Fear (video game player)

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Fear
Clinton Loomis
Status Active
Born (1988-02-19) February 19, 1988 (age 30)
Hometown Medford, Oregon
Nationality United States
Current team Evil Geniuses
Games Defense of the Ancients
Dota 2
Championships Dota 2 Asia Championships
The International 2015
Professional career
2005 - 2006 PluG Pullers Inc.
2006 - 2007 CompLexity Gaming
2007 - 2008 PluG Pullers V2
2008 - 2009 Meet Your Makers
2009 Evil Geniuses
2009 - 2010 Blight.int
2010 Nirvana.int
2010 - 2011 Lost.eu
2011 Browned Potatoes
2011 Online Kingdom
2011 - 2016 Evil Geniuses
2016 - 2017 Evil Geniuses (coach)
2017 - 2018 Evil Geniuses

Clinton Loomis (born February 19, 1988 in Lancaster, California), more commonly known as Fear, is an American former professional Dota 2 player and coach. With a career spanning a decade, Fear was one of the oldest Dota players in the scene.[1] He was featured alongside Danil "Dendi" Ishutin and Benedict Lim "hyhy" Han Long in the documentary Free to Play. With Evil Geniuses, he won over a million dollars as the winners of The International 2015.

History[edit]

Dota[edit]

Fear's first team was called PluG Pullers Inc., and they were picked up by CompLexity Gaming in 2006. After the compLexity Dota division was shut down in 2007, Fear reformed PluG Pullers, but left the team when he was asked to join Meet Your Makers.[2] Fear was a member of MYM for a year, and he left the team a few weeks before the organization went bankrupt.[3]

His next stop was Evil Geniuses, which lasted from March to December 2009 before the Dota division was disbanded.[4] Fear then joined a star-studded Blight.int team, which changed sponsors before disbanding over salary issues. This led to a period of inactivity for Fear, as real-life commitments limited his ability to play competitively.

Dota 2[edit]

2011[edit]

Fear's team Online Kingdom.Nirvana.int was one of the teams invited to The International 2011, where after an impressive 3-0 record in their group, finished a respectable 7th-8th place, the team taking home $25,000.

A few months after The International, Fear returned to Evil Geniuses, where he has been ever since.

2014[edit]

In January 2014, Fear and EG teammate Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora were seen as stand-ins for the team S A D B O Y S, consisting of Artour "Arteezy" Babaev, Peter "ppd" Dager, and Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg. With an impressive 16-2 record in their 3 weeks of playing together, the team was picked up by Evil Geniuses as the new Dota team.[5] After receiving an invite to The International 2014, Fear's arm problems became too much to handle,[6] and he became the team's coach while Mason "mason" Venne joined the team in Fear's place in the "carry" position.[7] Despite the setback, EG managed to finish 3rd place.

After recovering, Fear rejoined EG in August.[8]

EG took first place at the Dota 2 Asia Championships in February 2015. Later that year, Fear and the team won The International 2015, winning over six million dollars in prize money.[9] After TI5, he transitioned from the "carry" to the "support" position to accommodate the return of his former teammate Arteezy.[10] This new EG roster finished in third place in Frankfurt Major 2015 despite a strong showing early in the tournament.

Fear and Evil Geniuses took third place at the Shanghai Major 2016. On June 26, Fear qualified with Evil Geniuses to The International 2016 by coming first in the Americas Qualifier Group Stage with a 5-1 record (and after defeating compLexity Gaming in a first place tiebreaker.) Fear and Evil Geniuses eventually finished third place in the event. After the tournament, Fear retired as a player, citing health issues, to focus on being the team's coach.[11]

After The International 2017, Fear rejoined the active roster of EG and assumed the captain role after the departures of zai and ppd.[12] In May 2018, following a string of bad placements in Dota Pro Circuit tournaments, EG announced that Fear had been released but would remain apart of the organization in an undisclosed role.[13]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Fear on IMDb