Evil Genuises use GPK as standin for Omega League
Title image courtesy of We!Play
Evil Geniuses will be playing in Europe for Omega League and have secured Danil "gpk" Skutin from Gambit as a stand-in player.
Evil Geniuses have already joined the ranks of playing with the big dogs of Europe for the Omega League event underway. This pits them with all of the top teams they are used to competing against at LAN events, however, they will be doing so with not just ping from NA to EU but also a stand-in player.
It has been quite some time since the full EG roster has been able to play together - since March when the Coronavirus started to create chaos in esports. At least this round they will be able to play with famed Russian teammate Roman "Ramzes666" Kushnarev.
Evil Geniuses are seeded in Group A, along with Alliance, Team Nigma, Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere, and the closed regional winners 5men. Their first series is scheduled for the second day of the group play on Saturday, August 15th.
Temp Evil Geniuses roster:
Omega League Europe Immortal Division
- Ten invited teams
- Team Secret
- Team Liquid
- Fly to Moon
- Evil Geniuses
- Team Nigma
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- 5men (closed qualifier)
- Viking.GG (closed qualifier)
- Ten invited teams
- Group Stage - August 10th - August 26th, 2020
- Two groups of six teams each
- Single round-robin
- All matches are Bo3
- Top two teams from each group advance to the Upper Bracket R1 of the Playoffs
- 3rd place teams from each group advance to the Lower Bracket R1 of the Playoffs
- 4th and 5th place teams from each group advance to the Play-in Stage to determine who advance to the Lower Bracket R1 of Playoffs, eliminated teams advance to the Upper Bracket R2 of the divine division's Playoffs
- Bottom team from each group advance to the Upper Bracket R1 of the divine division's Playoffs
- Playoffs - September 2nd - September 5th, 2020
- Double-elimination bracket
- Grand Final is Bo5, all other matches are Bo3
$500,000 USD is spread among the teams as seen below: