Veteran Dota 2 Player “Fear” Returns from Retirement
Legendary Dota 2 player and coach, Clinton “Fear” Loomis, officially announces his return to competitive play. Fear, who won The International 5 and is considered as one of the greatest players of all time, will be stepping down as the coach of Evil Geniuses’ Dota 2 division to join the active roster.
Replacing Fear as coach of Evil Geniuses’ Dota 2 division is Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg. This announcement left the Dota community speculating who would take zai’s role as the utility support. It is now confirmed that Andreas Franck “Cr1t-” Nielsen will fill zai’s absence and Fear will be the team’s new captain and drafter.
Fear is known for his versatility as a player, comparable to the legendary Chinese player Zhang “LaNm” Zhicheng. Both players have showcased their ability to play numerous roles throughout their careers. Fear’s consistency and longevity as a professional Dota player have earned him a spot among the greats.
Fear played a crucial role in EG’s victory at The International 5. His versatility and consistency were highlighted in this championship-winning run, which was also featured in Valve’s documentary “Free to Play.”
EG will retain the rest of the TI7 lineup, including Artour “Arteezy” Babaev as the hard carry, Syed “Sumail” Hassan as the midlaner, and Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora as the offlaner.
Regarding zai and Peter “Ppd” Dager, who stepped down as CEO and left EG with zai, it is highly likely that they will be playing together in the same team. According to a Reddit post, zai and Ppd will form a new team with Per Anders Olsson “Pajkatt” Lille, Quinn “CC&C” Callahan, and Rasmus “MiSeRy” Filipsen. While the authenticity of this team is uncertain, it indicates that the competition in North America is about to intensify.
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