Peter “ppd” Dager Net Worth, Money & More
NET WORTH: $2 MILLION
CAREER: PROFESSIONAL GAMER
Peter “ppd” Dager is an American player from Fort Wayne, Indiana and is currently the captain of team Evil Geniuses. After he entered the Dota 2 world, ppd quickly became one of the most influential strategists in the scene, often being praised for his ability to constantly out draft his opponents. He won The International 2015 with Evil Geniuses.
Near the end of 2013, ppd followed the lead of many HoN pros before him and transitioned to Dota 2. Initially playing for few lesser known teams, he played on StayFree with teammate Zai. After The International 3, his talents earned him recruitment to Super Strong Dinosaurs with established players ComeWithMe and Sneyking. After the disbandment of SSD, ppd and Zai teamed up with Fear, UNiVeRsE, and Arteezy under the moniker S A D B O Y S. ppd took over the captain and drafting duties from Fear, and he immediately proved his worth with innovative styles of drafting. Together the team went on a 19-game win streak including a 1st-place finish in the Electronic Sports Prime/Shock Therapy Cup. On February 21st, 2014 S A D B O Y S were announced as the new Evil Geniuses roster.
During the DoTA 2 Championships, EG added SumaiL and Aui_2000 as stand-ins for the tournament. There were vacant positions in the team because Arteezy and Zai left EG and went to Team Secret. Ppd entered the tournament with a focus on drafting around his new midlaner, Sumail. Behind Peter’s innovative drafts and stellar play from the rest of team, EG found themselves in the top 4 after the group stage with an 11-4 record. They stormed through the bracket beating Na’Vi and Big God, but were soundly defeated 2-0 by VG in the upper bracket finals. Ppd and EG recovered with a 2-0 victory over Team Secret in the lower bracket finals, and a 3-0 victory over VG in the finals. Evil Geniuses victory can be largely attributed to ppd’s drafts and the teams ability to play a multitude of heroes. The team took home $1,284,158 USD, and established themselves as the best team for the beginning of 2015.
On May 6 2015, ppd and the rest of Evil Geniuses were invited directly to The International 2015. EG prevailed with a 3-1 victory and were crowned The International champions, taking home the Aegis of Champions and $6,634,660.68 in the process. Many believe Evil Geniuses success in the finals was due to Peter out drafting his opponents.
Coming into end of the 2015 calendar year, EG showed great fight and character at their last premier event: The Summit 4. When they were down 0-2 to Virtus.Pro in the grand finals, ppd engineered a spectacular mid-series turnaround and led his team to a 3-2 victory.
Evil Geniuses, the team ppd leads has gained a lot of wins and achievements under his supervision, a summary of some of their biggest wins is below.