Evil Geniuses Dota 2 Roster Enters Free Agency

02 Nov 2023
Tit Krajnik 02 Nov 2023
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  • Evil Geniuses Dota 2 members have been released in free agency
  • The news was announced on Wednesday, November 1
  • The future of EG's Dota 2 project remains uncertain
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According to Evil Geniuses' social media manager, the North American esports organisation has released its entire Dota 2 roster as of November 1. The decision follows the team's rough performance at The International 2023, where Evil Geniuses placed 13th-16th.

On Wednesday, Evil Geniuses have officially released its entire roster, including Crhistian "Pakazs" Savina, Jean Pierre "Chris Luck" Salazar, Adrián "Wisper" Dobles, Farith "Matthew" Puente, Jose "Panda" Padilla. Moreover, the team parted ways with its social media manager Augusto "Chari" Chiarito, coaches Igor "kaffs" Furtado and Juan David "Vintage" Angulo Nicho, and manager Vitória De Paula "Guashineen" Fonseca Otero.

This sees EG's Dota 2 project without a single member, suggesting that EG is looking to exit the professional Dota 2 scene. The news also comes on the same day as Evil Geniuses revealed massive layoffs within the organisation, which hit the global creative director Antonia Bonello and vice president of operations Johnb Jug.

Just a month prior, EG also parted ways with six-time EVO champion Dominique "SonicFox" McLean.

Shortly after the announcements, EG's former manager provided some more information about the recent events, stating that Evil Geniuses likely won't have a Dota 2 roster, which seems like the most likely outcome.

Evil Geniuses are the second South American Dota 2 team to release its roster, following beastcoast, which parted ways with its lineup late last month. However, unlike Evil Geniuses, beastcoast remains committed to the SA Dota 2 esports scene.

Evil Geniuses has been active in Dota 2 since 2011 and has accomplished a lot on the top level, including winning The International 2015. However, the team hasn't accomplished much over the last three years, with their best TI placement since 2019 (5th-6th) being two ninth-12th-place finishes in 2021 and 2022.