Rumors: Evil Geniuses lodge complaint with ESL for making fun of club during Pro League broadcast
Journalist Richard Lewis unveiled some details of the relationship between Evil Geniuses and ESL. According to the source, American club lodged a complaint with the tournament operator for poking fun at them during ESL Pro League Season 17 broadcast.
On February 24, during the broadcast of the prestigious ESL league, the casters played out an improvisational comedy segment that suggested what the American team could talk about during practice. Among other things, the segment included the following phrases:
Hey it sure is getting cold in here. Has anyone got anymore money we can burn?
No but seriously guys I think if we just add 14 more players I think we’re on to something.
Alright guys I’d like to introduce a new member to our staff. It’s kassad.
Congratulations everyone, we won a match.
According to the journalist, Evil Geniuses management was offended by the ESL Pro League organizers. As a result, the club lodged a complaint because of potential harm to the brand's reputation.
Evil Geniuses failed in the ESL Pro League Season 17 group stage. EG were defeated by Cloud9, Eternal Fire and IHC, taking the last place.