3. October 2019
Alliance sign Fata's new team
Alliance will take part in the Chengdu qualifiers now that they signed the new stack captained by ex-NiP player Adrian 'Fata' Trinks. They replace the old line-up that has just been picked up by Liquid.
2. October 2019
Former Alliance roster joins Liquid
After Kuro and his team-mates left Liquid, the organisation announced they would continue their engagement in the Dota scene. Now they have revealed their new roster: the former Alliance line-up around Aydin 'iNsania' Sarkohi has been signed by the TI7 winner. Shortly before the start of the Chengdu 2019: Europe Qualifier, this step comes as a surprise.
Virtus.pro line-up complete – for now
Virtus.pro's line-up for the Closed Major Qualifiers is complete. Vitalie 'Save-' Melnic will play as a stand-in for the Russian powerhouse and replace Vladimir 'RodjER' Nikogosyan who left the team.
Vitalie "Save-" Melnic will be the fifth player for Chengdu Major Сlosed Qualifiers! #GOGOVP— Virtus.pro (@virtuspro) October 2, 2019
1. Egor "epileptick1d" Grigorenko (stand-in)
2. Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko
3. Roman “Resolut1ion” Fominok
4. Vitalie "Save-" Melnic (stand-in)
5. Alexey “Solo” Berezin pic.twitter.com/Mu4LaBQISl
28. September 2019
KheZu plays for GODSENT
The German offlaner Maurice 'KheZu' Gutmann found a team last minute. He'll join GODSENT with Jerry 'EGM' Lundkvist and Charlie 'Charlie' Arat.
Reso leaves J.Storm to join Virtus.pro
VP announced two new players: Resolut1on and a new super-talent will join the Russian organisation.
SumaiL will play with his brother this season
Sumail 'SumaiL' Syed Hassan left EG to play alongside his brother Yawar 'YawaR' Hassan. They will join known NA players in Quincy Crew.
27 September 2019
Forev leaves T1 to join Team Jinesbrus
The Korean organisation T1 announced their first player during TI9. Since then nothing else was announced, but it seems like their only player left the team:
EHOME announce new roster
Luo 'Ferrari_430' Feichi leaves the roster and Cheng 'vtFaded' Jia Hao joins.
EHOME 2019-2020 ROSTER：— EHOME (@EHOMECN) September 27, 2019
All the love to 430 and NeverEnd for the titles and memories we made together, wish them best of luck in the new season. pic.twitter.com/IpJfVdyiim
26 September 2019
Alliance lose squad
Alliance need to go back to the roots: all five players surrounding captain Aydin 'iNsania' Sarkohi will leave the team.
21 September 2019
VG found replacement for Fade
After captain Pan 'Fade' Yi had retired and staged his comeback in Team Aster only two weeks later, Vici Gaming have found a replacement for him. Han 'pyw' Xiong played on Team Serenity for two years and made it to The International 2018.
Also, Zhang 'Paparazi' Chengjun changed his tag: from now on, he's is going to be called Eurus.
NiP announce new lineup
Peter 'ppd' Dager will play alongside Saahil 'Universe' Arora again.
20 September 2019
Faith returns to Newbee
Newbee needed new players and decided to pick one of their veterans. Zeng 'Faith' Hongda will return.
Newbee 2019-2020 Dota2 Lineup Announcement:— Newbee (@newbeecn) 20. September 2019
Newbee.Fonte (Xingyu Lai)https://t.co/b02r0RQ0wE (Rui Yin)
Newbee.Wizard (Lipeng Wen)
Newbee.Waixi (Chao Yan)https://t.co/LbVL9Ls4gR (Hongda Zeng)
Coach: Newbee.Key (Guo Li)
Manager: Newbee.Banana (Jiao Wang)#KeepNewbeeAndCarryOn pic.twitter.com/vCSVRrP6gr
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 'flyfly' 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.
🌪Roster Update🌪— J.Storm (@Team_JStorm) 17. September 2019
We wish @1437x the best as he gets married this fall and thank him for his time on the team.
Welcome to @MoOzDota who we pick up as a 4, while @FearDotA moves to the 5 position, the typical captain slot.
Thanks to our sponsors @ggbetofficial and @XPG_Global pic.twitter.com/u5frN95Qnr
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.
