It’s that time, the time where Dota 2 teams begin shuffling around in the hopes of performing better in the next season. We saw Team Secret go through changes almost immediately after their loss at The International 5, but I don’t think anyone saw a reason for Evil Geniuses to shuffle. They won, after all.

But according to Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling, Evil Geniuses has kicked him from the team. Fans are confused and it seems that no one is explaining the kick, so many were considering this to be some sort of sick joke. But Peter “ppd” Dager confirmed Aui’s angry Tweet with, “I know most of you are upset, but what goes on in our team is our business and our’s alone. We are doing what we think is best for us.”

As for who will be taking his spot, Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan tweeted that Team Secret’s Artour “Arteezy” Babaev will be joining Evil Geniuses, which was confirmed by the Team Secret official Facebook page.

I wish Arteezy the best of luck with Evil geniuses, as he definitely carried most of Team Secret’s weight in The International 2015 and will be a good fit in the champion team. It will be a sight to see when we finally get to see him and SumaiL on the battlefield together. Still, it’s rough to see Aui back on the scene as a free agent so soon after his team’s victory; hopefully he will be able to sign with a new team soon.

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Sian is a self-proclaimed Star Wars historian, Fatal Frame enthusiast and crazy cat lady that's fascinated by the Kpop mashups on YouTube. Professional gaming is something that's fascinated him ever since he was a wee lad, especially when it came to fighting games, so now he rambles on about it in the form of articles that use way too many commas.