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Top 3 Dota 2 Teams In The CIS Region

Posted 11th October 2018 By: Derpina    296 Views

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Esports News – The Commonwealth of Independent States or CIS is one of the regions in Dota 2 that has advanced the most in terms of representation. It consists of ten former Soviet Republics: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. With the Dota Pro Circuit 2018-2019 coming up, it’s time to look at which teams are on top of the charts:

Natus Vincere

Natus Vincere is the leading multi-esports organization from Ukraine. They are the first team in the CSGO history to win three major tournaments in one calendar year: Intel Extreme Masters, Electronic Sports World Cup, and World Cyber Games 2010. Because of this winning streak and other competitions they’ve joined, Na’vi held the largest prize money in 2010 for the entire history of CSGO—$215,573. In the same year, popular esports website had made rankings for the 20 best Counter-Strike players and most of the players on the list were from Na’Vi. Yegor “markeloff” Markelov was 1st place, Sergey “starix” Ischuk was 4th, Ivan “Edward” Sukharev was 5th, and the captain of the team bagged the 19th place, as well as The Best Captain of the Year Award.

Of course, the team brings its reputation in the Dota 2 circle as well. Na’Vi joined the 2018-2019 DPC season with a new and improved roster. Their recent performances were nothing but impressive because of the new line-up. Recently, Na’vi made their way into the Closed Qualifier for the Kuala Lumpur Major via the Open Qualifier for the CIS region. The team still has a long way to go before achieving their former glory, but they’re on the right track.

Current Roster:

  • Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev
  • Egor “flamie” Vasilyev
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko
  • Denis “electronic” Sharipov
  • Mykhailo “kane” Blagin

Gambit Esports

Gambit Esports is a relatively new in the esports industry. The organization had signed the team of HS.GG, completing a line-up of Russian and Kazakhstan players. Their first offline showing was at the CIS Minor for MLG Columbus 2016, followed by ESL Cologne One, Dreamhack Masters, and ELEAGUE Major. They had a series of ups and downs, as well as roster changes, before cementing a legacy in the CIS region.

This 2018-2019 DPC season, Gambit Esports only have four active players in the roster. They will soon complete the line-up after finalizing the tournaments they’re set to compete. They recently won 3rd-4th at ESL One: New York 2018 and Dreamhack Masters Marseille 2018.

Current Roster:

  • Mikhail “Dosia” Stolyarov
  • AdreN Dauren “Adren” Kystaubayev
  • Rustem “mou” Telepov
  • Nikolay “mir” Bityukov

Virtus. Pro

Virtus.Pro is a known and well-established Russian organization. They franchise competes in both CSGO and Dota 2 competitive scenes, and have been gaining attention even before Counter-Strike 1.6. The team is prone to periods of inconsistency but still remains one of the most successful esports teams of all-time. They had accumulated several premier and major tournament wins in the past, most notably winning the EMS One: Katowice Major back in March of 2014.

The old roster of Virtus. Pro is still going to compete in the DPC 2018-2019 season as the players signed contracts with the organization to remain a part of the team until 2020, for better or for worse.

Current Roster:

  • Filip “NEO” Kubsk
  • Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowski
  • Michał “MICHU” Müller
  • Piotr “morelz” Taterka
  • Michał “snatchie” Rudzki
  • Jakub “kuben” Gurczyński


Written by Derpina