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Evil Geniuses Moves RAMZES666 To An “Non-Active Position”

North American Dota 2 team Evil Geniuses(EG) has just announced that its current offlaner Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev, has been moved to a “non-active position” in its Dota 2 roster. This announcement was made through its official social media handles.

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RAMZES666 has been made “Non-Active” by Evil Geniuses

After several weeks of continued silence, following its exit from the OMEGA League, Evil Geniuses has finally commented on its Dota 2 roster. CIS Offlane player, RAMZES666 has been made inactive by the NA team.

Details about who will replace RAMZES666 in the main roster is not yet known. The announcement also states that further updates on the EG roster will be announced in the coming weeks. 

EG’s Current Roster and Potential Replacements for the Offlane Role

So everything seems to indicate that in the next few weeks, Evil Geniuses would be picking up a new offlaner. Perhaps they are waiting for further information about the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) to make an informed decision.

For the time being, and until the new Evil Geniuses offlaner is confirmed, the EG lineup will be:

  • Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
  • Abed “Abed” Yusop
  • Andreas “Cr1t” Nielsen
  • Tal “Fly” Aizik

There are several talented and experienced offlaners in the market who would fit EG. Some of the Tier 1 free agents that EG might consider are: Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang, Carlo “Kuku” Palad, Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok, Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov.

What Does Inactive or ‘Non-Active Position’ Mean in Esports?

When an esports player is made Inactive (or Non-Active), it means that he is officially no longer part of the playing roster of the team. But, he is still part of the organization and, if he wishes to join another team, the other team will have to pay a transfer fee to sign the player.

However, if the organization wishes, the player can be loaned or play as a stand-in for another organization temporarily.

This Gives More Reliability To The Rumours of an All-Star Team

Over the last few weeks, there have been rumors of a potential All-Star team that would see RAMZES666, Solo, No[o]ne, and SumaiL team-up. Several developments have increased the likelihood of this rumour being true.

  • A leaked chat-log from rOtK’s stream, revealed a potential team featuring RAMZES666, Solo, No[o]ne, and SumaiL.

RELATED:  Leaked Chat Reveals Roster Featuring SumaiL, No[o]ne, Ramzes

  • With the recent announcement that saw Virtus.Pro disband its roster that had players like Solo and No[o]ne which leaves them free to join this new lineup.
  • SumaiL has continued to be a free agent after leaving OG, leaving him free to join this team, if it is formed.

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TNC Predator Beats Neon Esports To Survive Elimination At DOTA Summit 13

After TNC Predator was beaten in a gruelling contest against Among Us in the first round of the upper bracket at DOTA Summit 13, they faced an elimination match today against Neon Esports. TNC looked all set for this match as they outclassed Neon Esports 2-0 with Armel and Gabbi starring the show. 

TNC Moves Ahead In the Playoffs Of DOTA Summit 13:SEA

TNC Predator had performed decently in the group stages of the tournament and so were placed at the second position in the table. The upper bracket match was always going to be a competitive one against one of the top four teams in the league. Among Us barely managed to secure the series win while TNC were thrown into the lower brackets where they faced Neon Esports.

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In Game 1, it was the Gabbi show as he delivered an impeccable performance on Phantom Assassin. The net worth lead never really got huge for TNC with skem for Neon Esports also farming extremely well on an empowered Lifestealer. But there was always a looming threat of one of the most dreaded late-game carries in Dota 2-Phantom Assassin. Gabbi was so confident, despite being easily able to kill enemy heroes that he also picked up a Divine Rapier. skem relented and fought back hard but TNC was the better team as the game ended in 50 minutes.

Game 2 was an absolute stomp by TNC Predator as they wreaked havoc on the heroes of Neon Esports. After winning the laning phase and picking up their initial items, TNC accelerated their advantage further by constantly hunting down Neon’s heroes. Neon was never ready to fight as skem required time to grab a lot of items on an empowered Phantom Assassin.  

