I searched and only found one thread on the topic, but it was four days ago and was closed. Now a new source has surfaced and I think it is time to start discussing it. If mods still disagree, please close this (or edit the title as you like).
This article is from today, by Slasher on gamespot, published about an hour ago.
StarCraft II player Ilyes "Stephano" Satouri, North American Star League Season 3 Champion and the most consistent non-Korean player of 2012 thus far, will have his current contract to the French-based team Millenium come to an end on September 1. Rumors have swirled on what Stephano's next move would be, with several teams--including his current one--making bids on the 19-year old Frenchman.
Millenium eSports Manager Jean-Marc "Bjoran" Gaudin has confirmed with GameSpot that Stephano has declined the team's offer, and will not be re-signing. Sources close to the situation tell GameSpot that Stephano will sign with Evil Geniuses, which was said to have made the most lucrative offer among the professional teams, with Millenium close behind. One team executive said it's "pretty much a done deal with Evil Geniuses".
What do you guys think?
On August 21 2012 21:10 syllogism wrote: Millenium marketing manager tweeted that Stephano is leaving mill for an "awesome salary", which pretty much leaves EG
I could totally see this happen. Stephano's in it to make as much money as possible before retiring to get on with med school, and EG seems to be one of the most established non korean teams in terms of budget / sponsorship.
On August 21 2012 21:02 Typhoon1789 wrote: I hope Mill gives him a better offer so he remains there. I don't want to see him in EG because lets not kid or selfs, they are notr known for there practice.
Neither is Stephano, so I guess it's a perfect fit.
That aside, I hope it doesn't happen just because I'm sick of EG picking up every top foreigner. Some variety would be nice.
On August 21 2012 21:00 killy666 wrote: I could totally see this happen. Stephano's in it to make as much money as possible before retiring to get on with med school, and EG seems to be one of the most established non korean teams in terms of budget / sponsorship.
u could see this happening? lol. this is the worse kept secret in esports
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On August 21 2012 21:04 justiceknight wrote: seriously why EG?? Alot of players who are good in the past and then join EG, we already know what happened to them...
only good player to fall after joining EG was huk imho, and he was pretty decent for the first 6 months. thorzain was always sorta wacky, demuslim is still a force to be reckoned with, idra is idra, machine, incontrol and lzgamer werent top top top tier to begin with. JYP is getting better in EG....
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