Evil Geniuses

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Evil Geniuses
EvilGeniuses.png
Team information
Location USA.png United States
Manager
Coach Matt "Mr. X" Morello
Website Evil Geniuses
Sponsor(s)
Youtube YouTube
Livestream Twitch TV
Facebook Facebook Fanpage
Twitter <followbutton count="0">EvilGeniuses</followbutton>
Reddit
Number of Players
History
Created
Placements Gold.png x 15

Silver.png x 3

Bronze.png x 2

Disbanded
Stub This Team has disbanded

Team

EvilGeniuses.png Evil Geniuses currently resides in the USA.png United States.

Biography

Beginnings

The team was first formed under the LeveraGe name at the start of MW2.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. AchesEmote.png ACHES came together with who would become his best friend, TeepeeEmote.png TeePee, and joined forces with Fatalize and Carnage going into their first event. The team was expecting to do well and finished a solid 3rd place at the MLG.png MLG Online National Championship. However, this wasn't good enough for the captain ACHES and the roster looked for improvement with the pick up of JuHGee and Miles to replace Fatalize and Carnage. With this new roster, the team was expecting to improve on the 3rd place finish online. At the MLG.png MLG National Championship 2010 in Dallas, TX that year, the team got a very respectable 2nd place finish. However, the roster changes continued leading into the final tournament of the game in the Old Spice 10k. The team unfortunately did not perform well, ending MW2.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on a very sour note.

New Game, New Sponsor

With the release of BOPS.png Call of Duty: Black Ops, the team got a new look both in their brand and roster. Quantic.png Quantic Gaming decided to become the official sponsor of the team. The team started competing under the name Quantic Leverage with the additions of FEARSEmote.png FEARS and Bobby along with what was already forming into a legendary duo of ACHES and TeePee. The changes proved to be more than effective as the team came out strong and won the first major tournament during the MLG.png MLG $25K online event. Even with the win, the team felt there was room for improvement and decided to part ways with FEARS and pick up Scumpi who at the time was quickly making waves for his talent level. This helped their team's communication and overall play style.

The team quickly proved it made the right decision when they took the first LAN event of the season at MLG.png MLG Dallas 2011. With the immediate success the team was only expecting to improve even more from there. Unfortunately, that didn't happen and the team got a disappointing 4th place at MLG.png MLG Columbus. Following their previous formula of dealing with losses, another roster change happened with ProofyEmote.png ProoFy taking over for Bobby. Comprised of a team with many big names, the expectations were back for the squad to deliver and that is exactly what they did. They took the title at MLG.png MLG Anaheim and finally managed to keep their roster intact moving on. Unfortunately for the team those results would not be matched again for the rest of the game. After a disappointing 6th place finish, FEARS was brought back for ProoFy however the team couldn't get anything going to close at the year placing 5th and 6th at the last two events.

Quantic out, compLexity In

With the lack of competitive support with thew new MW3.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Quantic gave up it's sponsorship of Leverage. Their only major event was EGL.png EGL 8 with the roster of AchesEmote.png ACHES, TeepeeEmote.png TeePee, NadeshotEmote.png NaDeSHoT, and JohnEmote.png John. After that the team decided to simply wait it out for the next game to be released which happened to be BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. With the release of a new game, AchesEmote.png ACHES and TeepeeEmote.png TeePee were in need of two new teammates as well as new major team sponsor. That came with Complexity.png compLexity deciding to pick up the team for the upcoming season. CompLexity was involved in games such as Starcraft 2, Counter Strike, and League of Legends however this was their first real attempt Call of Duty. The two empty rosters were filled by CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix who was coming over from Halo and FEARSEmote.png FEARS who was making another appearance on the team. Their first big tournament together was the online Machinima.png Frag Cup IV. With over 1,800 teams entered in the tournament, compLexity outlasted them all taking out JuKeD in the finals to take the win in their first tournament together. The team was looking to keep the momentum going at UMG.png UMG Chicago. Unfortunately the team came up short losing to Optic.png OpTic Gaming in the finals. To make matters worse, the finals were plagued by controversy when NadeshotEmote.png NaDeSHoT and ACHES got into an altercation during the handshakes after the games.

Despite the sportsmanship issues at UMG Chicago, ACHES stayed at the helm of compLexity as team captain. Unfortunately for FEARSEmote.png FEARS another run with the team had ended being replaced by TuquickEmote.png TuQuick. Hoping to get back to winning ways, the team was confident moving forward but the results never came. They placed 4th at both MLG.png MLG Dallas and the COD-Champs.png Call of Duty Championship. After back to back finishes not up to standards, the team knew they had to make a change and that's what happened. TuquickEmote.png TuQuick was dropped and replaced by ClaysterEmote.png Clayster who was coming from an even more disappointing finish with Unite.png UNiTE at COD Champs.

