Day One

Fear Retires

Clinton "Fear" Loomis will be stepping down as an active player for Evil Geniuses' Dota 2 team, and will be taking up the role of coach. Read more for the full release.

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Press Release


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — September 14, 2016 — Evil Geniuses (EG), a world-leading pro gaming team, is announcing today that Clinton 'Fear' Loomis, the cornerstone of Evil Geniuses' Dota and Dota 2 rosters for the better part of a decade, is set to officially retire as a player, effective immediately.

Citing health reasons, Fear has chosen to transition out of the demanding lifestyle required of a professional gamer. We are thrilled to announce, however, that Clinton will remain a part of the EG family as the brand's Dota 2 coach in order to ensure the continued success of the team, with the new roster slated to be announced tomorrow.

Fear's legacy in the North American esports community is incalculable. He was a key factor in EG's win at The International 2015 and helped bring a level of professionalism and work ethic that impacted a generation of players. Clinton is not only recognized as an esports role model in North America; he is admired for being one of the greatest Dota players the world has yet encountered.

We're grateful for Fear's many years of involvement with Evil Geniuses and look forward to his new role as the team's coach. We hope many fans will join us in honoring not just his legacy with EG, but his impact on esports as a whole for many years to come.

From Fear Himself

Today, I'm announcing my retirement from competitive Dota. I have been living my dream of being a professional gamer for over a decade now, and in that time I've accomplished each of the goals I placed for myself and for EG Dota. Now, I have to pursue a new goal - getting healthy. I still have a passion for Dota and for competing, but the long term health of my arm has to come first. Thank you all for your support.

From The Team

I had a conversation with Clinton a couple weeks ago about the qualities you want in players. We went through the typical list of things like being hardworking, intelligent, calm. But we both agreed there was this less tangible quality that's innate; which is that some players are just winners. You expect them to do well, you expect them to succeed at what ever they do, they rise to the occasion and pressure is never a factor for them. Artour once called this EG Blood. Even on the less successful teams that Clinton has been on, you never got the sense that he wasn't great. It was just a matter of time.

Clinton is a winner. Clinton has EG Blood. I expect nothing different from him in his new role.

Charlie Yang Former Dota 2 Team Manager

Fear is a great teammate and competitor. He was the reason I was able to enter the competitive scene and instilled the work ethic I carry with me today.

Saahil "Universe" Arora EG Dota 2 Player

Fear is hands down the best Dota player I've ever had the privilege to play with. Whenever people would ask about our team's dynamic, I always described him as the co-captain. I could always count on Clinton to make a collected, yet decisive decision. He always had my back and I knew I could count on him when I was lost. Fear helped me reach my potential, and I believe he will continue to do that for players in years to come. Best of luck Fear, and thank you for everything you have done for me and this team.

Peter "PPD" Dager EG Dota 2 Player


Old Man Fear
Fear Commemorative Jersey

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