Fnatic has recruited some of the most valuable SEA free agents to complete their lineup and brought on board a new coach.
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The two Greek friends and former teammates at Ad Finem and Mousesports, Giorgos “SsaSpartan” Giannakopoulos and Kharis “SkyLark” Zafeiriou are going to start the new competitive season in South East Asia at Clutch Gamers. SkyLark joined the SEA team at the beginning of the year, in January and fought for a spot at The International […] The post SsaSpartan Reunites with SkyLark at Clutch Gamers appeared first on VPEsports.
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Invictus Gaming announces two teams under their brand for Dota 2, while CS:GO team Tainted Minds experiences a shift in their lineup. iG and iG.Vitality Earlier today, Invictus Gaming tweeted their new lineups for future Dota 2 tournaments. To the surprise of some, the Chinese team released two sets of names under the Invictus Gaming […] The post Invictus Gaming release two team lineups, Tainted Minds rosters changes appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
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Teams, players and organizations traditionally go hand in hand and are entwined in a symbiotic relationship in order to ensure success.
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On September 1st Fnatic would see 3 players, as well as their coach, depart from the roster and the team would have a very short time to find players to fill their ranks. However, with the window for locking in rosters to get into qualifiers for the first Minors and Majors of the new Dota […] The post Fnatic Adds Iceiceice and Jabz for the New DPC Season appeared first on VPEsports.
The Dota 2 scene is full of roster changes as well as player transfers. One of the biggest Chinese esports organisation, Ehome has just come out with their roster for DPC Season 2018-19. The 2018-19 Ehome Roster: Chen Sea mew Tianyu “鹿乃” Lunai Zhang “Faith_bian” Ruida Jiang “天命” Ань [Tianming] Zhang “y`” Liping This team […] The post New Ehome roster announced, VP to play with a stand-in for the first Dota 2 Major appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
The famed Greek captain and support player SsaSpartan and new-comer InsaNe will round out the new Clutch Gamers roster.
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Virtus.pro is one of the four teams invited into the closed qualifiers for the first Major of the 2017-2018 Dota Pro Season, but they will have to use a stand-in in their quest for a spot in the LAN portion of the tournament. Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi, who is currently teamless, will replace the newlywed Pavel […] The post Virtus.pro Will Play the KL Major Qualifiers with a Stand-in appeared first on VPEsports.
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Keen Gaming's new roster steps up their game adding eLeVeN and Kaka to the lineup for the DPC 2018-2019 season.
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Complexity has decided to go for a big overhaul of their Dota 2 roster. After several consecutive years of poor performances, they have retained only two players from their previous roster. The new roster will see several surprising new additions to the team. The new players joining Team Complexity are : Jingjun “Sneyking” Wu. Rolen […] The post Here are the changes to Team Secret and Complexity Gaming’s Dota 2 rosters appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
The Post TI8 Roster Shuffle is in full swing and Team Secret are the next team to announce a few changes in their squad for the coming season of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit. The roster which had quite the great opening season in the DPC failed to really impress at TI8 and on the […] The post Zai Returns at Team Secret appeared first on VPEsports.
Yesterday was the deadline for the Chinese Open Qualifiers registrations for the upcoming Kuala Lumpur Major and after all the teams that haven’t received an invite for the closed regionals signed up for opens, a couple of rosters have been leaked. After witnessing the other day an ugly war waged on social media between LGD […] The post LEAKED: Dota 2 RNG Roster and a Few other Chinese Line-ups appeared first on VPEsports.
We are four days before the post TI8 shuffle deadline and a lot of teams are presenting these days their new rosters for the coming competitive season. After Team Secret just announced Ludwig ‘zai’ Wahlberg returning to their team and switching once again the roles from support to offlane, the North American organization, compLexity Gaming […] The post EternaLEnVy Embraces the Support Role at compLexity Gaming appeared first on VPEsports.
compLexity Gaming have made big changes to their lineup this season, adding EE, Sneyking and Skem to the roster.
Team Secret has finally revealed their long-awaited roster, welcoming back zai and introducing Nisha to the lineup.