This roster change proved to be one of the best decisions in recent history because what followed was simply unthinkable in Call of Duty. The team took their first event together at the MLG.png MLG Spring Championship defeating Impact.png Impact in the finals. This victory put an end to Impact's win streak of 4 events in a row and kick started compLexity's. The team was able to pick up 2 more victories at Gfinity.png Gfinity 1 and UMG.png UMG Atlanta. The team was finally came back to reality finishing 2nd at MLG.png MLG PAX Prime Invitational when UNiTE took them down. Fortunately for them, they quickly got back to their winning ways on their return trip to London for Gfinity.png Gfinity 2. The dominance continued in the final two events of the game and both resulted in a victory. One came at the MLG.png MLG Fall Invitational which consisted of the 4 best teams based on pro points at the time and the final came in Paris, France at the ESWC.png eSports World Cup.

compLexity Seeing Ghosts

The release of Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts brought new challenges for the teams as any new release does. Fortunately, the challenges were no match for the team. Going into the first event of the new season at the MLG.png MLG Fall Championship, they continued to showcase their dominance. While TK.png Team Kaliber took them to the last map of the finals but weren't able to do the impossible and take the win. This put compLexity's win streak at 4 and counting with them showing no signs of slowing down. After the event, however, they decided to throw the community into a craze by dropping Clayster. Many credited as him being vital as to why the team was able to get over the hump from the beginning of BOPS2.png and start winning. Aches claimed it had nothing to do with skill and simply came down to Clayster not getting along with the rest of the team anymore. Despite all of the criticism, the team moved forward with little doubt about the move especially when they picked up KarmaEmote.png Karma who had just left NV.png EnVyUs.

With the acquisition of Karma, the team had lots of pressure on them to continue their success and prove all of the doubters wrong going into UMG.png UMG Philadelphia. After handling Adversity.png aDversity in the first round, the squad had to come back from 0-2 down to Faze.png FaZe in the next round. It came down to a round 11 in Search and Destroy on map 5, but they were able to prevail making an epic comeback. After that, the team never faced elimination again taking the championship for a 5th straight win and the first with Karma. This put an end to the doubt regarding the team change and left all the other teams changing. Following the event, team continued to showcase their dominance in the weekly MLG.png MLG 2K series. At the same time, they withdrew from the MLG.png Call of Duty Winter Invitational after only 2 games played. The team cited poor organization and not being allowed to stream on Twitch.TV among the reasons they decided to drop out of it.

Road to Call of Duty Championships

Following their departure from the MLG.png Winter Invitational the team turned their focus to COD-Champs2014.png Call of Duty Championship 2014 where the prize pool of $1,000,000 was much more appealing. They were able to qualify for the COD-Champs2014.png Call of Duty Championship US Regional Final without much trouble winning every match in the COD-Champs2014.png Online Qualifiers without much trouble. They also became the first team to commit to switching over to the Xbox One given that that is the console of choice for the championship event.

Evil Geniuses buys the World Champions

On Tuesday the 6th of May, Complexity.png compLexity sold their roster ACHES, TeePee, Crimsix and Karma to EG.png Evil Geniuses. After finished Top 2 in the past 12 events, when it came up to the X Games Austin.png MLG X Games Invitational, EG.png Evil Geniuses was caught off-guard by the amazing plays that both Optic.png OpTic Gaming and TK.png Team Kaliber made, leaving EG.png Evil Geniuses finishing their 14th event in 033rd 3rd.

On 14th November 2014, Evil Geniuses released their entire Call of Duty roster.

Player Roster

Current Team Roster

Region Alias Name Role Pro Points

Former

Region Alias Name Role Next Team
USA.png Scump Seth Abne SMG-AR.png Optic.png OpTic Gaming
Canada.png Karma Damon Barlow SMG-AR.png Optic.png OpTic Nation
USA.png ProoFy Jordan Cannon SMG-AR.png Optic.png Faze Red
USA.png FEARS Damod Abney AR.png Prophecy.png Prophecy
USA.png TuQuick Howard Chang SMG.png SB.png Strictly Business
USA.png Clayster James Eubanks SMG-AR.png Envyus.png Denial
USA.png Unreal Talent X Brandon King SMG.png Optic.png OpTic Nation
USA.png Crimsix Ian Porter SMG.png Optic.png OpTic Gaming

