Jess Colwill, January 4, 2017

Chris HuK Loranger on Leaving EvilGeniuses

Earlier in the week we heard how EvilGeniuses have shut down their StarCraft II division and left their remaining players out in the cold. One of those players was Chris “HuK” Loranger, who has now published an open letter to the organization on Medium.

From the first paragraph, you can feel the regret and disappointment. HuK alleges that the decision to shutter the StarCraft II division was handled with less care and respect than he and his teammates deserved.

“[M]y teammates and I, who have shown loyalty and served faithfully over the years, have been tossed aside at the end while a select few have been handed ownership of the team we all worked so hard to build,” the letter reads.

“What hurts even more is that the rest of us were not involved with what was going on or even given a voice in the process. We either found out ourselves through rumors or were told after decisions had already been made.

“For me, EG always had the image of an organization that was fair to their players, took care of them, and had a mutually respectful and caring relationship between player and team owner. And it makes me sad to say that in a crucial point of EG’s transition, this was not the case.

“I don’t want to speak for my teammates but I feel like our loyalty and patience have been taken for granted, and I would be lying if I said that I felt that we had been treated fairly here at the end.”

Apart from this final disappointment, HuK recalls his time at EvilGeniuses fondly, calling it the best time of his life.

HuK’s open letter echoes the same sentiments expressed by his teammate, Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson earlier in the week who described the transition as being “left behind with no word.”

Jess Colwill

Jess is a writer and dog-lover from the eastern coast of Australia, who loves playing games (particularly anything by BioWare), listening to metal, baking, and fostering rescue dogs while they wait for new homes. You can find her on Twitter at @notsocryptic.