SVG

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Player Information
Name:
Avery Silverman
Birth:
December 7, 1993 (1993-12-07) (age 25)
Country:
Status:
Retired
Alternate IDs:
XSVG, Savage
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Winter Wyvern Earthshaker Tusk
Approx. Total Earnings:
$256,238
Links
History
2015-08-?? — 2015-09-01
2015-09-01 — 2015-11-27
2015-12-06 — 2016-05-16
2016-05-16 — 2016-08-19
Evil Geniuses (Coach)
2016-09-08 — 2017-04-06
2017-05-28 — 2017-12-19
Evil Geniuses (Coach)
2018-01-05 — 2018-02-03
2018-02-17 — 2018-08-29
2018-08-29 — 2018-09-14
2018-09-14 — 2019-03-24
2019-03-24
Retired

Avery "SVG" Silverman is a retired American professional Dota 2 player who last captained Forward Gaming. He also famously coached Evil Geniuses at both The International 2016 and 2017.

Biography[edit]

SVG is a support player that started off playing in North American teams such as Dark Horse, Cloud 9 and Shazam, and was considered to be one of the best North American supports in the scene. He later on became the coach for Evil Geniuses in May 2016, helping them reach third place at The International 2016.

Following the International, he departed from the organisation and joined EternalEnvy's new team, Team NP with other notable players from the North American region. After some mixed results with that team, he was removed from the roster and returned to coach EG for another TI. However, this time he was unable to help them reach a similarly impressive result.

In the beginning of 2018, he returned to active play when he briefly captained Team World, a team made up of members from all across the globe. Unfortunately, this team would be short lived and SVG went on to found a North American stack that was later picked up by VGJ.Storm. With this team, he won his first LAN tournament ever at GESC Thailand.[1] At TI that year, VGJ.Storm started off very strong by topping their group ahead of heavy favorites Virtus.pro. However, at the main event, they were dropped down to the Lower Bracket in the first round by eventual champions OG and soon after were eliminated by Team Secret.

Following TI8, SVG and his team departed VGJ.Storm and joined a new organization in Forward Gaming. Despite a lot of potential and promise shown by the team, they were unable to connect to their performance of the previous season. After disappointingly early exits at the first three Majors of the season, SVG decided to retire from active play in March 2019.[2]

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2018-11-13IC9 - 12thA0PremierThe Kuala Lumpur MajorThe Kuala Lumpur MajorForward Gaming1 : 2$15,000
2018-08-23GA7 - 8thA0PremierThe International 2018The International 2018VGJ.Storm0 : 2$638,304
2018-07-29CA3rdA1MajorDOTA Summit 9DOTA Summit 9VGJ.Storm0 : 2$15,750
2018-06-06IC9 - 12thA0PremierChina Dota2 SupermajorChina Dota2 SupermajorVGJ.Storm1 : 2$22,500
2018-05-20BA2ndA0PremierMDL Changsha MajorMDL Changsha MajorVGJ.Storm0 : 3$200,000
2018-05-12AA1stA1MajorGESC: Thailand Dota2 MinorGESC: Thailand Dota2 MinorVGJ.Storm2 : 0$110,000
2017-01-07EA5 - 6thA0PremierESL One Genting 2017ESL One Genting 2017Team NP0 : 2$10,000
2016-12-09EC5 - 8thA0PremierThe Boston Major 2016The Boston Major 2016Team NP0 : 2$125,000
2016-11-13BA2ndA0PremierNorthern Arena BEAT InvitationalNorthern Arena BEAT InvitationalTeam NP0 : 2$20,000
2015-11-16MC13 - 16thA0PremierThe Frankfurt Major 2015The Frankfurt Major 2015Cloud90 : 1$30,000
Complete list of results in any tournament
Date Placement LP Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2017-12-162017-12-16 A66 - 7th A2Major DOTA Summit 8 0 : 2 $9,000
2017-12-032017-12-03 A33rd A1Premier DreamLeague Season 8 0 : 2 $100,000
2017-10-282017-10-28 A55 - 6th A1Premier ESL One Hamburg 2017 1 : 2 $40,000
2017-10-222017-10-22 A33 - 4th A2Major PGL Open Bucharest 0 : 2 $30,000
2017-08-082017-08-08 A99 - 12th A1Premier The International 2017 0 : 2 $370,319
2017-07-082017-07-08 A55 - 6th A1Premier Mars Dota 2 League 2017 1 : 2 $12,500
2017-06-112017-06-11 A22nd A1Premier EPICENTER 2017 1 : 3 $100,000
2016-08-132016-08-13 A33rd A1Premier The International 2016 1 : 2 $2,180,898
2016-06-072016-06-07 B313 - 16th A1Premier The Manila Major 2016 0 : 1 $30,000
About achievementsComplete Coaching Results in any Tournament

Interviews[edit]

2018[edit]

2017[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Belandrial (2018-05-12). "VGJ.Storm are the GESC: Thailand Dota 2 Minor Champions". vpesports.com. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  2. Forward Gaming (2019-03-24). "Forward Gaming's Dota 2 Roster Changes". Youtube. Retrieved 2019-03-24.