Team EG is pleased to announce that IdrA will be moving back to the U.S. from Korea indefinitely to represent the organization domestically in various upcoming tournaments and team leagues. This move will take place in the beginning of March.
I also want to make it clear that this is NOT the "huge EG announcement" you've probably heard about.
Greg “IdrA” Fields is set to move back to the U.S. in the beginning of March
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Feb. 16, 2011. – Today, Evil Geniuses (EG), one of the world’s leading professional gaming brands, has announced that EG’s StarCraft II player Greg “IdrA” Fields will be moving back to the U.S. from Korea indefinitely to represent the organization domestically in various upcoming tournaments and team leagues.
Fields will temporarily put his goals in Korea on hold to return to the U.S. as the North American StarCraft II scene continues its rapid growth. The amount of valuable experience he gained in Korea over the years will be a huge asset as he furthers his career in North America.
His focus while training in the U.S. will be on several leagues and tournaments, including Major League Gaming’s 2011 circuit. He will also actively participate in online events with EG.
“This is going to be a great year for American eSports, and I've said all along that I'd like nothing more for eSports to boom outside of Korea and for myself to be at the forefront of that,” Fields states. “There are a bunch of big leagues and tournaments coming up outside of Korea and I want to be able to focus on those, as well as being able to play in more team leagues for EG. We're also planning a number of other projects that will be announced soon.”
About Evil Geniuses Founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses (Team EG) is North America’s premier professional gaming team and one of the world’s top electronic-sports brands. With some of the finest gaming talent nationally and internationally, Team EG’s players have won championship trophies in every major tournament circuit in pro gaming. Home to internationally renowned teams and players such as Isaac “Azael” Cummings-Bentley, Greg “IdrA” Fields, Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert, Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen, and Justin “JWong” Wong, EG’s professional gamers focus on such titles as Counter-Strike, Quake, StarCraft II, Super Street Fighter 4, Warcraft III, and World of Warcraft.
한국에서 GSL에서 해외 선수로서는 최고의 성적을 지속적으로 거두었지만 , 오랜 한국 생활과 최근에 잦아진 해외 대회로 인해 팀과 그렉필즈 개인은 해외 대회의 집중과 미국내의 스타크래프트II 대회의 저변 확대를 위해 미국으로 돌아가기로 결정했습니다.
곰티비는 그렉필즈 선수의 결정을 존중하며, 그가 한국에서 했던 프로게이머 활동이 고향으로 돌아가서 좋은 결실을 맺길 바라며 해외 선수들의 지속적인 실력 향상에 기여하여 다음 GSL혹은 내년 GSL에서 더 많은 해외 선수들과 함께 GSL에 참가하길 바랍니다.
<English> Greg Fields has participated in GSL consistently.
He has performed admirably in GSL as a non Korean player. However, due to his long stay in Korea and many foreign tournaments coming up, EG and Greg have decided that Greg should return to US so he can better concentrate on growing non Korean tournaments.
GOMTV respects Greg’s decision and hope his experience in Korea will be used as an asset to him back home. GOMTV also wishes that Greg can contribute greatly to foreign Starcraft scene and will look forward to see him again in future GSL
Last edit: 2011-02-17 03:34:19
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Diamond United States. February 16 2011 15:02. Posts 9076
Good luck Greg I hope you enjoy playing more once you're back in the states.
i was driving down the road this november eve and spotted a hitchiker walking down the street. i pulled over and saw that it was only a tree. i uprooted it and put it in my trunk. do trees like marshmallow peeps? cause that's all i have and will have.
This is awesome. We'll get a lot more idra content now!
I hate to be the person to bring this up, but I wonder if it has anything to do with the california thing. Something big is on the rise and suddenly one of the best players in the world moves back to the US, shortly after his teammate demuslim states intentions to go to korea.