Vladimir Nikogosyan 
Team Empire
Incredible timing from RodjER
August 10, 2017
RodjER was the stun master in Team Empire's 2-0 win over Evil Geniuses in the lower bracket of The International 2017. He ended the series with an overall KDA of 3/13/30/
RodjER played as Earthshaker in Game 1. When you have SumaiL on Invoker as your enemy, it's important to keep him locked down in every confrontation, and that's exactly what RodjER managed to do. He timed out a few brilliant Echo Slams to help save two contests for Roshan, which helped solidify Team Empire's victory in the late game. He finished Game 1 with a KDA of 2/6/19. Playing as Nyx Assassin in Game 2, he performed his role superbly by catching out EG's heroes when they least expected it. Working beautifully with fn on Mirana, together they were able to land perfect Arrows to create seven-second stuns that EG couldn't handle.
Could not stay alive
August 3, 2017
RodjER was continually picked off as Team Empire was swept 2-0 by Evil Geniuses in group stages of The International 7. RodjER finished the series with a 3/22/9 KDA.
EG is clearly one of the best teams in the TI field, but Team Empire performed worse than any team should. RodjEr especially struggled as he died 14 times on Earth Spirit in a rough Game 1 loss. He finished the series with a team-high 22 kills as EG ended the series quickly.
Early rotations amount to nearly nothing
August 2, 2017
Rodjer could not set the tempo for Team Empire in their lost to Team Secret in The International 7. The support finished with a KDA of 3/13/26.
Rodjer was on the popular Kunkka in Game 1. His early game aggression was easily dealt with by Team Secret. After a good six minute Arcane Boots, his game really went down from there as he died a costly nine times for his team. His Enchantress in Game 2 was slightly a better showing. He rotated early with his creeps and got some success with it. After Team Secret adjusted, however, Rodjer himself did not adjust, as he could not swing the game for Team Empire.