In what is a very big piece of news for not only competitive HoN but E-Sports in general, it was announced today that Evil Geniuses has aquired the gaming organization Loaded. This means that arguably the #1 HoN team in the world right now will be known as Evil Geniuses.
Statement from Evil Geniuses Site -
"TEAM EVIL GENIUSES ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF LOADED, LLC.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Sept. 23, 2010. – Today, Evil Geniuses (Team EG), one of the world’s leading professional gaming brands, has announced its acquisition of fellow North American professional gaming team Loaded, LLC.
Effective immediately, Evil Geniuses welcomes Loaded’s Executive Director, Brandon Freytag, as well as its world-leading Heroes of Newerth division and associated managerial staff. Freytag will join EG’s highest level of management in continuing to grow and promoting the company’s brand globally. Additionally, in the coming days EG will announce new partnerships with former Loaded sponsors for Q4 of 2010 and Q1 of 2011.
“EG has been at the forefront of gaming for over a decade and are considered the elite of pro gaming,” Brandon Freytag commented. “Along with our HoN team and staff, we are excited to be a part of such a proven gaming organization as EG. Joining up with them will only serve to create an even bigger and more exciting brand.”
“Brandon Freytag has done an impressive job of growing Loaded into one of the top North American eSports teams, and he’s done so at a truly remarkable pace,” stated Alex Garfield, Executive Director of Evil Geniuses. “He deserves much credit for his achievements with the Loaded brand, and we’re incredibly excited to welcome him, his players, and his staff to their new home at Evil Geniuses.”"
About Evil Geniuses
Founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses (Team EG) is North America’s premier professional gaming team and one of the world’s top electronic-sports brands. With some of the finest gaming talent nationally and internationally, Team EG’s players have won championship trophies in every major tournament circuit in pro gaming. Home to internationally renowned teams and players such as Isaac “Azael” Cummings-Bentley, Greg “IdrA” Fields, Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert, Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen, and Justin “JWong” Wong, EG’s professional gamers focus on such titles as Counter-Strike, Quake, StarCraft II, Super Street Fighter 4, Warcraft III, and World of Warcraft.