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Post-TI9 Roster Shuffle Megathread

posted by joinDOTA Staff,
After TI is before the next DPC season: as the Dota world championship has come to an end, teams are now free again to make roster changes. We are going to keep you posted about the latest transfers, switches, and kicks.
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20 September 2019



Faith returns to Newbee



Newbee needed new players and decided to pick one of their veterans. Zeng 'Faith' Hongda will return.




19 September 2019



Fata builds new team



It's a bit of a surprise: Adrian 'Fata' Trinks announced his new stack yesterday. This means neither Fata nor Neta '33' Shapira will play for Ninjas in Pyjamas next season.



18 September 2019



Kaka joins iG



Invictus Gaming completed their roster and added TI7 Grand Finalist Kaka.

Jin 'zhizhizhi' Zhiyi
Zhou 'Emo' Yi
Thiay 'JT-' Jun Wen
Hu 'Kaka' Liangzhi
Chon Kien 'Oli' Chan

New SEA squad surrounding Kuku



Carlo 'Kuku' Palad will play for Geek Fam next season with other stars from the region.



J.Storm announce new roster



Joel Mori 'MoOz' Ozambela will complete the roster of J.Storm. Clinton 'Fear' Loomis will move to position five instead.





No[o]ne stays with Virtus.pro



While Roman 'RAMZEs' Kushnarev and Pavel '9pasha' Khvastunov left Virtus.pro, we'll still see Vladimir 'No[o]ne' Minenko playing for the Polar Bears.



17 September 2019



Tavo joins FURIA



After his short stint with compLexity Gaming, tavo decided to move back to South America. He'll play for FURIA Esports alongside Heitor 'Duster' Pereira.



16 September 2019



SumaiL won't play for EG next season



Rumours are true: Sumail 'SumaiL' Syed Hassan and Gustav 's4' Magnusson won't play for EG anymore. Instead, the North Americans signed SEA's superstar Abed 'Abed' Yusop and VP's youngster Roman 'RAMZEs' Kushnarev.



13 September 2019



Team Liquid lose TI winning roster



It's the biggest surprise of the shuffle: Kuro and his team-mates won't play for Liquid anymore.



Infamous announce full roster



For the Movistar Liga Pro Gaming Infamous had to announce their full roster:



More than a jebait



Carlo 'Kuku' Palad announced shortly after TI9 that he is searching for a new team. A few weeks later he wrote that is was just a joke - at least from his side. Now, TNC Predator announced that Kuku and Nico 'Eyyou' Barcelon won't be playing for the squad in the next season.



The new players are Damien 'kpii' Chok and Tae Won 'March' Park. That means TNC won't be a full-Filipino squad anymore.

10 September 2019



Cloud9 looking for Dota stack



Jack Etienne, manager of Cloud9*, casually announced that the organisation is looking for a Dota team. You can find the statement at 11:25 in the YouTube video below.



Saksa will take a break



The European support player Martin 'Saksa' Sazdov will step back from professional Dota 2 for a while. However, he also announces that this is not his retirement. He'll be back!



P4pita joins Infamous



Since the Peruvian TI stack doesn't want to play with Infamous anymore, it's obvious that the organisation needs a new team. The first player to join them is Mariano 'p4pita' Caneda.



09 September 2019



Fade ends retirement



Almost two weeks ago Pan 'Fade' Yi announced his retirement. However, he's already back in action and will join Team Aster.



The Final Tribe join forces with GODSENT



The Swedish team of The Final Tribe will merge with the former organisation GODSENT.




Sam_H with a new Filipino stack



Former TNC Predator offlaner Samson E. 'SamH' Hidalgo will play together with Kenneth 'FlySolo' Coloma and three other Filipino players.




05 September 2019



Confirmed: 9pasha leaves VP, joins Na'Vi



In an Instagram post Aleksey 'Solo' Berezin hinted that the journey of Virtus.pro could be ending soon. "A change awaits us all. The composition of Virtus.pro will change a lot this year." He states that he will captain the team and now we have more confirmation on the changes: Pavel '9pasha' Khvastunov and Arsenii 'ArsZeeqq' Usov are leaving VP.



9pasha will continue his journey in Dota 2 in Natus Vincere and replace Evgeniy 'Blizzy' Ree. The offlane player will go inactive for some time.

04 September 2019



Mushi is back!



The Malaysian legend will go back to playing: Chai 'Mushi' Yee Fung will join Keen Gaming in the upcoming season as they revealed on their Weibo account.



Kuku jebaited us



The Filipino offlaner revealed on his Facebook account that he just jebaited the community - he'll stay with TNC.

