Insider: 100 Thieves and Cloud9 are holding negotiations to buy ex-EG roster in Dota Rumors2022-11-25 09:44:00
Original article: Russian-speaking insider Spiralka shared information on several teams, including the ex-Evil Geniuses' roster. Supposedly, there are few organizations in talks to buy their lineup, including Cloud9 and 100 Thieves.
The insider shared it on Prodota forum in form of multiple replies, so while it looks like he was only talking about EG roster, there is a small possibility that he meant something else.
Spiralka: Negotiations [in progress]. There's a possibility that they will play in WEU, so it's not clear yet (using the Alliance slot).
T1 are out of Dota for some time.
TSM will keep the old roster (with some shuffles, but they're staying in Dota)
C9 and 100 Thieves are taking part in negotiations.
Sentinels, zero information.
In another line, he hinted who would replace Egor "Nightfall" Grigorenko in the offlane. It is "the most obvious European player." The first name that comes to mind is ATF, who has no team after parting ways with OG. Another choice could be RAMZES, but he reportedly joined a new team in EEU, and Spiralka confirmed it too.
This insider was also the one who posted the message that added validity to the rumors of old OG members coming back to play together. He revealed five flags — Denmark, USA, Ukraine, Finland, France. That fits most of the two-time TI winning OG roster.
Evil Geniuses released their squad on November 15. Soon after that, Tal "Fly" Aizik went on stream to promise that the team is going to continue playing together with a "similar roster." He also stated that they would play in North America.