I’m Nicky from StealthShampoo, co-caster alongside Black_Aegis for the Sunday Go4Evolve cups and a good portion of the ESL majors, among other events. I need to officially address a couple of concerns and rumors you guys may have heard regarding the future of competitive Evolve.
To put it bluntly, Black_Aegis will no longer be casting competitive Evolve. This is neither a rash nor hasty decision, as this is something he has discussed privately with me for at least a month now. His reasons, as I understand them, are his lack of interest in continuing to cast Evolve and his desire to grow in other fields.
Black_Aegis will be gone for while from Twitch and perhaps social media while he takes a minute reevaluating the next step in his Twitch career. I am uncertain as to the details on his return date.
What I can tell you is that I doubt he will disappear forever. I actually met with him in person just a few days ago for a private game session of Battleborn at the 2K offices, and rest assured we both see potential in that game moving forward.
I’m sure you’re wondering what this means for the future of competitive Evolve. Nothing is set in stone yet, but I am looking at continuing to work with TGL on Season 2 and pushing forward with the Go4Evolve cups. Production is underway, but again, nothing is certain at this time.
Please understand that quitting casting Evolve is a decision Black_Aegis made for himself, and he believes that it is the best possible decision for himself personally and as a direction for his channel. I did not try to stop him from leaving, I only made certain that his intent was not misplaced and that he was sure he wanted to proceed as he does.
Know that I am not going anywhere. StealthShampoo does however, operate individually from 2K, TRS, and ESL. I will try to support competitive Evolve to the best of my ability in the foreseeable future, while continuing to do what I think is best for my channel, playing the games and creating the content that I would like to create.
If you have any questions, the best place to get in contact with me is on Twitter, @StealthShampoo.
And just so things are clear, although I am posting on Black_Aegis’ behalf, I believe that he would agree with everything I have stated above. If he has anything to add, we will let you know. He will be unavailable to answer questions for a while, so I will do the best I can myself.
This is not the end, it is simply how we are moving forward.
Nicky Violet from StealthShampoo
Although Black_Aegis can’t be replaced, we are looking for someone to try to fill his spot. Check out this thread: