Evil Geniuses release StarCraft and FGC players

The team has made some major changes to start the new year.

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Legendary esports organization Evil Geniuses has started 2017 with a big reshuffle of their teams, releasing players in StarCraft and FGC.

Capcom Cup 2016 competitors Justin Wong and Yusuke Momochi are among the players released by Evil Geniuses in the new year’s shakeup, with Eduardo “PR Balrog” Perez and Yuko “Chocoblanka” Momochi also now left searching for new teams.

Only Capcom Cup finalist Ricki Ortiz and Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley have been retained on the roster for 2017.

The team will also be departing StarCraft entirely, releasing the remaining two players on its roster—veterans Geoff “InControL” Robertson and Chris “HuK” Loranger. InControL announced his departure from the team earlier today, claiming that he had had no communication with the team since Alex Garfield’s departure from the organization.

The moves were announced by the team’s former Dota 2 captain Peter “ppd” Dager, who became Evil Geniuses CEO when the team became player owned last month.

The team has bolstered their FGC division with the signing of Chris “NYChrisG” Gonzalez, and Super Smash Bros player Kevin “PPMD” Nanney will soon rejoin the roster after missing most of 2016 due to ill-health.