In a deleted tweet Danylo 'KINGRD' Nascimento stated that Misery will be their new player and that they're searching for a new organization. Shortly after paiN signed the Quinn 'CCnC' Callahan squad under the name test 123.
However, the registration page now shows that the paiN squad entered in the last minute under the name of paiN Gaming. The only player missing is Danylo 'KINGRD' Nascimento. He hasn't appeared on the list yet.
This means paiN Gaming has now two squads competing in the next season. This will become especially interesting at the end of the season when teams head to The International 2019 in Shanghai.
While there are no restrictions for teams with the same owner competing in the Majors and Minors, no owner is allowed to have two teams going into TI9. However, it's enough time until then to sort it out if they're both good enough.
No TSM for Reso and his team
Hopes were high that the famous organization Team SoloMid would enter Dota 2 and sign the former North American VGJ.Storm roster around Roman 'Resolut1on' Fominok, but on Saturday they announced that they will play for Forward Gaming next season.
September 14, 2018 – We are thrilled to announce the birth of our esports organization Forward Gaming and excited to be welcoming our first Dota 2 roster:@Resolut1on_@UniverseDota@YawaR_YS@MSSDota@SVGDota@Aui_2000@KBBQDotA— Forward Gaming (@goforwardgg) 14. September 2018
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So after a good season and a decent result at The International 2018, the squad decided to not just join another organization, but to do the full reset with a new start-up organization. The new CEO and co-founder of the organization is David Dashtoyan who already worked for ESforce Holding for a while. This is the organization which had a partnership with Natus Vincere and is still behind Virtus.pro and SK Gaming*.
Four players from the previous season stayed with the lineup. Only JingJun 'Sneyking' Wu was kicked and Saahil 'Universe' Arora was signed instead. They planned on bringing in Kurtis 'Aui_2000' Ling as their coach when he left Fnatic, but it seems like he didn't register in time.
Lineup Forward Gaming
Yawar 'YawaR' Hassan
Roman 'Resolut1on' Fominok
Saahil 'Universe' Arora
Arif 'MSS' Anwar
Avery 'SVG' Silverman
Can they qualify for the first Major?
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