Clinton “Fear” Loomis is among the most tenured MOBA players in the world. Known as FearDarkness early on, he carved out a spot as one of the game’s best by with PluG Pullers Inc., a team made up of numerous top North American players.
The team would be sponsored by compLexity Gaming in 2006, though Fear and the team eventually broke up, with Fear reviving PluG Pullers again in 2007. Fear then joined Meet Your Makers, which carried a deep bench due the players having to juggle work and school alongside team obligations.
He broke off from Meet Your Makers after a year and joined a star-studded international team that included Clement “Puppey” Ivanov and Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi. The team was eventually sponsored by Chinese organization Nirvana, but this sponsor left the organization after just a few months, as did Fear.
Fear stayed in competitive DotA by joining Lost. When Lost stopped operating in DotA, the team found a new sponsor in OK.Nirvana, a joint venture between Online Kingdom and Nirvana. Following the launch of Dota 2, OK.Nirvana.INT transitioned into Dota 2 and competed in The International 2011.
Fear and the squad performed well in the group stage of the event with a flawless 3-0 record, but didn’t fare as well in the playoffs. The team dropped its opening match to Invictus Gaming and was eliminated in eighth place by Moscow Five.
Fear joined Evil Geniuses shortly after the event, an organization he would stay with for many years to come. The team posted solid results ahead of The International 2012 despite numerous roster issues, which earned them a direct invitation to the event. Once again, Fear and company started strong in the group stage but were swiftly eliminated from the playoffs.
This saw the Evil Geniuses roster shaken up, which resulted in mixed results throughout the year. The team did not earn a direct invitation to The International 2013 and was eliminated from the western qualifiers for the event.
Another major series of changes to the Evil Geniuses roster followed. This time, it garnered consistently poor results.
In early 2014, Fear began competing with a team known as SADBOYS that essentially served as a test run for a new North American lineup.
This reunited Fear with occasional teammate Saahil "Universe" Arora and brought together a core of players that would come to define Evil Geniuses, including Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg. It also saw Fear turn over captaincy duties to former Heroes of Newerth player Peter “ppd” Dager.
EG dropped its previous Dota 2 roster and signed the entirety of SADBOYS, which paid immediate dividends. During this time, Fear began suffering from a mysterious pain in his hand and arm. This forced him to sit out the tail end of the season as he briefly transitioned into a coaching role for Evil Geniuses with North American journeyman Mason "mason" Venne taking his active playing role. The team enjoyed strong success and finished third at The International 2014.
Fear returned to action after The International 2014 and helped Evil Geniuses post its best season yet. The year started with strong placements including first-place finishes at World E-sport Championships 2014, StarLadder StarSeries Season 10, and DreamLeague Season 2. Despite the abrupt departures of Arteezy and Zai for Team Secret, EG also won the 2015 Dota 2 Asia Championship, which boasted the largest prize pool of any single Dota 2 tournament outside The International.
Evil Geniuses entered The International 2015 as one of the favorites to win, and the team lived up to those expectations by capturing the Aegis of Champions.
Fear and Evil Geniuses returned the following year and remained among Dota 2’s top teams, but weren’t quite as successful as they were the year prior. The team took third at both the Frankfurt Major and the Manila Major, but was hit hard when Arteezy, who had returned, once again left to join Team Secret, this time taking Universe with him. Evil Geniuses struggled to settle into a new roster, but righted the ship in time to post another strong placement at The International. EG again took third place at TI6.
Following the event, Fear retired from competition in order to rehabilitate his arm. He began coaching Evil Geniuses alongside Avery "SVG" Silverman. Following The International 2017, he returned to playing once more.
Evil Geniuses posted underwhelming results throughout the following year, with the team shuffling positions on multiple occasions. This saw Fear take on mid lane duties from Syed “SumaiL” Hassan for a time, which did not help matters. Fear was kicked from the team just three weeks before qualifiers to The International 2018 were set to begin.
He made a run for the event in open qualifiers with a short-lived team named Gira de Venganza, but could not progress to regional qualifiers.
Fear spent the following months as a substitute for several teams before eventually finding his way to J.Storm as a support player. J.Storm found success in regional events against domestic competition, but struggled in international majors and minors. After failing to acquire enough Dota Pro Circuit points to earn a direct invitation to The International 2019, the team fell just short of winning the North American qualifiers.
J.Storm underwent a tumultuous shuffle period from there, but survived to start the 2019-2020 season strong. Fear and his teammates split off from J.Storm in early 2020, competing instead as Business Associates.