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Evil Geniuses release Drippay, team on pause

Evil Geniuses have released Matthew "Drippay" Den-Kaat from the organisation and announced the Rocket League team is 'on pause'.

 

https://twitter.com/totheLaPointe/status/1162188027323703296

The roster had not won any events, with their final outing being through the open signup to play the DreamHack Pro Circuit in Dallas. A 3rd place finish on June 2nd was the best result for EG in a year, but it was too little too late.

Evil Geniuses let go of two-thirds of their roster a few days after their final tournament appearance. Gabriel "CorruptedG" Vallozzi and Jason "Klassux" Klass were both released from the team after EG were relegated in Season 7 and the organisation itself did not want to compete in 'rival, challenger, or equivalent level league play as a guiding principle'.

At this point, EG chose to keep Drippay as the foundations for a new RLCS team or potentially sell him due to the 'great deal' the organisation had invested into him. No news came of a new EG team in the last two months, with the same amount of time left until Season 8.

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CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson confirmed in the announcement of Drippay's release that he would be heading back to OCE for the upcoming season and will not be rebuilding a roster under EG.

RLCS Season 8 is set to start on October 5th in NA and the 6th October in EU, with the Oceania start date expected around the same time.

Last Season, Gfinity Australia took over the region's Rocket League season, but it was announced yesterday that it would be shutting down due to the domestic market not developing or growing to expected levels. While the shutdown is expected to occur by the end of November, it is not known if the RLCS Season will conclude before then or if Gfinity will choose to hand the reins over to someone else to manage.