EG release four coaches after championship-winning season in major LCS reshuffle

The news comes as a surprise after EG's meteoric rise.

Evil Geniuses has cleared out its League of Legends coaching staff, dismissing core members of the organizations LCS foundation, including on-stage coaches Gabriel Turtle Peixoto, and Earl Rigby Han. Other coaches released from EG include Connor Artemis Doyle and Sebastian ZzLegendary Demontigny.

This past season you helped us accomplish what many said was impossible by bringing EG its first LCS championship, EG said in a thank you message directed at its now-former League coaches on social media earlier today.

We wish you the best in the future and will always appreciate our contributions.

Evil Geniuses historic 2022 season featured two separate playoff runs that ended in international berths. In the Spring Split, EG finished atop the LCS, winning its first domestic championship en route to a top-four finish at the Mid-Season Invitational.

Following a third place finish in the Summer Split, EG ran through the play-in stage at Worlds before an exit in the tournaments group stage. 

This announcement comes just hours after a report from Blix.gg that suggested EGs head of coaching staff Peter Dun would be leaving the org and heading back to Europe to coach Team Heretics, the newest addition to the LEC.

The move to clean house and dismiss core members of the teams coaching staff should come as a surprise considering the amount of success EG found all season long. The team developed a strong core of players (the majority of whom are still under contract moving into 2023), while its coaching staff laid the groundwork for long-term success in North America. 

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EG has not announced any replacements for its LCS coaches at this time, nor has the organization made any moves regarding its starting lineup. The teams core five was shaken up at the World Championship when starting AD carry Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki was unable to play due to a personal matter. 

Heading into the 2022-23 offseason, the only EG player whose contract is set to outright expire is top laner Jeong “Impact” Eon-young. 

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