Clinton “Fear” Loomis is stepping down as an active player for Evil Geniuses’ Dota 2 team, instead becoming a coach.
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Fear has played Dota 2 for Evil Geniuses for almost a decade and was a key factor in their win at The international 2015, but now it’s time for him to hang up his mouse and keyboard. Citing health reasons, Fear’s retirement is effective immediately.
Instead of touring the world with the team, Loomis will remain part of Evil Geniuses as the brand’s Dota 2 coach, keeping everyone’s skills sharp and sharing his considerable experience.
“Today, I’m announcing my retirement from competitive Dota,” said Loomis. “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.”
The new roster is to be announced tomorrow.