B8 register new position 5 player
After B8's support player Enis '5up' Elfki surprisingly left the team only a few days before the DPC, B8 started the league with an incomplete roster. Ukrainian player Illusion took over the missing role in their first DPC match against XactJlepbI which brought them a 2-1 victory.
However, apparently Illusion will not join B8 for their future matches. While there hasn't been an official announcement, it seems like Russian Sergey "[T]SA" Timchenko will complete the remaining DPC with B8. The former Winstrike member was listed as B8's new player on the Dota Major Registration page. B8's next series will be against PuckChamp on 28 January.
Tundra enter Dota 2 with Mudgolems roster
European esports organisation Tundra Esports is now supporting Adrian 'Fata' Trinks' stack mudgolems, as announced this Monday. Mudgolems was created in September 2020 and after playing in several top regional tournaments, they made it to the DPC21: S1 - EU Upper Division.
Mudgolems' full roster:
- Oliver 'Skiter' Lepko
- Leon 'nine' Kirilin
- Neta '33' Shapira
- Malthe 'Biver' Winther
- Adrian 'Fata' Trinks
High Coast Esports sign Chicken Fighters
Another organisation stepped into the world of Dota 2. Swedish multi-gaming organisation High Coast Esports signed the five players from Chicken Fighters. The team made it to the DPC21: S1 - EU Upper Division through the Decider Tournament.
[#ANNOUNCEMENT]— High Coast Esports (@HighCoastES) January 20, 2021
The time has come. We're proud to announce our @DOTA2 roster. You'll catch us on the 23rd, battling it out in Dreamleague's EU Division 1 over at @DreamHackDota!
🇫🇮 @okcyadota - Coach pic.twitter.com/yDzoJdDIqh
High Coast Esports' full roster:
- Charlie 'Charlie' Arat
- Ondřej 'Supream^' Štarha
- Rasmus 'Chessie' Blomdin
- Adrian 'Era' Kryeziu
- Andreas 'Xibbe' Ragnemalm
Original article from 19.01.2020:
T1 complete their roster with former stand-ins
T1 completed their roster with Carlo 'Kuku' Palad and Matthew 'Whitemon' Filemon. The players take over position 3 and 5 respectively.
Both of them already played as stand-ins for T1 at the BTS Pro Series Season 4 where they made it to a third place finish.
T1 will play the opening series of the DPC21: S1 - SEA Upper Division against Fnatic this Wednesday, 20 January.
We are pleased to welcome Kuku & Whitemon to our DOTA 2 roster!— T1 (@T1) January 18, 2021
T1 @DOTA2 팀에 “Kuku” Carlo 선수와 “Whitemon” Matthew 선수가 합류하게 되었습니다. 팬 여러분들의 많은 관심과 응원 부탁드립니다.#T1WIN #T1Fighting #T1DOTA2 pic.twitter.com/9N6sEm8KSF
T1's full roster:
- Souliya 'JackkY' Khoomphetsavong
- Karl Matthew 'Karl' Jayme
- Carlo 'Kuku' Palad
- Kenny 'Xepher' Deo
- Matthew 'Whitemon' Filemon
Virtus.pro sign free stack Generation for their secondary squad
VP.Prodigy's members were promoted to the main roster, Virtus.pro, in November 2020. After a short break, VP.P is now back as they signed the players from Team Generation.
The free stack managed to finish in first place in the open qualifiers, which secured them a spot in the DPC21: S1 - CIS Lower Division. VP's CEO Sergey Glamazda explained in a statement that the players had already caught their attention a while ago. The organisation supported them in summer 2020 by providing them with a coach and bootcamp.
Their first match will be against HellRaisers on 21 January.
It’s time for new VP.Prodigy in Dota 2 😎— Virtus.pro (@virtuspro) January 18, 2021
“By qualifying to the Lower DIvision of ESL One CIS Online S1 they proved to be ready for the public attention and worthy of representing the VP.Prodigy brand.” (C) @SergeyGlamazda
Learn more about VP.P here 👉 https://t.co/ed9O7wIJek pic.twitter.com/2izY68NTxs
VP.Prodigy's full roster:
- Evgeniy 'Noticed' Ignatenko
- Denis 'Larl' Sigitov
- Ilyas 'celebrity' Gainullin
- Maksim 'forcemajor' Meretskii
- Vladislav 'dSa' Shuvaev
Team Unique return to Dota 2 and sign NoPangolier
Team Unique closed their Dota 2 division in November 2020 until the DPC kicks off again. The organisation assembled a new stack for the open qualifiers, but the team fell short and missed the entry into the DPC leagues.
The free stack NoPangolier on the other hand were invited to the Decider Tournament and fought their way to a spot in the Upper Division. Unique now signed the players from NoPangolier, securing themselves a slot in the DPC with a detour.
Unique's first opponent will be Natus Vincere on 22 January.
Unique enters DPC season with the new roster:— Team Unique (@UNQ_team) January 17, 2021
- Palantimos@ESL One DPC Season 1 will be the first event for our Dota 2 team!#BeUnique #Dota2 @c_slayerRR @Ghostikdota pic.twitter.com/F040EPnrFc
Team Unique's full roster:
- Nikita 'Palantimos' Grinkevich
- Yaroslav 'Pikachu' Vasilenko
- Andrey 'Ghostik' Kadyk
- Danil 'Bignum' Shehovstov
- Krivulya 'Cema' Semion
Dust joins Team Magma
Team MagMa decided to remove their previous midlaner zc only a few days before the DPC kicked off. The position 2 player confessed to engaging in match-fixing in a former team.
Despite the short notice, Magma managed to find a fitting new midlaner to take over. 21-year-old Zhou 'Dust' Shiyuan joins the roster. The 10k MMR player previously played for iG.Vitality.
Magma will have their first encounter in the DPC21: S1 - CN Upper Division against EHOME this Tuesday, 19 January.
Team Magma's full roster:
NoPing e-sports stage comeback with Omega Gaming
Brazilian organisation NoPing Esports left the Dota 2 scene in June 2020 and are now back, signing Omega Gaming.
The players came first in the open qualifiers which earned them a spot in the DPC21: S1 - SA Upper Division.
The full roster of NoPing e-sports:
- Juan Carlos 'Mingatte' Mamani
- Gonzalo 'Darkmago' Herrera
- Oscar David 'Oscar' Chavez Jiminez
- Farith 'Matthew-' Puente
- Jose Leonardo 'Pandaboo' Padilla Hernandez
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