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Evil Geniuses is the First Team to Qualify For TI10

Rakshak Kathuria
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  • Evil Geniuses has put up a string of flawless performances in the 2021 DPC season to lay its hands on enough DPC points to guarantee itself a spot at TI10.
  • The NA juggernauts are the first out of the 12 total directly invited teams to TI10 which is scheduled to take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from August 5-15, 2021.
  • EG is currently playing in the NA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division and will play its sixth series against Quincy Crew on May 17, 2021.

Evil Geniuses is the first team to qualify for TI10 after trumping Undying in their fifth series in the NA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division. Evil Geniuses has put up a string of flawless performances in the 2021 DPC season to lay its hands on enough DPC points to guarantee itself a spot at TI10. The NA team is currently on top of the 2021 DPC rankings with 1150 points in the bag. With Evil Geniuses' qualification, 11 more direct invites to TI10 now remain up for grabs. This year's Dota 2 World Championship is scheduled to take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from August 5-15, 2021, as communicated by Valve recently. 

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Evil Geniuses is the first team to make it to TI10

After their fifth consecutive series win in the NA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division, Evil Geniuses guaranteed itself a top-three finish and 200 DPC points. This meant that Fly and his teammates crossed the 1051 DPC points limit required to qualify for TI10 by accumulating 1150 points in total, as pointed by Dota 2 statistician, Noxville.

Evil Geniuses had a spectacular 2021 DPC Season 1 as they topped the NA region to get hold of 500 DPC points. Then, they outclassed the best teams in the world at the Singapore Major to finish as the runner-ups, earning 450 points. The team has been in sublime form in the ongoing season 2 as well as they have not dropped a single series so far, winning all five of them 2-0. 

Evil Geniuses still has the capacity to pocket more DPC points by finishing on top of the points table in the current season and then replicating their current gameplay to finish top eight at the next Major. The team’s sixth series is scheduled on May 17, 2021, against arch-rivals Quincy Crew. It will be intriguing to witness how this matchup transpires as Quincy Crew has been one out of the only two teams who have beaten Evil Geniuses in a BO3 series in the 2021 DPC season. 



Evil Geniuses is the First Team to Qualify For TI10
Top 12 of the 2021 DPC Rankings for TI10 after Evil Geniuses' qualification.
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Evil Geniuses’ current Dota 2 roster and the TI10 appearance number of their members
  1. Artour "Arteezy" Babaev (7th TI)
  2. Abed “Abed” Azel L. Yusop (4th TI)
  3. Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang (9th TI)
  4. Andreas Franck "Cr1t-" Nielsen (5th TI)
  5. Tal "Fly" Aizik (8th TI)

Unless there are some unprecedented circumstances or roster changes and Evil Geniuses lose out on some portion of their DPC points, this iteration of the team is certainly traveling to Stockholm, Sweden for TI10 in August 2021.


Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.

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