Dota 2 Roster News: Chaos Releases Roster, Changes Coming To Alliance And Spirit

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2013-07-09
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People may be stuck in their homes right now because of the quarantine, but it doesn’t mean the Dota 2 esports scene has stopped. There were some big moves from Chaos Esports Club. There are also changes in the rosters for Alliance and Team Spirit.

Chaos is no more

The biggest news in the Dota 2 scene is Chaos deciding to release the entire roster. It was a surprising move considering that the team had qualified for the ESL One Los Angeles 2020. However, the cancellation of that Major, along with the Dota Pro Circuit being suspended, prompted the release.

In a statement, Chaos CEO Greg Laird said that with the DPC being suspending, it became “impossible for us to justify the cost of a Dota 2 team at this time.” While it was not a decision that was made lightly, Laird said that it resulted from a “significant deliberation with all affected parties.”

The roster was composed of Yawar “YawaR” Hassan, Quinn “Quinn” Callahan, Airf “MSS” Anwar, Malthe “Biver” Winther, and Avery “SVG” Silverman.

The good new is that when the roster was first signed back in November 2019, they were then known as the Quincy Crew. With the release, the entire roster made the decision to return to being the Quincy Crew.

So far in the current ESL One Los Angeles Online, they are leading the North American region in the standings.

Alliance is breaking apart

Alliance has so far being doing okay in terms of tournament appearances. They managed to become the DreamLeague Season 12 champions back in October 2019. They even finished fourth during DreamLeague Season 13 this past January. They are currently in sixth place in the Dota DPC Ranking.

However, that doesn't appear to be enough as the team released Neta “33” Shapira and Adrian “Fata” Trinks. In a statement, Alliance said that while the results have so far been good, a mid-season change in the roster was still needed. This move was also needed in order for the team to grown further, the statement added. With this, the remaining members of the roster are:

  • Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov
  • Linus “Limmp” Blomdin
  • Simon “Handsken” Haag

Spirit no longer willing

Another big change is over in Russia with Spirit. For those who have been following this team, 2019 was not a good year. In January 2019, the team dropped their entire roster before signing everyone from Old but Gold in May. However, by August 2019 the roster was again disbanded and in October signed the members of Positive Guys.

With the changes in the Dota 2 esports scene, Spirit made changes as well. The first was Igor “iLTW” Filatov moving to Inactive Status. Spirit also released Alexey “nongrata” Vasilyev after completing his trial period. Team Spirit CEO Nikita Chukalin said in a statement that nongrata was released mainly because the team was not able to get the needed results with him. With regards to iLTW, Chukalin said this “was completely dictated by the crisis in which the team found itself,” adding that the team “had no other choice.”

The team is now left with:

  • Egor “Ergon” Kozlov
  • Alexander “Immersion” Hmelevskoy
  • Mikhail “Misha” Agatov

Joining them are Anton “DyrachYO” Shkredov and Vasily “AfterLife” Shishkin.

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