Thunderpick and Evil Geniuses Expand Partnership to Include Dota 2 Team

Published: Sep 26, 2023 - Last Updated: Oct 10, 2023

Back in May 2023, Thunderpick and Evil Geniuses announced that the esports betting provider would be a major sponsor of EG’s CSGO teams. Well, that deal has gone so well that the two organizations have agreed terms on expanding the current partnership deal. This updated deal will now include sponsorship of Evil Geniuses South American-based Dota 2 team.

The expansion of the deal sees one of the most prominent and popular Dota 2 betting sites expand their interests with a world-renowned esports team which will surely be of great interest to fans of Evil Geniuses and Dota 2 around the world.

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Evil Geniuses’s Track Record in Dota 2 Esports

The deal will secure support for Evil Geniuses’ Dota 2 team. The roster was signed late on in 2022 after the completion of The International 11 and is made up of a number of quality players who have experience playing for several of the best Dota 2 teams in the world.

Based in South America, this team was Evil Geniuses’ first move into the South American esports arena and the team and its management staff all come from a variety of countries from that part of the world.

Evil Geniuses are also one of the Dota 2 teams competing in this year’s The International event (also referred to as TI 2023 and TI12) after having finished in 5th place in the Dota Pro Circuit, easily qualifying as one of the top 12 teams from DPC qualifying.

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Notable performances include a first-place finish at the DPC SA Tour #3: Division 1 and a fourth-place finish at the ESL One Berlin Major.

Additionally, Evil Geniuses also became the first South American team to finish in the top four of a Dota 2 Major during the DPC season.

This shows that despite being a relatively new team, they are already amongst the best Dota 2 TI teams set to compete in the showpiece tournament later in the year.

“Passion for Esports”

Speaking about the expansion of the partnership, Kelly Sanders, the Head of Strategy at Thunderpick remarked:

“Being part of Evil Geniuses’ esports journey has been incredibly rewarding, and we’re ready to take our partnership to the next level and help drive the growth of esports around the world.

We’re excited to extend our support to this team’s pursuit of excellence in the competitive world of Dota 2, investing not only in the players, but also in the fans whose passion for esports fuels our own.”

Our Thunderpick review has shown how the company engages fans in its betting and as such, EG fans can look forward to fan experiences, exclusive team content and more as the team readies itself to participate in The International 12 in October.

“Mission-Aligned”

Head of Global Partnerships for Evil Geniuses, Leonard Edwards expressed his delight at the expansion of the deal commenting:

“This collaboration has been mission-aligned from the start to bring esports experiences to wider audiences and support players. Its expansion reflects the continued shared vision and investment from both our organisations to advances the success of esports on a global scale.”

Evil Geniuses, under a different roster, had won The International back in 2015, but have not appeared in the tournament since a 5th-6th place finish in 2019.

Ian John

Since: August 10, 2015

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