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EG acquires Dota 2 team

By Samuel 'DarthBotto' Horton
Oct 24, 2011 01:45

ImageEvil Geniuses has announced the recruitment of an international squad made up of veteran DotA players.

The North American esports organization, Evil Geniuses, has announced the recruitment of an obscured, yet highly-anticipated Dota 2 team, featuring an international line-up. Included in this line-up are DK Amel 'PlaymatE' Barudzija US Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho, DK Rasmus 'MiSeRy' Berth Filipsen, US Clinton 'Fear' Loomis and SE Pers Anders 'Pajkatt' Olsson Lille. This team will travel to China soon, where they will have an established, two-month boot camp and participate in a series of tournaments with maximum potential, are valued upwards of $200,000.

These players are no strangers to one another, as they have played with different variants in several successful teams. Fear, DeMoN and Pajkatt were a part of the world-class Nirvana Int, through out its rocky sponsorship history. DeMoN also competed alongside MiSeRy and PlaymatE in DK MeetYourMakers , where they secured fourth place, along with $80,000 at The International.

For the Americans, this will be their second stint in Evil Geniuses, the first of which involved the all-American roster that ended in late 2009 and was a catalyst for the birth of Nirvana.

Statement from Evil Geniuses CEO, Andrew Garfield:
"We’re happy to welcome back Clinton and Jimmy to Evil Geniuses in a new game and in a new time. DotA 2 is already building a lot of momentum, and we’re looking forward to witnessing our new team become a powerhouse in the competitive scene of the game."

Statement from Team Captain Clinton 'Fear' Loomis:
"We’ll be beginning a new chapter with one of the most renowned names in e-sports: Evil Geniuses. EG came to us with their intention of wanting to sponsor a DotA 2 team, and what their plans for DotA 2 were. Shortly thereafter, my team and I knew EG would be the only company capable of providing us with what we need to be able to continue to compete at the highest levels in the game. With EG’s enthusiasm for the game and with the roster that we have, the possibilities of our success are immeasurable."

EU Evil Geniuses
US Clinton 'Fear' Loomis
US Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho
DK Amel 'PlaymatE' Barudzija
DK Rasmus 'MiSeRy' Berth Filipsen
SE Pers Anders 'Pajkatt' Olsson Lille

Source: Evil Geniuses



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