Suppy extends EG contract, goes full time for a year
Zerg player Conan "Suppy" Liu have re-signed with Evil Geniuses and will be cancelling his college classes to switch to progaming full time for the next year. "Becoming a pro gamer is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I don't want to live with the regret of never knowing how good I could have possibly become," writes Liu in his statement.
Suppy first signed with Evil Geniuses in July 2012 after ending a ten-month stint with CheckSix Gaming. Liu's acquisition came at the end of a long succession of EG signing billboard players like Puma, HuK and JYP and company CEO explains this decision behind Liu's contract:
"Evil Geniuses as an organization was known (and criticized) at the time for focusing exclusively on blockbuster free agent signings and acquisitions. It was a trend we ourselves recognized earlier in 2012, and had decided to change. We just hadn't found the right up-and-comer yet until we ran into Conan."
In turn, Liu explains that switching to full time for the coming year is something he's been wanting to do for a long time, even saying he regrets not doing it earlier. The America Zerg have canceled his fall semester classes at the University of California and has moved to the EG lair.
"I am excited to finally announce that I am going full time for a year. It's been something I've been thinking about for a while now, and over summer I decided to jump in feet first to pro gaming. I subsequently canceled my classes for the fall semester at Berkeley. Perhaps a major concern is that right now is not the best climate nor time period for going full-time. Despite this, I feel like this is the right choice for me personally, as moving forward into junior year I would have been overwhelmed by MCATs, medical school applications, upper division classes, research, etc. Becoming a pro gamer is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I don't want to live with the regret of never knowing how good I could have possibly become. Not knowing how well I could have performed had I been full-time last year is already something I regret deeply."
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