Universe
Saahil Arora 
United States
Evil Geniuses
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.
Brutal defeat for the Evil Geniuses off lane
July 5, 2017
Universe finished with a 0/9/11 KDA in a loss to LGD in the MDL 2017 group stages.
ANALYSIS
Universe played Legion Commander. He had a decent early game, managing to get a few Duel wins with the help of his team, but he didn't manage to scale into the late game very well. To his credit, Universe didn't give away any extra Duel damage, but he was very ineffective overall.
EG off lane unleashes the spiders
July 5, 2017
Universe played a quiet but effective game for Evil Geniuses as they dismantled Clutch Gamers in MDL 2017. The veteran finished with a KDA of 1/0/14.
ANALYSIS
Universe went with the rare Broodmother in their lone game. He won his 1-vs-1 matchup against Rapy's Batrider. He generated a tremendous amount of space for his team as he forced CG to rotate to his lane often. He farmed an 11-minute Solar Crest, a very good timing for the item. Despite only picking up a single kill, Universe provided a lot of intangibles for his team.
Had a sensational performance in the team win
June 11, 2017
Universe put together a beautiful performance as Evil Geniuses defeated Team Secret 2-0 in the Epicenter semifinals. Universe finished with a 9/4/30 KDA and destroyed two towers in the series.
ANALYSIS
EG was always in control of this series as they led each game throughout. A series sweep was expected and imminent, but the ease of winning only comes from intense preparation and execution. Universe is a good example as he had a very balanced game without any flashy plays or numbers. Universe put up 30 assists in the two games combined, but only died four times. His efficiency is a big reason why EG is playing so well right now and they are on their way to the grand finals.
Rare bad series for EG offlane
June 11, 2017
The consistent Universe struggled for Evil Geniuses as they were dismantled by Team Liquid in the Epicenter grand finals. The veteran offlaner finished with a KDA of 5/18/29.
ANALYSIS
Universe started the series the worst way possible on his Clockwerk. He couldn't contest MATUMBAMAN's farm and his 15-minute Blademail barely did anything while giving gold away to the enemy. His best game on the series was on his Batrider in Game 2. He had a favorable one-on-one match up against Mind_Control's Dark Seer and he came out on top. His 12-minute Blink Dagger then helped him set the tempo for his team three kills and 19 assists. In Game 3, he was on Dark Seer and was given a tough match up against MATUMBAMAN. He couldn't recover from his weak early game as he only had a Guardian Greaves to show for his effort by the time their Ancient was destroyed. In the final game of the series, Universe could not again make things happen for EG on his Axe. Liquid mastered shutting him down early (10 deaths) and that greatly affected his ability to positively impact the game for his team.
Excellent performances in 2-0 win
June 9, 2017
Universe played impressively in Evil Geniuses' 2-0 sweep against Clutch Gamers in Epicenter. He finished with a final KDA of 16/4/20.
ANALYSIS
Playing as Faceless Void in Game 1, Universe had a crucial initiation roll in Evil Geniuses' lineup. His team went with a lineup based around big ultimate combos, and Universe did an excellent job of setting up multiple teamfight wins with Chronosphere. Working in conjunction with Poison Nova and Ice Blast, there wasn't much Clutch Gamers could do to survive confrontations. Universe went in the off lane as Earthshaker in Game 2. Going up against Timbersaw wasn't easy in the lane; however, Universe did a great job of keeping him at bay, and even grabbed First Blood against him one on one. Going for a max-mobility build with a Shadow Blade, Blink Dagger, and Force Staff, it was very easy for Universe to initiate fights, deal damage, and escape with no issues. He ended this game with a KDA of 12/4/13.
Evil Geniuses off lane delivers in a win
June 7, 2017
Universe played very well in Evil Geniuses' 2-0 win over Virtus.pro on the final day of Epicenter group stages. He finished with a 5/5/17 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Universe played Faceless Void. He played a fantastic game from start to finish. Not only was he able to initiate for his team, but he did it without a single death. Universe was the only player to finish the game deathless on either team. He finished with a 1/0/9 KDA. Universe played Enigma in Game 2. He had a rough time in this game, but was still able to get done what Evil Geniuses needed. Most of his Black Holes weren't the spectacular five-man holes that make highlight reels, but they secured the kills needed to win the game. Universe finished with a 4/5/8 KDA.