Dota 2 Roster News: Two EU Teams Have Disbanded

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Sad new for the EU region.
Sad new for the EU region. Valve

The Dota 2 esports scene in Europe is experiencing a shake-up. Two teams have made the decision to disband their respective rosters. While they aren't the top teams in the region, it still shows the rather sad state of affairs of Dota 2 esports right now.

Playing on their Own

The first of these is Tempo Esports. The team came up with a new roster in October of last year. In terms of performance, Tempo has done pretty well in qualifiers, but when the team did qualify in tournaments, Tempo had a hard time making it any further. The highest tournament Tempo managed to join was ESL One Germany 2020, where the team placed last.

As of June of this year, the roster was composed of:

  • Alexander "krylat" Krylatov
  • Tony "No!ob" Assaf
  • Damir "Mitch" Škaričić
  • Dino "dnz" Šavuk
  • Nikola "LeBronDota" Popović

So what happened? Well, it appears that the roster made the decision to leave the organization. The news was broken by LeBronDota on his Twitter account, which reads that they “are free agents now” while adding that “any interested organisation or sponsor can dm me.”

With the exception of krylat, the four other members are going to continue playing as Spider Pigz. Spider Pigz, however, is not really a new team as it last competed in 2018.

Barely Half a Year

The second team that disbanded was 5men. Established just in July of this year, the roster was composed of:

  • Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard
  • Rasmus Johan "Chessie" Blomdin
  • Andreas Per "Xibbe" Ragnemalm
  • Rasmus "MISERY" Filipsen
  • Johan "pieliedie" Åström

Some of the members were actually from OG.Seed before the whole roster was released. In terms of performance, the team has been doing okay so far considering how new the squad is. Thus, it came as a surprise when it was announced that 5men had disbanded. Much like Tempo, 5men didn’t really give a reason for the decision.

Since the team is currently participating in the EPIC League Division 2, it has now forfeited all of its matches. The only word so far is a tweet from MISERY who said that he is “still looking to compete and [I] will start streaming a bit [in] the coming months.”

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think more teams are going to disband before the year ends?

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