Dota 2: Dendi Forms New Organization, NiP Makes Changes To Roster

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2013-07-09
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Look who's making a comeback. Dendi

With the third major of the new Dota 2 DPC Season happening in just a month, it's not surprising that teams are on the move with roster changes. Former Natus Vincere player Danil "Dendi" Ishutin, for example, made the decision to create his own organiztion. Ninjas in Pyjamas is also making some moves of their own.

Dendi's Back

Dendi started his career in Dota 2 as a support player before moving on to mid. During his time with Na'Vi, he was known for some interesting item builds like the Blink Dagger for Pudge. He was also responsible for the infamous fountain hook.

Still as part of Na'Vi, the team went on to win The International 2011 before getting runner-up finishes in TI2 and TI3. Na'Vi's performance slowly diminished, resulting in Dendi being removed from Na'Vi's active roster in 2018. He later went on to play with the Tigers and later The Pango.

Dendi fans now have something to celebrate, as he announced the formation of his own team, B8. He made the announcement through a video titled "The Golden Years." In the video, Dendi plays a grandfather going fishing with his grandson. They talk about the time he played Dota 2 and became a champion. However, he then fishes out an item that shows B8.

While this is indeed exciting news, Dendi has yet to share any additional information like who the other team members are. There's no telling if they can make it to the ESL One Los Angeles 2020, either.

Ninjas in Pyjamas

Ninjas in Pyjamas so far hasn't been performing as expected. During TI9, they were one of two teams that were eliminated after the Group Stage. The team then wasn't able to qualify for the MDL Chengdu Major. They weren't even a part of DreamLeague Season 13.

Last week, NiP announced that Nico "Gunnar" Lopez and Malthe "Biver" Winther were departing from the team. This has resulted in Saahil "Universe" Arora moving to Position 4, or soft support. Replacing Gunnar as the team carry is Nikita "Daxak" Kuzmin. Meanwhile, Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos joined the team on Position 3, which is the offlane.

Other Roster News

The CIS region also saw some changes. Formed just in time to be part of the new DPC Season, team jfshfh178 didn't manage to hurdle the qualifiers to join either of the two majors. Last Friday, the entire team was signed and is now part of Cyber Legacy. The team is composed of Nikita "Palantimos" Grinkevich, Yaroslav Yaroslav "Pikachu" Vasilenko, Vladimir "Chappie" Kuzmenko, Danil "Bignum" Shehovtsov, and Sergey "HappyDyurara" Horonzhiy.

Na'Vi also has some roster news of their own. Team Captain Bakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov has left the team. For now, Na'Vi made the decision to bring in Semion "CemaTheSlayer" Krivulya.

With the qualifiers for the ESL One Los Angeles 2020 scheduled for next week, expect even more roster changes.

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