November 2, 2023
Evil Geniuses, a prominent participant in the Dota 2 scene since 2011 and a former champion at TI5, has released its entire roster into free agency. This decision comes shortly after TI12, where the team's performance fell short of expectations. The organization has also experienced a series of layoffs, raising concerns about its future in esports.
The players, who were part of Evil Geniuses' strategic move into the South American scene in November '22, now face an uncertain path forward. Notable names like Pakazs, Chris Luck, Wisper, Matthew, and Panda are among those who have departed from the team.
This development has created an unprecedented level of opportunity in the post-TI roster shuffle, as a wealth of talent is now available on the market. The layoffs at Evil Geniuses, which have affected key positions such as the global creative director and vice president of operations, indicate deeper issues within the organization.
The former manager of the Dota 2 team has expressed doubts about Evil Geniuses' continued involvement in the Dota scene, suggesting that acquiring a new roster is highly unlikely given the current circumstances. This upheaval follows the recent release of beastcoast's roster, marking a significant moment of transition for South American Dota 2.
Despite the significant changes taking place, Evil Geniuses has yet to make an official statement regarding its future in the game. This silence has left fans and players in suspense, especially as the organization is currently engaged in a legal battle with SumaiL over contractual issues. The outcomes and decisions made by Evil Geniuses in the coming months will undoubtedly reshape the landscape of South American Dota 2.
Stay tuned for more updates on the evolving situation.
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