September 16, 2019 — After a long and eventful 2018-2019 DPC season, Evil Geniuses as an organization took some time to consider our options for the coming year. Our Dota 2 fanbase is made up of some of the loudest and most passionate fans in the game, and for the 2019-2020 season, we have elected to make some changes that we believe will put us in a great position for success.
First, it is prudent to discuss our departures. Gustav “s4” Magnusson and Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan will remain under contract and be open to transfer talks. Both have earned an incredible amount of respect and appreciation here at EG for their results and the effort they’ve put into the team; they are top-flight talents, and we’re confident that they will find themselves surrounded by capable teammates.
In finding two new players to fill the spots on our roster, we’ve elected to pursue players that have established themselves as some of the best that the world has to offer.
EG has signed Abed “Abed” Azel L. Yusop to play the mid-lane/”2″ position. Previously having competed for Fnatic, Digital Chaos and Execration, Abed’s skill is undeniable, being the first player worldwide to reach 10,000 MMR. He also brings a much different hero pool to the mid lane than most people are used to — EG officially has a Meepo player!
We have also acquired Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev from Virtus.pro, who will be moving from the hard carry/”1″ position to play off-lane/”3.” Familiar with the role from his earlier Dota 2 career, Roman comes from one of the monster teams of the last DPC season, winning The Kuala Lumpur Major and reaching the grand finals of the next two majors, as well.
Dota is increasingly proving to be a game that values its creativity and fresh outlook when it comes to discovering strong strategies and putting them into practice. We believe that this fresh look at our roster will help us do just that. We will be participating in the qualifiers for the first DPC Major of the season, as well as the Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore in December. We look forward to what this new roster is capable of, and appreciate all your support.
Evil Geniuses Dota 2 is:
1. Artour “Arteezy” Babaev — Twitter | Twitch | Instagram
2. Abed “Abed” Azel L. Yusop — Twitter | Twitch
3. Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev — Twitter | Twitch | Instagram
4. Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen — Twitter | Twitch | Instagram
5. Tal “Fly” Aizik — Twitter | Twitch | Instagram
C. Sam “BuLba” Sosale — Twitter | Twitch | Instagram
M. Wilson “Fronz” Teng — Twitter | Twitch | Instagram