Evil Geniuses captain Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip has responded to criticism levied towards him by former EG coach Paolo ‘EVY’ Berbudeau, disputing his model of occasions, whereas admitting fault for his poor kind and management.
Evil Geniuses’ roster coming into 2022 was a mixture of North American expertise that had been on the periphery of tier 1 in CS:GO for a lot of the earlier yr. Together with former Cloud9 teammates Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba and Timothy ‘computerized’ Ta (recent again from a stint in Valorant), he joined Vincent ‘Brehze’ Cayonte and Bulgarian AWPer Tsvetelin ‘CeRq’ Dimitrov.
Regardless of hopes that this group might be a darkish horse NA lineup, it in a short time grew to become evident that this might not be the case. Failure to qualify for the PGL Main Antwerp was adopted by a string of early exits at ESL Professional League, IEM Dallas qualifier, and BLAST Premier Spring Showdown.
In an interview with 1pv, EVY, a former assistant coach at EG, laid the blame for a lot of the group’s failures on the ft of Stewie2K, particularly his lack of ability to work with head coach Damien ‘maLeK’ Marcel. He stated Stewie wouldn’t say hiya to maLeK and would flip away when he was talking.
EVY additionally known as into query Stewie2k’s kind contained in the server, which has undeniably been a shadow of the once-Main successful participant who shone on Cloud9 and Liquid rosters. “He doesn’t problem himself as a participant anymore and he’s not a great chief,” EVY stated.
Stewie denies involvement in kicking coaches
Addressing EVY’s feedback immediately on stream, Stewie stated, “I can’t consider I ever had respect for this man, ever. […] On my life, I had nothing to do with modifications to the teaching employees. I didn’t even comprehend it was taking place. Nobody on the group knew.”
EVY had claimed that Stewie2K was the one EG participant that didn’t attain out to himself and maLeK after they have been kicked. He additionally claimed that he discovered he had been kicked via posts on Twitter.
Stewie addresses his efficiency
Stewie additionally hit again at EVY’s criticism of his private score and poor efficiency. “Don’t you suppose I’m conscious I f**king suck? That I’m placing the group in entrance of me? That I’m nervous in regards to the different aspect of the map?
“Even the truth that we’re not prepared, and making an attempt to give attention to all the pieces else however my recreation. Like, sure, it takes a toll. And I’m not blaming anybody for that. I took accountability for that.”
He stated that after their EPL exit, he took the blame on his shoulders. “I sucked, I don’t know why I can’t kill anyone, I don’t know why I can’t put up numbers. There’s a lot extra to account for. This [rating] doesn’t outline what occurred to me this season.”
“You don’t suppose [I know] I failed the mission? You don’t suppose [I know] I failed being a captain? I need to flip again time and repair it the suitable approach. I need to do all of that. However I can’t. And I’m sorry for all of the followers that needed to see our outcomes this yr. We couldn’t win a map. We couldn’t do any of that.”
Stewie concluded by explaining that he reached out to maLeK after his removing to apologize, and acknowledged he “isn’t lower out to be a captain.”
What’s subsequent for this Evil Geniuses roster is unclear. EG launched their ‘Blueprint’ mission in June, now fielding three full rosters of NA-based gamers. Working as a “fluid” roster, the Blueprint is aiming to be a growth program for NA expertise.