EG is the latest invite to ESL One Katowice

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 31 December 2017 08:15

Photo courtesy of ESL

Evil Geniuses have been granted the fifth out of ten direct invites to participate in the ESL One Katowice 2018 Major.

It seems as if the organizers of ESL One are going down the pecking order of teams with the most TI8 qualifying points. While Evil Geniuses have yet to claim a championship title for a 2017-2018 Pro Circuit event, they have been able to accrue a total of 765 points and slide into the fifth spot in rank thanks to their 3-4th place finish at PGL Bucharest Minor and 3rd place result at DreamLeague Season 8 Major.

Less than two weeks ago, Evil Geniuses announced the parting of ways with veteran offlaner Saahil ‘UNiVeRse’ Arora, bringing on board Rasmus ‘MiSeRy’ Filipsen. The change in roster also resulted in a shifting of roles with Clinton ‘Fear’ Loomis heading back into a core role, MiSeRy and Andreas ‘Cr1t-‘ Nielsen assuming the support roles and Sumail ‘SumaiL’ Hassan filling Universe's role in the offlane.

ESL One Katowice Major

ESL One Katowice Major will be held between February 20-25 at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland featuring a $1,000,000 prize pool and 1,500 qualifier points. Sixteen teams total will compete, ten being directly invited and six qualifying from the various regions.

Registration for Open Qualifiers for North America, South America, Europe, CIS and SEA is HERE with competition taking place January 6-7th. The closed qualifiers will follow, taking place between January 9-12th. 

Tickets for the last two days of the event are available to purchase from ticketmaster or fans can opt for the free entry which will be opened up as waiting lines two hours after the ticket buyers. In addition, no signing sessions with players and teams are available for fans entering through the free option.

ESL One Katowice Major teams so far:

Europe Team Secret
Europe Team Liquid
United States Evil Geniuses


Do you think the new EG roster will have more success at this event than they have had so far in the pro circuit?

Yes, looking forward to it
Thank you for voting!
No, it will take time to adjust
Thank you for voting!