Dota 2 Roster News: Evil Geniuses Officially in SA with New Members Announced

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It's finally official! Dota 2 team Evil Geniuses is now part of the South America competitive scene. As expected, the team has a new roster composed of some of the best in the region.

The members of the new roster are:

  • Crhistian "Pakazs" Casanova (Position 1)
  • Jean "Chris Luck" Salazar (Position 2)
  • Adrián "Wisper" Dobles (Position 3)
  • Farith "Matthew" Huamancaja (Position 4)
  • Jose "Pandaboo" Hernandez (Position 5)

With this, it's safe to say that it's the end of an era for EG. After all, Artour "Arteezy" Babaev and Andreas "Cr1t-" Nielsen had been in the team since 2016.

Moving to a new region and having a new roster is good news for fans of the team. While there's no assurance that they'll win TI, the competition is a lot better compared to those in North America. The new roster also shows promise when it comes to skill.

Pakazs, Matthew, and Pandaboo were once part of Thunder Awaken, with all three being part of the SA team that qualified for The International 2022 early on. Thunder Awaken also finished 5th-6th at TI11. Meanwhile, Chris Luck and Wisper were part of Beastcoast, the team that finished 13th-16th at TI10 and 7th-8th during TI11.

There’s no question that there’s a lot of expectations for this new roster. However, it’s still too early to see if they’re TI-contenders, so we’ll have to look at how they perform in the early part of the new DPC season.

Now, keep a close watch on where the former EG members are going and what team they’ll be joining.

New in SEA

While EG has joined a new region, there’s also a new team announced in Southeast Asia. Dota 2 fans in the region are sure to feel a bit nostalgic when they see who’s on the team.

The team is Blacklist International and it has signed:

  • Marc "Raven" Fausto
  • Karl "Karl" Baldovino
  • Carlo "Kuku" Palad
  • Timothy "TIMS" Randrup
  • Nico "eyyou" Barcelon

If you’re a fan of this region, you’ll probably know that most of these team members have played together under TNC Predator.

What do you think of this new addition to SEA? Is it going to have a big impact in the region? What are your thoughts on this?

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