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EG add Bamboe and bootcamp in Phoenix

posted by Jakeh1337, 357 days ago
It hasn't been the easiest of times for us Evil Geniuses, as their periodic inactivity hurt them in their pursuit of an invite to The International 2013 as well as in the qualifiers for the G-1 Champions League. Facing having to go through the qualifiers for The International, EG have as so many other teams sought to update their roster, which has lead dk Jacob 'Maelk' Toft-Andersen to take up the role of coach, while nl Alaan 'SexyBamboe' Faraj takes his place as member of the official squad.

In addition the whole of the new roster will be making their way to the Evil Geniuses teamhouse in Phoenix, Arizona over the coming week, to bootcamp in preparation for the International Qualifiers.



No longer will DeMoN live in fear of being assaulted in his sleep.


Maelk's roots with the competitive scene go as far back as 2005 and his first team dk Boomtown Odense, however it wasn't until he created dk Jukes on You that he truly secured his legacy. If the name sounds a bit unfamiliar, the name they took after winning MYM Pride #3 is certainly one which will be remembred in the annals of dota, dk Meet Your Makers. He would remain with MYM through most of his competitive career in Wc3 DotA, up until the first International, where he placed fourth.

Maelk's journey with EG began in February of 2012, a turbulent time, as the team sought to become one of the premier within the scene but seemed to encounter just as many failures as they had successes. During most of this time Maelk served as the drafter for the team, even as the Captain's mantle was held by us Clinton 'Fear' Loomis. Maelk brough with him to EG his own penchant for various forms of push strategies as well as through his selfless play would come to give his name to the most coveted award of them all, the Maelk award.

In Maelk's place EG have formally uplifted their recent stand-in player, former eu Mousesports offlane player SexyBamboe. Bamboe has been a part of the Dota 2 community for some time now and has become well known for his characteristic high risk/high reward playstyle. Bamboe has been described by former teammates as one of those players whom you sometimes just sit back and watch them take over the game, something which Fear is sure to look to cultivate further in this talented player.

With SexyBamboe, the core roles we've seen in the previous weeks will be cemented, as ca Jio 'Jeyo' Madayag will continue to play the Hard Carry role, us Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho will return to his classic role as solo mid, Bamboe will take up the offlane solo role, Fear will continue to play secondary support and us Robert 'Bdiz' Tinnes will take the role of hard support.

Statements:

The following statement was made by Cody Conners, the General Manager of Evil Geniuses:

We’ve been looking ways to make our Dota squad stronger for some time now. Utilizing the facility in Phoenix was an easy choice to make, and after much thought we’re confident that the lineup changes will make for a stronger team. Maelk’s experience will make him invaluable as a coach, and with Bamboe rounding out our competitive lineup I’m sure that our Dota squad be the strongest it has ever been.


Regarding his departure from the main squad, dk Jacob 'Maelk' Toft-Andersen had this to say:

I am happy to say that I am quitting the competitive circuit, and will instead shift my focus to a new managerial role within Evil Geniuses. After nine years of playing Dota competitively I have long thought about stepping back as a player and instead directing my passion elsewhere. We’ve been looking at the roster for a few weeks now, and I am confident the team will succeed in the qualifier for The International and continue to deliver the results fans have come to expect from the team. I would like to thank both the community and the team for their constant support. I wouldn’t have been able to do this for so long if it weren’t for the support of fans and people in the industry,


And finally a few words from the newest addition to the Evil Geniuses family, nl Alaan 'SexyBamboe' Faraj:

I’m excited to join the Evil Geniuses team. After our strong performance in G-1 qualifiers it felt natural to join up with them. I believe that we can become one of the best with the right mindset and dedication.


