Evil Geniuses parts ways with Zai and PPD
Following a disappointing performance at TI 7, where Evil Geniuses were knocked down to the Lower Bracket by Newbee, and sent packing by Team Empire, Evil Geniuses has also utilized the post-TI shuffle to announce two changes, both to their company structure as well as their playing roster. First off, zai, the 4-position support player for Evil Geniuses this International, has decided to leave Evil Geniuses in the search of greener pastures. The Swede was not only part of the current Evil Geniuses roster formed after TI 6, but had also been involved with Evil Geniuses in the past as a member of the version of Evil Geniuses that placed 3rd at the International 2014 as well as joining them as a substitute for a short period of time.
Regarding his departure from the team, zai had to say the following:
In other news, ppd, who had been CEO since TI 6, has decided to step down from his position to pursue other opportunities. Having been in Evil Geniuses since the brand picked up the original S A D B O Y S roster, the announcement definitely comes as a shock to most EG fans and followers of the competitive scene alike. Moreover, Philip Aram, who has been managing the Dota team for the last couple of years, will be taking over the position of COO.
While only time will tell who Evil Geniuses has in store to replace a player of the likes of Zai, unconfirmed rumors suggest that Clinton 'Fear' Loomis, who is currently coaching EG, might be making a return to the support role. However, Evil Geniuses fans can only hope for this roster change to produce better results and prove to be more fruitful in the long run!
Current EG Roster:
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