Evil Geniuses Dota 2

Evil Geniuses is a professional eSports organization founded in 1999. The team is considered one of the oldest esports teams in Dota 2 but played with few pauses. In 2011 they finally returned to the game.

Evil Geniuses Dota 2 roster


Artur Babaev “Arteezy” is a 35-year-old player from Uzbekistan living in Canada. Role: Carry. The amount of prize money is $1,585,707. Before playing on teams, he was a strong midfielder in public. Nevertheless, he entered the professional scene in 2013. He is known for his harsh remarks on the streams. “Arteezy” stats include 550 wins, 50 draws, and 227 losses. In a short period, he brought Evil Geniuses to a new level of quality in the game.


Andreas Frank Nielsen “Cr1t” is a 25-year-old eSports player from Denmark. Role: Support. During his professional career, he earned $1,481,340. His stats include 58.06% wins, 6.72% draws, and 35.22% losses. He has remained a key player on the EG roster since 2016.


Abed Azel Yusop “Abed” is a 21-year-old player from the Philippines with a prize pool of $210,550. Role: Solo Middle. His stats include 59.41% wins, 32.36% losses, and 8.23% draws. “Abed” entered the professional Dota 2 arena in 2015, and he was only 15 years old at that time. He has been playing in EG since 2019.

Egor Grigorenko “Nightfall” is a player from Russia, also known as “Epileptick1d”. Role: Offlaner. Previously was a member of Virtus.pro. “Nightfall” entered Dota 2 as a professional player in 2019, and 2 years later, took first place at the 2021 CIS DPC.

Esse Vainikka “JerAx” is a 29-year-old gamer originally from Finland. Role: Support. During his career, he earned $6,027,701. Previously he played for OG and became part of the legendary roster. Besides, “JerAx” brought Evil Geniuses an innovative approach to the game and competitive experience. His stats include 344 wins, 56 draws, and 184 losses.

Coach of the team: Sam “Bulba” Sosale. This is a man of tremendous experience. Before joining Evil Geniuses, he worked with other eSports teams, particularly Team Liquid.

Awards and achievements

In 2011, at the tournament The International, the team’s roster showed their skills in Dota 2 for the first time and raffled off 1.6 million dollars. The prize pool was noticeably bigger than the winnings of other eSports tournaments. But the real success came to EG in 2014, when the team finished in the top three of TI4. A year later, the team won The International. This is the only team that has consistently ranked high at international tournaments.

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  • 20 February 2022 – DPC NA 2021/2022 Tour 1: Regional Finals – 2 place
  • 20 January 2022 – DPC NA 2021/2022 Tour 1: Division I – 3 place