Achievements

As LeveraGe

Date Game Event Placing Prize Roster
10/30/2010 MW2.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 MLG.png MLG Online National Championship 033rd 3rd $3,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - Fatalize - Carnage
11/07/2010 MW2.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 MLG.png MLG National Championship 2010 022nd 2nd $6,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - JuHGee - Miles
02/28/2012 MW2.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 MLG.png Old Spice $10K 077th 7th $0 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - Merk.pngMerK -  ?
10/14/2012 MW3.png Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 EGL.png EGL 8 088th 8th $0 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - NadeshotEmote.png NaDeSHoT - JohnEmote.png John

As Quantic.LeveraGe

Date Game Event Placing Prize Roster
01/24/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty: Black Ops MLG.png MLG $25K 011st 1st $10,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - FEARSEmote.png FEARS - Bobby
04/03/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty: Black Ops MLG.png MLG Dallas 011st 1st $10,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - ScumpiEmote.png Scump - Bobby
06/05/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty: Black Ops MLG.png MLG Columbus 044th 4th $2,800 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - ScumpiEmote.png Scump - Bobby
07/31/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty: Black Ops MLG.png MLG Anaheim 011st 1st $10,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - ScumpiEmote.png Scump - ProofyEmote.png ProoFy
08/28/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty: Black Ops MLG.png MLG Raleigh 066th 6th $1,400 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - ScumpiEmote.png Scump -ProofyEmote.png ProoFy
10/16/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty: Black Ops MLG.png MLG Orlando 055th 5th $2,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - ScumpiEmote.png Scump -FEARSEmote.png FEARS
11/20/2011 BOPS.png Call of Duty: Black Ops MLG.png MLG National Championship 2011 066th 6th $7,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - ScumpiEmote.png Scump -FEARSEmote.png FEARS

As compLexity

Date Game Event Placing Prize Roster
12/16/2012 BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Machinima.png Frag Cup IV 011st 1st $6,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - FEARSEmote.png FEARS
12/30/2012 BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 UMG.png UMG Chicago 022nd 2nd $1,500 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - FEARSEmote.png FEARS
3/17/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 MLG.png MLG Winter Championship 044th 4th $4,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - TuquickEmote.png TuQuick
04/07/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 COD-Champs.png Call of Duty Championship 2013 044th 4th $100,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - TuquickEmote.png TuQuick
06/30/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 MLG.png MLG Spring Championship 011st 1st $20,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - ClaysterEmote.png Clayster
07/14/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gfinity.png Gfinity 1 011st 1st $30,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - ClaysterEmote.png Clayster
08/11/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 UMG.png UMG Atlanta 011st 1st $7,500 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - ClaysterEmote.png Clayster
09/02/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 MLG.png MLG PAX Prime Invitational 022nd 2nd $2,500 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - ClaysterEmote.png Clayster
10/13/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gfinity.png Gfinity 2 011st 1st $30,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - ClaysterEmote.png Clayster
10/19/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 MLG.png MLG Fall Invitational 011st 1st $10,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - ClaysterEmote.png Clayster
11/03/2013 BOPS2.png Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ESWC.png ESWC 011st 1st $10,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - ClaysterEmote.png Clayster
11/24/2013 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts MLG.png MLG Fall Championship 011st 1st $20,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - ClaysterEmote.png Clayster
01/05/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts UMG.png UMG Philadelphia 011st 1st $10,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - KarmaEmote.png Karma
02/07/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts MLG.png Call of Duty Winter Invitational WITHDREW $0 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - KarmaEmote.png Karma
03/30/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts COD-Champs.png Call of Duty Championship 2014 011st 1st $400,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - KarmaEmote.png Karma
04/13/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts MLG.png MLG Season 1 Playoffs 011st 1st $7,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - KarmaEmote.png Karma
05/04/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts UGC Niagara.png UGC Niagara 011st 1st $10,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - KarmaEmote.png Karma

As Evil Geniuses

Date Game Event Placing Prize Roster
06/08/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts X Games Austin.png MLG X Games Invitational 033rd 3rd Bronze Medal AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - KarmaEmote.png Karma
06/22/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts MLG.png MLG Anaheim 011st 1st $25,000 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - KarmaEmote.png Karma
08/03/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts Gfinity.png Gfinity III 055th 5th $0 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - KarmaEmote.png Karma
10/12/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts UMG.png UMG Nashville 1313th 13th $0 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - DedoEmote.png Dedo
11/02/2014 Ghosts.png Call of Duty: Ghosts ESWC.png ESWC 011st 1st $12,500 AchesEmote.png ACHES - TeepeeEmote.png TeePee - CrimsixEmote.png Crimsix - DedoEmote.png Dedo