UNiVeRsE has been drafted back to Evil Geniuses from Team Secret reuniting him with his lifelong soulmate Aui_2000.
After the poor performance of Team Secret at the Manila Majors, UNiVeRsE has a desire for redemption that EG is more than willing to provide. Unlike Aui’s move back to EG in March, UNiVeRsE is expected to remain a Solo Off lane. The pair have a lot of ground to make up if they want to make it to the top tier by TI6, however I believe that both Aui and UNiVeRsE will play a crucial role in tournaments to come.
His return to EG should invigorate old fans, and draw in new blood to bolster their already formidable fan base. What does EG lose and gain from acquiring UNiVeRsE? Compared to Bulba they are of nearly identical skill level but what Bulba offers is flexibility where UNiVeRsE offers stability in his role. In short UNiVeRsE is a complex reliable draft pick, and when coupled with his life mate Aui 2000 and team EG they should perhaps be able to perform better as a team than has been the case with Bulba as of late. Bulba is a great offlaner all around, but perhaps Universe will simply mesh better in the EG roster given his history with Aui and EG.
Universe is changing the game one KD: A at a time, his unparalleled team play combined with intelligent rotation and consistently higher CS than Bulba, make UNiVeRsE a solid member of any team and thus makes him an exciting player to watch.
If his plays against EDEC is any indicator of what’s to come, he should continue to reshape the meta as he has done in the past. I very much look forward to TI6, it’s shaping up to be a tremendous fight.