TI5 Champion Universe Gets Married
The International 5 (TI5) champion and one of the greatest Dota 2 players in North American (NA) history, Saahil "Universe" Arora, has gotten married. Universe revealed this via a Twitter post with pictures of him and his wife during a wedding photoshoot. Several Dota 2 personalities have expressed their congratulations and best wishes to the couple on this occasion. Universe, who is currently 31 years old, had announced his retirement from competitive Dota 2 back in April 2020. He has been away from the scene since.
Former Dota 2 pro Universe is now a married man
Universe announced his marriage via Twitter with the caption, "Married my best friend 7.29.21".
Former teammates of Universe at Evil Geniuses, as well as countless others, sent their best wishes in their replies.
A majority of Universe's fame comes from his time as a member of Evil Geniuses from 2013 to 2016 when the team won several events and finished in the top three in others. The most notable era was The International 5 (TI5), where Universe, Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan, Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling, Peter "ppd" Dager, and Clinton "Fear" Loomis were crowned Dota 2 world champions and took home $6,634,661 USD in prize money.
Universe provided a historic contribution during the TI5 grand finals by delivering a spectacular five-man Echo Slam - also called the $6 Million Dollar Echo Slam, against CDEC Gaming in the fourth game of the series.
Having left Evil Geniuses at the start of 2016, the NA offlaner went on to work for teams like Team Secret and Fnatic. Another stint with Evil Geniuses took place from mid-2016 to late 2017. However, Universe last competed for Ninjas in Pyjamas during the 2019-20 competitive season before leaving Dota 2 to conclude his nearly decade long career in the game.
Now a year long after the NA legend announced his retirement, he has tied the knot with his partner in what seems to be a beautiful ceremony. A big congrats to the newly married couple!