Evil Geniuses

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Team Information
Location:
Manager:
Phillip Aram
Team Captain:
Peter "ppd" Dager
Total Earnings:
$10,874,988.11
Links
Achievements
The Summit 1 HyperX D2L Western Challenge World E-sport Championships 2014 Star Ladder Star Series Season 10 ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 2 Dota 2 Asia Championships Dota Pit League Season 3 The International 2015 The Summit 4 
History
Created:
1999 - Organization founding
2011-10-24 - Dota2 division
Recent Player Trades:
2016-06-13 - Aui_2000 is replaced by zai
2016-06-09 - BuLba is replaced by UNiVeRsE
2016-03-25 - Arteezy and UNiVeRsE are replaced by Aui_2000 and BuLba

Upcoming Matches
No upcoming games
Evil Geniuses (from L to R: UNiVeRsE, Aui_2000, ppd, Fear, SumaiL) pose with the Aegis after winning The International 2015

Evil Geniuses, often abbreviated EG, is one of the oldest North American professional gaming organizations. Ever since the foundation in 1999, Evil Geniuses is known to have highly successful players in every competitive game they feature and is by many considered one of the premier gaming organizations with some of the biggest names in eSports signed. Evil Geniuses is a member of the G7 Teams.[1] They currently have teams for the following game divisions: [2]

  • StarCraft II
  • Dota 2
  • Halo
  • Fighting Games

History

After five months with the renewed roster, the team seemed to have fallen apart over the holidays, and in late January 2014 team captain Fear and off-laner UNiVeRsE was seen to stand-in for an up-and-coming team S A D B O Y S together with former HoN pros ppd and zai as well as up-and-coming Canadian player Arteezy. When Fogged was later seen to play for Team Dog the rumors that the rest of the S A D B O Y S roster was joining Evil Geniuses were already all but confirmed. With an impressive 16-2 game record with Fear and UNiVeRsE as stand-ins, Arteezy, ppd and zai were finally picked up by the Evil Geniuses organization on February 21st 2014.[11]
After several weeks of inactivity due to a wrist injury, Fear decided to go inactive temporarily, pulling himself out of several prominent tournaments (Including The Summit and The International 4), though he stayed in the scene by commentating and coaching EG to a first place victory at The Summit and a third place finish at The International 4.[12] To fill the empty spot EG named long-time standin mason as their fifth player as Fear's replacement.[13] Shortly after TI4, the team held a private meeting where it was decided that mason would be removed from the team.[14] On August 22nd, Evil Geniuses announced that Fear would return to active play.[15]

In March 2013, Evil Geniuses announced that the team captain Maelk became the new team coach and Dutch player SexyBamboe joined the team. The team also moved in to the new team house in Phoenix, Arizona, to start their training for The International 3, five months away.[16]. But after a lackluster tournament in August, changes were made to the team on September 19th, with former Dignitas players Fogged as well as UNiVeRsE joining the team. This also meant the departure of DeMoN, who had been part of the team since its Dota 2 beginnings in 2011, Bdiz and SexyBamboe.[17]

Pajkatt decided to leave the team to play with his countrymen in Loda's new team eXperience, starting in January 2012, and on the 22nd of February 2012 it was officially announced that he was to be replaced by Dominik "Lacoste" Stipic as well as new captain Jacob "Maelk "Toft-Andersen,[18] two former Meet Your Makers teammates of DeMoN, MiSeRy and PlaymatE. DeMoN is announced to be the official backup player. Even though having a six man roster the team struggled to field a full lineup at times and consistently used stand-ins, especially the two It's Gosu eSports players BuLba and Universe who were announced to replace MiSeRy[19], who wanted to practice more seriously and often than the rest of the team and thus following his former teammate Pajkatt to join CLG, Lacoste and PlaymatE on the 8th of May 2012 resulting in making Evil Geniuses a primarily American based team. Despite never leaving the higher tier of competitive Dota 2 one could see the team struggle in mid-2012 due to their danish captain Maelk rarely being available because of various vacations and other commitments. On the 12th September of 2012 rumours started that BuLba and UNiVeRsE left the team due to personal problems with some of the other team members.[20] In the same source, it was said that Jeyo from compLexity was to join to fill in one of the missing spots, but this was refuted by compLexity's CEO. Nonetheless, Jeyo had been standing in for EG under the alias '007'. Bdiz was playing as their fifth stand in. Both players were officially announced as part of Evil Geniuses on October 19, 2012.[21]

