Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses North America Rank #1 are parting ways with Kyle "ScrewFace" Jensen, and have bid farewell to Kelden "Boostio" Pupello, who was signed by 100 Thieves 100 Thieves North America Rank #11 , and Corbin "C0M" Lee, who is joining Leviatán Leviatán Latin America South Rank #1 . The move follows the departure of Ethan and Demon1 to NRG Esports NRG Esports North America Rank #3 , as well as the release of their reserve roster. Only jawgemo and coach potter remain from the team that won Champions 2023.
The announcement comes just shy of a two year stay for C0M, who joined the team back in April 2022. He helped the team qualify to their first-ever Challengers, but they were unable to obtain meaningful results in VCT.
By the end of the year, Evil Geniuses were confirmed to be part of the inaugural Americas League, BcJ . They opted to keep their former roster while signing four additional players, including ScrewFace, who joined as part of their reserve roster.
LOCK//IN Sao Paulo would be the organization's first international event. They went out in round two, taking a win against Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #39 but losing 2-0 to Talon Esports Talon Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #26 . Ahead of the Americas League, BcJ was benched for Demon1.
They ended league play with a 4-5 record, squeaking their way into the playoffs where they made a dark horse run to the lower bracket finals. The third place finish earned them spots at Masters: Tokyo and Valorant Champions.
Evil Geniuses were able to carry their playoff momentum into the international events. They finished at the top of their group on both occasions, and only suffered three losses overall, both against the respective grand finalists. However, at Valorant Champions, they were able to overcome defeat, beating Paper Rex Paper Rex Asia-Pacific Rank #1 3-1 to hoist the trophy.
A few weeks later, Evil Geniuses announced the release of their reserve roster and allowed ScrewFace to look for offers. Yesterday, Boostio was announced to be a part of 100 Thieves' 2024 roster. Despite the departures, the organization has not named any replacements.