Universe
Saahil Arora 
United States
Evil Geniuses
Makes the utility offlane heroes work
October 27, 2017
Universe churned out a solid series for Evil Geniuses against Fnatic in ESL One Hamburg. The veteran finished with a KDA of 9/6/24.
ANALYSIS
Universe kicked off the series with Jakiro in the offlane. He got a decent amount of farm early on and got himself a 14 minute Force Staff. Universe's Ice Paths also served as a great follow up to Spiritbreaker's Charges of Darkness. He was often at the right place at the right time providing the crowd control or whittling down towers. His Enchantress in Game 2 provided a lot of punch early on. Since he killed pieliedie two times, his early game was easily secured. He tied Arteezy with seven kills for the highest in the game.
Could have, should have done more
October 22, 2017
Universe underperformed in Evil Geniuses' lost to LGD at the PGL Minor. The veteran offlaner finished with a KDA of 10/10/30.
ANALYSIS
Universe was on the non-flashy Underlord in the opening game of the series. He actually won his lane at bottom and rushed a Solar Crest. However with LGD's skirmished focus lineup, Universe struggled to stay relevant in the prolonged teamfights. In Game 2, Universe went with an unorthodox Bane in the offlane. He again won his lane thanks to his perfect use of Enfeeble but as the game went on so did his effectiveness.
Surprises VGJ.Thunder with an offlane Bane in Game 2
October 21, 2017
Universe finished with an overall KDA of 8/6/32 in Evil Geniuses' 2-0 win over VGJ.Thunder at the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Universe played Batrider. After a rough day playing Pugna on day 1, it was nice to see Universe back in the initiator role. This is where he has always been the strongest, and it really showed in this game. His initiations were almost always successful, even on slippery targets like Anti-Mage. Universe finished with a 3/3/16 KDA. In Game 2 Universe played offlane Bane. Despite being an extremely unusual pick, Universe crushed Sylar's Weaver in lane. The bonus damage from Arteezy's Drow Ranger combined with Brain Sap made Universe into an incredibly powerful lane opponent. He was able to ride this momentum to an extremely dominant win. He finished with a 5/3/16 KDA.
Uncharacteristically bad series
October 20, 2017
Universe finished with an overall KDA of 1/14/18 in Evil Geniuses' 0-2 loss to Mineski in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Universe played Pugna. After getting thoroughly beaten in lane by iceiceice's Monkey King, Universe was place in an uncomfortable position for the rest of the game. He was too fragile to enter fights, but EG desperately needed any damage they could get. He finished with a 0/7/4 KDA. In Game 2 Universe played Pugna again. This was just not his series, as he had another rough game on this powerful but fragile hero. He had major issues dealing with Jabz's Clockwerk, who also had hounded him in Game 1 on the same hero. He finished with a 1/7/14 KDA.
Awkward heroes return mixed results
October 20, 2017
Universe finished Evil Geniuses' 2-1 victory over VGJ.Thunder during the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor with a final KDA of
ANALYSIS
Universe played Jakiro in Game 1, and with the help of Fear's Spirit Breaker won his lane. His quick Eul's Scepter and Pipe of Insight were crucial in providing EG with the survivability and catch they needed to close out the game early. In Game 2, Universe's Clockwerk saw some success, but with the rest of his teammates losing their lanes there was little he could do to turn the game around for EG. In Game 3, Universe blasted down the enemy towers as Pugna, helping not only to push but also helping to miraculously defend several high-ground pushes by VGJT.
Solid series as usual from the Evil Genius offlane
September 24, 2017
Universe finished with an overall KDA of 11/5/30 in Evil Geniuses' 3-0 win over VGJ.Storm in the grand finals of the ESL Hamburg Major NA qualifier.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Universe played Underlord. Universe did a good job being a durable frontline for EG in this game. He proved extremely difficult for VGJ to bring down while providing a lot of aura for his team with a Pipe of Insight and Shiva's Guard. He finished with a 2/2/8 KDA. In Game 2 Universe played Jakiro. This was another solid performance from the EG offlane. He wasn't on the frontline in the game, but Universe was just as effective. He dealt 10,600 damage to VGJ in just 21 minutes and impressive stat. He finished with a 6/1/15 KDA. In Game 3 Universe played Beastmaster and played well again. Universe was almost always where he needed to be to land a Primal Roar on a key VGJ target, letting the rest of his team roll over the enemy. Universe finished with a 3/2/7 KDA.
