The tight series of tournaments Dota 2 in March-May 2018, got one of the CIS regional teams to change the composition rooster-his.
The team with the hussar logo, Team Empire, became a team that gave up the path direct invite The International 8 via the system DPC, just like what OG did.
The team itself has not made any proud achievements so far, they have not even been able to secure several qualifications for the title play Dota 2 event for the CIS region.
Their last failure was present at the CIS qualifying tournament GESC: Thailand Minor. The team from Moscow, Russia must accept the bitter pill by going without a fight at the event. Miposhka and friends must be defeated at the start of the match.
Defeat at upper bracket against Team Spirit with a score of 2-1, followed by a 2-0 defeat to the regional champions CIS, Vega Squadron in the round lower bracket.
These results ensure the elimination of Team Empire in the struggle slots towards the mat main event Thailand GESC tournament.
The bad results also brought the latest news for the team, Midlaner Team Empire, Alexander “Nix” Levin must be the scapegoat for the unsatisfactory results at the event.
As a replacement, one of the talented young players from Kazakhstan, Aybek “Naive-” Tokaev will replace his position at Midlane.
– Team Empire (@team_empire) April 16, 2018
The 17-year-old player does not yet have sufficient competitive experience, but has extraordinary achievements by reaching position 4 on the European MMR Leaderboard (22 April 2018 Edition).
His most recent experience in competitive Dota 2 itself that is to defend Gambit Esports on the CIS qualification MDL Changsha Major, however, they had to lose in the semi-finals against Team Spirit with a score of 2-0.
Substitution rooster this was conveyed directly by, Alexandr “StrangeR” Solomonov, Team Empire Esports Director. He said: “Our recent results show that we need change. Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to Nix.
I personally have no regrets about Team Empire’s choice during the last transfer window. At first everything went according to plan but in the end we had a hard time.
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We can see that Nix is no longer comfortable with our team, and the main reason for his replacement is that all five players are out of sync as a team.
We can take risks and move on with the team without making changes, but management takes other options. This thing (alternation rooster) is more risky but we believe in this choice. “
This is one of the difficult things, considering that all esports teams want to have the opportunity to attend the event The International 8.
So far several teams have confirmed off course direct invite they were at the event due to substitutions rooster as LFY, paiN Gaming, OG and the last is Team Empire.
Here’s the arrangement roster Dota 2 latest from Team Empire:
- Aybek “Naive-“ Tokaev
- Rostislav “Fn” Lozovoi
- Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk
- Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidyonov
- Maxim “Yoky” Kim
The condition of Team Empire in the last few seasons has been quite sad, only being able to pass 4 of the 18 qualifiers that have been followed so far and were eliminated at the start of qualifying in its 4 minor qualifications.
In order to support their performance, they had changed the composition of the team several times last season until now; first by swapping the former team captain, Ivan “VANSKOR” Skorokhod, and brought the veteran Carry, Gazlev’s “Silent” Air into the team lineup.