Evil Geniuses is a leading North American company that was founded in 1999, supporting several teams specialising in Dota 2, Starcraft II, Halo and more.
In 2011, Evil Geniuses Dota 2 roster was set up, consisting of five cyber athletes, Arteezy, Sumail, UNiVeRsE and Cr1t, while Fear and Zai have left EG as of August 2017.
Team EG have become worldly known for their achievements in competitions such as The Internationals, The Summit, Starladder i-League Star Series Season 2 and many other events. They have won prize pools that vary from $250 to a whopping $ 6 million.
Artour ‘Arteezy’ Babaev is a competent athlete who takes on the solo middle role for Evil Geniuses. Before focusing his career on Dota 2, he mastered his gaming skills in Starcraft II. Artour has a live stream that shows off his strategic moves as well as his outgoing personality. He also has a Spotify playlist with a particular taste in music which lists Selena Gomez song ‘Same old love’. Artour is a fan of a TV series, Grey’s Anatomy, nothing beats it for him.
Syed ‘Sumail’ Hassan is a Pakistani gamer who is currently the mid laner for EG. At eight years old, he started playing Dota with a passion to be the best, that one time he sold his bicycle just to play a few more hours. He spends nine hours a day training and practising Dota to be the dedicated and confident player he is today.
Saahil ‘UNiVeRsE’ Arora is the American offlaner currently playing for Evil Geniuses. After The International 2013, Saahil joined EG with the realization that it is possible to make a career out of eSports. He has become an accomplished cyber athlete well known for his heroes Dark Seer and Faceless Void. Growing up Saahil’s father introduced him to chess, which was the first game he liked. As a child Universe thought he would grow up to be a doctor or something to do with astronomy.
Andreas Nielsen also known as ‘Cr1t-‘ is the Evil Geniuses captain and plays the supportive role in Dota 2. His signature heroes are Riki for his invisibility, Io, the life-force wisp and Elder Titan’s abilities for astral spirits and earth Splitter. In the past year 2016 whilst playing with OG, Cr1t has showed his super talented skills at the Manila Major. His skills made a mark with Earth Spirit and Lion, in fact he was named MVP of the match which resulted in defeating adversaries, Team Liquid. Other than eSports, Andreas follows his favourite English football team in the Premier League, Arsenal FC.