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[e][h] SVG
Player Information
Name:
Avery Silverman
Birth:
December 5, 1993 (1993-12-05) (age 26)
Country:
Status:
Active
Alternate IDs:
XSVG, Savage
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Winter Wyvern Earthshaker Tusk
Approx. Total Earnings:
$269,238
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
2019-09-27 — 2019-11-05
2019-11-05 — Present

Avery "SVG" Silverman is an American professional Dota 2 player who currently plays for Chaos Esports Club. 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
2019-11-10BA2ndA1MajorDOTA Summit 11DOTA Summit 11Chaos Esports Club0 : 3$60,000
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
DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2017-12-16FA6 - 7thA1MajorDOTA Summit 8DOTA Summit 8Evil Geniuses0 : 2$9,000
2017-12-03CA3rdA0PremierDreamLeague Season 8DreamLeague Season 8Evil Geniuses0 : 2$100,000
2017-11-24CA3rdA2MinorMidas Mode - North AmericaMidas Mode - North AmericaEvil Geniuses0 : 2$4,500
2017-10-28EA5 - 6thA0PremierESL One Hamburg 2017ESL One Hamburg 2017Evil Geniuses1 : 2$40,000
2017-10-22CA3 - 4thA1MajorPGL Open BucharestPGL Open BucharestEvil Geniuses0 : 2$30,000
2017-08-08IC9 - 12thA0PremierThe International 2017The International 2017Evil Geniuses0 : 2$370,319
2017-07-08EA5 - 6thA0PremierMars Dota 2 League 2017Mars Dota 2 League 2017Evil Geniuses1 : 2$12,500
2017-06-11BA2ndA0PremierEPICENTER 2017EPICENTER 2017Evil Geniuses1 : 3$100,000
2016-08-13CA3rdA0PremierThe International 2016The International 2016Evil Geniuses1 : 2$2,180,900
2016-06-07MC13 - 16thA0PremierThe Manila Major 2016The Manila Major 2016Evil Geniuses0 : 1$30,000
Complete list of 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.