Armel at Epicenter 2019Armel was immaculate on Ember Spirit as he ended the game 2 with a KDA of 15-0-8.
Image Via Epicenter

With the scoreline of 28-4 in favour of TNC in, they finished the game 2 in just 27 minutes and took the series 2-0.

RELATED:  Kuku Becomes a Coach For Filipino Team Omega Esports

This comprehensive win will certainly boost TNC’s confidence after losing a very close match against Among Us. They keep their hopes alive in the tournament and will face the winner of Adroit Esports Vs BOOM Esports in the next round of lower brackets.

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Kuku Becomes a Coach For Filipino Team Omega Esports

In a surprise move, one of the Philippines’ most beloved players Carlo “Kuku” Palad has just joined Omega Esports as their coach. This is the Filipino Dota 2 superstar’s first stint as a coach. 

However, Kuku has not announced his retirement as a player. He has confirmed that he would continue with his playing career.

Kuku Joins Omega Esports as a coach

Kuku will be taking control of the coaching duties for the first time in his career following his stints with Among Us and Geek Fam.

Omega Esports is an upcoming Filipino esports organization which has rosters that compete in The Nationals (one of the top esports leagues in the Philippines region). Popular Filipino esports team Sterling Global Dragons partnered with corporate firms like PLDT Inc. and its mobile arm, Smart Communications to form this organization.

Kuku at TI8Earlier, Kuku was spotted on his stream negotiating to join another SEA team. Perhaps, it was this coaching role.

RELATED:  Kuku Might Be Negotiating To Join Another SEA Team

According to the announcement, Kuku is expected to help the team “bounce back” and “reach the top” with his “knowledge, experience and expertise in Dota 2”. 

Kuku To Continue Playing Professionally

Following this announcement, in his personal Facebook profile, Kuku confirmed that he would continue to play professionally as a player.

Kuku Confirms that he is still a Pro PlayerTranslation: “Still a player”

Currently, the Filipino player is competing in a temporary stack named “Among Us” in the “DOTA Summit 13 Online: Southeast Asia” tournament. However, Kuku’s future following this tournament is still not clear.

RELATED:  Filipino Dota 2 Player Kuku Is Still Looking For a Team

Perhaps the player will focus on his coaching career with Omega Esports while the future of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) becomes clearer. Or perhaps we will see Among Us v3 with other SEA stars. It is still up in the air.

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Solo Issues A Statement After Leaving Virtus.Pro

Solo and No[o]ne who are some of the most successful players not only in CIS but also in global Dota 2, left the Virtus.pro organization yesterday. Though Virtus.pro’s disband was being speculated for long now, the move has still left most of their fans overwhelmed with emotions. Solo has released an official statement regarding his departure on the Russian social media website VKontakte.

RELATED:  Virtus.Pro Disbands Its Main Roster Featuring Solo & No[o]ne

Solo’s Statement on Leaving Virtus.pro

Solo has been with the organization of Virtus.pro as their captain since 2016  and has had quite a bit of success with the team. Solo with No[o]ne won multiple Majors, had three ESL titles under their belt and put up some impressive performances at The International.

Solo thanked everybody with whom he had been involved with the Virtus.pro organization. He extended his gratitude towards Anton “Sneg1” Cherepennikov, the former owner of the organization and the general manager Roman “dvoryrom” Dvoryankin. 

“Hello everyone, gentlemen! Obviously, the time of playing with Virtus.pro has come to an end. Regarding this, I would like to extend my gratitude to the organization and to everyone who has cared and thought about us in this 4-year long journey. I am extremely grateful to Anton Cherepennikov (VP.Sneg) for believing in me and giving us an opportunity to put together a squad in August 2016. We were lucky to assemble for the Virtus.pro organization at that time. Roman Dvoryankin’s contribution has been very significant in the success of the organization, Roma-thank you for everything. I want to thank all my teammates with whom I played and had a great time under the Virtus.pro tag. Thank all of Virtus.pro fans for their support, we really loved it! I wish all the best to the new line-up and the organization.

