The DotA2 community has been buzzing about Universe returning to Evil Geniuses and Bulba moving to Secret. Could you give us some insight as to what prompted these moves and can we expect more changes?
Initially we were pretty shook as a team when Universe and Arteezy left. We didn’t exactly know what we were doing or what kind of success we would find. Thankfully we were fortunate enough to find Aui_2000 and Bulba on Digital Chaos who were willing to come play with us. They each saw rejoining Evil Geniuses as a great opportunity to play with a bunch of established players. Aui is back with the team he won TI5 with and Bulba knows the team better than anyone because he used to be our coach. To us Bulba is a close counterpart to Universe because they play a lot of the same heroes, which is really nice. Unfortunately results speak louder than anything else and winning solves any problems we may have as a team. When you don’t win there are issues and DotA is a very results driven game. It’s very cutthroat. The winner gets the majority of the fame, money and everything that comes with that. People like Fear, SumaiL and I are used to winning. We’ve placed in the top 3 in almost every tournament we’ve entered in the past two years so it’s really hard to come into Epicenter and not do well. Placing last at the Majors is downright embarrassing for all of us and the people that support us. Do we expect more changes? Yeah. We are replacing Aui with Zai. We’re bringing him back to Evil Geniuses and that’s very exciting for us. With this new roster I think we have a shot a placing or possibly winning TI6.