July 31, 2021

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Valorant: Evil Geniuses announces new roster for Challengers

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One of the earliest sports organizations, Evil Geniuses, released a new Valorant roster to compete in the first Challengers tournament. 

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The announcement was teased earlier that day in a tweet that implied that major news was coming soon. The team will make its debut at the tournament, and it’s the first time that most of its members will compete together.

Who is joining Evil Geniuses new Valorant roster?

Evil Geniuses new Valorant roster is a mixed gender lineup featuring the former Counter Strike: Global Offensive Player and Analyst. 

The newly formed squad consists of Counter-Strike 1.6 and Global Offensive Pro and Caster Christine “Potter” Chi, Ronan “Osias” Javelona, Nolan “Temperature” Pepper, Claudia “clawdia” Che and former Moon Racoons players Aleksandar “ALEKSANDAR” Hinojosa.

Both Potter and Clawdia played for GX3 team together in a few Valorant tournaments before joining the EG organization. Osias was also part of the North American amateur scene, playing on a few teams before joining Mamba Gaming for a short time before the organization closed its doors.

Of the players that join, clawdia may be the one that the fans are least familiar with. Clawdia has four high ranking accounts on the Valorant ladder, Radiant, and streams the game along with other FPS titles.

The new Valorant squad registered as Diabolical Masterminds

The new Valorant squad registered themselves as Diabolical Masterminds, a pseudonym for Evil Geniuses but will keep competing for the rest of the event under the proper organizational title.

According to Evil Geniuses, the team was built by Potter, who is the captain of the team, with all the other players looking like up and coming talents that the team can build around to compete on the competitive scene.

“Evil Geniuses approached me with the chance to build something special and help define the evolving valorant scene,” said Potter. “We’ve put together an awesome squad of veterans and young guns, and I think we’re going to surprise a lot of peopleā€.