Saahil Arora is a 27 year-old American gamer from Wisconsin. Having been in the esports scene for a couple of years, he is considered to be a respected Dota 2 offlaner.
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:
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 with his friends for fun.
Team SADBOYS became the new Evil Genuises roster that included Fear, Universe, Arteezy, ppd and zai. Together they made their first LAN debut at Monster Energy Invitational winning over Cloud 9 in the finals.
Being part of a team and winning prizes, Saahil realized that being a professional player could truly be a career. From then on he never looked back.
Saahil’s gaming skills proved to be a success in the upcoming events, playing heroes like the Dark Seer and Faceless Void. Evil Geniuses were invited to The International 2014 which led them to becoming the favourite to win the biggest tournament of the year.
Competing 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.