🔥 BREAKING NEWS: Связка @dotaSolo + @Noone_dota остаётся! 🔥— Dota 2 Maincast (@dota2mc_ru) September 17, 2019
+ Свежие мысли капитана @virtuspro о новом составе! Вселяет доверие! 😌
🔴 Следите за анонсами: https://t.co/RuHCZ7Fcjr#Maincast #Dota2 #GOGOVP pic.twitter.com/OTdnNCy9Aj
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.
Today we are announcing the departure of Carlo "Kuku^" Palad and Nico "eyyou" Barcelon from our roster.— TNC Predator 🇵🇭 (@TNCPredator) September 13, 2019
Our CEO Eric Redulfin has a message to them and to our fans. You can watch it here: https://t.co/IKWI1skks3#StrongerTogether#SummonYourStrength pic.twitter.com/GpVgMC9NRw
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!
Going to be taking a break for the time being,will be back soon enough.Cheers!— Saksa (@Saksadota) September 9, 2019
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.
Witness #GodsentReborn— GODSENT (@GODSENTgg) 6. September 2019
Today we announce that Godsent is born again and have merged with @TheFinalTribe 👊Thank you to everyone involved and to everyone who has been part of this journey. Read more at https://t.co/CKwTr19Zkp #thefinaltribeisgodsent pic.twitter.com/Tt7NgDEKaa
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.
🇺🇸 @LowkeyEsportsGG Dota2 2019-2020 Lineup— Klo (@clauricee__) 6. September 2019
🇵🇭 CJ "Skadilicious" Abasolo - 1
🇵🇭 Yuri "Yowe" Pacaña - 2
🇵🇭 Sam "Sam H" Hidalgo - 3
🇵🇭 Kryte "LuziFy" Gabriel - 4
🇵🇭 Kenneth "Flysolo" Coloma (C) -5
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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.
🚨 FNATIC DOTA DPC 2019-2020 TEAM 🚨— FNATIC (@FNATIC) September 4, 2019
Welcome to @23savageDotA and @moon_dota, the new core of our Dota 2 roster!
#1: @23savageDotA 🇹🇭
#2: @moon_dota 🇲🇾
#3: @iceiceicedota 🇸🇬
#4: @DjardelJicko 🇵🇭
#5: @Jabzdota 🇹🇭
FULL ANNOUNCEMENT 📰 https://t.co/cUAjVYgGgl pic.twitter.com/PiIEeIT6Yq
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.
For now I am gonna take a holiday to spend time with my family, think about the future and setting new goals.— Topias Taavitsainen (@TopsonDota) September 3, 2019
To celebrate our victory at TI9, there is a discount on my website! (2/2)
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.
ready to play back dota , rush mmr to top 50 and go back to pro .— ChuaN Wong (@NewbeeChuaN) August 31, 2019
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.
Hi people! Taking a break till 2nd major, best of luck every team competing next season.— Lasse Urpalainen (@MATUMBAMAN) August 30, 2019
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.
Roster Heading into next season:— EternaLEnVy (@EternaLEnVy1991) August 29, 2019
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.
I'd like to announce that K1, Chris Luck, Wisper, Scofield and @StingerDota will stay together as a team but we're no longer under Infamous tag. We're looking for new offers from organizations that could be interested in the SA region. Please message me! (Rts appreciated, ty! <3)— Vitória 🍔 @TI9 (@Guashineen) August 29, 2019
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:
— @iceiceicedota покинет @FNATIC.— Dota2RuHub (@dota2ruhub) August 28, 2019
— @teamsecret заменит @midonedota2 на @MATUMBAMAN.
— @ramzesdoto перейдет из @virtuspro в @EvilGeniuses.
— @SumaaaaiL покинет @EvilGeniuses и будет играть в одной команде со своим братом (текущий состав @newbeecn).#Dota2 #RuHub
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
LFT 👀— Kuku Palad (@kukudota) August 28, 2019
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.
LFT. Can play in any region.— Mvp.DuBu (@DubuDota) 28. August 2019
Free kpop dance class included :D
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
LFT as pos 3/1, ANY region, still checking options. I want to have fun, get better, help each other & attend lans and next TI.— Maurice Gutmann (@KheZu) August 27, 2019
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.
LFT— Nikobaby (@NikoDOTA) August 26, 2019
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.
LFT— Michael Ross (@ninjaboogiee) August 26, 2019
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.
It is with great appreciation that we announce the release of our Dota 2 roster today.— Complexity Gaming (@compLexity) August 26, 2019
We'd like to thank the team for this season and wish everyone the best moving forward.
Over the next few weeks and months, we will be evaluating our options for the next DPC season. pic.twitter.com/OUDByYCAUd
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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