Universe
Saahil Arora 
United States
Fnatic
Carries his team from the offlane
March 24, 2018
Universe played a great series in Fnatic's 2-0 win over Team Liquid at Dreamhack Dreamleague Season 9. He finished with an overall KDA of 11/3/36.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Universe played a fantastic Underlord. Throughout this entire game with a total of 65 overall kills, Universe didn't die a single time. Not only that, but he managed to do it while being the front line for Fnatic in every single fight. His positioning was incredible, letting him provide a strong, stable anchor for his team to play around. He finished with a 9/0/21 KDA. In Game 2 Universe played Abaddon, once again taking up the role of the team's rock. He did end up dying a few times in this game, but his performance was once again a huge part of Fnatic's win. His aggression in fights created lots of space for his teammates, especially EternaLEnVy's Lycan. Universe finished with a 2/3/15 KDA.
Did little to help the Fnatic cause
February 25, 2018
Universe couldn't do much against Virtus Pro's aggression as Fnatic fall in the semifinals of ESL One Katowice 2018, finishing with a KDA of 5/9/12.
ANALYSIS
Universe failed to make use of the farm priority that Fnatic gave him in the laning stage of the series opener. His Beastmaster never really amounted to much in helping Abed get his farming space. In Game 2, he played Underlord but failed to recapture his heroics in their series against Team Secret.
Free Agent
Joins Fnatic
January 13, 2018
In a release on its website, Fnatic announced that Universe would be joining the team to replace Ohaiyo in the offlane.
ANALYSIS
Apart from a brief stint in Team Secret, Universe spent the large majority of his Dota 2 career playing for Evil Geniuses until he announced his departure from the team in December of 2017. This is a large move for the talented American offlaner, but should bring some desperately needed stability to a talented, yet erratic, Fnatic roster.
Free Agent
Parts ways with Evil Geniuses
December 20, 2017
In a surprising move today, Evil Geniuses announced on its website that Universe would be leaving the team.
ANALYSIS
Universe has played for EG throughout almost the entirety of his Dota career. Apart from a brief stint on Quantic Gaming in 2013, Universe had five years as a part of the squad before today. This roster move comes after a disappointing end to 2017. The team's highest placement was third at the Dreamleague Season 8 Major, a marked disappointment compared to what EG fans had become used to in the past. For Universe, this doesn't look like the end. He almost immediately tweeted 'LFT,' or looking for team, after the official EG announcement was made.
Summit 8 run ends in a rough loss
December 16, 2017
Universe finished with an overall KDA of 5/8/12 in a rough 0-2 loss to OG at the Summit 8.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Universe played Tidehunter but had a very tough time using his Ravage to start good fights. OG got too much of a lead in the lane phase, and Universe was unable to get in position for Ravage to hit the right heroes. He finished with a 3/5/7 KDA. In Game 2 Universe played Faceless Void but was greeted by the same problems that hounded him in Game 1. He was constantly foiled by either s4's Omniknight or Resolut1on's Arc Warden when trying to use Chronosphere, which left the EG teamfight with nothing to stand on. He finished with a 2/3/5 KDA.
Very impressive Legion Commander game to open the series
December 14, 2017
Universe finished with an overall KDA of 17/7/34 across a 2-1 series vs compLexity at the Summit 8.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Universe played an explosive Legion Commander. After a brief early lull, Universe started to rocket up his damage and net worth through Duel kills. By the end of EG's 38-minute win, Universe had acquired 90 bonus damage and 10 kills. He finished with a 10/3/13 KDA. In Game 2 Universe played Abaddon. This wasn't a very exciting game, like Game 1, but Universe played it just as well. After giving up first blood he didn't die a single time, and was able to keep him team in fighting shape through a lot of damage. He finished with a 2/1/17 KDA. In Game 3 Universe played Underlord. He was pretty ineffective all game apart from a few nice saves with his ultimate. He wasn't ever able to get into effective range of compLexity's ranged heroes, and found himself struggling to have any effect. He finished with a 5/3/4 KDA.
Plays well in losing effort
December 13, 2017
Universe gave it his all as Evil Geniuses lost to Team Kinguin 2-1 in the Group Stages of The Summit 8. Universe finished with a 10/9/41 KDA in the series.
ANALYSIS
As one of the best players in the game, Universe is consistently putting up great performances. This was no exception, except it just wasn't enough. Oddly enough, Universe's worst game came in EG's one win, showing that Universe is great at playing in the clutch and willing his team to victory. This will be a tough one to swallow as EG seemed to throw Game 3 late and lose the series. Universe looked great on Elder Titan and Batrider, still showing that he is one of the best.
Heals his team on their way to two impressive wins
December 2, 2017
Universe played two fantastic games in a 2-0 win over Na'Vi at the DreamLeague Season 8 Major. He finished with an overall KDA of 4/3/30.
ANALYSIS
The first game of the series was an impressive one from Universe. He played a great Omniknight, enabling his teammates to play an extremely aggressive game. His positioning was constantly good, letting him get the maximum value out of his spells and turn fights in EG's favor. Universe finished with an impressive 3/0/17 KDA. After his Game 1 success, Universe played Omniknight again in Game 2 to similar results. This time things started out a bit rougher though, and Universe had to play from behind until all of EG had their required levels and items. This didn't deter EG though, and they fought their way back to a much-deserved win. Universe finished with a 1/3/16 KDA.
EG's dependable off lane delivers
December 1, 2017
Universe played a good series in a 2-0 win against Infamous at the Dreamleague Season 8 Major. He finished with an overall KDA of 5/7/25.
ANALYSIS
Universe played Abaddon in Game 1. His presence in this game was incredibly annoying for Infamous. He was constantly in position to deny critical kills with his shield and heal. Additionally, Universe was able to act as a backup frontline in case SumaiL's Timbersaw was for some reason unable to go in. He finished with a 3/3/11 KDA. In Game 2 Universe played Beastmaster. He played a critical role in the EG deathball this game. His attack speed aura and whatever aura he got from his random neutral creep gave the EG lineup a huge boost in power very early in the game. Universe finished with a 2/4/14 KDA.
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.
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