SEATTLE, WA — Today, Evil Geniuses is happy to announce the culmination of months of hard work and dedication — EG has been acquired by PEAK6 Investments LLC, a Chicago-based technology and investment company with a strong history of working across multiple industries, including traditional sports.
Since the divestment from Twitch in 2016, our staff, headed by COO Phillip Aram, has been working tirelessly to maintain the legacy of excellence and trust that we’ve built up over years of competition. We believe that PEAK6 shares these values, and is the right partner to maintain them with.
To do this, we’ve made additions to the internal structure of the company that will make this growth possible — part of this change is bringing on Nicole LaPointe Jameson to be the CEO of Evil Geniuses. Nicole’s previous work in the Strategic Capital arm of PEAK6 brought her to EG as our main point of contact and diligence lead.
As esports continues to grow in reach, there is a concern that the appeal and heart that makes the space so special will be lost as more outside interests enter. Nicole’s passion for gaming and esports, along with her knowledge of our business, made her the perfect candidate and someone that we’ve come to trust. Phillip Aram will be continuing as COO, and will now be able to redouble his work helping EG compete at the highest level.
To our fans, staff and partners — we would be nothing without your support and hard work every step of the way, from our highest highs and lowest lows. We appreciate your belief and trust in us, and we can’t wait to keep making you proud to Bleed Blue.
Nicole and Phil will be available for an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on /r/EvilGeniuses on Thursday, May 30 at 12PM PST / 3PM EST. If you have any questions, we hope you’ll join us there.