Team Evil Geniuses adds three new players to their fighting game roster — Ari “FloE” Weintraub, Yusuke “Momochi” Momochi and Yuko “ChocoBlanka” Kusachi. Below is the full press release.
GENIUSES SIGN MOMOCHI, CHOCOBLANKA, AND FLOE TO FIGHTING GAME DIVISION
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. – July 12th, 2011. – Today Evil Geniuses (EG), North America’s premier professional gaming team and a world leader in e-Sports, have announced the official signing of top Japanese Street Fighter player Yusuke “Momochi” Momochi, the world’s top female Street Fighter player Yuko “ChocoBlanka” Kusachi, and top American fighting game player Ari “FloE” Weintraub.
The news of the roster additions comes only a few weeks after EG reached agreements internally with Justin “JWong” Wong and Ricky “PrettyRicky” Ortiz to extend each of their respective contracts.
Evil Geniuses’ fighting game division will now consist of five of the world’s most established and publicly recognized pro gamers. The division, which includes the likes of Justin “JWong” Wong and Enrique “PrettyRicky” Ortiz, will travel internationally to events throughout the coming year with an increased focus in Japan and other parts of Asia.
“With the signing of Momochi, ChocoBlanka, and FloE, Evil Geniuses is more prepared than ever to expand our fighting game reach internationally,” stated Scott Smith, CEO of Evil Geniuses. “It’s an honor to welcome the three players to the team and we’re excited to witness their evolution as both players and individuals under the EG name.”
Fans can follow all the whereabouts of the new players by “Liking” the team on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/EvilGeniuses and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/EvilGeniuses – Visit http://www.myEG.net for interviews, event updates, and exclusive content regarding the new players.
About Evil Geniuses
Founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses (Team EG) have grown to become a leading new media agency which specializes in contracting pro gamers, executing online and offline broadcasts, and developing unique marketing initiatives aimed at attracting and influencing gamers worldwide. With support from popular brands such as Intel, Monster Energy, Kingston HyperX, and others, EG are North America’s premier professional gaming team and a world leader in e-sports. Players and teams within EG, such as Justin “JWong” Wong, Greg “IdrA” Fields, and Isaac “Azael” Cummings-Bentley, have brought home championship trophies from every major gaming tournament circuit in the world and continue to be influential leaders of gamers everywhere.