways with these four players. Despite the well wishes toward players included in the tweet, especially for the long-standing mid-support duo, some tweets from players indicated the decision wasn’t exactly mutual.
They took #LIVEEVIL and gave it meaning.
Today we say goodbye to Vulcan, Inspired, Ssumday and FBI. pic.twitter.com/YqXE7WTaTx
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) April 29, 2023
Former EG support Vulcan responded to the original tweet in a humorous way by saying it was a quadra kill. Vulcan is known to LCS fans for his Twitter banter which he showed it again in a tweet mocking last week’s announcement from EG. “Vulcan takes great pride in his commitment to competitive performance and talent development. After the outcome of Evil Geniuses’ 2023 Spring Split season, he will be making changes that fully align with this commitment.”
The move was also badly received by the LCS community on Twitter and Reddit. Majority sentiment was the changes were made as a cost-cutting measure rather than a change of approach toward a more developmental roster.
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