theScore esports Daily (May 29): Evil Geniuses acquired by investment firm, Boombl4 officially replaces Edward on Na'Vi and Gen.G add Rich and Asper

by Keith Capstick May 29 2019
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Evil Geniuses acquired by PEAK6 Investments

Evil Geniuses are the latest in a long line of major esports orgs who have partnered with large investment firms.

With this partnership comes a new corporate structure at EG. PEAK6's Nicole LaPointe Jameson will be taking over as the org's new CEO and their previous CEO Phillip Aram will now operate as EG's COO.

PEAK6 have their footing in the traditional sports market as well, where they're partners with English Premier League team AFC Bournemouth.

Gen.G add Rich and Asper

Korean League of Legends team Gen.G have added to new faces to their roster ahead of the LCK Summer Split.

The organization announced the additions of mid laner Jae Won "Rich" Lee and support player Tae Ki "Asper" Kim to their roster on Wednesday.

Gen.G had a 5-13 record during the 2019 Spring Split after a 13-5 performance in last year's summer split led them to a Worlds appearance.

Boombl4 officially replaces Edward on Na'Vi

Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov has officially joined Natus Vincere's Counter Strike: Global Offensive roster.

According to press releases from both Na'Vi and Boombl4's former team Winstrike, it was confirmed on Wednesday that the reported swap was official.

Boombl4 will of course be replacing long-time Na'Vi veteran Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev on the roster.

Na'Vi's updated lineup is as follows:

  • Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko
  • Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
  • Egor "flamie" Vasilyev
  • Denis "electronic" Sharipov
  • Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov

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