However, a weak Group Stage saw them land in the Lower Bracket, where they lost to Virtus.pro in Round Two. They finished 9th-12th overall — a disappointing result for SEA. Now, the whole region is switching things up — three players have left Fnatic, while Marc Polo Luis 'Raven' Fausto and Samson E. 'SamH' Hidalgo have left TNC so they could add two new players.
We heard earlier today that Michael 'ninjaboogie' Ross has joined TNC alongside Kim Villafuerte 'Gabbi / cb' Santos from Clutch Gamers, but two more players have now left Mineski.
Today we announce the departure of three players from our @DOTA2 roster:— Mineski Pro Team (@MineskiProTeam) 6. September 2018
After a great 2018, including a first place #DAC finish, the three are moving on, and we wish them the best of luck for the future#SEAPride #Mineski pic.twitter.com/YB9bebtcV7
iceiceice to China?
This puts one of the world's best offlaners in the free-agent pool — iceiceice has already played in many different teams, from China to Southeast Asia. He has built himself a reputation as a solid player who could form elite teams. However, he's also known for his trolling.
i'm going china bye guys— iceiceice (@iceiceicedota) 29. August 2018
Leaving for China tomorrow! Joining vg— iceiceice (@iceiceicedota) 4. September 2018
For days now he's been mentioning that he'll start playing in China for Vici Gaming, something with which he trolled the scene last year too. On the other hand, Vici Gaming can't be satisfied with their result at TI8, and Yang 'Eleven' Wei Ren is only at VG on loan. Maybe it really is time to bring iceiceice to VG? With Dominik 'Black^' Reitmeier interested in playing again, perhaps we could see the pair reunited.
Would you like to see Black^ and ice³ back in action?
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