No[o]ne- shared how Aramis ended up departing Old G and how this can affect their slot in the DPC.
Old G is once again at the center of brewing chaos in Tour 3 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC). On June 16, carry player of Old G, Volodymyr "No[o]ne-" Minenko, revealed pos 4, Adam "Aramis" Moroz's sudden departure from the team. This led to Old G playing their recent two matches with Vladimir "RodjER" Nikogosian as a substitute. However, if Old G continues playing with stand-ins, they will face an inevitable disqualification from the DPC.
UPDATE: Old G is no longer at risk of a disqualification after Aramis played with the team vs Nigma Galaxy. Despite him joining the Dota 2 lobby, Aramis ended up disconnecting and Old G played 4 vs 5.
I hope Aramis comes to his senses like a reasonable person and not behave primitively. He needs to understand that this is a team game, and if you make commitments, you should fulfill them.
No[o]ne- shares how Aramis abruptly left Old G
On June 16, Dota 2 commentator, Oleksii "STORM" Tumanov, hosted a live podcast on Twitch alongside No[o]ne-. During the stream, No[o]ne- revealed that Aramis had suddenly departed Old G by dropping a message that reads, "I'm leaving the team, goodbye".
No[o]ne- expressed his frustration with the situation. He stated that Aramis' decision would jeopardize Old G's run to the Upper Division. To prevent another disqualification, No[o]ne- hopes that Aramis "comes to his senses" and fulfills his commitments to Old G.
(Credit to Hawk for transcription and English translation.)
This is incredibly shocking. This is the first time in my career that such a situation has occurred, where a player writes in Discord: "I'm leaving, I won't play any more games with you". In order to advance to the first division and play the qualifiers from the top slot, we need to play out the game with him, but he says he won't. I don't know what will happen. I hope he will come to his senses, like a reasonable person, and not behave primitively. He needs to understand that this is a team game, and if you make commitments, you should fulfill them. I really hope for at least that much.
Old G moves towards disqualification with a broken lineup
Old G is on the brink of another disqualification with Aramis' absence. The PGL rulebook only allows teams to play with substitutes in four out of seven matches in the Regional League. So far, Old G has played with a substitute in two matches. And they have three more to go.
If Aramis does not return and Old G plays the rest of the tournament with a stand-in, they will face an inevitable disqualification. This certainly feels like deja vu as only last Tour, Old G suffered similar circumstances when they played with excessive stand-ins.
It appears that Old G have their hands tied and are just hoping that their pos 4 returns to play at least a single match. Old G's next DPC series will be against Nigma Galaxy on June 21.