Wait for news;).”

Virtus.Pro has had mixed results with this roster, winning the ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Online: Europe & CIS tournament whilst also securing a few decent results in other tournaments.

Their youth organization of VP.Prodigy has also been surpassing expectations, considering their lack of experience. The fact that tournament organizers restrict multiple teams under the same org from competing in a tournament hampered the interests of the Virtus.Pro organization. As a result, the main roster of Virtus.pro had gone inactive before the start of ESL One Germany 2020, and eventually disbanded.

RELATED:  Leaked Chat Reveals Roster Featuring SumaiL, No[o]ne, Ramzes

Solo has also hinted at his new venture with a closing line and a wink emoticon. A new star-studded team is reportedly around the horizon for the CIS brothers of Solo and No[o]ne with their ex-VP mate Ramzes666 and NA superstar SumaiL.

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Virtus.Pro Disbands Its Main Roster Featuring Solo & No[o]ne

Virtus.Pro has just made the biggest move that CIS Dota 2 has seen in quite a while. It has just disbanded its historically successful roster featuring the likes of Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko, Alexey “Solo” Berezin, Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok, and Bakyt “Zayac” Emilzhanov. 

As a result, the VP.Prodigy’s players have become the “main team” of the Virtus.Pro organization.

The Virtus.Pro Dota 2 Composition Featuring Solo and No[o]ne Has Been Disbanded

The Virtus.Pro roster featuring some of the most well-known CIS Dota 2 players including Solo and No[o]ne has been disbanded by the CIS organization who cited the limited tournament options as the primary reason for making this decision.

Most tournament organizers like ESL and WePlay! have barred teams with the same parent organization from entering the same tournaments. Earlier this year, OG.Seed (OG’s secondary team) also disbanded citing similar reasons.

RELATED:  OG To Let Go of Second Team, OG.Seed Following TI10 Postponement

Virtus.Pro’s CEO’s Comments On This Decision

Virtus.Pro’s CEO, Sergey Glamazda commented on this matter stating the reasoning behind this sudden move.

“We launched VP.Prodigy roster with one main goal —  to give young talents a chance for development on the pro-scene. This team had already shown some phenomenal results by this moment: reached grand finals in five out of seven tournaments and won three of them. We had two strong rosters, though at the same time we were limited in tournament options.

By the end of September we faced a tough choice: to once again update our first roster or to invest in VP.Prodigy and put our faith in new blood. Today we transfer the VP.Prodigy squad to our first Dota 2 team.

I would like to thank ex-VP players. A lot of them are the living legends, their names and victories have been written in the club’s history. Today we start a new chapter that will have a lot of trophies and memorable moments.”

Increasing Likelihood of SumaiL, No[o]ne, Solo, RAMZES666 teaming up

These moves add credence to the earlier rumours that indicated a potential All-star team in the making, featuring the likes of SumaiL, RAMZES666, No[o]ne and Solo.

RELATED:  Leaked Chat Reveals Roster Featuring SumaiL, No[o]ne, Ramzes

Earlier in October 2020, a leaked conversation between Chinese coach rOtK and former Virtus.Pro General Manager, Roman Dvoryankin showcased a new all-star roster in the making. 

According to this leaked conversation, the lineup features:

  • Carry: Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev
  • Mid: Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan
  • Offlane: Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko
  • Position 5: Alexey “Solo” Berezin

rOtK Roster Leak

rOtK Roster Leak B

This move from Virtus.Pro increases the likelihood of this roster actually being formed in the near future. Virtus.Pro, however, noted that the ex-VP representatives including Solo and No[o]ne still have valid contracts with the organization.

VP.Prodigy has been turning heads with their recent performances at ESL One Birmingham Online: CIS & Europe as well as other tournaments. They’ve certainly done enough to grab the attention of the Virtus.Pro management. It will be interesting to see if they can build on these performances and capture a title in the near future.