Dota 2 Roster News: An Era Officially Ends In VP; EG Brings In A "Cool" Veteran

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2013-07-09
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It's official. Virtus.pro

In today’s Dota 2 roster news, we take a look at Virtus.pro and how a major era for the team is now officially over. Not that it was a surprise, though. After that, we then examine what Evil Geniuses has in store for us with the latest addition to its roster. We then head on over to Southeast Asia and learn more about some sad news.

It’s Official!

Last week, VP made a big decision and instead of adding two more members, promoted the members of VP.Prodigy to the main roster. This resulted in Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko, Alexey "Solo" Berezin, and Bakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov being benched and placed on inactive. It’s not surprising to know that the three have made the decision to leave the team entirely. 

In a statement, VP CEO Sergey Glamazda admitted that there’s no question players will want to take part in tournaments and there was a mutual agreement and the three would leave the organization. He went on to say that they “have been bringing us unforgettable emotions and sense of pride for CIS Dota scene for several years” and adding that “they went down in esports history for sure.”

No[o]ne and Solo in particular have been with the team since 2016 and, according to Glamazda, have won “16 tournaments, including five Majors, and placed 5-6 at TI twice” for VP.

With this, a new era is set to start for VP and we’ll see if the new roster can live up to the legacy.

Anyone say “iceiceice” baby?

In the same week that VP announced a change to their roster, EG also made a big announcement of their own. The team put Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev on inactive status after just a little more than a year. The team didn’t add any details to this change.

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Prepare for something cold. Photo: EG Twitter

A week later, EG made a surprise announcement that it had signed on Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang. This means that iceiceice gets to play in a new region. Since starting his professional Dota 2 career, he has been with teams in China and Southeast Asia.

It’s going to be exciting to see how iceiceice does with EG.

Another bit of sad news

We now move on to Southeast Asia. Before we go to the sad news, it seems that Carlo "Kuku" Palad has finally found a new team in Omega Esports, based in the Philippines. There’s a catch, since he’s not going to be playing, but instead serving as the coach. That will be just as interesting.

So what’s the sad news? Well, looks like another team bites the dust. Adroit Esports has thrown in the towel. In a statement, the organization revealed that “sacrifices were made by everyone on the team to stay afloat but the pandemic situation has led us to the inevitable.”

Adroit follows Geek Fam in terms of teams folding. There are also other teams in this region that have been having difficulties.

So what do you think about all of these? Are you surprised by any of the recent shake ups? Are you sad to see Adroit go? Let us know in the comments section below.

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