EG in talks to create two academy teams - Report
The North American organization could have up to 15 players on the payroll in the near future.
According to both reports, the North American organization is interested in signing Carpe Diem and Party Astronauts, two lineups who compete without financial backing at the moment, and it has begun talks with both parties.
Neither team has inked a deal yet, as Carpe Diem appear to be significantly further in the process, while talks between EG and Jonathan "Jonji" Carey's team are in their infancy and unlikely to come to fruition soon, Dust2.us' report says.
Following the additions of the Major-winning trio in the former Liquid leader as well as Timothy "autimatic" Ta and William "RUSH" Wierzba at the beginning of 2022, the team has yet to find success, picking up zero wins across their BLAST Premier Spring and ESL Pro League Season 15 appearances and failing to qualify for either PGL Major Antwerp, IEM Dallas, or the BLAST Finals, which leaves their calendar empty for the rest of the season.
The prospect of an academy roster seems to be the organization's response to the main team's disappointing results. However, housing three different teams could cause a number of conflict of interest issues for Evil Geniuses due to ESL, which hosts a large part of the circuit in North America, having a firm stance against organizations fielding multiple teams in one competition.