Evil Geniuses looked lost at the end of Tour 2 of the ongoing Dota Pro Circuit Division I. They weren’t necessarily weak, but they didn’t have a captain that could lead them to important international results.
But now that Tal “Fly” Aizik is back, EG are once again a formidable crew and nobody in the NA region seems to be able to stop them.
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) July 15, 2022
EG’s run in North America’s Tour 3
EG finished Tour 3 with the same record they finished Tour 2: 6W – 1L. There was only one team that managed to beat them — nouns. However, even they got bested in the end, during the tiebreaker for 1st–3rd place.
The reason why nouns won the first match probably has to do with the fact that this was EG’s first match under Fly’s leadership after his return to the team. And EG didn’t get crushed in that game. They lost by a small margin.
Immediately after this defeat, Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and the rest of the squad went on to win six consecutive matches. Their opponents were Wildcard Gaming, The Cut, TSM, 5RATFORCESTAFF, Felt, and Quincy Crew. Some of these teams put up a good fight, while others lost in 20 minutes.
In particular, the match against Quincy Crew was quite dramatic. EG’s players had to perform exceptionally well to succeed and only through teamwork and flawless shot-calling were the games won.
In the tiebreaker, Evil Geniuses, Quincy Crew, and nouns competed for the two available tickets for the Arlington Major. We don’t see Dota 2 Majors in the US all that often, so the residents of this city will probably attend the LAN event in high numbers.
The tiebreaker for 1st–3rd place was won by Evil Geniuses. The first match was against nouns and was over in just 35 minutes. EG picked a rather bizarre combination of heroes but nouns’ draft was even crazier. Fly favored Medusa, Ember, and Mars, while nouns’ captain favored Visage, Dawnbreaker, and Marci.
Abed “Abed” Yusop won this match almost on his own. His final score with Ember was 17–0–9. This was a complete stomp that ended with a net worth advantage of 30,000 and a score of 31–8 in favor of EG.
The second match against Quincy Crew was much harder and needed almost an hour to conclude. EG played well and had a big advantage until around the 30-minute mark, but then messed up and could have lost. However, a successful team fight around the 42-minute mark ended Quincy’s chances.
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