An esports powerhouse
Evil Geniuses (EG) is a premier professional gaming team with a worldwide following. Founded in 1999 from humble beginnings, the team has grown to a place of massive influence as one of gaming’s best-known brands.
EG’s Dota 2 team has one of the most storied legacies in the game and continue to develop, and house superstars. Proudly carrying the banner for North American Dota fans everywhere, EG is a threat to any tournament they enter, pursuing greatness in every match. Despite reaching the apex of Dota 2 in 2015 with a victory at The International, they continue to push their limits to preserve that immortality.
The current EG DOTA 2 line-up stars:
- Artour ‘Arteezy’ Babaev, a Canadian who has consistently placed among the Top 3 at TI championships and now boasts an online following of over half a million
- Syed Sumail ‘SumaiL’ Hassan, a Pakistani prodigy who catapulted to fame by earning more than US$1 million in tournament winnings when he was 16
- Gustav ‘s4’ Magnusson is a Swedish veteran with an International trophy to his name
- Tal ‘Fly’ Aizik is a top-performing Israeli with a slew of major tournament wins behind him
- Andreas Franck ‘Cr1t-’ Nielsen is a Danish who has also had plenty of notable high-stakes performances
Coaching the team is Sam ‘Bulba’ Sosale, an American with a long career among top North American Dota 2 teams before transitioning to his current role in Evil Geniuses. He helped the team to a 1st place finish at TI 2015.
Team Singapore (Team X) comprises Wong ‘Nutz’ Jeng Yih, Joel Chan “chibix33” Jian Yong, Lukman ‘Luk’ Yusoff Bin Nooraznan, Teo ‘Tudi’ Yao Wen and Wilson Koh ‘Poloson’ Chin Wei.
The players are well-known faces in the Singapore Dota 2 scene with years of tournament history. Nutz was at one point a coach for a TI 2016 team, had personally sponsored an amateur tournament, and is now one of the country’s top earners for Dota 2.
Team Indonesia (EVOS Esports) comprises of Fahmi Choirul ‘Huppey’ Akbar, Muhammad ‘Azur4’ Lutfi, Felix ‘Ifr1t’ Rodeardo, Hidayat ‘Lawlesshy’ Narwawan and Kevin ‘Visery’ Manuel Johan.
A highly competent team, Team Indonesia is well known in the esports industry having played at a variety of competitions.
Team Philippines (Sibol) are still holding their qualifier rounds to determine their final roster, although some of the direct invitees include players such as Carlo ‘Kuku’ Palad, Djardel Jicko B. ‘DJ’ Mampusti and Timothy John ‘Tims’ Randrup.
All are famous names in a highly competitive local scene, with impressive prize winnings and high-level experience that includes The International.
Team Thailand comprises Anucha ‘Jabz’ Jirawong, Anurat ‘boombell’ Praianun, Nopparit ‘Seri’ Prugsaritanon, Nuengnara ‘23savage’ Teeramahanon, and Thanathorn ‘tnt’ Sriiamkoon. Joining them as a reserve is Poomipat ‘Fearless’ Trisiripanit.
Jabz will no doubt draw plenty of attention given a prolific career steeped in premier tournaments worldwide.
Team Malaysia is still in the process of finalizing their lineup. Further details will be provided closer to date.