Evil Geniuses drop Aui_2000 and Bulba, welcome back Zai and Universe
It’s no secret (pun intended) that both EG and Secret have been doing rather poorly ever since the Spring roster changes which saw them trade and pick up different players. Well now it looks like both teams are quickly trying to patch holes in the sinking ship by changing up their rosters once again, with only a week to go until The International 6 open qualifiers.
EG dropped both Aui_2000 and Bulba – the two players who were picked up during the Spring roster changes. While Aui_2000 is now teamless, Bulba will be returning back to Secret.
To replace them, EG welcomed back long-time teammate Universe – who went to Secret following the Shanghai Major – as well as bringing in Zai, the young Swedish player who had previously been their substitute player.
EG released the following statement to explain the changes (full announcement can be read here):
…we’re very happy to announce Saahil “Universe” Arora’s return to Evil Geniuses’ Dota 2 division. Along with him comes another long-time friend of the team and organization: Ludwig “zai” Wålberg, who will be playing in the 4 position, with Clinton “Fear” Loomis taking the 1 position. While we’re very excited to welcome these two players back to the team, in doing so we also had to make the difficult decision to part ways with two other individuals we have great respect and appreciation for: Sam “BuLba” Sosale and Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling – both of whom played invaluable roles in our TI5 championship run, as coach and player, respectively.
Aside for the fact that Fear will now take the hard carry position, EG also revealed that making the roster changes means that they forfeit their direct invite to TI6. As a result, they will have to qualify through the open qualifiers which begin on June 21.