What Evil Geniuses’ partnership with Thunderpick means

Evil Geniuses is one of the most successful esports organizations. It has been around for many years and its... Radu M. | 26. May 2023

Evil Geniuses is one of the most successful esports organizations. It has been around for many years and its teams are well-known around the globe.

Over the years, it had decent results in CS:GO and Call of Duty, and excellent results in Dota 2, a game in which they won the world championship, called The International, in 2015.

Over the years, EG’s sponsors changed rather frequently, partly because the teams’ results have not been consistent. EG tends to have great years and terrible years.

Some of the teams that represented the organization went from great to terrible in a matter of months. And in Dota 2, EG had to abandon North America and its formidable roster for a more economical solution.

The company’s Dota 2 team now competes in South America. The results are quite good, so it’s not a surprise that the team has new sponsors.

About Thunderpick and EG

Thunderpick is an esports betting site that allows people to place bets on esports matches using real money or cryptocurrencies. This is a very successful company in this niche, and that means that EG is probably getting a lot of money for this sponsorship deal.

Thunderpick’s name and logo appear right in the middle of EG’s jersey, which means that they are now one of the team’s main sponsors.

In games like Dota 2 and CS:GO, bookmakers sponsoring teams is not exactly a new trend. In fact, it’s been around for a long time. Is this good for the industry? Is it bad? It depends on what your views on gambling are.

In Dota 2, BetBoom decided to not just sponsor a team but to acquire it. And they went for some of Eastern Europe’s best players. So far, BetBoom’s results in international tournaments have been poor. But regionally, they are doing quite well.

For organizations like Ninjas in Pyjamas, their partnership with a bookmaker like Betway is one of the main reasons why they are able to compete. So what EG decided to do is not out of the ordinary. In fact, the organization used to have other bookmakers as partners, and not always reputable ones.

From a financial perspective, this partnership should give EG a bit more security. Right now, the org is struggling because very few of its teams are getting good results.

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