Peter “ppd” Dager, CEO of Evil Geniuses and former professional Dota 2 player for the organization, will come out of retirement and revive his career as an active player, according to a report from Esports Heaven.
Ppd retired from his playing career to become the CEO of Evil Geniuses in December, following the sudden departure of former CEO Alex Garfield last August. He’s been with EG in some capacity since February 2014, becoming a wildly popular player within the org and across the North American Dota 2 scene.
Less than a month after stepping down from EG, ppd created a team called WanteD with Jio “Jeyo” Madayag, Bill “Boris” Oliver, Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin, and Kim “QO” Seon-yeopin in January, with the intent to play in a couple of tournaments. After competing in two events, the team disbanded in February.
Evil Geniuses, a stalwart North American Dota squad, finished 9-12th at The International 7, a disappointing result for the TI5 champion and EG’s worst TI result since 2012.
According to the report, it is unclear if ppd intends to step down to play with his organization’s Dota 2 team or if he wants to part ways with Evil Geniuses entirely to join the active roster of another team.
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