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VGJ.Storm roster reforms isGG
February 3, 2018
joinDota was informed by Stanley "Stan King" Yang that the current VGJ.Storm roster would take up the mantle of the team previously accquired by VGJ.Storm to continue playing together.
ANALYSIS
The team which was released by the Jeremy Lin owned organization shortly before their formation, picked up North American mid laner Khanh V. "KvH" Huynh to round out their squad. The team will likely operate in a similar method to Team Leviathan, hoping to get picked up by a larger organization. The team unfortunately has four players locked to VGJ.Storm and could have any qualifying points they earned be reduced to 25% of the normal amount earned.
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Roster Reset
February 3, 2018
VGJ.Storm announced via their official website that they would be releasing all of their players effective immediately.
ANALYSIS
The press release indicated that VGJ.Storm would not be holding out of competition for long but Roster Lock for The International is in two days. It makes you wonder if VGJ.Storm think they can steal a roster or if they are counting on other major teams making moves in the very near future.
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Returns with new "Loda + 4" Roster
November 29, 2017
In a press release on its website today, Alliance announced that they would be rostering 4 new players in addition to Jonathan 'Loda' Berg.
ANALYSIS
The new players announced are iNsania, mICKe, Taiga and Boxi. Both iNsania and mICKe, support and mid laner respectively, played with Loda on Team Sweden in WESG 2017 over the last several months. Boxi, another Swede, is a promising offlane prospect Loda has said to have had his eye on for quite some time. Taiga is from Denmark and is the first player in several iterations of The Alliance to not hail from Sweden. Previously playing in the CIS region on STe with Illidan, Taiga is another young player Loda hopes to mentor to his full potential. Only time will tell if Alliance can truly make a resurgence like Natus Vincere or if they will forever remain a one hit wonder in the annals of history.
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Picks up former Team Singularity roster
November 28, 2017
Team Kinguin announced in September that they would be picking up the roster of Let's Do It, formerly Team Singularity.
ANALYSIS
The squad formerly known as Team Dog was picked up by Singularity after a string of impressive results, but ultimately failed to deliver the results that Singularity desired. Now as Team Kinguin the all Polish squad will look to continue their run as the dark horse of the European region.
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Picks up Rocket Scientists
November 28, 2017
Team Singularity announced via their official Twitter that they had picked up Rocket Scientists roster for the 2017-18 season.
ANALYSIS
After picking up and dropping the largely successful Team Dog roster, Singularity will now try to break though a fairly weak European scene once again and find their way to a LAN.
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Picks up The Dire Dota 2 roster
September 26, 2017
OpTic Gaming announced via their official Twitter that they have signed The Dire as their new Dota 2 squad for the 2017-18 season.
ANALYSIS
OpTic Gaming, which is a big name in Call of Duty and CSGO, is finally stepping into Dota 2 hot off the heels of League of Legends heavyweight, Immortals. OpTic's selection of Peter 'PPD' Dager's team, The Dire, brings in a unit with a lot of experience and plenty of potential to match. The team has been in several North American qualifiers for Dota 2 Pro Circuit tournaments over the past few weeks and has found its way to the finals in nearly all of them.
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Immortals picks up Team Phoenix
September 13, 2017
Immortals announced via their official Twitter that they had acquired the Team Phoenix roster to compete for the upcoming Dota2 season.
ANALYSIS
Immortals who have been a powerhouse in other esports is finally stepping into the Dota2 scene. Their roster was once an incredibly powerful SEA team, but, now reunited, Immortals will bring the team to compete in the North American region.
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MVP Phoenix reunite as Team Phoenix
September 7, 2017
In a tweet today, QO confirmed the roster for a new Korean team. Team Phoenix will consist of QO, MP, ForEV, DuBu, and Febby.
ANALYSIS
This roster comes as excellent news for any fans of the classic MVP.Phoenix lineups that took western fans by storm. The Korean squad became famous for their style of hyper-aggressive play, coined 'caveman Dota'. The individual members of the team failed to find the same success on their own, so this new team's success will be very important.
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New roster and team name revealed
September 6, 2017
In a weibo post today, the new Vici Gaming rosters were revealed.
ANALYSIS
The old Vici Gaming.J roster has been completely shuffled except for rOtk who will be moving to the coaching role, and the team has undergone a re-branding. The team's name moving forward will be VGJ.Thunder. The five players on the team will be Sylar, Ghost, Yang, Fade and Ayo. Ayo and Fade are relative newcomers to the professional scene who spent the past year playing for the Vici Gaming Potential squad.
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New roster announced
September 6, 2017
Vici Gaming revealed the organization's new Dota 2 rosters for the upcoming competitive season in a weibo post.
ANALYSIS
The new Vici main roster features Paparazi, Ori, eLeVeN, LaNm and Fenrir. This is a very strong combination of some of the top Chinese talent, featuring a healthy mix of old and new faces. The veteran experience of the team's support players, LaNm and Fenrir, should prove invaluable to the two younger cores on the team. Additionally, eLeVeN provides a very stable anchor in the offlane position.
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Dota 2 roster disbands
August 29, 2017
In a post on the team's official Facebook page, SG e-sports announced that its Dota 2 team is disbanded.
ANALYSIS
SG e-sports rose to fame when they qualified for the Kiev Major and managed to upset Team Secret, which had dominated in the group stages. Unfortunately SG couldn't keep up this standard of results, and failed to qualify for The International 7. The post stated that the move came at the request of the players, but that the SG organization would be fielding another Dota 2 team soon.
TNC
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Confirms no changes
August 21, 2017
TNC confirmed via their official Facebook page that their TI7 roster would be sticking together as they head into the upcoming season.
ANALYSIS
TNC's current roster was formed shortly before The International 2017 and despite not placing as high as they may have liked, they were certainly formidable. The players and the organization obviously feel that if given the chance to grow together their squad can reach new heights.
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Confirm no roster changes entering the 2017-18 season
August 14, 2017
VirtusPro announced via their official Twitter that they would be making no changes to their roster for the upcoming season.
ANALYSIS
It should come as no surprise that VirtusPro isn't tinkering with their lineup. They have the best squad the CIS region has seen in a long time and arguably the best carry in the world right now. After finishing 5th at The International 2017 and 2nd at the Kiev Major, VirtusPro are happy with their success thus far and think they have room to improve together.
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Headed to The International 2017
June 28, 2017
After defeating Clutch Gamers 2-0 in the winner's bracket final of the SEA regional qualifiers, Fnatic has earned a spot beside TNC in Seattle for The International 2017 in August.
ANALYSIS
With a 7-2 group stage record, Fnatic was edged out for the top spot by TNC, but they would not be denied in the bracket stage. Dispatching both of their opponents with quick 2-0 wins, Fnatic waltzed their way through the competition and closer to an Aegis of Champions.
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Qualified through to The International
June 27, 2017
After finishing the round-robin group stage with an 8-1 record, Team Secret has secured their spot at The International 2017 this August.
ANALYSIS
Team Secret was one of the teams potentially on the cusp of receiving a direct invitation, but fell short. Going into the qualifier, they were clearly among the top teams and their impressive record reflects that. Secret's only loss was to Mousesports.