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Evil Geniuses Confirm Zews as Head Coach

Cody Luongo  | 
zews will once again work alongside stanislaw, whom he coached during his initial year at Team Liquid (Image via Evil Geniuses)

zews will once again work alongside stanislaw, whom he coached during his initial year at Team Liquid (Image via Evil Geniuses)

North American organization Evil Geniuses has formally announced the addition of Wilton “zews” Prado as the team’s new head coach.

The announcement confirms rumors that the 32-year old would be making the switch to EG after stepping down from MIBR on March 26. Zews will fill the void left by Chet “ImAPet” Singh, who was relieved of his position at the organization after an alleged conflict with two of the team’s members, Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz and Tarik “tarik” Celik.

ImAPet had coached this unit since May 2018, when the group still played under the NRG banner. During this time, ImAPet help led his team to two Major Championships, including a top-four finish at the StarLadder Major, and a #1 world ranking.

Zws had also left similar accolades behind. The Brazillian coach had reunited with his former teammates in December 2018 in a transfer which saw him and Epitacio “TACO” de Melo head to MIBR in exchange for Jake “Stewie2K” Yip. Zews’ history with the MIBR core run deeps; spanning over four years and inclusive of two Major championship victories across two organizations: MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016 and ESL One: Cologne 2016.

Notably, zews will once again work alongside stanislaw, whom he coached during his initial year at Team Liquid. The Evil Geniuses in-game leader had taken to Twitter after the announcement to express his excitement, saying: “Pumped to work with [zews] again! Back in Liquid I was a completely different person and I’ve tried my best everyday to make amends for all of my mistakes. I’m fully behind Wilton’s philosophies and can’t wait to grind our way back to the top.”

Evil Geniuses will face FURIA on Saturday in the ESL Pro League lower-bracket finals with:

Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz

Tarik “tarik” Celik

Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte

Ethan “Ethan” Arnold

Tsvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov

Wilton “zews” Prado (coach)

Cody Luongo
Cody Luongo
An American journalist specializing in business, gambling and Counter-Strike - Cody was a competitive gamer first before starting his career in esports. Competing in several titles including Halo, Counter-Strike and Rainbow Six prior to his career as a journalist where he would go on to write for ESPN, Esports Insider, SickOdds and many more.