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Universe and Zai return to Evil Geniuses, Aui is out once again

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu


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A week before the open qualifiers for The International 6 commences, Aui_2000 finds himself teamless as Evil Geniuses drops him from the squad once more to welcome back both UNiVeRsE and Zai.

In their official announcement regarding the new roster changes, Evil Geniuses stress upon the fact that this time around the situation has been discussed with Kurtis 'Aui_2000' Ling extensively and both parts came to an agreement where EG will “compensate him appropriately for the lost time and opportunities that this situation takes from him.

With Ludwig 'zai' Wåhlberg returning on the support role, Clinton 'Fear' Loomis will switch back to position one with a hell of a challenge ahead. As stated in their announcement, the shuffle comes with The International 6 open qualifiers for EG, regardless of their TI5 Champions title:

Now, as far as TI6 goes, we're making these changes with the full understanding that in doing so, we will forfeit our direct invite to the tournament. In just a few days, zai will be joining us in the United States, and we will begin preparing to conquer the TI6 qualifiers and defend our title. This will undoubtedly be a difficult process, but we're excited for the challenge and we hope that you'll be there with us as we restart our journey back to the top - this time, on the long road, but with the right players and people in place.

Evil Geniuses roster from position 1 to 5:

United States Clinton 'Fear' Loomis
Pakistan Syed Sumail 'SumaiL'Hassan
United States Saahil 'UNiVeRsE' Arora
Sweden Ludwig 'zai' Wåhlberg
United States Peter 'ppd' Dager

The open qualifiers for The International 6 are scheduled to start next week, on June 21st and will be extremely interesting to watch as both Team Secret and Evil Geniuses decided to take the hard path to Seattle this year. The open qualifiers for last year had 1024 slots available for teams to sign up in each region. Unknown.xiu and Yellow Submarine were the winners of US and EU bo1 gauntlet but both failed afterwards in the regional qualifiers.

The TI 6 invites are expected to come in the next couple of days, ahead of the open qualifiers. 

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Andreea “divushka” Esanu
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Discussion

  • li "murky.wine" po ,
    good news. i"m no fan of EGs but this is still great.
  • Slurp "slurp778" slurp ,
    2nd! Everything went just as expected. Good guy Zai to willingly be back
  • Manoj "fluidair11" Jayaram ,
    And again Aui gets fucked. This time there's no going back to DC. Poor Aui
    • Sohail "GT-R" Raisi ,
      this is Just sad for AUI poor guy always gets worse of the trades... What about Bulba ? back to EG Coach Position?
  • WY "Filix" S ,
    fear back to carry and zai is back! cant wait for their performance! really hope they dont get cheesed out by a Bo1 during open qualifiers!
    • Prince "StonEZ" Ton ,
      Its like the best of ti5 EG and post ti5 EG put together. Feel really bad for the american region qualifyers tho.
  • jason "soulzreaver" x ,
    They fucked Aui real good. They kicked him after winning TI5, forcing him to form a new team Digital Chaos starting at a low and when he finally starts winning games again, they re invite him back to EG only to kick him for a second time. Now, i'm not a big fan of Aui by any means, but what they did is really cruel. He probably can't even go back to Digital Chaos now because he just ditched them and they actually did pretty good at the recent major.

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