Fear has announced his retirement from EG as a player. He will however continue to stay on as a Coach in the NA team.
FEAR ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT FROM DOTA 2
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — September 14, 2016 — Evil Geniuses (EG), a world-leading pro gaming team, is announcing today that Clinton ‘Fear’ Loomis, the cornerstone of Evil Geniuses’ Dota and Dota 2 rosters for the better part of a decade, is set to officially retire as a player, effective immediately.
Citing health reasons, Fear has chosen to transition out of the demanding lifestyle required of a professional gamer. We are thrilled to announce, however, that Clinton will remain a part of the EG family as the brand’s Dota 2 coach in order to ensure the continued success of the team, with the new roster slated to be announced tomorrow.
Fear’s legacy in the North American esports community is incalculable. He was a key factor in EG’s win at The International 2015 and helped bring a level of professionalism and work ethic that impacted a generation of players. Clinton is not only recognized as an esports role model in North America; he is admired for being one of the greatest Dota players the world has yet encountered.
We’re grateful for Fear’s many years of involvement with Evil Geniuses and look forward to his new role as the team’s coach. We hope many fans will join us in honoring not just his legacy with EG, but his impact on esports as a whole for many years to come.
From Fear Himself
Today, I’m announcing my retirement from competitive Dota. I have been living my dream of being a professional gamer for over a decade now, and in that time I’ve accomplished each of the goals I placed for myself and for EG Dota. Now, I have to pursue a new goal – getting healthy. I still have a passion for Dota and for competing, but the long term health of my arm has to come first. Thank you all for your support.