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With the year of exciting Dota 2 matches coming to a close, a new era of Evil Geniuses gameplay is upon us. With an exciting new team featuring some very promising additions — that of the veteran champion Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka and talented prodigy Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko — EG looks to make a major impact going into next year.

Obviously, though, it is going to take some time to hone their teamwork. Their first major test is at the DPC NA 2021/22 Tour 1: Division I. Facing off against some of the best talent the region has to offer, it will give us the first peek at what kind of team this new iteration of EG will be. We will take a look every week to see how EG is doing. We present to you Week 6. 


EG is officially back in business. While there were at times some moments that definitely raised some eyebrows as they traversed through the games at DPC NA 2021/22 Tour 1: Division I (ESL One Winter 2021), EG have without a doubt shown that they are once again a force to be reckoned with. 

The week was simple enough — most of the games of consequence had already been decided on. 4 Zoomers took down Wildcard Gaming 2-0, and Team Undying beat Arkosh Gaming handily 2-0. The match that was on everybody’s mind was EG vs Quincy Crew. What a match. The addition of MSS has EG looking fully realized as a team. They managed to win a match 2-0 over the first placed team, showing once again what a talented team EG is. 

Though they did not hold the momentum in a tiebreaker against Team Undying, it still looks to be a very promising year for EG. With MSS now in the fold, the team has shown that they are capable of beating (and dominating) anyone in their region that dares face them. It is once again a testament of the talent of the roster, and their strong resolve to be able to come back and once again be an elite roster. 

Points to Note from the Series

Obviously the biggest point to take into consideration when looking at EG’s series against Quincy Crew is just how polished this roster looks despite only having played a few games with each other. Each member always seems to be on the same page as the rest of the team, and it truly is a case of the sum being worth more than its parts. This was definitely noticed in one of the games in this series, where we saw EG pull one of the most impressive comebacks so far this year — already demonstrating that the team is capable of playing to the end even under harsh circumstances. If they continue playing like this, EG no doubt has a bright future this year. 

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