In October 2011, Evil Geniuses announced their new Dota 2 division including the return of two former DotA players, Jimmy "DeMoN" Ho and Clinton "Fear" Loomis. The first roster consisted of Amel "PlaymatE" Barudzija, Jimmy "DeMoN" Ho, Rasmus "MiSeRy" Berth Filipsen, Clinton "Fear" Loomis and Per-Anders "Pajkatt" Olsson Lille.[22] The team's first activity was travelling to China to bootcamp for the tournaments they'd participate in during their stay. Unfortunately, due to circumstances regarding renewing his visa, PlaymatE had to depart early due to visa issues and was temporarily replaced by the Chinese player Luo before SMM 2011. The team participated in three of the biggest Asian tournaments. They managed to get to the Quarter Finals in the second edition of the World DotA Championship and then proceeded to play SMM 2011. Evil Geniuses, having picked a unique strategy, was able to gain a convincing lead against MiTH.Trust in the Winner Bracket of the tournament when a player of the MiTH squad crashed. They were forced to remake the entire match due to a questionable ruling which states that the system which determines who was leading in the case of a crash is only applicable after a certain amount of game time has passed. Because of this and other problems regarding the organization of the tournament the team decided to boycott the tournament[23] and went on to their last tournament, G-League Season 3, in which they failed to make it past the group stage. After the players returned home and a subsequent brief break, they switched their focus fully to Dota 2. The team quickly reached the higher tiers of competitive Dota 2 and has never really left it since.

Player Roster

Active

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
USA Fear Clinton Loomis 1 2011-10-24 [24]
Pakistan SumaiL Syed Sumail Hassan 2 2015-01-05 [7]
USA UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora 3 2016-06-09 [5]
Sweden zai Ludwig Wåhlberg 4 2016-06-13 [6]
USA ppd Captain Peter Dager 5 2014-02-21 [11]

Former

Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada Aui_2000 Kurtis Ling 1 2016-03-25 [4] 2016-06-13 [6]
USA BuLba Kanishka Sosale 3 2016-03-25 [4] 2016-06-09 [5] Team Secret Team Secret
Sweden zai Ludwig Wåhlberg Sub 2015-08-30 [10] 2016-05-24 [25] Kaipi Kaipi
Canada Arteezy Artour Babaev 1/2 2015-08-14 [9] 2016-03-22 [3] Team Secret Team Secret
USA UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora 3 2013-09-19 [17] 2016-03-22 [3] Team Secret Team Secret
Evil Geniuses TI5 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Fear Clinton Loomis 1 2011-10-24 [24] -
Pakistan SumaiL Syed Sumail Hassan 2 2015-01-05 [7] -
USA UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora 3 2013-09-19 [17] -
Canada Aui_2000 Kurtis Ling 4 2015-01-05 [7] 2015-08-14 [9] Digital Chaos Digital Chaos
USA ppd Captain Peter Dager 5 2014-02-21 [11] -
Evil Geniuses TI4 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada Arteezy Artour Babaev 1/2 2014-02-21 [11] 2015-01-06 [26] Team Secret Team Secret
USA mason Mason Venne 1/2 2014-06-02 [13] 2014-07-28 [14] High Council of Wizards&Priests High Council of Wizards&Priests
USA UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora 3 2013-09-19 [17] -
Sweden zai Ludwig Wåhlberg 4 2014-02-21 [11] 2015-01-06 [27] Team Secret Team Secret
USA ppd Captain Peter Dager 5 2014-02-21 [11] -
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Fear Clinton Loomis 1/2 2011-10-24 [24] -
Injured
First Dota 2 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Fear Captain Clinton Loomis 1 2011-10-24 [22] -
USA DeMoN Jimmy Ho 3 2011-10-24 [22] 2013-09-19 [17] Take Five Take Five
Denmark PlaymatE Amel Barudzija 4 2011-10-24 [22] 2012-05-08 [19] Eclypsia Eclypsia
Denmark MiSeRy Rasmus Berth Filipsen 2 2011-10-24 [22] 2012-05-08 [19] Counter Logic Gaming Counter Logic Gaming
Sweden Pajkatt Per Anders Olsson Lille 5 2011-10-24 [22] 2012-02-03 [18] EXperience Gaming eXperience Gaming
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Fogged Ioannis Loucas 5 2013-09-19 [17] 2014-02-21 [11] Team Dog Team Dog
USA MSS Arif Anwar 2 2013-09-19 [17] 2014-02-21 [11] Team Dog Team Dog
Canada Jeyo Jio Madayag 4 2012-10-19 [21] 2014-02-11 [28] Eyes of Tiger Eyes of Tiger
USA Bdiz Robert Tinnes 5 2012-10-19 [21] 2013-09-19 [17] Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
Netherlands SexyBamboe Alaan Faraj 4 2013-05-01 [16] 2013-09-19 [17] Super Strong Dinosaurs Super Strong Dinosaurs
Denmark Maelk Jacob Toft-Andersen 4 2012-02-03 [18] 2013-05-01 [16]
Coach
USA UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora 5 2012-05-08 [19] 2012-09-12 [20] Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming
USA BuLba Sam Sosale 2 2012-05-08 [19] 2012-09-12 [20] Team Liquid Team Liquid
Croatia Lacoste Dominik Stipic 3 2012-02-03 [18] 2012-05-08 [19] Darer Darer

