Day Two

The New EG Dota 2

Press Release


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — September 15, 2016 — Evil Geniuses (EG), a world-leading pro gaming team, is excited to announce a new generation of the brand's Dota 2 team, featuring Andreas Franck 'Cr1t-' Nielsen, Syed 'Suma1l' Hassan, Saahil 'UNiVeRsE' Arora, Ludwig 'zai' Wåhlberg. Rounding out the team will be Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev who will be making his return for a second time following two successful stints with EG previously.

Two-time Dota 2 Major winner, Cr1t-, will be taking over the reins as captain of this new roster and fulfilling the support role. The Dane brings a wealth of experience competing at the highest level as a captain in addition to being a breakout success during OG's streak of championship wins this past year.

Having just been named coach yesterday, it will be Clinton 'Fear' Loomis' duty to closely monitor and mold this group into a world power, capable of representing EG well on the global esports stage. With his knowledge and work ethic, the sky's the limit to where Fear can help bring this team who are already no stranger to standing atop a podium.

Longtime team captain Peter “PPD” Dager has also decided to transition out of his role as an active pro player on the Dota 2 team and into a new business management position for the Evil Geniuses brand. Details on his new position will be announced in the weeks ahead.

EG's new roster is looking forward to competing for the first time together on LAN in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to for the latest updates and be sure to follow us on social media on Facebook and Twitter.

More About PPD

In addition to the roster changes announced above, Peter “PPD” Dager will be stepping away from being the captain of the Dota 2 team in order to pursue a business management role with the Evil Geniuses brand. There is no doubt this will come as a surprise to many as it was Peter’s in-game leadership that both propelled the team to the top of the game and secured the EG name as a Dota 2 dynasty.

After being presented with the decision of either pursuing a long-term career in esports or continuing on as an active pro player, one with an unforeseeable duration, he ultimately decided it best to transition into the business management role offered to him by Twitch. The details of this new position and what it means for the brand will be announced in the weeks ahead.

Evil Geniuses has been immensely proud of Peter’s contributions to both the Dota 2 team and the legacy of EG. There is no doubt in our mind that he will go down in esports history as one of the most accomplished in-game leaders Dota 2 has seen.


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