Esports Pros Call for Evil Geniuses to Exit Valorant Amidst LCS Departure

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22/11/2023 | Amidst controversy, pro Valorant players express discontent with Evil Geniuses, calling for the organization to exit the scene after leaving the LCS. | Credits: Valorant

In the wake of Evil Geniuses’ departure from the LCS (League of Legends Championship Series), a surprising sentiment has emerged in the Valorant community, with some professional players expressing a desire for the organization to exit the competitive Valorant scene as well.

Evil Geniuses LCS Exit Sparks Controversy

Evil Geniuses recently announced their withdrawal from the LCS, raising eyebrows within the esports community. This move, coupled with reported pay cut discussions for Valorant players despite a recent world championship win, has stirred discontent among players.

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Zellsis and Vanity Voice Their Opinions

Sentinels member Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro took a direct jab at Evil Geniuses in a tweet, urging Riot Games to “remove them frauds from VCT too.” Cloud9’s Anthony “vanity” Malaspina, also part of the Valorant community, supported Zellsis with a retweet and a thumbs-up reply.

FNS Joins the Criticism

Former NRG captain Pujan “FNS” Mehta echoed similar sentiments, referring to Evil Geniuses as “frauds” during banter with Kelden “Boostio” Pupello, who is contracted with the organization.

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Background of Controversy

The discontent towards Evil Geniuses in the Valorant scene stems from reports that the organization informed players of potential pay cuts shortly after their victory at Champions 2023. This revelation has led to negative headlines, and it appears that the sentiment extends beyond the League of Legends community.

The Impact on Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses now faces not only the consequences of their exit from the LCS but also a wave of criticism from professional players in the Valorant community. The organization will need to navigate these challenges and address concerns to maintain a positive reputation in esports.

In summary, the departure of Evil Geniuses from the LCS has sparked controversy, with Valorant players expressing dissatisfaction and even calling for the organization’s exit from the competitive Valorant scene. The situation puts additional pressure on Evil Geniuses to address concerns and manage their image within the esports community.

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Anish Prasad
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