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Yao ‘Yao’ Zhengzheng along with Leong ‘ddc’ Fat-meng, both formerly of the LGD name at some stage in their careers, have announced a new team, Team Root, which will see them joined by some better-known faces in Chinese Dota and some new faces too. Team Roo will instantly look to stamp their mark on the […] The post Yao and ddc Combine, Forming Team Root appeared first on VPEsports.
The Dota 2 landscape is full of roster changes and player movements. With the first Dota 2 Major coming up very soon in November 2018, teams are scrambling to put together their best team forward for the next DPC season. The Kuala Lumpur Major will take place from the 9th of November 2018 till the […] The post Dota 2 Roster Changes : Keen Gaming changes plaeyrs and Lanm’s new team ‘Deathbringer Gaming’ appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
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We recently reported on LGD Gaming preparing to take legal action against LGD.Fy player, Monet for unilaterally ending the contract. The organisation accused him of not honouring the legal contract despite LGD having fulfilled all their contractual obligations. In a statement on the Chinese social networking site, Weibo, Monet has come up with a rebuttal […] The post Monet responds to LGD Gaming as the Chinese Dota 2 drama continues appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
Zhang ‘LaNm’ Zhicheng’s poor placement at The International 2018 with Vici Gaming would see himself and two others depart from the squad – but while the others remain without a squad, LaNm is now locked in. The team is called DeathBringer Gaming and features a host of well-known Chinses Dota 2 players coming together, some […] The post LaNm’s New Roster – DeathBringer Gaming appeared first on VPEsports.
The Du “Monet” Peng – LGD Gaming drama is far from being over. Through the entire day, on this Monday, both parties exchanged strong words over Weibo, up to the point where the General Manager Pan Fei decided to make public all the screenshots of his chats with his player and with the Royal Never Give […] The post New Revelations in The Open Conflict Between Monet and LGD Gaming appeared first on VPEsports.
Soon after LGD Gaming posted their official statement regarding Du “Monet” Peng contract infringement, a couple of well-known players went on the Chinese social media platform to comment on the situation. As Monet is in full disagreement with the organization with which he signed a contract for three years, he was one of the first […] The post Chinese Dota 2 Players and Personalities React to the Monet – LGD Drama appeared first on VPEsports.
The Dota 2 scene is in a state of flux due to the roster changes in almost all the teams recently. The Chinese teams are seeing several players move across teams as they try to finalise their rosters before the start of the next DPC season. Du “Monet” Peng plays the carry role and is […] The post LGD to take legal against Monet for breach of contract appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
LGD Gaming issued today, September 10, 2018 an official statement regarding
the LGD Forever Young player Du “Monet” Peng.
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Statementhttps://t.co/6HfvpLOB6v (text version) pic.twitter.com/T0iX3nWt7o — LGD Gaming (@LGDgaming) September 10, 2018 According to LGD, Monet, although under contract with the organization until October 1, 2020, seems to have left the team house […] The post Monet Refuses to Honor his Contractual Agreements with LGD Gaming appeared first on VPEsports.
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OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence. In their search for a complex video game, the developers came upon Dota 2 as the ideal choice for their tests. It was a decision taken after a careful survey of several titles on Twitch and Steam. Dota […] The post Open AI bots will attempt to win a no-restrictions match with humans by late 2018-early 2019 appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
A new team has emerged in the Chinese scene called Team Aster including some of the region's most well-known veterans.
Keen Gaming completed their roster for the upcoming competitive season with a few new additions, including the recently departed from Newbee Hu “Kaka” Liangzhi. Kaka will be joined in the support lines by Song “dark”‘ Runxi, who will be moving in the offlane in order to accommodate a new addition to the team. Coming from […] The post Kaka Joins Keen Gaming appeared first on VPEsports.
The TI8 runner-ups will stay together to try to claim TI9 on their home soil
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PSG.LGD put on an absolutely breathtaking performance at The International 2018, nearly able to beat everyone in their path except for OG, who bested them twice and claimed the Aegis of Champions. However, a 2nd place finish was extremely promising and the players have now all renewed their contracts and are locked in for the 2018/19 […] The post PSG.LGD Renew Contracts and Lock in for the 2018-2019 DPC Season appeared first on VPEsports.
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The new ViCi Gaming roster has pieced together parts of the original lineup with pieces of VGJ.Thunder and a newer player as the last ingredient.
For a good few months now, since Newbee’s fall began at the start of 2018, the Chinese scene has been looking for a team to be up there along with PSG.LGD. Vici Gaming were playing some good Dota at the start of the year, but fizzled out towards the end. China had only one team […] The post BurNIng’s Team, Aster, Enters the Fray appeared first on VPEsports.
Mineski has made their new roster official merely days after announcing the departure of three of their new players. Bringing on board JT, Febby and Kpii, the new lineup looks fierce.
NADCL is an experimental league, offering prospective DOTA 2 professionals a potential, future stepping stone towards the DOTA Pro Circuit.
The Kuala Lumpur Major Regional Qualifier invites are finally in and it seems that we’re in for quite the bloodbath a week from now. Nearly a week after the first Major of the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit was announced, more details regarding the tournament have finally emerged. In particular, we now know which teams we’ll see having to go through the gauntlet that is the open qualifiers and which ones have a slightly easier road ahead of them after receiving a direct invite to the regional qualifiers. Since it’s still the start of the season, most teams are headed into the qualifiers with a fresh slate. This means past performance was very likely less of a determining factor. Instead, they were likely based on a combination of their popularity and the projected strength of their lineups. Having said that, we’re going to be in for quite the wild ride next weekend with every team, from established teams like Team Liquid and PSG.LGD to newly-formed stacks such as Shangri-LA — made up of former OpTic Gaming members plus former Team Secret members Marcus ‘Ace‘ Hoelgaard and Adrian ‘Fata‘ Trinks — required to battle their way from the qualifiers to secure their berths in the first Major of the season. No Free Invites This Time Around Every team will have to fight tooth and nail for a spot at any DPC tournament this season. (PGL) As you may have noticed, only the Kuala Lumpur Major Regional Qualifier invites were announced. There were no details regarding direct invites to the event itself. That’s not a mistake. That’s actually going to be the norm for the new season. As per Valve, every team, regardless of popularity, strength, and past accomplishments will have to qualify via the regional qualifiers. The closest a team will receive a direct invite this time around will be to the regional qualifiers. This means no one’s going to be complaining about a team getting a free invite to the event this season; all slots are fair game and every team will have to do their best if they want to take out the more established names. In total, 16 slots for the Kuala Lumpur Major are up for grabs, with each of the six competitive regions guaranteed at least two slots each. The other three splits are split into three separate regions according to Valve’s discretion. This time, Europe, China, and North America, were the ones to receive an additional qualifier slot. Finally, the last and sixteenth slot will go to the winners of the still-unannounced Minor, scheduled weeks before the Major. Where’s OG? Johan ‘n0tail’ Sundstein will get his chance to add yet another Major title to his stacked trophy case soon enough. (OG) With the Kuala Lumpur Major Regional Qualifier invites finally in, it’s only fair to wonder what happened as to why the defending champions weren’t on the list. Surely, OG deserved the nod over a talented, albeit unproven stack, like Shangri-la, right? As it turns out, OG were the ones to decline. As explained by PGL on Twitter: “Regarding @OGesports , we reached out to #ogdota2 to invite them for the Closed Qualifier. They declined the invitation and will not be participating at the Kuala Lumpur Major” Why exactly OG declined an invite to the regional qualifiers is up for debate. OG have yet to release a public statement themselves. However, it is safe to assume that OG will want to take a rest first. After all, they haven’t had more than a month yet to enjoy their win at TI8. They probably are taking their sweet time first, knowing all too well what they are capable of once the team is raring to go. It is also possible that OG will attend ESL One Hamburg 2018 (October 26-28) instead. Though a non-DPC tournament, ESL One Hamburg 2018 will feature a $500,000 USD prize pool. That’s a sizable amount of money that’s hard to turn down just like that, especially if a team receives a direct invite to the main event, which OG will most likely get based on their standing as the defending champions. Either way, according to recent estimates, all it takes to secure a direct invite to TI9 is winning one of the five Majors. Considering OG are no strangers to winning when it counts the most — they’re the winningest team in Dota 2 history with 4 Major titles and 1 TI — they at least deserve the benefit of the doubt. Final Thoughts Now that the Kuala Lumpur Major Regional Qualifier invites are in, we can finally prepare for what’s to come ahead. In particular, it’ll be exciting to see how teams like Team Liquid, who haven’t played in regional qualifiers in over a year, adjust to the new competitive system and how they deal with having to play against teams of varying skill levels. Which of the Kuala Lumpur Major Regional Qualifier invites are you most excited to see? Do you think we’ll see a lot of upsets happen at the regional qualifiers? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest on your favorite esports titles! The post The Kuala Lumpur Major Regional Qualifier Invites Are In appeared first on Esportsranks.
It was a long time ago that Damien ‘kpii’ Chok played in the SEA region with MVP Phoenix. That was back in 2015. For the good part of everyone’s memory, he has played his professional Dota in China, first with EHOME and more recently and memorably with Newbee. But this season, we will be travelling […] The post Mineski Announce their Lineup with ‘kpii’ Moving Back to SEA appeared first on VPEsports.
Team MangoBay is a mix of some of the staple European scene players joining the already stacked European region for the DPC 2018-2019 season.
The Kuala Lumpur Major qualifiers invites from earlier today were a good indicator that the teams who were spared from the open brackets hustle have their line-ups already sorted out despite not being officially announced. Players and Dota 2 personalities have already started to question how the teams were decided, or why an unknown roster […] The post Lil’s Team Odium is Complete appeared first on VPEsports.
Gamer Sensei and The North American Dota Challengers League (NADCL) have announced a partnership that will see Gamer Sensei offering top NADCL players the chance to become coaches on the Gamer Sensei platform, while also offering discounts for Gamer Sensei coaching services to all NADCL players. Brett Doyle, the Head of Growth at Gamer Sensei, commented […]
A lot of teams are still to announce their rosters for the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit season. However, because this year the Minors and Majors feature no direct invite and because the open qualifiers for the first Major of the season are just a day away, PGL revealed the teams invited in the closed qualifiers. […] The post TI8 Champions OG Will Skip the First Major, Regional Qualifiers Invites Are Out appeared first on VPEsports.
With the qualifiers invites for first major of the season already being revealed, some of the attending teams are now ready to confirm their rosters for the upcoming season. Vici Gaming is one of the four Chinese teams invited to participate in the closed regional qualifiers for their region and, without keeping everyone in suspense […] The post Vici Gaming Mix and Match VGJ.Thunder and VG Potential Players in One Team appeared first on VPEsports.
The Kuala Lumpur Major is the first Major for the DPC Season 2018 – 2019. There will be a prize pool of $1 million for the event. However, what is probably more important to the top teams in Dota 2 is the 4950 DPC points on offer. These DPC points will go a long way […] The post PGL announces Major qualifier Invites, OG will not participate at the Kuala Lumpur Major appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
One day before the open qualifiers kick off for The Kuala Lumpur Major, the regional invites have been released for the six designated regions.
Newbee’s performance at The International 2018 was a long way off their performance at the previous year’s prestigious event and following that, the squad would lose 2 players. With the Post-TI8 Shuffle in full swing, the organization has now released their new roster, keeping the 3 players from their TI8 run and adding 2 new […] The post Inflame is now a part of the Newbee Roster appeared first on VPEsports.
Three of the former players from WAR of last season have snatched up one of the top NA free agents and welcomed their previous coach as their fifth position player.
While the record-breaking International 8 is in the past, teams are now shuffling to prepare for the 2018-2019 Dota 2 competitive season which begins with a Minor in October and the first Major for the season in Kuala Lumpur Major. On top of it all, Valve has recently announced changes to the Major and Minor qualification systems. […]
The Clutch Gamers lineup currently has three players so far -Haris 'SkyLark' Zafiriou, Nikolay 'Nikobaby' Nikolov and Lee 'kYxY' Kong Yang. The last two players will be updated soon.
Team Battle Arena Elites released their players for the previous season and seems like they will be focusing on another competitive scene for the next season instead of taking part in the DPC 2018-2019.
The SEA region is once again building some exciting and interesting rosters. A new team has surfaced as a contender - Team Lotac, filled with some notable and veteran regional players.
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