. Last updated: July 28, 2022
Former Major champion Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip is taking a break from the Evil Geniuses competitive roster but will remain with the organization to play Valorant and CSGO.
One of North America’s biggest broadcasters is stepping away from the team to focus on content production and distribution while deciding what to do with the rest of his career.
Stewie joined the CSGO EG team at the start of 2022 and has appeared in several events as one of the leading voices on a team full of C9 Major winners and promising talent.
Unfortunately, after putting together a team with years of experience and big names, the Evil Geniuses will not see the success they were hoping for.
Stewie2K is steps away from CSGO
The Smoke Criminal, Stewie2K, announced on July 28th that he will no longer be part of the CSGO EG team and will pursue content creation for the time being.
A fierce competitor and longtime face of North American CS, Stew can now be seen streaming the game on Twitch while increasing his content on Riot’s FPS Valorant.
I am excited to announce that I will be streaming [Valorant and Counter Strike] For the EvilGeniuses Creator Collective,” he said. “For now, I’m stepping away from competitive CS and focusing on streaming.
Thank you to those who tagged along and many others! My future is uncertain, so leave it to tonight’s stream.”
Stewie previously opened up about his tough time playing for EG, as the pro and one of his former coaches exchanged controversial words about their time together.
Overall, the Boston Major champion called the decision “bittersweet” as fans look forward to the 24-year-old’s future. As he streams more valiantly, it’s worth noting that Stewie once adamantly said he would “eventually” make the switch to Riot’s emerging esport.
Whether or not he fully enters Valorant remains to be seen, but what is clear is that Stewie is ready to embark on the next chapter of his career.