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Old Man Fear retires from competitive Dota 2

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Clinton “Fear” Loomis, captain and carry player for Evil Geniuses, has retired from competitive Dota 2. Loomis led the team to victory at the Dota 2 International in 2015 after a lengthy break due to an injury, missing out the previous year where he stepped in as coach. Loomis will reprise that role as he continues his Dota 2 career as the coach for the new Evil Geniuses line-up. Again, it’s unfortunately health reasons which prohibit Fear from continuing further, but it’s safe to say that he has done enough.

Fear offered a farewell messaged to fans on the Evil Geniuses website, a heartfelt goodbye to one of the Dota 2 greats.

“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.”

Clinton “Fear” Loomis has long been the poster boy for North American Dota. In the tearful Valve Documentary “Free to Play,” Loomis shed light on his struggles with health, financial welfare and dedication as he strived to be the best player in North America. I’ll always recall this quote from the documentary:


This quote hit home when Fear, alongside Evil Geniuses, won the Dota 2 International 2015 as they proved that hard work and dedication does pay off. Fear has retired before, but this time it’s unfortunately for good. But as he mentioned above, he’ll remain a part of Evil Geniuses.

“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 will always be remembered as the one of the best Dota 2 players, not only in North America, but in the world and his benefit as coach will be felt come Valve’s next major to feature Evil Geniuses.

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Last Updated: September 15, 2016


  1. Pariah ???

    September 15, 2016 at 15:13

    You know he’s played support for over a year now? XD


    • Ottokie

      September 15, 2016 at 15:16

      *Wakes up screaming in the middle of the night “I warded!”


    • Dresden

      September 15, 2016 at 18:44

      He went back to playing carry for TI6 after Zai joined.


    • CongoKyle

      September 16, 2016 at 10:19

      See Dresden’s comment XD


      • Pariah ???

        September 16, 2016 at 10:25

        But like. I already hung my head in shame at that yesterday. Why now twice? WHY?!!

        *hangs head in shame*


        • CongoKyle

          September 16, 2016 at 11:08

          You always call me out 🙁 let me have this one.


          • Pariah ???

            September 16, 2016 at 11:12

            I upvoted you already. I’m giving you this one by hanging my head in shame. It’s 100% my bad XD

  2. RinceThis

    September 15, 2016 at 15:22

    Old man? He’s what, 12?


    • Pariah ???

      September 15, 2016 at 15:50

      27 or 28 I think. About a third of your age old timer, so I see why you’re confused. 😀



      • RinceThis

        September 19, 2016 at 18:13

        You shut up! He’s at least 1/5 my age! *waves walking stick in your general direction


    • CongoKyle

      September 16, 2016 at 10:19

      He’s the Old Man because he has been playing since the early days of Dota


  3. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    September 16, 2016 at 14:37

    GGWP Legend.


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