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Evil Geniuses breaks barriers by introducing two female members in their Valorant roster

Evil Genius made history for being the first premier gaming organization to feature two women in a squad. They recently revealed their Valorant squad, captained by Christine “Potter” Chi. Prior to her role as the team’s captain, Potter has been involved in the CSGO scene as a broadcast analyst and a professional player. She is a 7-time CSGO champion in the women’s scene.

Esports observer Rod “Slasher” Breslau revealed the reasons for EG CEO, Nicole LaPointe Jameson, for making her decision. According to Jameson, her intent was never centered on marketing purposes but rather on building champions.

She further elaborated on her own Twitter feed. EG’s latest Valorant squad likewise showed some cultural diversity with Ronan “Osias” Javelona carrying the Filipino banner. However as Jameson would point out, this isn’t a diversity decision as she believed that she assembled the best of the best. This is further supported as its members have made some headlines in other tournaments. Potter isn’t only known for her stint in CSGO as she and fellow EG member Claudia “clawdia” Che were able to push their team to a Valorant FTW Summer Showdown grand finals appearance. Both Aleksandar Hinojosa and Nolan “Temperature” Pepper made their names by helping their orgless team, Moon Raccoons, to make a statement in Valorant’s First Strike: North America event.

EG’s decision is clearly a landmark moment in esports. Other teams tried to integrate women into their rosters, however they’re only limited to one member. Others would deploy an all female roster that only competes in female based tournaments.

Slasher mentioned that EG’s decision could signal a brighter future for esports.

It will be interesting to see how this team will progress. Their first test happened today in the VCT Open Qualifiers. Though they impressed by handling MROrgless a sweep, they were eventually eliminated in the next round by Team Serenity.