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Top Valorant esports coach Christine “potter” Chi will stay with Evil Geniuses for the 2024 VCT season. The news came alongside a proper roster reveal, giving players an idea of what the reigning championship organization will look like.
For better or for worse, Evil Geniuses is one of the most talked-about organizations in the Valorant competitive scene. After coming out on top at the Valorant Champions 2023, the team imploded. Allegations of unfavorable contracts and poor management surfaced, overshadowing the championship celebration. These allegations were part of an ever-growing list of issues within Evil Geniuses, which was already grappling with reports of poor finances, the mass release of sponsored players, and the liquidation of its LCS franchise.
Heading into 2024, the organization will be operating with a skeleton crew. Evil Geniuses not only got rid of most of its staff, but it also put an end to its esports ventures outside of Valorant. The team is committed to the Riot Games’ title and keeping its championship-winning coach is part of that effort.
potter stays with Evil Geniuses for 2024 VCT season
potter confirmed she would remain at the helm of Evil Geniuses’ Valorant team.
“It’s been a crazy end of the year, 2023 was incredible for us, for sure. It’s been just as up and down for us behind the scene as it’s been for you guys, but it’s finally done. We have our roster. The roster is set and I’m extremely excited. I’m so proud of the team that we’ve been able to put together,” potter said in the announcement video.
After the controversies surrounding Evil Geniuses, the future of its surviving Valorant team was up in the air. Evil Geniuses’ championship run in 2023 made potter one of the most talked-about figures in esports, earning her the respect and admiration of of those in and out of Valorant. Evil Geniuses made the offseason count and signed potter for another season.
2024 will be potter’s third year as the head coach for Evil Geniuses. On social media, fans had mixed reactions to the announcement. Many were excited about having potter for another year. A bigger portion wished the head coach would be “free” of Evil Geniuses.
Evil Geniuses confirms 2024 roster
Following the announcement of potter’s re-signing, the team confirmed its roster for the 2024 VCT season.
After the departure of four out of five players from its championship-winning team, early reports about Evil Geniuses’ new roster started circulating. According to these reports, the team had reached a verbal agreement with different players, including two returning members.
Evil Geniuses roster for the 2024 VCT season will include the following players:
- Alexander “jawgemo” Mor
- Vincent “Apotheon” Le
- Nicholas “NaturE” Garrison
- Phat “supamen” Le
- Derrek “Derrek” Ha
jawgemo is the only player who competed for Evil Geniuses at Valorant Champions 2023 and will return to the team in 2024. Apotheon has been signed to Evil Geniuses since 2022 but did not compete for the team in any tournament in 2023.