Evil Geniuses have hired Peter Dun to be the team’s LCS head coach for next year, the team announced throughout their social media accounts.
Dun recently ended his three-year stint with the MAD Lions/Splyce organization as their Head of Coaching Staff from 2017 to 2020.. In that space of time, he led the team to two Worlds appearances and concealed a perfect six out of six domestic playoff appearance record.
Before working in Europe, the British coach’s career began in the region of Brazil as he worked for INTZ as a team analyst-turned-head coach from 2015 to 2017. With the Brazilian team, he helped capture three CBLOL championships and a group stage berth to the 2016 World Championship.
In addition to Dun’s impressive competitive track record in Brazil and Europe, he’s also known for discovering and giving opportunities to young upstart talent who have since gone on to become today’s stars. Such stars include mid laner Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer, mid laner Marek “Humanoid” Brázda, AD Carry Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság, support Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser, top laner Marin “Wunder” Hansen, support Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle, and top laner Andrei “Orome” Pappa.
Evil Geniuses came off of a rocky 2020 with a particular lack of cohesiveness in their starting lineup. After starting the year in high spirits with a third-place finish in the spring playoffs, EG floundered by going 8-10 for the summer regular seaon and dropping out at fifth place in playoffs, thus missing out on Worlds entirely.
The team also made iffy moves in their lineup by signing mid laner Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer, who was released by Golden Guardians during spring and had not played for months, during the mid-season break and promoting top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon in place of Colin “Kumo” Zhao. Despite holding a multi-million dollar contract, Huni was released by Dignitas beforehand after an underwhelming spring split which saw him sit next-to-last in average KDA among all LCS top laners (2.0).
Regardless of their mediocre 2020, the NA team is hoping that Dun can steer the ship back to tranquility and help them properly vouch for their first LCS championship in team history.
“Looking forward to live evil in 2021. I’ve been told that I have the accent for it,” Dun said shortly after EG announced his hire.
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