EG In Talks To Create Two Academy Teams – Report


Spencer Smith, Writer

The North American organization could have up to 15 players on the payroll in the near future. Evil Geniuses are in the final stages of creating a new academy division which could in the future include two different teams. According to both reports, the North American organization is interested in signing Carpe Diem and Party Astronauts. Two lineups who compete without financial backing at the moment. Evil Geniuses have begun talks with both parties as of recent reports. 

Neither team has inked a deal yet, as Carpe Diem appear to be significantly further in the process. While talks between EG and Jonathan “Jonji” Carey’s team are in their infancy. Unfortunately, talks between EG the latter are unlikely to come to fruition soon. Reports of Evil Geniuses’ interest in expanding their CS:GO division come after the main team around Jake “Stewie2K” Yip failed to provide results expected of the high-profile organization. Following the additions of the Major-winning trio in the former Liquid leader as well as Timothy “autimatic” Ta and William “RUSH” Wierzba at the beginning 2022.

The team has yet to find success, picking up zero wins across their BLAST Premier Spring and ESL Pro League Season 15 appearances. The team has also failed to qualify for PGL Major Antwerp, IEM Dallas, or the BLAST Finals. This leaves their calendar empty for the rest of the season. The prospect of an academy roster seems to be the organization’s response to the main team’s disappointing results. Turmoil could arise with the plan, as North America holds strict regulations against fielding multiple potential rosters for an event in CS:GO.