CCNC to stand in for Evil Geniuses at ESL One Hamburg 2018

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Evil Geniuses will be heading to ESL One Hamburg 2018 with CCNC standing in for SumaiL next week. 

Evil Geniuses were the second team to be directly invited to participate at ESL One Hamburg 2018, following the invitation of Virtus.pro to defend their title. Despite the early invite, it seems that there have been some delays in obtaining Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan's visa for Germany. SumaiL is no stranger to the visa process over the last few years, traveling all over the world on a consistent basis, but it appears that the problem is concerning just the timeliness of the completion of the visa distribution. 

In his stead will be Quinn "CC&C" Callahan, fellow North American with a strong history of results and achievements. As an American, CCNC was able to step in on the short notice. 

ESL One Opening Day schedule– October 23rd (times in CEST)

  • 12:00 – 14:20 (Group A)
    Match #1 – Team Secret vs Evil Geniuses
    Match #2 – paiN Gaming vs Vici Gaming
    Match #3 – Alliance vs Mineski
  • 14:20 – 17:00 (Group A)
    Match #1 – Alliance vs Vici Gaming
    Match #2 – paiN Gaming vs Evil Geniuses
    Match #3 -Team Secret vs Mineski
  • 17:00 – 19:20 (Group B)
    Match #1 – Forward Gaming vs Virtus.pro
    Match #2 – Team Aster vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
    Match #3 – EVOS Esports vs compLexity Gaming
  • 19:20 – 21:25 (Group B)
    Match #1 – EVOS Esports vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
    Match #2 – Team Aster vs Virtus.pro
    Match #3 – Forward Gaming vs compLexity Gaming

ESL One Hamburg 2018 will have an expanded format featuring round robin groups and double elimination playoff brackets.

Group-stage Format: 

  • Teams will be divided into two groups
  • Round robin two-game series
  • Top two teams each group will advance to playoffs Upper-Bracket
  • Bottom two teams each group will advance to playoffs Lower-Bracket

Main event format: 

  • Double elimination bracket
  • All matches are 'Bo3' 
  • Grand-final match will be 'Bo5'

Will EG have as good of results now with a stand in ?

Yes, I am sure CCNC will do great
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Nope, they will struggle now for sure
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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


  • "Photon" ,
    United Kingdom? I'm confused.
  • Emrik "ortensempa" Edlundh ,
    lmao when did hamburg leave germany and join UK
    • Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani ,
      Since I said so :') .... thats what I get for watching RedBull while writing about ESL .... thanks for pointing it out! Its fixed


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