Liquid replace Evil Geniuses at IEM Global Challenge 2020
The Evil Geniuses team line-up has withdrawn from IEM Global Challenge 2020.
.@EvilGeniuses have withdrawn from the #IEM Global Challenge due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19. They have been replaced by @TeamLiquidCS who are the next in line for the North American World Ranking invite.— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) November 30, 2020
We look forward to seeing EG again in the new year! pic.twitter.com/QE7W5EgXA2
Evil Geniuses will take place of Team Liquid at the upcoming event, which has been invited as the next team from North America in the ESL ranking. Jake "Stewie2K" Yip's team is currently in the Netherlands and is participating at DreamHack Masters Winter 2020.
Recall that earlier Evil Geniuses have also refused to participate at DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 and BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Showdown due to flight problems. In October, the team held a short boot camp in Europe, during which they've performed at the BLAST Premier Fall Series 2020, where they've finished last.
IEM Global Challenge 2020 will be held online from 15 to 20 December. Liquid, Vitality, Astralis, FURIA, Complexity, Heroic, NAVI and Chaos will fight for the $500,000 in prizes.