Following today’s replacement of w33 and MiSeRy from Team Secret with Arteezy and UNiVeRsE, there is naturally a void of two players in Team Evil Geniuses’ DOTA 2 roster.
Arteezy and UNiVeRsE were two core players from EG, playing positions 2 and 3 respectively. Even though Arteezy was not with the team when it won The International 2015 last year, the team has plenty of success with him as well.
Sincerely sorry to anyone I hurt making this decision, will always cherish the memories I have with my old teammates. A new chapter
— Saahil Arora (@UniverseDota) March 23, 2016
4 days before the roster lock for the Manila Major, both of these players left to join the ranks of Team Secret alongside captain Puppey. Apparently, they both left without warning too, leaving Evil Geniuses without a stable roster with 4 days left before a roster lock.
But that’s not the end of it. It seems as if Sumail and Fear may also be leaving the team although it is not quite confirmed yet. It’s still purely speculation but theories surrounding the departure of all players except ppd are arising, apparently due to the ‘negative attitude’ of ppd during matches. Yes, it’s true ppd may be one of the best drafters and captains DOTA 2 has been blessed with, but it’s also true he does not have the attitude of a gentleman.
@JasonBWLake zero heads up. good shit.
— Kelby May (@KelbyMay) March 23, 2016
From what we know, Evil Geniuses were not given prior warning for the departure of the two players either, causing severe problems in their roster stability. It seems as if Valve’s plans to create seasons for roster changes to bring more stability to the rosters of pro DOTA teams is in fact working opposite to what it was intended for. It’s sad to think that a team that was popular for its consistency and stability and won the biggest DOTA 2 tournament yet is now facing such an issue.
In the midst of all this, Resolut1on has also been let go from Team Digital Chaos, leaving him in the same situation as w33 and MiSeRy from Team Secret. In fact, it is quite possible that Team Digital Chaos may have to disband as there are tweets hinting to the disband, and they were forced to forfeit their match versus Team Archon today.
Good luck to those who got left in the wake of all this. I am sure you will be in some amazing teams. Sucks it had to go down like this.
— Nikki Elise (@Sajedene) March 23, 2016
— SUNSfan (@SUNSfanTV) March 23, 2016