Evil Geniuses Announces Dota 2 Roster Changes

Evil Geniuses announces that, effectively immediately, Saahil "Universe" Arora and Artour "Arteezy" Babaev will no longer be a part of Evil Geniuses' Dota 2 roster. We would like to thank both Saahil and Artour for sharing their time and talent with the organization, and wish them luck in all their future endeavors. In their place, we welcome two familiar faces: Sam "BuLba" Sosale and Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling. Longtime fans of Evil Geniuses will remember that BuLba played under the team's banner from May to December 2012 and served as coach to Evil Geniuses at The International 5. Aui_2000, of course, was a member of the roster that won TI5, as well as numerous other tournaments through the first half of 2015.

Of these comings and goings, captain Peter "PPD" Dager had the following to say:

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    First off, I'd like to thank Universe for the past two years. We started from nothing and grew into the champions we are today. For that, I am eternally grateful. Second, I'd like to apologize to the players and management who were negatively affected by this sudden change. It is unfortunate that our scene hasn't progressed past the point where one player's decision can destroy everything you are working for. I am certain that both Artour and Saahil will continue to do great things in Dota 2, and I wish them and their future teammates the best of luck.

    On a lighter note, I'd like to welcome both Aui_2000 and BuLba to Evil Geniuses. I know this is a bit shocking for most of you, but there never really was much bad blood between Aui and myself after The International 5. I am confident that with this roster we have a real shot at winning upcoming tournaments and TI6. Thank you for your continued support; it does not go unnoticed.

Aui_2000 has recorded a short video blog about his return to Evil Geniuses, which may be viewed here.

Evil Geniuses new roster will debut at the WePlay Season 3 LAN in Kiev, Ukraine from April 29 to May 1, 2016. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Evil Geniuses. As always, thank you for your support.

About Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses is a premiere professional gaming team with a worldwide following. Founded in 1999 from humble beginnings, the team has grown to a place of massive influence as one of gaming’s best known brands. Long known by a hallmark of elite players with unbreaking determination, we are unapologetic in victory and the world's best video game team.