Evil Geniuses:

us Clinton 'Fear' Loomis (Captain)
us Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho
ca Jio 'Jeyo' Madayag
us Robert 'Bdiz' Tinnes
nl Alaan 'SexyBamboe' Faraj

dk Jacob 'Maelk' Toft-Andersen (Coach)


Sources: Evil Geniuses

 
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#1
G0dz1 wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:23 CEST:
LOL
#2
blackburn69 wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:23 CEST:
NO NO NO NO MAELK ?? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO EG?
#3
DkN- wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:23 CEST:
This TI3 is messing everything up lol
#4
Silver721 wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:24 CEST:
I hope EG can go far with Bamboe.
#5
Trock wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:25 CEST:
wait what maelk out?
#6
daillo wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:26 CEST:
lol
i dont know what to say
#7
blackburn69 wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:27 CEST:
In G-League one of the reasons they lost to fnatic is playing w/o Maelk right??

And they won against Liquid and Dignitas with Maelk?

Should'nt they just bootcamp and try new roles? I mean no Maelk? No Milk.
#8
layadi90 wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:27 CEST:
holly molly :D
#9
Fuzzy69 wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:27 CEST:
I thought for sure they would drop Bdiz for Bamboe. Not Maelk!
#10
breakd0wn wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:28 CEST:
Silver721 wrote:
I hope EG can go far with Bamboe.


they're making bamboe their carry player in their previous games and fear on support.. or they are still in the process of experimenting their position :)
#11
uncanny wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:30 CEST:
as ca Jio 'Jeyo' Madayag will continue to play the Hard Carry role, us Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho will return to his classic role as solo mid, Bamboe will take up the offlane solo role, Fear will continue to play secondary support and us Robert 'Bdiz' Tinnes will take the role of hard support.

So this meaning that Fear is the one taking the jungle role right?? #4 role?
#12
Sun_Tzu wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:32 CEST:
uncanny wrote:
as ca Jio 'Jeyo' Madayag will continue to play the Hard Carry role, us Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho will return to his classic role as solo mid, Bamboe will take up the offlane solo role, Fear will continue to play secondary support and us Robert 'Bdiz' Tinnes will take the role of hard support.
So this meaning that Fear is the one taking the jungle role right?? #4 role?


It #4 can mean junglers, or just more farm dependent supports in general. But yes, this is the idea.
#13
untilited wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:33 CEST:
gz for bambo
#14
blackburn69 wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:34 CEST:
I miss the old MYM Days :( . Those days wherein Maelk and Puppey are like the top Captains/Drafter of the World of Dota (Dota 1) IMO .

:( and now he's a coach.
#15
Buggyuggy wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:36 CEST:
Sad. I watch replays of Maelk playing since I was a teenager.
Best of luck in everything u wanna do Maelk. U were out of shape last year, but u are arguably the best captain of all times. Always inovating the meta.
Cheers.
#16
Lightsh0t wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:37 CEST:
Whyy maelk why.
#17
MotanuD wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:39 CEST:
As if DemoN wasn't enough... now they have 2 players prone to diving for no reason.
Maelk and Fear will have a lot of work to do.
#18
blackburn69 wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:41 CEST:
MotanuD wrote:
As if DemoN wasn't enough... now they have 2 players prone to diving for no reason.
Maelk and Fear will have a lot of work to do.


LOL HAHAHAHA
#19
enlight10ment wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:41 CEST:
I just think its fitting it was sexy bamboe across from Maelk during that Maelk award.
#20
Spittfire wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:45 CEST:
Sad day for E-sports :(.
#21
Miyagi-sama wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:51 CEST:
Got Maelk?

Not :'(
#22
Kechon wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:52 CEST:
FINALLY, ITS OVER.

LotR reference.
#23
ScepTeR wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:55 CEST:
No mealk no EG , Shittiest desicion ever
#24
RevertiveRTn wrote at 02.05.2013, 03:58 CEST:
silly me thinking bdiz will be the one getting the boot. best of luck EG <3
#25
ryaNNN wrote at 02.05.2013, 04:01 CEST:
OMG NOT BAMBOE.

Bdiz is better than Maelk skill wise.

Fear hasn't had the best drafts, Maelk drafting was helping EG alot.

Lets see a Bdiz guise. May be better than Maelk draft.
 
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