EG Grabs Big Names For WC3
INSIDER ESPORTS - Evil Geniuses announces the pick up of world renown players: Grubby, Happy, and Ciara. Along with the pick-up of Cassandra Ng as their manager.
Evil Geniuses announced today that world renown player Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen will be joining EG for their new WC3 squad. Dmitriy "Happy" Kostin and Rene "Ciara" Krag are also included in the pick-up with Cassandra Ng as their manager. The announcement was made on the popular gaming show, Live On Three where the owner of EG, Alex Garfield, answered questions about his new additions, the esports scene in generall, and even touched on ProMod.
"Team EG, North America's premier professional gaming organization, is proud to announce that effective immediately a new division will be launched for the popular Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game, WarCraft 3. This move will mark the second time the organization steps foot into the RTS realm this month, bringing yet another top team to North America.
Featured in this new division are some of the most renowned players within the WarCraft community. Embracing the Team EG traditional blue colors will be top WarCraft 3 player, Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen. Joining him will be his former teammates from MeetYourMakers, Dmitriy "Happy" Kostin and Rene "Ciara" Krag, with Cassandra Ng coming along as the team's manager.
Schenkhuizen should need no introduction. Becoming one of the most recognized names in eSports, Schenkhuizen has placed first in many prominent events such as the World Series of Video Games (WSVG), the World eSports Festival (WeF), BlizzCon, the World Cyber Games (WCG), and the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC). Additionally, he has received two eSports WarCraft 3 Player of the Year Awards and was chosen as the eSports Player of the Year overall for 2006. His astounding seven eSports Award nominations and three eSports Award victories are both world records. He has also received the Most Valuable Player title in the WarCraft 3 Champions League an impressive four times.
"I'm glad that I can finally announce that I will be part of Team Evil Geniuses from now on. Team EG has had a strong position in North America so far, and now they're looking to expand internationally. That's great news for me, because I was looking for something new already," said Schenkhuizen, the new EG.WC3 captain. "It's incredibly exciting that I can be working together with EG as I plan my future for the coming year(s). Having a great new spiffy looking website, EG's already made at least one wish come into fulfillment for me."
"They were also interested in incorporating a top-ranked WC3L team into their organisation, which means Happy and Ciara will continue to fight with me for more team victories, under Cassandra's WC3 Managerial role," he said. "Moreover, we're finally getting the support that we all crave: being able to visit tournaments that we get invited for and qualify for. I couldn't be happier. Let's grow together."
"This is truly a great day for the Evil Geniuses brand, organization, sponsors, and players. Today we welcome a new division full of internationally renowned talent, and players who have already accumulated dozens upon dozens of landmark results," said Alex Garfield, Executive Director of Team EG. "It's an absolute honor to welcome Grubby, Happy, Ciara, and Cassandra to Team EG. I'd like to thank all of EG's sponsors, including Intel, Peregrine, Kingston, and especially SteelSeries, for making this possible."
Team EG's new WC3 division will be in attendance at all major upcoming events, both regional and domestic, including the upcoming ESWC Korea event, at which Grubby and Happy will both be in attendance. For additional information, visit www.myEG.net.
About Team EG
First founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses (Team EG) is North America'ss premier professional gaming team. With more than 50 players from both the United States and Canada, EG truly consists of the finest gaming talent North America has to offer, as over the years EG players have accumulated numerous podium placements at the world's most prestigious eSports tournaments. Home to internationally renowned players across games such as Counter-Strike, DotA, Guitar Hero, Quake, Unreal Tournament, World of WarCraft, StarCraft, and WarCraft 3, Evil Geniuses is proud to represent North America in the global eSports landscape."