Evil Geniuses’ CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson has addressed new allegations which have surfaced concerning the therapy of particular gamers on the crew’s League of Legends roster.
During a latest stream, standard LEC caster Marc Robert “Caedrel” Lamont seen supposed screengrabs of messages despatched by a member of the family of EG’s rising star AD carry, Danny. The messages alleged that the group wasn’t treating the younger marksman in addition to portrayed throughout his time in the primary lineup.
Details weren’t specified, however the messages claimed that EG fired a backside lane positional coach as a result of the employees member stood up for Danny and went to the LCS Players Association to complain on Danny’s behalf. Danny’s mom can be supposedly talking with the LCSPA, however in accordance with the messages, the 18-year-old doesn’t wish to trigger any main points.
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In response, Jameson mentioned that the allegations round EG’s therapy of gamers and employees have been “disappointing and shocking” to listen to. And though she mentioned she can’t reveal an excessive amount of info on account of HIPAA and different authorized constraints, she needed to make sure the group that all the accusations are utterly unfaithful and unfounded.
“This is a rough blow, especially considering I personally probably spend more time with our players—and our players’ parents and families—than I even do my own,” Jameson mentioned. “It’s a shock and surprise to get the feedback in this medium. We hire and don’t hire based on athletic needs for upcoming seasons and support. We love to support, and will continue to support and invest in our players.”
The 28-year-old CEO additionally mentioned that she introduced on a third-party council this November to research the crew’s LCS operation and see if there are any points that should be addressed. They would additionally assist the crew acquire the very best practices to help their members as a result of “[the team] takes this fucking seriously.”
These new allegations immediately contradict the supportive nature that EG has exemplified on social media, particularly when Danny determined to step away from skilled play to prioritize his psychological well being this previous summer season. The younger prospect continues to be signed to EG however is not going to be beginning for the group in 2023. Instead, the crew signed former 100 Thieves marksman FBI to take Danny’s place on the roster.