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