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EG Acquire Loaded

Evil Geniuses have added the dominating Loaded HoN roster as well as the staff of the organization

Evil Geniuses - the biggest North America organization - has officially acquired competitor Loaded LLC making the young upstart a defunct organization. EG has officially added the dominating Heroes of Newerth lineup and the staff, but has not made word on whether they would be adding the other strong lineups to the organization - including the Korean WoW team and the now #2 north american CS team to the organization.

Full press release below:


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Sept. 23, 2010. – Today, Evil Geniuses (Team EG), one of the world’s leading professional gaming brands, has announced its acquisition of fellow North American professional gaming team Loaded, LLC.

Effective immediately, Evil Geniuses welcomes Loaded’s Executive Director, Brandon Freytag, as well as its world-leading Heroes of Newerth division and associated managerial staff. Freytag will join EG’s highest level of management in continuing to grow and promoting the company’s brand globally. Additionally, in the coming days EG will announce new partnerships with former Loaded sponsors for Q4 of 2010 and Q1 of 2011.

“EG has been at the forefront of gaming for over a decade and are considered the elite of pro gaming,” Brandon Freytag commented. “Along with our HoN team and staff, we are excited to be a part of such a proven gaming organization as EG. Joining up with them will only serve to create an even bigger and more exciting brand.”

“Brandon Freytag has done an impressive job of growing Loaded into one of the top North American eSports teams, and he’s done so at a truly remarkable pace,” stated Alex Garfield, Executive Director of Evil Geniuses. “He deserves much credit for his achievements with the Loaded brand, and we’re incredibly excited to welcome him, his players, and his staff to their new home at Evil Geniuses.”
You can learn more about Team Evil Geniuses at www.myEG.net and about their Master’s Cup Series event featuring Starcraft II at http://msi.myeg.net!

About Evil Geniuses
Founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses (Team EG) is North America’s premier professional gaming team and one of the world’s top electronic-sports brands. With some of the finest gaming talent nationally and internationally, Team EG’s players have won championship trophies in every major tournament circuit in pro gaming. Home to internationally renowned teams and players such as Isaac “Azael” Cummings-Bentley, Greg “IdrA” Fields, Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert, Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen, and Justin “JWong” Wong, EG’s professional gamers focus on such titles as Counter-Strike, Quake, StarCraft II, Super Street Fighter 4, Warcraft III, and World of Warcraft.

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quote#1 US Reverence 29/09/2010 - 06:36:18
I talked to Brandon Freytag the other day about this and wondered why he decided to do this because it was nice having multiple powerhouse teams in North America, and to see Loaded merge with Evil Genuises was kind of disappointing. I had mentioned that it seemed as though Loaded had a lot of sponsors and full backing, but he commented telling me that they did, but for 2010. So something tells me that their sponsorship contracts were going to expire in 2011, which is why he felt the need to merge with EG.

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