s4
Gustav Magnusson 
Sweden
Evil Geniuses
Poor second game spelled the doom for EG
October 23, 2018
S4 wasn't in top form against Team Secret at ESL One Hamburg. The veteran finished with a KDA of 5/10/22.
ANALYSIS
S4 kicked off the series with Batrider in Game 1. He had an easy time early on laning against Nisha's Luna. S4 managed an impressive 10 minute Boots of Travel which allowed him to be at the right place at the right time. He was involved in 23 of his team's 30 kills and Secret just couldn't keep up. S4's fortunes turned around in Game 2 with Dragon Knight. On a more greedier hero, s4 just couldn't make the tempo plays he is known for. He died eight times and didn't really amount to much in the 28 minute game.
Shows off his veteran smarts
August 23, 2018
S4 had yet another solid performance for Evil Geniuses as they sweep Virtus.pro at The International 2018. The Swede finished with a KDA of 14/8/28.
ANALYSIS
S4 played Pugna in the first game of the series. He shut down Ramzes on his Necrophos pretty efficiently. S4 camped down the bottom lane for extended periods of time as VP just struggled to deal with him. In Game 2, S4 was once again key in the Evil Geniuses win with Venomancer. His poor laning stage didn't slow his impact down. He was important in controlling up the Ursa and Tiny with his Plague Wards and Venomous Gale.
Different hero, same positive impact for EG offlane
August 21, 2018
S4 continues to prove he is a perfect fit Evil Geniuses at The International 2019. The former TI champion finished with a KDA of 13/9/32.
ANALYSIS
S4 played Weaver in both games of the series. Despite not being on a flashy playmaking hero, he was still effective for EG. He was making perfect space of the map taking objectives or helping out in teamfights with his Swarm. He even managed a crazy Heart of Tarrasque in Game 2 for extra style points.
Amazing series from EG's offlane
August 18, 2018
s4 finished a 2-0 win over Fnatic in the group stages of The International 8 with an overall KDA of 18/2/41.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 s4 played excellently on Wraith King. He did a great job starting fights for EG by just blinking into Fnatic's team and forcing some kind of reaction, letting his teammates follow up while Fnatic's spells were down. s4 finished with an 8/2/23 KDA. s4 played even better in Game 2, on Weaver this time. He managed to go the entire game without a single death, dominating Fnatic from start to finish. He did a great job playing around the hard lockdown of Global Silence and Duel, expertly navigating through fights. He finished with a 10/0/18 KDA.
Holding back against Liquid
August 17, 2018
s4 finished Evil Geniuses 2-0 loss to Team Liquid during The International 2018 group stages with an average KDA of 6/8/11.
ANALYSIS
s4 got to play more aggressive heroes in both matches, playing Ursa in Game 1. Revealing a little too much by drafting Ursa third overall, s4 had a rough game against Team Liquid's Drow Ranger lineup, where he was kited to death ad nauseum. In Game 2, s4 was the only EG member to win his lane as Mirana. While he tried to help spark the rest of his team and get them back into the game, he simply was not enough to contain Miracle's Invoker.
Steady, not flashy
August 17, 2018
s4 finished Evil Geniuses' 2-0 victory over PSG.LGD during The International 2018 group stages with an average KDA of 6/3/13.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, s4 helped Sumail lock down the early kills as Enchantress, despite losing his lane, and finding his farm along the way. In Game 2 he won the safe lane as Weaver. After the laning stage he split his time between helping Cr1t's Pugna tear down towers and Arteezy's Ursa mauling the enemy heroes for quick win. s4 has shown good versatility throughout the group stage and seems to have taken over the backbone role for EG that Universe once held.
Slowly finding his footing with new team
July 25, 2018
S4 had a solid outing for Evil Genius in their draw against Let's Do It. The playmaker finished with a KDA of 8/12/17.
ANALYSIS
S4's Enchantress gave a lot of problems for Exotic Deer early on. He was harassing and finding a lot of farm for himself as well in the laning stage despite an unforced early death. S4 was always filling in the space perfectly for EG. He was way more efficient than his misleading 4/5/11 KDA.S4 was shifted over to Necrophos in Game 2 of the series. Thanks to a fruitful laning stage, he got both Veil of Discord and Aghanim's Scepter at good timings. He was picked off a bit in the end and couldn't really use Reaper's Scythe to his team's advantage as EG eventually conceded Game 2.
Delivers from the offlane
June 24, 2018
s4 finished with a 3/3/21 KDA on Magnus in a win over Immortals at The International 8 North American qualifiers.
