Dota 2 Roster News: Soniqs and SG Esports Releases Entire Roster

Thank you and goodbye.
Thank you and goodbye. Twitter/@SoniqsEsports

The post-TI roster shuffle continues and this time, two Dota 2 teams decided to release the entire roster. The remaining players of both Soniqs and SG Esports are now free agents.

We say remaining because Rodrigo “LESLÃO” Santos had previously been released by Soniqs due to allegations of racism. LESLÃO was allegedly said to have made a racist message during their game against BOOM Esports, and because of that, he was released from his contract.

Meanwhile, Nicolás "wij" Moreno was able to join Tempest as coach. At that time, Tempest managed to be part of the Last Chance Qualifier. However, during the tournament itself, they didn't do so well and were promptly eliminated.

What Now?

As an organization, Soniqs has teams in other esports games like PUBG, Valorant, and Rainbow Six Siege. It was in August of this year when they joined the Dota 2 competitive scene by signing Quincy Crew. At that time, QC had been doing well so it wasn't a surprise when the roster was signed by Soniqs.

As Soniqs, they didn't get the needed DPC points to earn a direct invite to The International 2022. Fortunately, the team was doing well enough to join the tournament by topping the Regional Qualifier for North America.

During the group stage, they didn't do too well and ended up at the bottom. They actually had a chance but were defeated by BOOM Esports in a tie-breaker match.

The organization didn't say much about the decision of releasing the roster. There was only a post on Twitter thanking the fans for the support and the team members for their hard work. It's clear that Soniqs wanted to cut their losses early and maybe look at what's going to happen with other teams before deciding to continue their presence in Dota 2.

The Long Climb

Moving to South America, SG Esports also released its remaining roster. The team hasn't been doing well in the recently concluded DPC 2021-2022 season. First, they were relegated to Division 2 after Tour 1 in eighth place. While they did manage to climb their way back to Division I by Tour 3, it wouldn't be enough to earn a direct invite to TI. At the Regional Qualifier for South America, the team only placed fifth.

With this move, SG is likely preparing for the upcoming season and hopefully, they’ll be able to climb their way back to the top.

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