Hot off the heels of Team Liquid losing their entire roster as KuroKy and company decided to go independent, Evil Geniuses have announced some massive changes to their roster as the post-TI shuffle continues. This is arguably the biggest post-TI shuffle news yet for Dota 2 fans to digest, as one departure will be completely unexpected for Evil Geniuses fans. In short, SumaiL and S4 are out for the upcoming DPC season.
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Evil Geniuses announced two big departures and their replacements in a post on Facebook. Before we get into what the esports organization had to say, let’s just pull the bandaid off and look at the new roster, from position one to position 5.
- Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
- Abed “Abed” Azel L. Yusop
- Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev
- Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen
- Tal “Fly” Aizik
As you can see, SumaiL has been replaced with an ex-Fnatic player known for his Meepo plays and the first-ever player to reach 10,000 MMR back in the day, Abed. Then, S4 is also out and replaced by RAMZES666 as the new offlane player for the squad. Evil Geniuses first explains the departure of these two massive players, stating that:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#1ced25″ class=”” size=”22″]We are releasing Gustav “s4” Magnusson into free agency, and Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan will remain under contract and be open to transfer talks. Both have earned an incredible amount of respect and appreciation here at EG for their results and the effort they’ve put into the team; they are top-flight talents, and we’re confident that they will find themselves surrounded by capable teammates.[/perfectpullquote]
Evil Geniuses also released a clip about SumaiL on Twitter, which you can view below.
.@Sumaaaail‘s journey to a superstar of the mid lane has been a storied one.
As he leaves our Dota 2 roster, we put together a package of some of his strongest moments. Thank you, King. ?? pic.twitter.com/bOrpM9Thfg
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) September 16, 2019
Then, Evil Geniuses talks about their new players, explaining that:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#1cc4ed” class=”” size=”22″] EG has signed Abed “Abed” Azel L. Yusop to play the mid-lane / “2” position. Previously having competed for Fnatic, Digital Chaos and Execration, Abed’s skill is undeniable, being the first player worldwide to reach 10,000 MMR. He also brings a much different hero pool to the mid lane than most people are used to — EG officially has a Meepo player!
We have also acquired Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev from Virtus.pro, who will be moving from the hard carry / “1” position to play off-lane/”3.” Familiar with the role from his earlier Dota 2 career, Roman comes from one of the monster teams of the last DPC season, winning The Kuala Lumpur Major and reaching the grand finals of the next two majors, as well. [/perfectpullquote]
It will be very interesting to see how the new Evil Geniuses squad performs in the upcoming DPC season after these massive changes to their roster.
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What do you think about these changes to the Evil Geniuses Dota 2 roster and are you surprised that SumaiL is out of the active squad? Let us know in the comment section below.