Evil Geniuses Shatters Team Nigma’s Hopes of Securing a TI10 Direct Invite

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Evil Geniuses Shatters Team Nigma’s Hopes of Securing a TI10 Direct Invite

Rakshak Kathuria
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  • Evil Geniuses put on a tremendous performance to blow out Team Nigma from the WePlay AniMajor.
  • As a result of its elimination from the Major, Team Nigma will no longer be able to pocket more DPC points to secure the 12th and final TI10 direct invite, which will now go to Thunder Predator.
  • With this win, Fly and his team have secured a top-four finish in the WePlay AniMajor and will next play the winner of Vici Gaming vs Quincy Crew.

Evil Geniuses put on a tremendous performance to blow out Team Nigma from the WePlay AniMajor. As a result of its elimination from the Major, Team Nigma will no longer be able to pocket more DPC points to secure the 12th and final TI10 direct invite, which will now go to Thunder Predator. All of Evil Geniuses' players exhibited clean performances today and can be regarded as its best showing in the entire Major. They made Team Nigma, a team that has been on top of its game, look lackluster. With this win, Fly and his team have secured a top-four finish in the WePlay AniMajor.

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Evil Geniuses vs Team Nigma: Match Recap and Highlights

Recap

Game 1 saw Evil Geniuses deliver a spectacular performance as it chose the right fights and showcased top-quality spellcasting. Team Nigma, though did fairly well in the early stages, looked to be too keen on engaging but that seemingly backfired. Lack of burst damage also appeared to cost them as they lost the first game in 30 minutes. 

Game 2 was another solid performance from Evil Geniuses. Once again, Abdel shone on his mid Puck, and the rest of the team was also impressed with their decision-making and spellcasting. Team Nigma could never match the level of its enemies, losing the game in 36 minutes.

Highlights

Here are some highlights of the series.

Though Evil Geniuses had been doing well in the tournament, they were ruthless today as they completely dominated Team Nigma. Even though drafts looked relatively even, Evil Geniuses’ in-game execution was much better than Nigma's. If they continue to perform like this, Arteezy could well break his ‘No Major curse’ and go on to become the AniMajor champions.

Evil Geniuses plays in the next round of the lower bracket later today, where they will face the winner of Vici Gaming vs Quincy Crew.

Image Via WePlay EsportsAfter putting on a show, showing their class and tenacity, Team Nigma eventually breaks down and gets eliminated from the tournament. They, unfortunately, did not reach the grand finals, which would have guaranteed a TI10 direct invite. KuroKy and his teammates will now be entering the dreaded TI10 qualifiers where they will face the likes of OG, Team Liquid, Tundra Esports, and more for one EU spot at TI10.


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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.