We try to highlight the possible reasons for Evil Geniuses' subpar performances in the DPC 2021-22 so far
“JerAx is a fu**ing clown,” said Samuel "Sammyboy" Anderson, the captain of Wildcard Gaming, after securing an unprecedented but clearly significant win over Evil Geniuses in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) North America (NA) 2021-22 Tour 1: Division 1.
Evil Geniuses’ players have been called many names in the past: Chokers, Cliffteezy and LuLba. "Clowns" is a first. Strikingly enough, this comment was directed at two-time The International (TI) champion JerAx, historically the most successful player on the lineup, who is widely regarded as one of Dota 2’s legends. This coming from an opponent who has never been to a TI himself, reeks of disrespect, but it also indicates that something is clearly not working for Evil Geniuses' Dota 2 roster this season. The same team that has consistently held NA Dota’s top spot over the last few years has now lost two out of its four series’ in the DPC 2021-22, and is uncharacteristically at a slight risk of being relegated to the Lower Division and far away from securing a Major slot.