Fly Says That The Former EG Roster Will Compete in NA With Some Changes
Following Evil Geniuses (EG)'s announcement to release its entire Dota 2 squad, the now-former captain of the team Tal "Fly" Aizik talked about the future of the roster in a Twitch livestream. Fly clarified to the viewers that EG's decision to let go of its roster does not mean the players won't compete together anymore. So, while there are going to be some changes to the recently released EG roster, he mentioned that it would be seen playing in a team and that too in the North American (NA) region.
Fly, however, did not elaborate on the changes the team would be makng.
Some of the former EG members will stick together in NA
As part of his first Twitch livestream following EG's announcement last night, Fly clarified that this decision does not necessarily spell the end of the team.
“First things first. Because EG let the roster go, it doesn’t mean that the players are all just gone and the team disappears because they have released the roster. But it’s up to us if we wanna keep playing with each other or not. So, that’s the first thing.”
Although there will be some changes to the team, the region where it plays will remain unchanged.
“There will be changes to the actual roster but it’s going to be similar. That’s probably as much as I can give and we will be playing in NA.”
Additionally, Fly addressed the rumors and opinions regarding the roster reveal that have surfaced on social media sites such as Reddit, urging the viewers not to believe everything they see read. In addition, he discussed the team's TI11 journey and expectations going into the event.
In the meantime, Fly is confident that the NA region will rebound despite the ongoing uncertainty caused by the lack of representation from organizations, exacerbated by EG's recent announcement
Apart from parting ways with its star-studded roster, many of whose names had become synonymous with the legacy that EG has established within the Dota 2 competitive scene, EG also announced its plans to move to South America (SA). The organization is excited to come to the region given the grit and enthusiasm it has seen there, as well as a slew of new talent.
There are some rumors floating around about some of the former EG's roster, so it'll be interesting to see how many of them stick together and continue to compete in NA.