Fear and Zai released from Evil Geniuses

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

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Clinton 'Fear' Loomis and Evil Geniuses part ways as the "Old Man" has been dropped from the roster along with Ludwig 'zai' Wåhlberg.

Without any clear comment as of yet from either Evil Geniuses or himself, it is not certain if Clinton 'Fear' Loomis’s release means that he is indeed retiring or he is just planning for something new. Fear was part of EG since the team’s incarnation back in 2011, and was benched only in 2014, when he had to undergo an arm surgery that kept him away from actively playing during The International 4. Even so, Fear stayed by his colleagues’ side back then, acting more of a coach for the team.

Although "retirement" was a very possible scenario for Fear after his arm injury, he came back stronger in 2015, winning the International 5. This year, Fear took himself and the team really close to the yet to be achieved dream of winning two Internationals, placing third in Seattle. However, once the shuffle started, rumors had it that Fear will retire.

A week ago Fear tweeted "looking for carry players”, a message that can be read many ways, but without any clarifications coming out from him or the boys in blue, no conclusions can be drawn. All that is known for now is that on the Majors Registrations List, Clinton 'Fear' Loomis lists with the "removed from the team" tag.

Evil Geniuses current roster:

Pakistan Syed Sumail 'SumaiL' Hassan
United States Saahil 'UNiVeRsE' Arora|
United States Peter 'ppd' Dager


What do you think, is Fear retiring?

Sadly, yes
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No, EG second squad is real
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Andreea “divushka” Esanu
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  • "Asjo" ,
    When you use the words "release" and "dropped", it seems a bit misleading, since we have no idea if they left or got kicked. All we can conclude is that they are "out of EG". With Fear, it seems indeed that they only possibility is retirement. They wouldn't kick him - he makes EG work, just as much as ppd does (through his versatility and skill as a player as well as his personality that drives and bonds his teammates). Of course, another option is that EG , as an organization, ceased to exist, now that Alex Garfield is no longer at the helm. Which is why this news item is a bit premature (also because it could be a troll, with him re-added later) - but let's hope for an announcement soon :)
  • Johny "Shaze" Shaze ,
    Sorry, but Fear was the best carry player they could have. If they didnt force him to support role throughout this year, they could've won two TIs in a row.
  • Ste "holypepsi" A ,
    i don't think fear is kicked. I will miss Fear, been watching his play since 2006 CoL Fear, Demon, Merlini, Ezy.
  • Nils "JoppeNille" Johansson ,
    Hope the best for both of them and that they continue playing.
  • Misha "reasonableman" Pipisukin ,
    Of all the players, i have most respect for Fear. Simply amazing player and person. And hard to imagine him being kicked from EG...
  • Sina "pagan-poetry" Tavoosi ,
    Whatever happens, Fear will always be remembered as a legend. #respect
  • narenz "toxicaf" marco ,
    I can smell EG.Cr1t and EG.Miracle- right now
  • Vaden "RetardSEA" AG ,
    There goes my one favorites carry
  • Tanawat "fides5566" Phadungkiatsakun ,
    I swear if they go to Secret and join RTZ I will ...


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