Saahil 'UNiVeRsE' Arora

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Saahil Arora is a 27 year-old American gamer also known as UNiVeRse hails from Wisconsin. Having been in the esports scene for a couple of years, he is considered to be a respected Dota 2 offlaner playing for Fnatic.

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Striving to be the best player possible, has helped his past and present teams win the prestigious tournaments. The more you learn about him, the more obvious it becomes as to why he is one of the top and highest earning esports athletes in the world.

Where it all began: 

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Discovering new planets and space was always something that interested Saahil. His passion for astronomy was the reason why he chose his nickname ‘UNiVeRsE’. His friends in high school used to play the video game, Starcraft, intriguing him to start competing in video games with his friends just for fun.

The Team: 

Fnatic is an esports company that was established in 2004 by Sam Mathews, Anne Mathews and Joris Van Laerhoven. The gaming association has headquarters based in UK with offices in Australia and The Netherlands. FNC started out with a Counter-Strike team and eventually expanded with units that compete in Dota 2FIFA, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, Rocket League and VainGlory.

Evil Geniuses team

Evil Geniuses

Fnatic created their Dota 2 team in 2011 with the Serbian former Gamerleague unit. Since then the squad has gone through changes to find the best players to represent FNC at esports tournaments. Since August 2017, Fnatic have signed on the top esports players, EternalEnVy as team captain, Abed, DJ, Universe and pieliedie who will continue to compete in prestigious gaming tournaments.

Competition Participation: 

Saahil’s gaming skills proved to be a success in the upcoming events, playing heroes like the Dark Seer and Faceless Void. While playoing for his previous team, Evil Geniuses, they were invited to The International 2014 which led them to becoming the favourite to win the biggest tournament of the year.

dota 2 internationalCompeting in The International 2015 was the most successful event for UNiVeRsE as a player. Evil Geniuses won over team CDEC in the TI5 finals winning a prize pool of over $6.6 million. RedBull named Saahil as the MVP of the Tournament for his high-level offlane game play with heroes Clockwerk and Earthshaker.


Saahil has had the opportunity to play with Team Secret together with his fellow squad member, Arteezy in March 2016. After placing last in The Manila Major tournament, UNiVeRsE left to join once again Evil Genuises. Continuing his reputation as the consistent player, he competed in the International 2016, winning 3rd place with a sensational prize of over $2 million. Bonus 600X90