ANALYSIS
This was an impressive game from s4, who managed to finish with the fewest deaths in the game despite having to initiate in fights for EG. His positioning was very good all game, managing to hide himself before fights and make Immortals make very nervous plays.
Rocky start on Evil Geniuses
June 6, 2018
s4 had a shaky series, finishing with an 8/8/17 overall KDA in a 0-2 loss to Optic Gaming at the China Supermajor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 s4 played well on Axe. He did a nice job initiating fights in the early and mid game but started to die a lot more as the game went on. Optic adjusted to his initiation very well, having multiple players ready with Eul's Scepters to shut down s4's Berserker's Call. He finished with a 5/5/11 KDA. s4 played an underwhelming Night Stalker in Game 2. He was able to help set up for some kills with his night time vision advantage but couldn't get enough done to warrant putting Night Stalker as a core over support. He finished with a 3/3/6 KDA.
New team, same offlane struggle
June 2, 2018
s4 had a tough time in a 2-0 loss to TNC at the China Supermajor. He finished with an overall KDA of 9/21/32.
ANALYSIS
s4 played Beastmaster in Game 1. He had a horrible early game, feeding away six kills before 10 minutes, but managed to come back and pull together a decent mid-game. Unfortunately for s4 and EG, things began to fall apart when they tried to break the TNC high ground and the tides of the game turned. s4 finished with a 5/14/16 KDA. In Game 2 s4 played Centaur Warrunner. He had a few flashes of brilliance where an initiation looked like it would turn the tables, but a combination of EG being behind and TNC's preparedness made sure this never happened. s4 finished with a 4/7/16 KDA.
Leaves OG to reunite with Arteezy
May 28, 2018
Evil Geniuses and OG both announced the transfer of s4 with a pair of Facebook posts just moments apart.
ANALYSIS
After an extremely disappointing year for OG, s4 will be leaving the team to join up with Evil Geniuses in the American region. s4 has previously played with Arteezy in the infamous TI5 Team Secret squad. The two had an immense amount of success with that roster, ignoring TI5 itself, giving high hopes for this new EG team. s4's first appearance with EG will be at the upcoming China Dota 2 Supermajor.
Comes up short
May 24, 2018
s4 finished a demoralizing loss to Virtus.pro with a 1/4/1 KDA on Queen of Pain.
ANALYSIS
His mobility wasn't nearly enough to save s4 this game. After losing middle to No[o]ne, s4 was forced to spend the rest of the game on the back foot. Virtus.pro just had too much damage and control for him to commit to fights, and his damage barely tickled them all game.
Triumphant return to mid for the veteran
April 30, 2018
s4 proved to be the difference maker in his return to mid for OG at Epicenter XL. The veteran finished with a KDA of 23/11/25.
ANALYSIS
s4's opening game on the Dragon Knight against MidOne's Gyrocopter was all sorts of wrong. He died numerous times early on and didn't recover at all. He even had a curious play where he prioritized the courier in an important clash over enemy heroes. Despite the rough start, his performance in Game 2 and 3 was highly efficient. He shifted over to the Razor in the second game of the series to tremendous effect. He made sure Ace's Lifestealer had as difficult a time as possible. By the 25-minute mark, he farmed himself a Eul's, a Black King Bar, and an Aghanim's Scepter and was just taking names for OG. In Game 3, his Leshrac was just a picture of perfection. Despite being bullied out of lane by MidOne's Lina early on, s4 managed to turn it around and find a counter-kill. Afterward, he was just finding kills left and right for OG.
Helps secure key kills in an OG win
March 30, 2018
s4 finished with a 3/5/16 KDA in a win over Optic at DAC 2018.
ANALYSIS
This was a slow to start game for s4, but after a rough early and mid game he managed to help lock down some kills that blew things wide open for OG. The unique lockdown from Duel was critical in OG's ability to either bring down a key core like Terrorblade, or just find the pick-offs that kept OG in the game when they were fighting from behind.
Struggles to get going
March 23, 2018
S4 had a quiet series against Newbee in OG's elimination in Dreamleague Season 9. The former Alliance star finished with a KDA of 7/9/14.
ANALYSIS
S4 kicked off the series with his signature Puck in the mid lane. He got the better end of the laning stage against Sccc's Gyrocopter, but his decision to go for a Veil of Discord before a Blink Dagger really hurt his team. OG couldn't take a fight without his initiation and his Dagger came when it was too late at the 17-minute mark, when Newbee had taken firm control of the game. In Game 2, his Faceless Void had a successful laning stage, but it never really amounted to much. His Chronospheres were good but lacked any real followup from OG.
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