Evil Geniuses today issued the announcement that EG and esports veteran Clinton â€˜Fearâ€™ Loomis is retiring from the playerâ€™s hot seat. He is, however, remaining with EG as an active coach for future EG Dota2 lineups.
His retirement is effective immediately, with Fear citing his personal health as a priority. In a brief statement on EGâ€™s website, he recognizes his accomplishments and gushes about EG and Dota. â€œI still have a passion for Dota and for competing,â€ Fear begins, â€œbut the long term health of my arm has to come first.â€
The sudden removal of heavy-hitters like Fear is sure to make a splash. Teammates and many redditors who Bleed Blue are bummed yet supportive. Teammate PPD said this of Fear: â€œFear helped me reach my potential, and I believe he will continue to do that for players in the years to come.â€ Of his prospective coaching abilities redditor /u/prolepatriot thinks, â€œconsidering how much ppd and others on EG have praised fear for being a calming presence as well as helping with the drafts…i expect fear to be one of the best coaches in the scene.â€
With an empty chair now in the lineup EG plans to announce its new Dota2 roster tomorrow.