Its roster change season. Na’Vi and Fnatic have already made some changes and there’s more to come.
The ONE Esports Singapore Major came to an exciting end with Invictus Gaming reverse sweeping Evil Geniuses in the grand finals. As the Chinese team is still celebrating its victory, other teams are already gearing up for the second DPC season.
RAMZES joins Natus Vincere ahead of DPC season 2
CIS esports powerhouse, Natus Vincere has signed Roman “Ramzes666” Kushnarev to replace Viktor “GeneRaL” Nigrini on its Dota 2 team. The 21-year-old player will play as the position 3 offlaner on the Na’Vi squad. Kushnarev rejoins his former Virtus.Pro teammate Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosyan.
Na’Vi’s Dota 2 roster faced COVID troubles ahead of the Singapore Major. Two Na’Vi players tested COVID positive and could not attend the Major. After initially announcing Ramzes and Mag (the team’s coach) as stand-ins, the organization pulled out of the Major.
Here’s the new Na’Vi Dota 2 roster:
- Alik “V-Tune” Vorobey.
- Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasilenko.
- Andrii “ALWAYSWANNAFLY” Bondarenko.
- Roman “Ramzes666” Kushnarev.
- Viktor “GeneRaL” Nigrini.
Nigma Announces MindControl Return
Team Nigma has also revealed the return of Ivan Borislavov “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov to its active roster. The player was uanble to attend the ONE Esports Singapore Major due to COVID-19 concerns.
Fnatic benches Masaros after poor showing at ONE Esports Singapore Major
Fnatic also has a roster change and will bench Natthaphon “Masaros” Ouanphakdee effective immediately. The team lost two straight games to crash out of the ONE Esports Singapore Major in the playoffs.
[…] Though we say our goodbyes today, I have no doubt that we will see more of Masaros in the future as a formidable opponent. He is a big dude with even a bigger heart and we thank him for his time with us.Fnatic’s coach, Lee “SunBhie” Jeong-jae.
Despite a strong showing in the regional DPC Season 1, Fnatic’s inability to make any inroads at the Major necessitated this change. The Southeast Asian roster finished the major in 9-12th place without any prize money or DPC points.
The second season of the Dota Pro Circuit CIS kicks off on April 13 and will continue till May 23, 2021. Sixteen teams will compete for more than a $200,000 prize pool during 6 weeks.
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