Vega Squadron Creates New North America Dota 2 Team

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Vega Squadron announced that it is creating a new Dota 2 team in North America. The team will be called as Vega Squadron NA Academy.

The current team members include Pavel “A$AP ROFLEX” Semechkin, Ilyas “Steel-_-Borco” Kaukenov, Maxat “MindGate” Karaev, Timofei “TheBearFaran” Kuznetsov, and Nikita “Shoe” Zagrebin. The team had already won a slot in the North America Qualifiers through the Open Qualifier, but were competing under the name NAR (CIS Community). The closed qualifiers will be their first match as Vega Academy.

According to Sports Director Gergy Faleev, the company has not stopped looking for promising and young roster members. He added that the company has never been limited to one region. He said that given “this point of view, the cooperation with North American Russians will help us get to know the NA region better.” Faleev said that this new team is not “a second roster.” Instead it is an academy roster that the company is helping in order to improve the ability of the players faster.

In the upcoming qualifiers, Vega Academy plays against the likes of Evil Geniuses, Forward Gaming, and J.Storm. The other teams in the North America Qualifiers are Team compLexity Gaming, Team Xolotl, and gg.

For its CIS team, Vega Squadron was one of the teams that did not change rosters even after being eliminated in The International 2015. However, the team has not had any large success in tournaments. Last February 27, the team made the decision the drop the entire roster. By March it would sign the roster of Marlerino eSports. The company had said that Marlerino caught their attention since the roster showed promise. The team members are Arslan "xannii" Shadjanov, Danil "gpk" Skutin, Yaroslav "gurin" Gurin, Anton "antoha" Marchenko, and Danis "spacy" Ibragimov.

Vega Squadron was established in 2012 and became known for its Starcraft II team. The organization later developed teams for Dota 2, CS:GO and League of Legends. The company closed its Starcraft roster in order to focus more on CS:GO and Dota 2.

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