It seems that there are some major changes on the cards for Evil Geniuses' LCS team, with reports circulating that they're preparing to replace its entire roster - with the exception of one player.
Evil Geniuses is set to drop almost its entire League of Legends roster
Evil Geniuses earned a reputation as one of the strongest North American League of Legends teams in 2022 - when they pulled off a 1st-place result at LCS Spring 2022, and ranked in a respectable 3rd-4th place at the Mid-Season Invitational 2022.
Their 2023 run hasn't been quite as impressive so far, however. The team ended LCS Spring 2023 in a still-respectable fourth place, despite having to replace star player Kyle "Danny" Sakamaki back in September, with the player stepping away due to mental health issues.
Still, it seems that the organization had higher hopes for the team, and is looking to make some major changes to the lineup, after Evil Geniuses ended their LCS Spring 2023 run with a 0-3 loss to Golden Guardians.
The organisation first teased that changes were on the horizon in a somewhat cryptic Tweet, which promised roster changes but refused to provide any specifics.
"Evil Geniuses takes great pride in our commitment to competitive performance and talent development," reads the Tweet. "After the outcome of our 2023 Spring Split season we will be making roster changes that fully align with this commitment.
"We will continue to share updates as we look forward to building up our team and preparing for the Summer Split."
However, according to a report from blix.gg, Evil Geniuses is reportedly preparing to cut ties with all but one player on their roster, with Kim "Ssumday" Chan-ho, Kacper "Inspired" Słoma, Victor "FBI" Huang and Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme all reportedly set to leave Evil Geniuses. According to blix's sources, Joseph "Jojopyun" Pyun is expected to stay with the organisation, though the outlet notes that it cannot "100% confirm this information."
And while it probably shouldn't be taken as a direct confirmation of the report, Vulcan took the time to make fun of his (potentially soon-to-be former) team. Vulcan replied to Evil Geniuses' statement that they take "great pride" in their "commitment to competitive performance and talent development" with the Tweet "Take pride in this ratio."
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