Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses North America Rank #27 have added Corbin "C0M" Lee and Vincent "Apoth" Le to their roster. They replace Mike "pho" Panza, who the team made inactive in March, and Diondre "YaBoiDre" Bond, who joined NYFU NYFU North America Rank # earlier this month.
C0M played for Akrew Akrew North America Rank #23 during the first couple of months of 2022, during a time in which the team was ascending in North America's tier two scene. The roster just barely failed to make it through the open qualifiers of Challengers 1, falling one win short in the first open qualifier and two wins short in the second open qualifier.
Apoth began 2022 on the Renegades Renegades Inactive roster, which failed to begin the year with the same highs as the Akrew roster. Apoth went 0-3 against C0M while the former was with Renegades and the latter was with Akrew.
Both players join an Evil Geniuses team that is coming off its most notable tournament run since the organization first fielded a Valorant roster in early 2021. The squad went undefeated through the second open qualifiers of Challengers 1 — enough to be one of just 12 teams to make it to North America's group stage.
Once there, however, the team failed to win a match, going a combined 2-10 on maps across its five matches. Evil Geniuses took their maps against Cloud9 Cloud9 North America Rank #4 and Luminosity Luminosity North America Rank #18 — both playoff teams.