Before few hours Evil Geniuses faced compLexity Gaming in regional qualifiers for the second spot allocated for North America to the biggest DOTA 2 event of the year The International 8 (TI8).
Evil Geniuses defeat compLexity Gaming 2-0 to claim a spot at TI8.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) June 25, 2018
After sub-par results in the season, Evil Geniuses made a shocking decision to cut loose Rasmus ‘MiSeRy’ Filipsen and Clinton ‘Fear’ Loomis just less than one month ago, forfeiting their DPC points and being relegated to the TI8 open qualifiers.
Less than a day passed before OG announced the departure of Tal “Fly” Aizik and Gustav “s4” Magnusson and EG announced their recruitment. It was a transfer that left many fans scratching their heads and leaving a lot of lingering questions. Despite Evil Geniuses star-studded lineup, the changes to the squad left little time for the new roster to find their form. Just days later the new lineup debuted at China Super Major with disappointing results.
And After a rocky, back and forth start in the group stage, Evil Geniuses managed to find themselves a spot in the playoff brackets of the TI8 NA regional qualifiers. Pitted against some of the toughest regional rivals they have faced in a long time, EG met the challenge head on and started to victory.
Evil Geniuses roster:
- Canada Artour “Arteezy” Babaev.
- Pakistan Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan.
- Sweden Gustav “s4” Magnusson.
- Denmark Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen.
- Israel Tal “Fly” Aizik.
- United States Sam “BuLba” Sosale (coach).
For remember, Evil Geniuses is the second team will represent North America in DOTA 2 TI8 this year.