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Evil Geniuses CEO LaPointe Jameson denies allegations of abuse against team MVP Danny

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A statement by the CEO of Evil Geniuses confronts alleged abuse and mistreatment of now-inactive AD Carry Danny.

The CEO of of Evil Geniuses made a statement on social media today in regards to allegations of abuse of mistreatment towards current inactive player Kyle "Danny" Sakamaki. Said allegations stem from leaked remarks and message made by the family of Danny, allegedly revealed by caster Marc Robert “Caedrel” Lamont during a stream. The family comments allege that EG's mistreatment of the player is what led to Danny's absence from the team following the Summer Split and before the season continued. EG's Chief Executive Officer Nicole LaPointe Jameson addressed the allegations via video on Twitter.
In the comments, LaPointe Jackson says the allegations "shock and surprise", and that said allegations are untrue. The claims come off the heels of Danny taking a mental health leave of absence from the team and an aura of support from EG and its coaching staff, despite rumors to the contrary.

 “It’s a shock and surprise to get the feedback in this medium. We hire and don’t hire based on athletic needs for upcoming seasons and support. We love to support, and will continue to support and invest in our players.”

Nicole LaPointe Jackson, EG CEO

Evil Geniuses face the future

This news and the CEO's comments come weeks after the inactive announcement of Dany, with LaPoint Jackson saying at the time that “One of these changes is related to our ADC role, which rightfully raises questions around the status of Danny." She continued, "While he won’t be starting with us this split, I’m happy to say he is still an Evil Genius and we continue to support him.”
This news comes off a tumultuous run for the EG LoL team at last it had Danny. The team still took third place in the Summer Split. The 18-year-old was named MVP in games against 100 Thieves and Team Liquid during the Spring Champions tournament and a heroic loser's bracket run. We'll see if further comment is made by Evil Geniuses about the alleged abuse of Danny and what happens next.

Keep an eye on esports.gg for all news and updates on the situation as it becomes available.
Will Harrison
Will Harrison
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Will has over a decade of print and digital journalism experience, with bylines in Polygon, The Escapist, The Toledo Blade, The Austin American-Statesman, and more. He's also the host of the World of Warcraft lore podcast Essence of Azeroth, loves Murlocs just a bit too much, and owns too many cats.