ESL One Genting 2018: vs. Evil Geniuses

Dota 2 / News / 22 January 2018 — 18:50

Let the battle begin!

On 23 January, ua NAVI.GG.BET will begin their performance at ESL One Genting 2018. The first rival of The Born to Win will be us Evil Geniuses. The encounter will start at 7:20 CET and will be held in best of 1 format.

The opponent of our team isn't in perfect gaming shape at the moment. On 21 January, us Evil Geniuses played in the final of Galaxy Battles II, and were defeated 0-3 by cn VGJ.Thunder. That was quite bitter loss, since they had previously defeated the Chinese team throwing them to lower brackets of the tournament.

On the other hand our rival will have a little advantage at ESL One Genting, since they'll have a very short trip from the Philippines to Malaysia, unlike ua Natus Vincere, who'll have a flight from Europe. The players of us Evil Geniuses have already gotten accustomed to the climate and have already overcome the jetlag. That's why our team will have to prepare well to the upcoming match.

Speaking of us Evil Geniuses, the team recently underwent reshuffle, which influences its performance. us Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora was replaced by dk Rasmus "MiSeRy" Filipsen. The Dane took the role of support, while pk Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan transferred to the hardlane. The role of dk Andreas "Cr1t-" Nielsen remains unchanged. On the whole the team's performance is problematic as per moment, though the reshuffle can provide more options for unexpected and unique strategies.

Let's take a look at the hero pool. The most popular hero of us Evil Geniuses at the two tournaments held in January was Death Prophet (6 games), Nyx Assassin (5 games) and Warlock (4 games). The winrate of this support is 100 %, so our team might ban this hero. us EG banned Broodmother (6 times), Lycan and Omniknight (5 times each hero).

Here are some more stats: our rival played on the Radiant 7 times with 42.86 % winrate and 8 times on the Dire with 75 % winrate. The MVP of the team is ca Artour "Arteezy" Babaev with 5.36 KDA in 15 matches. dk MiSeRy has the lowest KDA in the team - 1,99.

We believe that our team studied us Evil Geniuses line-up and prepared well to the upcoming encounter. We need to remember that best of 1 is the format that heavily depends on a chance. We hope that ua Natus Vincere will win this match and advance to the next round of the brackets! #gonavi

7:20 CET

best of 1

  • Crystallize
  • Dendi
  • GeneRaL
  • RodjER
  • SoNNeikO

Evil Geniuses
  • Cr1t
  • Arteezy
  • MiSeRy
  • Suma1L
  • Fear