Tournament Placing

23 Nov 2016Elimination Mode 2.02nd$6,000.00Dota 2
20 Nov 2016The Summit 63rd$13,000.00Dota 2
13 Nov 2016Northern Arena BEAT Invitational4th$8,000.00Dota 2
2 Oct 2016MarsTV Dota 2 League 2016 Autumn1st$112,500.00Dota 2
13 Aug 2016The International 20163rd$2,180,898.00Dota 2
24 Jul 2016SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 (Dota 2)5th-6th$15,000.00Dota 2
12 Jun 2016The Manila Major 201613th-16th$30,000.00Dota 2
15 May 2016EPICENTER7th-8th$10,000.00Dota 2
24 Apr 2016ESL One Manila 20165th-6th$12,500.00Dota 2
20 Mar 2016Dota Pit League Season 42nd$46,755.00Dota 2
6 Mar 2016The Shanghai Major 20163rd$315,000.00Dota 2
17 Feb 2016Captains Draft 3.01st$43,408.00Dota 2
31 Jan 2016MarsTV Dota 2 League Winter 20152nd$55,477.00Dota 2
17 Jan 2016SL i-League XIV Finals (Dota 2)2nd$60,000.00Dota 2
13 Dec 2015The Summit 41st$48,783.00Dota 2
21 Nov 2015The Frankfurt Major 20153rd$315,000.00Dota 2
18 Oct 2015MLG World Finals 2015 (Dota 2)2nd$68,389.00Dota 2
4 Oct 2015ESL One New York 20155th-8th$14,323.00Dota 2
8 Aug 2015The International 20151st$6,634,660.68Dota 2
21 Jun 2015ESL One Frankfurt 20152nd$59,241.00Dota 2
7 Jun 2015joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 24th$8,362.00Dota 2
17 May 2015The Summit 32nd$61,129.00Dota 2
1 May 2015Dota Pit League S31st$126,055.00Dota 2
12 Apr 2015joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 12nd$21,615.00Dota 2
9 Feb 2015DAC 20151st$1,284,158.00Dota 2
6 Jan 2015D2L Season 53rd$8,666.00Dota 2
21 Dec 2014XMG Captains Draft 2.05th$17,940.00Dota 2
7 Dec 2014The Summit 24th$26,873.00Dota 2
3 Dec 2014Dota Pit League S24th$6,476.00Dota 2
29 Nov 2014DreamLeague Season 21st$42,986.00Dota 2
26 Oct 2014SLTV StarSeries Season X (Dota 2)1st$106,022.00Dota 2
10 Oct 2014ESL One New York2nd$26,489.00Dota 2
19 Sep 2014NVIDIA Game 243rd-4th$2,000.00Dota 2
7 Sep 2014WEC 2014 (Dota 2)1st$97,711.80Dota 2
21 Jul 2014The International 20143rd$1,038,455.00Dota 2
29 Jun 2014ESL One Frankfurt2nd$42,180.00Dota 2
24 Jun 2014D2L WC1st$29,629.00Dota 2
16 Jun 2014DreamLeague Season 16th$23,026.00Dota 2
8 Jun 2014The Summit 11st$46,061.00Dota 2
28 Apr 2014joinDOTA League Season 1 America1st$1,421.00Dota 2
20 Apr 2014SLTV StarSeries Season IX (Dota 2)3rd$26,531.68Dota 2
5 Apr 2014MLG T.K.O. America1st$14,000.00Dota 2
9 Mar 2014SXSW Monster Energy Invitational1st$10,000.00Dota 2
8 Feb 2014ESP Shock Therapy Cup1st$7,000.00Dota 2
24 Nov 2013MLG Fall Championship 2013 (Dota 2)5th-9th$2,735.00Dota 2
3 Nov 2013ESWC 2013 (Dota 2)2nd$7,500.00Dota 2
26 Sep 2013joinDOTA Bigpoint Battle #81st$2,022.61Dota 2
17 Jun 2013DreamHack Summer 2013 (Dota 2)3rd-4th$3,862.68Dota 2
19 May 2013Curse Dota 2 Invitational2nd$3,000.00Dota 2
18 Apr 2013DreamHack Dota 2 Invitational2nd$1,500.00Dota 2
31 Mar 2013Ritmix Russian Dota 2 League1st$4,000.00Dota 2
13 Jan 2013The Premier League Season 33rd$1,000.00Dota 2
21 Oct 2012SLTV Star Ladder Season Three (League Play)3rd$2,500.00Dota 2
18 Jun 2012DreamHack Summer 2012 (Dota 2)3rd-4th$3,555.43Dota 2
29 Apr 2012SLTV Star Ladder Season 1 (Dota 2)5th$500.00Dota 2
24 Mar 2012joinDOTA Masters II1st$663.39Dota 2
21 Aug 2011The International 20117th-8th$25,000.00Dota 2
22 Jan 2017Dota Pit League Season 51st$62,937.00Dota 2
18 Dec 2016China Top 2016 (Dota 2)1st$114,956.00Dota 2
10 Dec 2016The Boston Major 20163rd-4th$250,000.00Dota 2
4 Apr 2017Dota 2 Asia Championships 20175th-6th$36,029.00Dota 2
30 Apr 2017The Kiev Major 20173rd-4th$250,000.00Dota 2
28 May 2017The Manila Masters1st$125,000.00Dota 2
11 Jun 2017EPICENTER 2017 (Dota 2)2nd$100,000.00Dota 2
17 Mar 2017Betway Arena King of the Hill #2WIN$4,000.00Dota 2
3 Mar 2017Betway Arena King of the Hill #1WIN$4,000.00Dota 2
9 Jul 2017Mars Dota 2 League 20175th-6th$12,500.00Dota 2
12 Aug 2017The International 20179th-12th$370,319.00Dota 2
22 Oct 2017PGL Open Bucharest3rd-4th$30,000.00Dota 2
29 Oct 2017ESL One Hamburg 20175th-6th$40,000.00Dota 2
15 May 2016EPICENTER 2016 - Dota 2 Finals7th-8th$10,000.00Dota 2
26 Nov 2017Midas Mode North America3rd$4,500.00Dota 2
3 Dec 2017ROG DreamLeague Season 83rd$100,000.00Dota 2
17 Dec 2017DOTA Summit 86th-7th$9,000.00Dota 2
17 Jan 2016SL i-League StarSeries Season 1 (Dota 2)2nd$60,445.00Dota 2
28 Jan 2018ESL One Genting 20189th-12th$4,000.00Dota 2
25 Feb 2018ESL One Katowice 2018 (Dota 2)4th$80,000.00Dota 2
18 Mar 2018GESC: Indonesia Dota2 Minor5th-6th$17,500.00Dota 2
25 Mar 2018DreamLeague Season 92nd$70,000.00Dota 2
4 Apr 2017DAC 20175th-6th$36,719.00Dota 2
12 Jul 2015Dota Pit League Season 31st$126,055.00Dota 2
23 Dec 2014Dota Pit League Season 24th$6,476.00Dota 2
15 Apr 2018StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 53rd-4th$30,000.00Dota 2
15 Apr 2018StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational #53rd-4th$30,000.00Dota 2
12 May 2018GESC: Thailand Dota2 Minor3rd-4th$35,000.00Dota 2
27 May 2018ESL One Birmingham 20184th$60,000.00Dota 2
10 Oct 2014ESL One New York 20142nd$26,489.00Dota 2
29 Jun 2014ESL One Frankfurt 20142nd$42,180.00Dota 2
29 Jul 2018DOTA Summit 92nd$20,500.00Dota 2
25 Aug 2018The International 201813th-16th$127,339.00Dota 2
25 Oct 2018ESL One Hamburg 20187th-8th$7,500.00Dota 2
18 Nov 2018The Kuala Lumpur Major 20189th-12th$15,000.00Dota 2
9 Dec 2018MegaFon Winter Clash4th$12,510.00Dota 2