Update - Nigma sign ILTW
The discussion has ended: It's not Sumail 'SumaiL' Syed Hassan who will join Nigma, but Igor 'ILTW' Filatov. The 21-year-old Russian core player got famous playing for OG in 2019.
New patch, new🌟— Team Nigma (@TeamNigma) April 10, 2021
We’re excited to announce @iLTW1 as our 5th player!
Welcome to the squad Igor💙💜#StarsAlign pic.twitter.com/U7IGy1bNpK
Afterwards he played for CIS squads such as Team Spirit and Virtus.pro. Since he can play either position 1 or position 2 he could be a strong asset in Nigma's flexible playstyle.
ChYuan joins Fnatic
Kee Chyuan 'ChYuan' Ng played for Team Aster for almost exactly two years. The next step in his career will be Fnatic.
Welcome Ng Kee @ChYuaNDota2 Chyuan to our Dota 2 roster!— FNATIC (@FNATIC) April 10, 2021
The Malaysian mid-laner will take on a new role with us as he fills in our offlane position. We are thrilled to have him on the team as we prepare for our campaign at the second season of the Dota Pro Circuit! pic.twitter.com/Lm3KoYr9Qi
After Natthaphon 'Masaros' Ouanphakdee left to join Motivate. Trust Gaming the vacant spot in the offlane is filled yet again.
AhJit gets replaced by Sylar
EHOME had a rough first season in the DPC and barely survived in the Upper Division. To get a better position in the next round the Chinese power house decided to pick a new carry: Lai Jay 'Ah Jit' Son will go inactive and gets replaced with Liu 'Sylar' Jiajun.
This isn't Sylar's first time playing for EHOME. The Chinese carry was already part of many strong teams of his region. His last job was at Elephant, but after getting replaced in October 2020 Sylar was without team. This means he'll be joining a DPC team for the first time since the start in January 2021.
Nigma bench w33ha
Nigma were one of the most stable rosters in Dota 2. Led by Kuro S. 'KuroKy' Takhasomi, the stack was practically the same since its inception in 2019, after the five players left Team Liquid to found their own organisation. The last change was even before that in June 2019, back when Lasse 'Matumbaman' Urpalainen left and Omar 'w33haa' Aliwi joined the team as a new midlaner.
An update to our roster for the 2nd DPC season.#StarsAlign pic.twitter.com/BOvJ1mmAJv— Team Nigma (@TeamNigma) April 6, 2021
However, after a weak performance at the Major without a single victory Nigma didn't make it out of the Wild Card stage. Their solution: Kuro's team will bench w33ha for the upcoming season and is on the search for a new midlaner. The team states that "[h]e is free to pursue any opportunity he sees fit when it arises", implying that w33ha may leave the organisation sooner than later.
Sneyking joins EU team
The North American support player will leave PentAce to join Tundra Esports for the next season:
DOTA 2 Roster Update: Welcome @Sneyking1995!— Tundra Esports (@TundraEsports_) April 6, 2021
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The team surrounding Adrian 'Fata' Trinks was placed in 6th place at the end of the last season and will therefore be part of the next DPC season in Europe.
Motivate.Trust Gaming pick JaCkky and two Thai players
Motivate.Trust Gaming still have a chance to join the Lower Division of the SEA DPC League. Their solution to succeed is to reshuffle their roster and pick three players. With Souliya 'JackkY' Khoomphetsavong they signed one of the most promising core players in SEA.
Also Poomipat 'Fearless' Trisiripanit and Natthaphon 'Masaros' Ouanphakdee who played for Fnatic before will join the lineup.
What do you think about the roster changes in the shuffle? Which player should definitely search for a new squad?
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