Evil Geniuses vs. 5men: Omega League Europe betting analysis – DOTA2 – News

Steven R. August 13, 2020

Omega League’s Europe Immortal division is about to kick off and the league is set to feature both interregional competition and some interesting new matchups.

One of the contests that will have both of those is Evil Geniuses vs. 5men. After months of competing exclusively against North and South American foes, Evil Geniuses will get the chance to face stiff competition from Europe. 5men is an interesting new squad, bringing together a number of veteran free agents.

The two are set to face off on August 15 for the second day of the group stage. It will be both teams’ debut in the event.

5men vs. Evil Geniuses Omega League Europe betting analysis

5men brings together former Cloud9, OG Seed players

5men was one of the interesting new squads that appeared in the Omega League qualifiers. Bringing together veteran players from the dissolved rosters of Cloud9 and OG Seed, it established itself as a team to watch by defeating a number of solid European and CIS squads including Team Unique, B8, and Cyber Legacy.

The 5men roster includes the following players:

  1. Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard
  2. Rasmus Johan “Chessie” Blomdin
  3. Andreas Per “Xibbe” Ragnemalm
  4. Rasmus “MISERY” Filipsen
  5. Johan “pieliedie” Åström

The ceiling of 5men is unknown at this time. Outside of a youngster in Xibbe, each of the players attached to 5men has a load of experience to their name alongside some major achievements in the past. 

None of them have done much of note over the last few years, but 5men also looked excellent during the qualifiers. The team had an 8-1 record in the closed qualifier and it might just have the right combination of players to do some big things. If 5men can put forward even a decent performance in the stacked Omega League Europe Immortal division, it’ll mean big things.

Evil Geniuses set for a surprise reunion

Evil Geniuses’ diverse team that brought together players from four different regions looked solid at the start of the season, but hit the rocks when travel restrictions were rolled out. This forced the team to compete with various substitutes and stand-ins and while Evil Geniuses still performed well, it was still successful in large part thanks to the weak competition in North America.

But after months of being separated, Evil Geniuses is set to reunite with one of the players it has been separated from as off laner Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev will be competing with the team for the event. This is his first time playing with Evil Geniuses since DOTA Summit 12 in March.

Evil Geniuses’ roster for the Omega League will look like this:

  1. Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
  2. Danil “gpk” Skutin
  3. Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev
  4. Andreas Franck “Cr1t-” Nielsen
  5. Tal “Fly” Aizik

The other noteworthy name on Evil Geniuses’ roster is…

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