Evil Geniuses LCS roster implodes with nearly every player off the team

Evil Geniuses drop nearly their entire rosterColin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

A short time after a cryptic tweet from Evil Geniuses warning that there would be some big roster changes going into the 2023 Summer Split, it was confirmed by the organization that they’re getting rid of almost their entire LCS roster.

Evil Geniuses had their reign in 2022 as one of the best teams in North America. They had a lightning-in-a-bottle split for 2022, sweeping both Finals matches in 3-0 fashion and taking the Spring Split title.

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They didn’t quite manage to recapture the magic in Summer, but still had a respectable third-place finish to end their domestic year despite having to sub out star ADC Danny last-minute.

Despite signing high-tier talent in Kim ‘Ssumday’ Chan-ho and Victor ‘FBI’ Huang, Evil Geniuses’ Playoffs run in Spring 2023 came to a screeching halt after falling 0-3 to Golden Guardians. As a result, Evil Geniuses have opted to drop nearly their entire roster and coaching staff for their LCS team.

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Evil Geniuses reported to be making massive LCS roster overhaul

A rather cryptic tweet from Evil Geniuses sparked a conversation amongst LCS fans. The tweet ifself gave very little information as to what changes EG would be making, as it merely pointed out that changes were coming.

The statement reads, “Evil Geniuses takes great pride in our commitment to competitive performance and talent development. After the outcome of our 2023 Spring Split season we will be making roster changes that fully align with this commitment.” This announcement was paired with a promise to share updates, but nothing concrete about what EG was planning.

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A report from blix.gg followed up on EG’s announcement and shed some light on EG’s impending roster moves. The report claimed that the organization is planning to drop their entire roster.

Other than one player.

Evil Geniuses Jojopyun Worlds 2022 LCSLance Skundrich/Riot Games
Jojopyun at Worlds 2022 with Evil Geniuses

Joseph ‘Jojopyun’ Pyun was reported to be the only one remaining. Longtime EG members Philippe ‘Vulcan’ Laflamme and Kacper ‘Inspired’ Słoma will be departing the team along with FBI and Ssumday despite the latter players only getting one split to prove their worth.

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Vulcan has already taken to Twitter to poke fun at EG following the news, heavily ratioing his own organization.

This news has since been confirmed by Evil Geniuses, paired with a video showing some of the best times the team had with the their short-lived 2023 roster.

What’s more, Evil Geniuses has still yet to give additional information on what they’re planning to do with their LCS roster in Summer other than a few tweets announcing that they’re parted ways with much of their coaching staff.

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However, if there’s one thing you can rely on, it’s Vulcan making jokes on Twitter.

He returned to poke fun at his prior organization and is expected to once again heavily ratio EG.

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