Evil Geniuses esports news - LCS coaching changes
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During the tumultuous VALORANT offseason following their surprising world championship win, Evil Geniuses (EG) made attempts to exit their partnership with VCT Americas.

Amidst EG’s downsizing and negotiations, the organization explored the possibility of selling its VALORANT Champions Tour slot and roster to FlyQuest.

However, Riot Games intervened and prevented a transfer from occurring.

Reports indicate that Riot rejected an agreement between EG and LCS member FlyQuest, which would have involved EG transferring their partnership slot to FlyQuest.

The negotiations between EG and FlyQuest reportedly spanned several months, with FlyQuest aiming to acquire both the partnership slot and the championship-winning roster from EG.

Despite efforts to secure facilities and offices for the players, Riot’s decision halted the deal.

This marked FlyQuest’s second failed attempt to enter VCT Americas, as they had previously missed out on acquiring The Guard’s roster from G2 Esports.

Details from the offseason shed light on the contractual situations of EG players.

They were allegedly offered significantly reduced salaries, with those who declined facing the risk of contract termination.

EG also turned down buyout offers for some of its star players, including Kelden “Boostio” Elric Pupello, Max “Demon1” Mazanov, and Ethan “Ethan” Arnold.

As EG prepares to compete in the upcoming VCT Americas Kickoff tournament with a largely revamped roster, uncertainties loom over the organization’s future in Valorant beyond its current contract with Riot Games.

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