Peter ppd Dager is a 25-year-old cyber athlete that hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the esports world, he is better known by his nickname ‘ppd’ who was captain and support player in the Evil Genuises roster.
Where it all began:
His interest in gaming started in his early school days, when Peter got a Super Mario video game, N 64 as a Christmas present. After high school ppd became more committed to gaming, starting his esport career with Heroes of Newerth, under the original alias ‘peterpandam’. To improve and be a better player he competed with his older brother and a friend who most of the time beat him.
Peter first joined Trademark esports and tried out in other squads until he formed part of Complexity HoN roster in 2012. Peter won the second place in both DreamHoN Winter 2012 and DreamHoN Summer 2013. Peter became the most influential for his abilities and strategies against his opponents.
Following the footsteps of many HoN players at time, ppd transitionedto play Dota 2 towards the end of 2013. Acquiring the skills to be a better gamer he joined teams like StayFree and Super Strong Dinosaurs together with his teammate Zai. After the SSD team disbanded, ppd joined SADBOYS, where he took on the roles of captain and support. In February 2014, SADBOYS announced they are a part of the new Evil Genuises roster.
Ppd is quite the outspoken gamer, who was often called the Salt King because of his saltiness towards other esport athletes. Peter pulled his best performances playing Alchemist. His signature Dota 2 characters were Vengeful Spirit, Treant Protector and Abaddon helping his unit win the match.
Through his competing experience with EG, ppd helped his dota 2 squad beat renowned teams such as Cloud 9, Team Liquid, Natus Vincere, Virtus.Pro and Newbee. A lot of EG’s achievements were accomplished thanks to Peter’s leadership skills of motivation to drive his unit to win competitions.
Competitions & Winnings:
Peter’s great success was at The International 2015 winning a total of a whopping $1.3 million from a single tournament. After TI 2016, ppd decided to stop from competitive gaming to become the CEO of Evil Genuises.