After an exhilarating International 2019, the traditional roster shuffles have begun. Rosters disband, players are leaving, as well as some teams releasing players. Let’s go through what’s changed over the past month.
Evil Genius roster changes
In a major announcement made earlier today, Team Evil Genius officially announced the departure of Gustav “s4” Magnusson. He is now a free agent. Meanwhile, Syed “Sumail” Hassan is benched and open to transfer talks while he remains under contract. Abed “Abed” Azel L. Yusop is taking SumaiL’s spot while Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev replaces s4.
We’re welcoming a new roster for the 2019-2020 DPC season. This includes some new faces.
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) September 16, 2019
Gambit sign gpk
Gambit officially tweeted “We are pleased that gpk has joined Gambit. He’s a young and talented player, who proved himself at TI9 CIS Qualifier. On behalf of Gambit Esports, I’d like to wish him luck in an upcoming season. Welcome to Gambit, Danil!”
T1 announce Dota 2 roster
T1 announced their arrival by announcing a Dota 2 roster and signing Lee “Forev” Sang-don, who played for J.Storm from last September to this May.
We are proud to announce our first step into DotA2. Please welcome #Forev – the first member of #T1 #DotA2 !#T1 이 #도타2 에도 출사표를 내려합니다. 그 첫 발걸음을 함께 하기 위해 새롭게 영입된 #Forev #이상돈 선수를 소개합니다. pic.twitter.com/A14A2jV9nx
— T1 (@T1) August 22, 2019
Mineski members quit
Ryan “Bimbo” Jay Qui, Michael “ninjaboogie” Ross Jr. and Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov announced via twitter that they are seeking new teams.
Complexity release entire roster
All five players along with the coach were released by Complexity due to poor performances.
It is with great appreciation that we announce the release of our Dota 2 roster today.
We’d like to thank the team for this season and wish everyone the best moving forward.
Over the next few weeks and months, we will be evaluating our options for the next DPC season. pic.twitter.com/OUDByYCAUd
— Complexity Gaming (@compLexity) August 26, 2019
Alliance move ahead with the same roster
Alliance co-owner Kelly Ong officially announced they don’t intend to make any roster changes.
Vici Gaming looks for a support player
After Pan “Fade” Yi’ announced his retirement, Vici Gaming is looking out for a new support player.
Keen Gaming roster finalized
Liu “Kamma” Chang joins, Zhang “LaNm” Zhicheng joins as a coach, Cai “Mushi” Yeifeng joins as a free agent and Jiang “Tianming” An is rented back.
Team Liquid roster leaves the organization
Kuro “Kuroky” Salehi Takhasomi and co. decided to start their own player-run organization. Meanwhile, Team liquid seeks players or teams, intending to stay in the Dota 2 scene.
Today we announce the departure of our TI winning Dota 2 roster. We are thankful for the titles and memories they made with us, and we wish them the best of luck in the creation of their new team.https://t.co/9RXz47l73C pic.twitter.com/Os4WIrKfh5
— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) September 13, 2019
Team Aster updates roster
Aster announced on their Weibo that Sccc (Song Song), ChYuaN (Huang Jizhen), Xxs (Lin Jing), BoBoKa (Ye Zhibiao) and Fade (Pan Yi) are the new lineup.
Fnatic announce new roster
Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon and Kam “Moon” Boon Seng join. Anucha ‘Jabz’ Jirawong returns to support position. Abed “Abed” Azel L.Yusop and Kim “DuBu” Doo-young are released.
???? FNATIC DOTA DPC 2019-2020 TEAM ????
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) September 4, 2019
Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann leaves and Lasse Aukusti “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen tweeted that he is on a break until the second major.
Team Infamous Rejig
After parting ways with the erstwhile Team Anvorgesa, Team Infamous announced a new roster built around Mariano “Papita” Caneda.
TNC Predator roster shuffle
TNC Predator confirmed the additions of Damien “kpii” Chok and Park “March” Tae-won, in less than twelve hours after revealing that Carlo “Kuku” Palad and Nico “eyyou” Barcelon left the Dota 2 team.
Here is our lineup for the upcoming season:
???????? Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte
???????? Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios
???????? Damien “kpii” Chok
???????? Timothy “Tims” Randrup
???????? Taewon “March” Park#StrongerTogether#SummonYourStrength pic.twitter.com/cutG7tvuTM
— TNC Predator (@TNCPredator) September 13, 2019
PSG.LGD lose coach
PSG.LGD announce the departure of coach Yao “QQQ” Yi. Xu “FY” Linsen will be returning to the team after a three-month rest due to eye surgery. So they are skipping the first major of the season.
Other big announcements
- Virtus Pro released offlaner Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov. Natus Vincere announced they signed him to replace their offlaner, Evgeniy “Blizzy” Ree.
- Cloud 9 looking for a new Dota 2 roster.
- Danil “Dendi” Ishutin starting his own esports organization after leaving Natus Vincere. Dendi said, “After some time and many people who pushed me towards it, I decided to do something, So I am planning to make my own team, an organization to develop it.”
- Jacky “EternalEnvy” Mao is back. He formed a new team. Joining him are offlaner David “MoonMeander” Tan, supports Jingjun “SneyKing” Wu and Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling, and midlaner Jonathan “bryle” Bryle Santos De Guia. The team is currently without a sponsor and an unrevealed name.
Credit: Chandan Padhi