Mike Stubbs . Business . Tuesday 3rd January 2017 . 10:09
After becoming a fully player owned organisation Evil Geniuses has dropped its StarCraft II roster along with Street Fighter players Justin "JWong" Wong, Yusuke "Momochi" Momochi and Yuko "ChocoBlanka" Momochi.
The release of the StarCraft team means that Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson and Chris "HuK" Loranger are now teamless, and neither seem to be particularly happy with the decision.
"I feel like it is a shame that people such as my teammates and I, who have shown loyalty and served faithfully over the years, have been tossed aside at the end while a select few have been handed ownership of the team we all worked so hard to build," said HuK in a Medium blog post.
Despite being with the organisation for years it seems that neither player was offered any stake in the team when it was handed over to the players. With Wong also moving on it seems like the Dota team were possibly the only ones who have any kind of control over the organisation, with former team captain Peter "PPD" Dager becoming CEO.
In the world of fighting games Justin Wong, Momochi and ChocoBlanka have all moved on, with Wong expected to create his own organisation.
It’s not all bad news however. EG have picked up Street Fighter and Marvel vs Capcom player Christopher "ChrisG" Gonzalez who will be playing in Street Fighter V until Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launches later in the year. They have also brought back Kevin "PPMD" Nanney, who is one of the five gods of Smash Bros Melee. PPMD missed much of 2016 due to injury and health issues, but is set to return in 2017.