Evil Geniuses are in discussions to potentially sign former Made in Brazil coach Wilton "zews" Prado, according to multiple sources close to the team. No final decision has been made on whether or not he will join, but the two parties did practice together yesterday.
Zews was the coach for the current MIBR core when they won their two CS:GO Majors in 2016, before leaving to Team Liquid later in the year. He spent two years with Team Liquid before returning as coach for the current MIBR team. During his time with Team Liquid, they won cs_summit 2 and SuperNova Malta 2018 but failed to win any large international tournaments. Following his return to MIBR, the best results were semi-final appearances at the IEM Katowice Major in 2019 and IEM Sydney.
Evil Geniuses recently let go of coach Chet "ImAPet" Singh, a move that came after an alleged conflict between ImAPet and the pair of Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and Tarik "tarik" Celik. ImAPet went into further detail in a twitlonger about the situation following the official announcement of his departure. With ImAPet as coach, the core of the lineup won IEM Shanghai in 2018, ESL One: New York 2019, and StarSeries Season 8.
Evil Geniuses finished tied for the top spot in ESL Pro League Season 11 North America and have qualified for the playoffs. They are set to play Team Liquid, who beat them in the regular season in a best-of three. The winner of the matchup will go directly to the Grand Final while the loser will play the winner of MIBR and FURIA.