Evil Geniuses has formally booked its tickets to South America by dropping its earlier Dota 2 roster in a move that can utterly shake up two completely different areas.
Previous rumors have now been confirmed with EG CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson saying at present that the NA juggernaut is parting methods with the roster that introduced the group to The International 2022—and the core duo it has held since September 2016.
This move comes because the org needs to implement among the methods from its different aggressive divisions into the Dota scene by growing expertise within the rising SA area.
“Whether it’s our League of Legends rookie superstar with veteran anchor compositions to our CS:GO systems to develop and scrim differently to even our VALORANT team and how we scout and support, taking some of our learnings of what has led to success and bringing that to our Dota competitive ambitions is an area we know how to play well in and content with,” LaPointe Jameson stated.
For EG, not solely will this be the primary time the org has not competed in NA since getting into Dota in October 2011, however it can even be the primary time since 2016 it can subject a roster not that includes Arteezy or Cr1t-.
Both gamers at the moment are formally free brokers, alongside Abed, Nightfall, Fly, and former head coach BuLba following the group’s early exit at TI11 that noticed them shock the world with a dominant group stage and then crumble within the playoffs.
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Management has but to straight verify its subsequent move, however a number of sources have already claimed that EG might be signing a part of the previous core of Thunder Awaken: Pakazs, Matthew, and Pandaboo. That trio will reportedly be paired with former beastcoast gamers Wisper and Chris Luck as the 2 high SA groups principally swap two gamers.