September 16, 2019

Dota 2 post TI9 roster changes

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.

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.

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.

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 are 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.

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.

Team Chaos

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.

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

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