Universe (gamer)

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Universe in 2018
Personal information
NameSaahil Arora
Born1989/1990(age 31–32) [1]
Nationality Indian American
Career information
Game Dota 2
Playing career2011–2020
Team history
2013Team Dignitas
2013–2016 Evil Geniuses
2016 Team Secret
2016–2017Evil Geniuses
2018 Fnatic
2018–2019Forward Gaming
2019–2020 Ninjas in Pyjamas
Career highlights and awards

Saahil Arora, better known as Universe, is a former professional Dota 2 player. He was a member of the Evil Geniuses team that won The International 2015. [2]



Universe began his Dota career in 2011. [3] Universe finished 9th at The International 2013 as a member of Team Dignitas. He finished 3rd at The International 2014 and won The International 2015, both as a member of Evil Geniuses (EG), and made the series-clinching play known as the "6 Million Dollar Echo Slam". [4] EG also finished third at the Frankfurt Major 2015.

Evil Geniuses took third place at the Shanghai Major 2016. In March 2016, Arteezy and UNiVeRsE left the team to join Team Secret. [5] He would then leave Team Secret to rejoin Evil Geniuses after the end of the Manila Major 2016 in June, effectively trading places with Sam "Bulba" Sosale. [6]

Evil Geniuses also won the Manila Masters tournament in May 2017. [7] Later on The International 2017 tournament, EG got a 9th-12th finish. During post-tournament shuffles, the team lost their support player Zai, [8] who was replaced by former team member and coach Fear. [9] Since leaving Evil Geniuses in 2017, he has played for Fnatic, Forward Gaming, and Ninjas in Pyjamas. [10]

In April 2020, Universe retired from competitive Dota 2. [3]

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