Dota 2: Universe Retires from Dota 2

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Dota 2: Universe Retires from Dota 2

One of the best offlaners of all time retires from Dota 2.

It seems like the COVID-19 pandemic will leave a mark in Dota 2’s history. Not only did we see a transition in the international gaming scene as tournaments are now online held online but we also saw the retirement of one of the best Dota 2 players in the world – Peter “ppd” Dager.

Just when we thought that it couldn’t get any worse, today, another legend steps down. Saahil “Universe” Arora’s dream was to play with his new team and try to win a second TI. As you may know, he was a part of the legendary TI 5 EG squad that dominated the scene back then. In fact, he became really famous thanks to his “million dollar” Echo Slam in the TI final against CDEC.

Apart from that, Universe has made a name for himself as one of the best offlaners in the world. During his peak, he was the absolute best player in this position and carried his team multiple times.

Universe retires

Unfortunately, he just couldn’t shine as he once used to after he made the move from EG. His latest team was Ninjas in Pajamas, where he also played a very important role. Nonetheless, the team just couldn’t live up to the expectations and failed to win anything big.

Even then, Universe and his team-mates decided to stick together and try to break into the tier one scene. Unfortunately, the coronavirus situation drastically changed their plans as the DPC got suspended. This led to a lot of roster changes because players were locked down in their houses. As a result, some of them were in NA, whereas others in Europe, which made participating in the online tournaments really hard.

So, this led to the departure of many players, one of which was Universe. Now, a few weeks later, it seems like the player doesn’t want to continue to play anymore and decided to retire.

Here is what he had to say about his plans:

“I have decided to retire as a player from competitive dota 2. Whenever I do anything in life I tend to be an all or nothing type of person and dota was no different. For the past 10 years I have given everything I have to this game/competition and it was an incredible experience. Now the time has come to pursue other interests and figure out what comes next. Thank you to my fans and past teammates for the amazing memories I will never forget.”

Dota 2: Universe Retires from Dota 2
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.