Evil Geniuses hit with layoffs, according to multiple former employees

Another esports entity lays off a wave of employees.
Evil Geniuses' "EG" logo on a dark barkground
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Multiple people have reportedly been laid off by esports organization Evil Geniuses today, according to several social media posts from those former employees.

A handful of employees who have reported their laid-off status include former global creative director Antonia Bonello, graphic designer Josue Ramos, and vice president of operations and studio John Jung, among others.

On Twitter, Jung passed on “the best of luck to everyone laid off today,” hinting at the possibility of more layoffs at EG. Esports reporter for the Sports Business Journal Kevin Hitt has reported on the layoffs, claiming “a round of layoffs that could be vast with some teams getting the axe” has occurred.

According to a post from an LCS data scientist who was also let go by EG, roughly 20 people were laid off today by the organization. This is the third wave of layoffs that EG has reportedly undergone in the past year, including reports of layoffs to the business and marketing department in December 2022 and a handful of managers being laid off this past March.

Hitt also pointed out that senior director of gaming and performance Lindsey “GamerDoc” Migliore has noted a “work stoppage date” on her LinkedIn page. Migliore has removed any EG affiliation from their Twitter account.

EG joins several other prominent esports organizations like 100 Thieves and TSM as companies that have laid off employees this year. Several organizations within esports as a whole have struggled in the past couple of years with a lack of revenue.

As an organization, EG has taken hits to its reputation in the past year as a result of allegations of player mistreatment within its League division and the reported “contract jail” that the reigning world champion VALORANT roster finds itself in.

EG has not yet responded to a request for comment from Dot Esports.

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Scott Robertson
VALORANT lead staff writer, also covering CS:GO, FPS games, other titles, and the wider esports industry. Watching and writing esports since 2014. Previously wrote for Dexerto, Upcomer, Splyce, and somehow MySpace. Jack of all games, master of none.