Cr1t takes the lead of Evil Geniuses, ppd transitions to a managerial position at Twitch

Posted by Vintilescu "FoxReed" Doriana at 15 September 2016 22:15

Evil Geniuses, The International 2015 Champions, keep their fans tense up to the last minute. Two days before the roster lock, the boys in blue announce their new roster.

Andreas 'Cr1t' Nielsen and Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev join the three remaining players from the TI6 line-up: Syed 'Suma1l' Hassan, Saahil 'Universe' Arora, and Ludwig 'zai' Wåhlberg. Peter 'ppd' Dager has decided to step down from the competitive scene, as well, and took to a business management position at Twitch. 

After being presented with the decision of either pursuing a long-term career in esports or continuing on as an active pro player, one with an unforeseeable duration, he ultimately decided it best to transition into the business management role offered to him by Twitch. The details of this new position and what it means for the brand will be announced in the weeks ahead  

Evil Geniuses roster:

Canada Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev
Pakistan Syed 'Suma1l' Hassan
United States Saahil 'Universe' Arora
Denmark Andreas 'Cr1t' Nielsen
Sweden Ludwig 'zai' Wåhlberg

After conquering The International 2015 title, Evil Geniuses didn't evolve as they expected to in the next tournament. The team suffered multiple changes in 2016 and achieved third place at The International 2016. With the new roster, the team heads into the Fall Major with a fresh formula.

Arteezy is very appreciated in the professional scene and stands as one of the top mid and carry players in Dota 2. Following TI6 with Team Secret, Arteezy rejoins EG in the carry role.

Unlike RTZ, Cr1t joins EG for the first time in his career and comes to NA after playing with the only team to have won two Valve events, OG. Taking the role of captain, Cr1t will bleed blue and hopes that he will "mold this team into a world power".



Will Cr1t stand firmly as captain and lead EG to victory this year?

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