Evil Geniuses has signed CIS player Danil "gpk" Skutin from Gambit Esports on a short-term loan according to the CIS team. This was announced by the CIS club on their social media profiles
gpk will be Standing In As The Mid Laner In Evil Geniuses
The announcement states that gpk will be competing with Evil Geniuses in the OMEGA League tournament.
The North America team will be playing in the OMEGA League: Europe Immortal Division. Unfortunately, the team’s Filipino midlaner Abed “Abed” Azel L. Yusop will not be able to compete in the tournament since he is currently at his home in the Philippines and cannot leave the country because of the current lockdowns.
gpk is expected to play in the mid lane for Evil Geniuses. This means that Evil Geniuses will be playing with 3 European Players (gpk, Andreas Franck "Cr1t-" Nielsen, and Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev) in their lineup. Artour "Arteezy" Babaev and Tal "Fly" Aizik will play from North America. Both NA players have been practicing pub games on European servers to get used to the latency.
Hence Evil Geniuses Lineup for the OMEGA League: Europe Immortal Division will be:
- Carry: Artour "Arteezy" Babaev
- Mid: Danil "gpk" Skutin
- Offlaner: Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev
- Soft Support: Andreas Franck "Cr1t-" Nielsen
- Hard Support: Tal "Fly" Aizik
It has been a while since gpk last played in professional tournaments. His last official match with Gambit Esports took place in May 2020 in the group stages of ESL One Birmingham 2020 - Online. Following this, the team was partially disbanded. In July 2020, gpK~ stood in for HellRaisers in a match against Virtus.pro in the play-offs of Parimatch League Season 3.
The OMEGA League: Europe Immortal Division will take place from 14th August 2020 to 6th September 2020. The total prize pool for the tournament will be $500,000.