Evil Geniuses look set to the take the final pool play spot at the CWL Vegas Open with the addition of John 'Xotic' Bruno to their lineup - much to the annoyance of Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte.
Andres 'Lacefield' Lacefield joined Evil Geniuses back in October, and it was expected that he would be a member of the EG squad who would head to Las Vegas to compete in the first event of the Black Ops 4 season.
However, Lacefield tweeted early on Thursday, November 15 announcing that he was now a free agent for the Black Ops 4 season, and looking for a new team to play with.
FA for the Black Ops 4 season— Andy (@Lacefield) November 15, 2018
While Evil Geniuses have yet to officially confirm who is replacing Lacefield on their squad, Parasite took to Twitter to reveal that Xotic had left his team for EG. Parasite was angry with his former teammate, labelling him as “scum” for giving away their pool play spot, and for failing to tell his team he was leaving which Parasite claims “he knew for days.”
Xotic sketched for EG and gave away our pool play spot to a team we are better than lmfao. He didn’t even tell us until just now and he knew for days. Scum.— Christopher Duarte (@Parasite) November 15, 2018
Xotic immediately disputed these claims, stating that he didn’t know he was leaving until Tuesday. Still furious at the way Xotic left his team, Parasite posted a scathing response, telling Xotic: “Pipe down. You’re worthless. You’re not a friend of mine and I honestly hope the rest of your career is plagued with failure. You will never be a champion. You are a coward.”
Pipe down. You’re worthless. You’re not a friend of mine and I honestly hope the rest of your career is plagued with failure. You will never be a champion. You are a coward.— Christopher Duarte (@Parasite) November 15, 2018
The acquisition of Xotic would likely give Evil Geniuses enough pro points to sneak into the final pool play place for CWL Vegas, leaving Parasite and his squad to take part in the eight team play-in tournament to confirm the final four spots.
CWL Vegas open takes place from December 7 to 9 in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, with $250,000 in prize money and a spot in the 2019 CWL Pro League at stake.
We will update you with more information as it becomes available.