Stewie2K: "I don't really give a shit about EG CS"

Former Evil Geniuses player Jake "Stewie2K" Yip spoke in negative terms about the time spent with Evil Geniuses during a live stream on his Twitch channel. He admitted that joining the North American team in early 2022 was a mistake.

I don't really give a shit about EG CS. <...> For me, there's no tragedy in my career. The only mistake I feel like I made was teaming up with a coach that I never believed in [...] you know, my teammates had my back during the time, and apparently when shit hits the fan no one backs me up. I don't look at EG as a tragedy, it was just a mistake for me. Like I already knew it was a mistake from the jump, like with the roster I never wanted. It had nothing to do with EG, EG was just a mistake. Teaming up with people that I didn't want to team up with and had to do it because there were no other options, like I don't want to do that.

Stewie2K also opened up about the conflict with coach Damien "maLeK" Marcel and his assistant Paolo "EVY" Berbudeau. He noted with regret that the teammates who initially supported him eventually sided with the coaching staff.

The difference b/w those coaches and [...] this coach was like... bro, it's like you don't know a guy, and he starts issues already. I don't even want to get into it, it's just stupid. I don't give a shit about what this guy thinks, he can go live his life and I'll live mine. Everyone blamed me, but dude, half of it was him, and he's the reason why it happened this way. He made it happen, the whole first month he fucked it all up... and my whole team backed me up, and I don't know why they don't back me up now.

Yip emphasized that he does not intend to return to the CS:GO pro scene.

It has nothing to do with the NA scene dude. Why is it so hard for people to understand that I don't miss CS? I don't want to go back, I'm happy with where I'm at. I don't want to travel for 200+ days a year, I don't want to go to the same place twice, the same venues, the same shit every time dude, I just don't want to do that.

Stewie2K represented Evil Geniuses in the first half of this year and did not manage to achieve any significant results. He left the team at the end of July and soon announced his intention to switch to Valorant in 2023.