EG Reclaim Top Spot in Pro Dota 2 rankings with DotaPit Season 5 Win
#BleedBlue is on top of the world once again.
The International 5’s grand champion, Evil Geniuses have found their way back to the top of the Dota2 hierarchy after defeating the Green Dream, OG Dota, in the recently concluded 5th Season of the DotaPit tournament with a score of 3-2.
EG and OG faced off a couple of hours before the grand finals began in the Winner’s bracket where OG lost to EG 2-0. OG then proceeded to defeat Team FaceLess in the Loser’s Bracket finals 2-0 to secure at least 2 nd place in the tournament and another clash against EG.
Evil Geniuses, although they did drop games against Team Secret and Team FaceLess, did not lose a series throughout the main event, which almost meant a flawless victory for the North American squad.
Evil Geniuses is one of the premier North American Dota2 teams and is composed of the Canadian Carry player, Artour “Arteezy” Babaev, Pakistani Mid player Sumail “Suma1L” Hassan, American Offlane player Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora, Swedish support player Ludwig “Zai” Wåhlberg, and Danish support player and team captain, Andreas “Cr1t-“ Nielsen.
DotaPit Season 5 was held in Spaladium stadium in Split, Croatia and was the fifth tournament organized by Dota Pit. Eight teams competed for the prize of $62,937 for first place and a total prize pool of $139,860. Other teams competing in the tournament were European teams Team Secret, and
OG, CIS teams Elements Pro Gaming, and Virtus.Pro, Southeast Asian team Team FaceLess, the Chinese team Invictus Gaming, and North American team Digital Chaos.
OG bagged 2nd place and claimed $34,965, while Team FaceLess grabbed 3rd place and received $25, 174. Invictus Gaming grabbed 4th place to receive $16,783 whereas other 4 competitors received 0% of the total prize pool.
With their win, team Evil Geniuses will once again find themselves at the top of the world after falling off the ranks since the aftermath of their TI5 victory. The team has underwent a couple of controversial roster changes throughout late 2015 and early 2016 as they struggled to win in premiere and prestige events before landing their first premiere tournament win in the MarsTV Dota 2 League back in late 2016.