Evil Geniuses Profile
The International 7 is just around the corner, and one team that has earned the title of “dynasty” in the Dota 2 world is Evil Geniuses. Since January 2014, when they acquired SADBOYS, Evil Geniuses has consistently been one of the best teams in Dota 2. Throughout the years, people have asked whether Evil Geniuses is the best or one of the best teams out there.
In the past few years, Evil Geniuses has participated in 13 tournaments, winning seven of them and only placing outside the top three twice. This team always strives to win every tournament they enter, showing their dedication and skill in the Dota 2 scene.
Preparing for The International
Despite a somewhat middle-of-the-pack finish in the recent Mars Dota 2 League, Evil Geniuses didn’t approach the tournament with their full seriousness. They mainly used it as an opportunity to scout the Chinese teams and try out some unique strategies. As a team that has nothing left to prove, Evil Geniuses played the long game and focused on their preparations for The International.
A Stable and Experienced Roster
Evil Geniuses boasts a stable roster, with three of their original players from SADBOYS—Artour “Arteezy” Babaev, Sahil “Universe” Arora, and Ludwig “Zai” Wåhlberg—still competing under the Evil Geniuses banner. This stability gives them a solid foundation and resilience that sets them apart from other teams. Since The International 6, where Arteezy rejoined the team, and Andreas “Cr1t” Nielsen took the role of captain, Evil Geniuses hasn’t made any roster changes, demonstrating their belief and commitment to each other.
Player to Watch: Syed “SumaiL” Hassan
Among the talented players on Evil Geniuses, Syed “SumaiL” Hassan in the mid lane stands out. His impressive performances and versatility make him a player to watch. Whether he’s playing classic heroes or experimenting with new meta picks, SumaiL’s unique style and skill always leave a mark.
The Biggest Challenge
Evil Geniuses faces the challenge of living up to the high expectations placed on one of the strongest teams in Dota 2. Additionally, as a team to beat, opponents will closely study Evil Geniuses’ games, aiming to decipher their tactics and strategies.
Team Grade: A
Overall, Evil Geniuses receives an A grade. They are a consistently excellent team and one of the top contenders to win The International. While victory is never guaranteed, Evil Geniuses has what it takes to surprise their opponents and come out on top.