In the esports industry, the rave is always about professional players and competitions. But North American esports organization Evil Geniuses has opted to pay some attention to content creation.
To that effect, they announced the launch of their new exclusive full-service content studio. EG’s Vice President of Operations John Jung will handle the running of the studio. The VP has some experience in that regard, having spent two years at Banner Studios before joining EG.
The organization already has a program for content creators, Creator Collective, which houses several content creators. The primary goal is to give its creators the tools needed to create unique and engaging content.
Speaking at the unveiling, Jung shed more light on the plans moving forward.
“Evil Geniuses is taking a different approach with its creator program by actively recruiting individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences that offer unique perspectives and compelling stories to share with the community,” he said.
“With the launch of Evil Geniuses’ new content studio, our creators will now have even more opportunities to share these inspiring stories through access to more resources and tools, including collaborating with our studio creatives and our partners.”
Founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses remains one of the oldest organizations in the esports scene. They have divisions across some of the most popular esports titles, including Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty, Valorant, etc.
The organization has continued to grow, inking deals that will help them become a staple in the global esports industry.
EG has wasted no time in utilizing the new studio, which has already played host to a few content projects. There is a video that features their CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson, as well as an ongoing docuseries focused on the team’s LCS journey.
Evil Geniuses are still in the LCS Spring 2022
Four teams are still slugging it out in the League of Legends Championship Series Spring 2022, and Evil Geniuses is one of them. They lost in their semi-finals game 3-2 to Team Liquid, relegating them to the Losers Bracket.
Of the $200,000 prize pool, EG will go home with at least $20,000, with the ultimate prize being $100,000 and a direct ticket to the Mid-Season Invitational 2022.
Across several esports betting sites, Evil Geniuses were favorites to win against FlyQuest in the Losers’ Round 1 and they delivered, giving up only one map in the Best of 5 series.
With that victory, their next challenge will be against Cloud 9. The game is scheduled for April 17, and Evil Geniuses are the underdogs with a win odd of 2.8.
EG has won two of their last five encounters with Cloud9, with their last victory coming in January. However, an upset is definitely on the cards.
If they successfully pull off an upset, they will advance to the Losers’ Finals to play against the loser of the Team Liquid-100 Thieves matchup. It is definitely a tough road ahead for EG as they will always be the underdogs from here on out.