Played well in a disappointing loss
August 7, 2017
Universe could not push his team to victory as Evil Geniuses was swept 2-0 by Newbee in upper bracket at The International 7. Universe finished the series with a 11/6/24 KDA.
ANALYSIS
In an overall underwhelming series from EG, Universe was still able to standout as the incredible player he is. He was one of the only EG player that seemed to be in complete control of his actions, even making some big time plays with Enigma's black hole. However, a couple of mistakes and overextensions by EG led them to crumble as Newbee executed much better strategies. Universe now needs to shine even more to come out of the lower bracket.
Continued his dominant streak with another sweep
August 6, 2017
Universe could not have played any better as Evil Geniuses swept Fnatic 2-0 in the group stages of The International 7. Universe finished the series with a 19/1/22 KDA.
ANALYSIS
As the most seasoned veteran of TI, Universe needed to play a major role in EG's run through the tourney. Universe has gone above and beyond that in a major way. Universe finished this series with more kills than the entire Fnatic roster combined while only dying once. Whether on Mirana or Nature's Prophet, Universe destroyed everything. EG will face Newbee in the upper bracket.
Is on top of his game
August 5, 2017
Universe was dominant as Evil Geniuses swept Infamous 2-0 in the group stages of The International 7. Universe finished the series with a 13/3/18 KDA.
ANALYSIS
This became the most one sided series of TI7 in a hurry. Universe alone had more kills than the entire Infamous team for the entire series. Universe had looked incredible all series long and has even been able to experiment more given the comfort in the standings. EG again looked like the juggernaut we know them as.
Consistent Batrider play in 1-1 draw
August 3, 2017
Universe finished Team Liquid's 1-1 draw with Evil Geniuses during the group stage of The International 7 with a final KDA of 10/8/28.
ANALYSIS
Universe played Batrider in both Games 1 and 2 of the Bo2 series. Leading the charge in both games, Universe was able to secure valuable kills thanks to quickly obtained Blink Daggers. Universe's positioning compensated for his slower farm in Game 2 and was critical in Evil Geniuses counter-initiation engagements.
Can't deliver in back-to-back games
August 3, 2017
Universe finished Evil Geniuses' 1-1 draw with Invictus Gaming Vitality during the group stages of The International 7 with a final KDA of 10/3/13.
ANALYSIS
Universe played Mirana and Nature's Prophet in Games 1 and 2 of the series. In Game 1, Universe helped mop up all of the kills that were secured by SumaiL and helped run over iGV in just under 17 minutes. In Game 2, Universe tried to transition from pushing to fighting, but it was to no avail as iGV had a firm grasp on the lead and never let go.
Looks like the TI veteran he is
August 2, 2017
Universe played as well as usual as Evil Geniuses split the series 1-1 with TNC Pro Team in the Group Stages of The International 7. Universe finished the series with a 9/7/22 KDA.
ANALYSIS
As the most decorated veteran in the field, Universe will need to be the consistent rock for his team. Although EG didn't win both games, Universe was the rock he needed to be as he constantly made a positive impact on the fights. A series split may be a blessing in disguise for EG, as they grabbed a win and an early learning experience.
No follow through for Universe's big plays
July 6, 2017
Universe finished Evil Geniuses' 1-0 loss to Newbee during the group stages of MDL 2017 with a final KDA of 7/8/14
ANALYSIS
Universe played an offlane Earthshaker. Despite a 10-minute Blink Dagger, Universe could get little followup damage from his teammates. An excellent initiator of ganks, Universe just couldn't finish as much as Evil Geniuses needed to stop Newbee.
Fends off Vici Gaming
July 6, 2017
Universe finished Evil Geniuses' 1-0 victory over Vici Gaming during the group stages of MDL 2017 with a final KDA of 5/1/12
ANALYSIS
Universe played an off-lane Enigma in a draft clearly meant as a trial run for The International. Thanks to his nine-minute Blink Dagger, Universe was consistently able to make plays for Evil Geniuses when their engagements went south.
Quietly savages OG as Earthshaker
July 5, 2017
Universe finished Evil Geniuses' 1-0 victory over OG during the group stages of MDL 2017 with a final KDA of 2/3/23
ANALYSIS
Well known for his $5 million Echo Slam at The International 2015, Universe knows Earthshaker well. Easily finding not only experience but farm as Earthshaker in the off lane, Universe went on to rack up 23 assists for EG en route to a swift rout of OG.