Organization

ID Name Position
USA ottersareneat Alex Garfield Executive Director
USA @Philip_Aram Philip Aram Manager
USA @reaverxai William Burden Manager

Achievements

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2016-03-06 A33rd A1Premier The Shanghai Major 2016 0 : 2 Team Liquid $315,000
2015-12-13 A11st A1Premier The Summit 4 3 : 2 Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro $48,818
2015-11-21 A33rd A1Premier The Frankfurt Major 2015 1 : 2 OG $315,000
2015-08-08 A11st A1Premier The International 2015 3 : 1 CDEC Gaming/CDEC Gaming $6,634,661
2015-07-12 A11st A1Premier Dota Pit League Season 3 3 : 0 Cloud9 $126,055
2015-02-09 A11st A1Premier Dota 2 Asia Championships 3 : 0 Vici Gaming/Vici Gaming $1,284,158
2014-10-26 A11st A1Premier Star Ladder Star Series Season 10 3 : 2 Team Secret $105,291
2014-09-07 A11st A1Premier World E-sport Championships 2014 4 : 1 Cloud9 $97,566
2014-07-20 A33rd A1Premier The International 2014 1 : 2 Vici Gaming/Vici Gaming $1,038,446
2014-06-08 A11st A1Premier The Summit 1 3 : 2 Team DK $59,558
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Highlight Videos

2016

2015

2012

Interviews

2015

2013

2012

Links

References

  1. Changes in G7 Teams
  2. "Evil Geniuses: The Team". EvilGeniuses.gg. Retrieved 2015-05-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 [1]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Evil Geniuses Announces Dota 2 Roster Changes". Good Game Agency. 2016-03-25. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Team Secret (2016-06-09). "The Road To The International 2016". Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Zai and Universe return to EG
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Open Season: Evil Geniuses at DAC 2015
  8. [2]
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Charlie "Monolith" Yang (2015-08-14). "Changes to the EG Dota 2 Lineup". Retrieved 2015-08-14.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Happy to announce that my buddy @Zai_2002 will be our official sub for upcoming tournaments/majors.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 Evil Geniuses Welcome New Dota 2 Team
  12. "Clinton "Fear" Loomis Sidelined by Injury". EvilGeniuses.gg. 2014-06-02.
  13. 13.0 13.1 @EvilGeniuses (2014-06-02). "mason joins Evil Geniuses". twitter.com.
  14. 14.0 14.1 EG B L O G LOL!!
  15. [3]
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 EG brings exciting changes to Dota 2 division!
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 The Rebirth of EG DotA 2
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Evil Geniuses officially add Maelk, Lacoste to Dota 2 lineup
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 Evil Geniuses announce official new roster
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Bulba, Universe to leave EG Dota 2
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 EG add Jeyo and Bdiz to Dota 2 roster
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 Demon and Fear return with Evil Geniuses
  23. EG boycotts SMM 2011 with a forfeit
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Fear Returns!
  25. [4]
  26. [5]
  27. [6]
  28. Jio 'Jeyo' Madayag joins EoT Hammer for the $57,000 Nexon Sponsorship League grand finals with interview