Evil Geniuses acquired by investment firm, Boombl4 officially replaces Edward on Na’Vi and Gen.G add Rich and Asper
Evil Geniuses acquired by PEAK6 Investments
Evil Geniuses are the latest in a long line of major esports orgs who have partnered with large investment firms.
After years of searching for the right partner, we can say that we’ve finally found them. Evil Geniuses is happy to announce that we’ve been acquired by PEAK6 Investments.
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) May 29, 2019
With this partnership comes a new corporate structure at EG. PEAK6’s Nicole LaPointe Jameson will be taking over as the org’s new CEO and their previous CEO Phillip Aram will now operate as EG’s COO.
PEAK6 have their footing in the traditional sports market as well, where they’re partners with English Premier League team AFC Bournemouth.
Gen.G add Rich and Asper
Korean League of Legends team Gen.G have added to new faces to their roster ahead of the LCK Summer Split.
Meet the new faces of Gen.G LoL! Welcome to mid Rich and support Asper!
Rich has returned from former Gen.G HotS team to now join Gen.G LoL! Send out your best wishes in his new chapter!#WeAreGenG #GenG pic.twitter.com/Myg4POJN8M
— Gen.G LOL (@GenGLoL) May 29, 2019
The organization announced the additions of mid laner Jae Won “Rich” Lee and support player Tae Ki “Asper” Kim to their roster on Wednesday.
Gen.G had a 5-13 record during the 2019 Spring Split after a 13-5 performance in last year’s summer split led them to a Worlds appearance.
Boombl4 officially replaces Edward on Na’Vi
Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov has officially joined Natus Vincere’s Counter Strike: Global Offensive roster.
— Natus Vincere (@natusvincere) May 29, 2019
According to press releases from both Na’Vi and Boombl4’s former team Winstrike, it was confirmed on Wednesday that the reported swap was official.
Boombl4 will of course be replacing long-time Na’Vi veteran Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev on the roster.
Na’Vi’s updated lineup is as follows:
- Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko
- Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
- Egor “flamie” Vasilyev
- Denis “electronic” Sharipov
- Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov