Evil Geniuses parts ways with Deftly, promotes Danny from EG Prodigies to LCS among other changes


Evil Geniuses has made its first move of the mid-season break in the midst of the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational. EG has parted ways with its starting AD carry Matthew "Deftly" Chen, and in his place, Evil Geniuses Prodigies AD carry Kyle "Shiro" Sakamaki, who was previously known as Shiro, will be joining the organization's League of Legends Championship Series roster ahead of the Summer Split. 



Danny's jump past EG Academy all the way to the big leagues isn't the only roster move EG has made within its League of Legends program — a series of other moves were also announced by the organization shortly after Deftly's departure and Danny's promotion via the official Evil Geniuses website. Evil Geniuses Prodigies support Lin "Mist" Zi-Lan has also been let go by the organization, so EGP will be boasting an entire new bot lane in its next competition.


EG Academy AD carry Quentin "Shoryu" Pereira will be moved to the EG Prodigies roster due to continuing visa issues that are made far more complicated than at the amateur level. Daniel “SkyTec” Soetikn has been signed as EGP's new support, while AD carry Luke "TeamLuke" Wasikowski, who most recently played in the amateur scene for Wildcard Gaming, will be the new EG Academy AD carry. 


Throughout the 2021 LCS season thus far, Evil Geniuses has shown flashes of play resembling that of a top team, but has yet to find the consistency to maintain that level long enough for it to overtake some of the teams superior to it.


At the 2021 LCS Proving Grounds, EG Prodigies finished in the top 6 (EG Academy finished 4th), and Danny was a part of that success, but in his LCS debut come summer, he will have to step up to a new level of competition with the same degree of intensity and tenacity, but with much higher stakes.

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