Cr1t- Talk about how JerAx joined EG
The two additions to Evil Geniuses’ roster after The International 10 (TI10) are unexpected although rumors about them have been floating around for some time. Retired Two-Time TI Champion, Jesse”JerAx“Vainikka, welcome to the team like Egor”Nightfall“Grigorenko, a young and talented player from Eastern Europe who previously played as a carry for Virtus.pro. This Evil Geniuses roster got off to a good start in the North American Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) ( NA) 2021-22 Tour 1: Division 1, beat Arkosh Gaming 2-0. 4th place team is Andreas Franck”Cr1t-“Nielsen commented on the additions of JerAx and Nightfall in a post-match interview. In addition to talking about how they recruited these two players, Cr1t- described JerAx’s current state as a player. player, as well as Nightfall’s role as the shot caller.
Cr1t- discuss JerAx’s current level of play and how he was hired
JerAx’s return to competitive Dota 2 was one of the biggest surprises following the post-TI10 roster shuffle because he’s not only returning but also joining Evil Geniuses, OG’s arch-rival, the team he won two TIs.
As Cr1t- noted, Evil Geniuses knew they wanted JerAx on board once he showed interest in playing with them. In fact, he (surprisingly) mentioned that they contacted JerAx even before TI10.
“Honestly, it was a long process. The whole shuffle I think is slow this year. I think it took all the teams a while to figure out what was going on. We are not sure what will happen. I could talk about it for a long time but some of us have been talking to JerAx for a while, even before TI and he was quite excited about the idea of playing with us and when we heard about it. that, obviously, is very simple for us to consider that’s what we want. ”
Also, Cr1t- commented that he was planning to play in 5th or offlaner after TI10, but he chose to stay in 4th place because he was satisfied with his performance.
Cr1t- also noted that JerAx couldn’t reach his peak mechanically because he’s been absent for such a long time, but he still understands everything very well. JerAx’s return to action after a long time, as well as going through a role change, means it will take him some time to get back to his best.
Cr1t- praises Nightfall’s skill set and describes his role in Evil Geniuses
Cr1t- mentioned that for Nightfall, the recruitment process took longer than usual because Nightfall was not originally an offlaner. While Evil Geniuses felt he was a perfect fit for the role because of his skill set, Cr1t- said that Nightfall took his time because he was also undergoing a significant transformation.
It’s interesting to see that Nightfall was responsible for the sketches during the drafting phase of Evil Geniuses before Arkosh Gaming. Cr1t- noted in the interview that the reason for this was the coach Kanishka Sam”BuLba“Sosale was on Nightfall and that he is why he is sketching.
“The reason why he is drafting is that he is with BuLba right now. So BuLba had to compose on his PC. He is very vocal in the game. He is not the draftsman, BuLba is the drafter but he is the main directing in the game. I can say that he is the link between us”.
During the interview, Cr1t- admitted that the team has also gone through some tough scrims and will need more time to develop individually as well as as a team. Evil Geniuses’ next series in DPC NA 2021-22 Division 1: Tour 1 will play Black N Yellow on December 9, 2021.
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