Vega Squadron, Team Empire to Odium

The failure to qualify for TI8 made various well-known teams, especially in the CIS region, make substitutions before entering the 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit season.

Besides Natus Vincere made a team change, who are the CIS region teams that make substitutions?

dota pro circuit 2018 2019
Dota Pro Circuit 2018-2019. Source: Dota 2

From Team Empire who performed very disappointingly in the TI8 regional qualifier by finishing second from the bottom.

After doing several tries by the player while participating in the small tournaments after regional qualifier, they only left one old player namely Miposhka who has been playing since 2016.

Chappie while playing for Clutch Gamers. Source: Clutch

The four players are Chappie who had previously played on Team Empire in 2017 and last played on Gambit Esports.

Next there is Maden the last one played on Effect, Cooman and lastly play on Double Dimension. Selaint is there dear, a new name in the competitive realm Dota 2 which will fill a support position.

Following roster Dota 2 from Team Empire now:

  • Zaur “Cooman“Shakhmurzaev
  • Vladimir “Chappie“Kuzmenko
  • Yaroslav “Miposhka“Naidenov
  • Oleg “dear“Calenbet
  • Igor “Maden“Modenov

Vega Squadron Releases Their Dota 2 Players

Next there is Vega Squadron who appear worse at times regional qualifier TI8 by reaching the last position. Only two players survived rooster that is Palantimos and Zayac.

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Various players they tried after regional qualfier TI8 is over, even Dendi is known as a former player Natus Vincere had been a standin at the BTS Summer Cup.

Zayac Source: Liquipedia Dota

Finally, they officially announced the players by entering StormC4t, a former teammate Zayac while playing on MVP Revolution.

Apart from that there is Flow, who had experienced illness and made him have to go on hiatus for a long time. But he was back active now regional qualifier TI8 by becoming a player 20 min. Last there yol who had played together Clutch Gamers.

Following roster Dota 2 of the current Vega Squadron:

  • Nikita “Palantimos“Grinkevich
  • Duulat “StormC4t-Subankulov
  • Alexander “Flow“Sazonov
  • Bakyt “Zayac“Emilzhanov
  • Vladimir “yolBasov

V-Tune Complete Odium Roster Lineup!

Source: Wykrhm Reddy

Last there Odium, a new team in the CIS region that contains players who already have names like Lil and GeneRaL the last one played on Natus Vincere. After waiting quite a while, finally rooster they were complete by entering V-Tune, a Ukrainian player who filled the carry position.

Not much information was obtained regarding V-Tune, but it is pub star which is currently ranked 120th for European servers.

Following roster Dota 2 Current Odium:

  • Alik “V-Tune“Vorobey
  • Victor “GeneRaL“Nigrini
  • Andrey “Ghostik“Kadyk
  • Ilya “Lil“Llyuk
  • Semion “CemaTheSlayer“Krivulya

Of course this news is considered good for the advancement of the competitive realm Dota 2 regional CIS. Indeed, the teams from the region did not develop after the bad results in the DPC 17/18 season. In fact, CIS only sent 2 representatives to TI8, namely and Winstrike.

Solo against OpTic Gaming at TI8. Source: Valve

In your opinion, is the substitution of players in these three teams able to go well? Moreover, many players pub star who feel they do not have more experience in the competitive realm Dota 2.

Edited by Yubian A. Huda