Post-The International 9 Major Roster Changes
Posted 17th September 2019 By: Derpina    153 Views
Esports News – With the conclusion of The International 9 and the entry of Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2019-20 season, teams now focus their attention on traditional roster shuffles. Some of the top Dota 2 teams leave their respective organizations in search of greener pastures, while others release players. Let’s take a look at the post TI9 roster changes.
The organization recently made a shocking announcement. Evil Geniuses is releasing offlaner and solo mid Gustav “s4” Magnusson and benching the legendary star player Syed “Sumail” Hassan. S4 is now a free agent open for signings and substitutions, while Sumail is still under contract and looking for transfer talks. Abed “Abed” Azel L. Yusop and Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev will fill in the spots of Evil Geniuses’ former members.
Gambit retains its TI9 roster, but the team announced the entry of a new player. Russian solo mid player Danil “gpk” Skutin will join Gambit’s roster for the 2019-20 competitive season. According to the team, they saw gpk’s potentials at the TI9 CIS qualifier.
Unfortunately, Complexity Gaming is releasing its entire roster after a disappointing run at TI9. All five players, Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian Wen, Linus “Limmp” Blomdin, Otávio “tavo” Gabriel Cerqueira Silva, Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman, and Captain Adam “Adam” Shah, are leaving the roster.
Surprisingly, Alliance sticks its current roster after placing 13th-16th in TI9. Alliance co-owner Kelly Ong recently confirmed that they will keep Michael “miCKe” Vu, Max “qojqva” Bröcker, Samuel “Boxi” Svahn, Tommy “Taiga” Le, and Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi (Captain).
Team Liquid shocked everyone in TI9 after disrupting the most-anticipated matchup between OG Esports and PSG.LGD. The team finished second in the tournament, but the organization announced the release of its entire roster. Kuro “Kuroky” Salehi Takhasomi and his team members then confirmed that they will create a new player-run organization on their own.
Fnatic has released some of its old members, including Park “March” Tae-won, Abed “Abed” Azel Yusop, and Kim “DuBu” Doo-young. Joining the new roster of Fnatic are Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon, Kam “Moon” Boon Seng, and Anucha ‘Jabz’ Jirawong.
TNC Predator faced lots of controversy in the past DPC tournaments, forcing several members to take a break. Recently, the organization announced the addition of Damien “kpii” Chok and Park “March” Tae-won. Unfortunately, they are releasing some of its iconic and original members, Carlo “Kuku” Palad and Nico “eyyou” Barcelon.