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6 Teams Who Said No To DPC Shuffle Season

Posted 23rd September 2018 By: Derpina

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Esports News – The DPC 2018-19 season registration is now closed. The last season was a success—but clearly chaotic. While some underwent revamps and significant roster changes, several teams have confirmed no roster changes for the new season. See the list of teams who will stick to each other through thick and thin—or at least for the whole year of Dota 2 tournament series.

Evil Geniuses

  • Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
  • Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan
  • Gustav “s4” Magnusson
  • Denmark Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen
  • Tal “Fly” Aizik
  • Sam “BuLba” Sosale (coach)

Team Evil Geniuses had a good run last season. Their spectacular performance at the BTS summit was their most impressive fight before competing in The International 8 (TI8). They finished third-place and went home with $2,680,879.

Virtus. Pro

  • Roman “Ramzes666” Kushnarev
  • Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko
  • Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov
  • Vladimir “rodjER” Nikogosyan
  • Alexei “Solo” Berezin

Another team choosing to leave their roster intact and stick to analyzing their weaknesses and strengths instead is Virtus.Pro. The team took the first Major title of 2017 and 2018, the first team of the season to bag two consecutive titles and the first to secure a TI8 invite. They finished the season with 12,372 points.

Team Liquid

  • Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen
  • Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi
  • Ivan “MindControl” Ivanov
  • Maroun “GH” Merhej
  • Kuro Salhi “Kuroky-” Takhasomi

The champion of The International 7, Team Liquid, will stay with their old set of players for next season. Although they failed to execute back-to-back titles, they dominated the DPC rankings and were the stars of Starladder i-League Invitational Season 3 and China Dota 2 Supermajor.

PSG.LGD

  • Wang “Ame” Chunyu
  • Lu “SOMNUS丶M” Yao
  • Yang “Challice” Shenyi
  • Xu “Fy” Linsen
  • Yap “”xNova” Jian Wei

The first half of the last season wasn’t in favor of PSG.LGD, but they adjusted their play styles and strategies to catch up and make some noise. Before the entry of 2018, they added Challice and xNova to the roster. With a revamp, they secured enough points to rank fourth place in the DPC rankings.

Team Serenity

  • Jin “zhizhizhi” Zhiyi
  • Zhang “Zyd” Quanda
  • Zhao “XinQ” Zixing
  • Xiong “Pyw” Jiahan
  • Xiao “XCJ” Chaojian

Like TI8 Champions OG, Team Serenity was one of the underdogs last season. Their success in the qualifiers surprised everyone; some believe that they have unique playstyle and meta, and could claim the spot as the next Wings Gaming. They finished 9-12th place in The International, but it is still evident that they have a lot of potentials as a team.

Windstrike Team

  • Airat “Silent” Gaziev
  • Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasilenko
  • Alexey “nongrata”‘ Vasilev
  • Alexander “Nofear” Churochkin
  • Andrey “ALWAYSWANNAFLY” Bondarenko

The Windstrike Team is a new addition to the league. This could be a factor affecting their commitment to the current roster. They debuted at the Starladder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5 and executed an exemplary performance at the EPICENTER XL. The team ended the season with a decent 9-12th place after defeating Newbee in the best-of-one elimination series.



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