Confirmed: Fnatic welcome 23savage and Moon, farewell to Abed and DuBu



Fnatic has just announced a huge roster shuffle. Neungnara '23savage' Teeramahanon and Kam 'Moonn' Boon Seng join the team while both Abed 'Abed' Yusop and Kim 'DuBu' Duyoung are going to leave the team after their contracts are concluded.



03 September 2019



Confirmed: Topson takes a break



Two-time world champion Topias 'Topson' Taavitsainen has announced to take a break. He didn't say how much time he will take for that, only that he is going to spend his time with friends and family and contemplate his future goals.



02 September 2019



Confirmed: ChuaN announced comeback



TI2 winner Wong Hock 'Chuan' Chuan has announced his return to professional Dota 2. The 28-year old played for both Invictus Gaming and Newbee in his active career.



Confirmed: SabeRLighT- leaves Hippomaniacs to join another org



Jonáš 'Saberlight' Volek has announced that he left Hippomaniacs. In the future he will play with a "stack of very experienced players". He hasn't revealed any names of the players or organisation as yet but will do so as soon as eveything has been settled.



01 September 2019



Confirmed: Sccc to join Team Aster



Song 'Sccc' Chun doesn't take a break as said, but decides to play for Team Aster on position 1.

30 August 2019



Confirmed: Matu takes a break



The Finn will take a break till the second Major of the season. This means Chaos is down to two people, Rasmus 'MiSeRy' Fillipsen and Cheng 'vtFaded' Jia Hao.



Confirmed: Next Chaos player left the squad



Maurice 'KheZu' Gutmann already tweeted that he's searching for a new squad. Rumours say the whole squad split up. Here is the next indication:



Milan 'MiLAN' Kozomara added LFT to his Twitter status. This means only three players remain in Chaos.

Confirmed: EE forms a new squad



Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao gives it another try this season. He picks famous players like David 'Moonmeander' Tan and JingJun 'Sneyking' Wu for his squad.



Confirmed: Infamous roster stays together, but needs an org



Their miracle run at TI9 glued them together. The Peruvian squad will stay as a team, but won't play for Infamous anymore.



29 August 2019



Confirmed: Fy takes a break





This means the two drafters of LGD left the squad. At least, FY will come back after a 3-month-break. LGD won't compete in the first round of Minor and Major tournaments.

28 August 2019



Rumours: SumaiL to leave EG



RuHub posted about rumours that are spread in the community:



It seems like Sumail 'SumaiL' Syed Hassan could be leaving Evil Geniuses and instead Roman 'RAMZEs' Kushnarev joins the North American powerhouse.

Confirmed: TNC release Kuku






The Filipino offlaner had a rough season, but in the end he still qualified for TI9 with TNC Predator. The South-East Asian squad couldn't make the dream of a first SEA TI victory come true and now Kuku is searching for a new squad.

Confirmed: Fnatic lose captain



The Korean Dota 2 player Kim 'DuBu' Duyoung posted on Twitter that he's not part of Fnatic anymore.




Rumour: ana on a break again?



Johan 'BigDaddyN0tail' Sundstein's tweet is nothing official, but it could be a hint of Anathan 'ana' Pham taking another break after TI.



27 August 2019



Rumour: Will Chaos disband?



The next TI participant has left his former team: Maurice 'KheZu' Gutmann isn't playing for Chaos Esports Club any more. The team surrounding Dota legend Lasse 'Matumbaman' Urpalainen was the first to be eliminated from TI9



Fade retires from professional Dota 2



The 23-year-old captain of Vici Gaming decided to retire from Dota 2.



This means the two times Major champion of the season is down to four players and needs to search for a new captain and position 4 support.

Confirmed: Mineski part ways with players



Mineski secured a respectable 9-12th place at TI9, beating Natus Vincere in the first round of the playoffs. Shortly after the tournament, the SEA organisation parted ways with their Bulgarian position 1 Nikolay 'Nikobaby' Nikolov. The carry is now looking for a new team.



Also Ryan Jay 'raging-potato' Qui and Michael 'ninjaboogie' Ross have left the team in the meantime and look for new opportunities in the Dota scene.



Confirmed: compLexity release whole squad



After not qualifying for TI9, it's not a big surprise that compLexity Gaming won't stay together. However, it's astonishing that the whole squad will be released. That means Zakari 'ZfreeK' Freedman won't be part of coL after five years with the organisation.



22 August 2019



Confirmed: T1 enter Dota 2



The organisation T1 from South Korea, known for famous teams in League of Legends and StarCraft II, will enter the Dota 2 scene.



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