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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.

RELATED:  Forbes Report Reveals the Transfer Fee that EG paid Virtus.Pro for RAMZES666

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.

RELATED:  Motivate.Trust Gaming and TNC Predator Shine At Group Stages Of DOTA Summit 13

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

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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.

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Sylar Urges Dota 2 Fans To Stop Hating 4AM Players

After a number of people involved in the Sylar-Eurus mess brought forward their perspective and side of the story, the main man finally broke his silence in a bid to subside the muddle. In a post made on the Chinese website Weibo, Liu “Sylar” Jiajun has asked the fans to stop condemning the parties involved in the conflict.

RELATED:  Maybe Explains Why Sylar Was Kicked From 4AM

Sylar’s Statement On the Blame-Game

According to the general public opinion, Sylar was unfairly kicked from the 4AM roster. So people made some harsh remarks on 4AM including its players, Maybe, Yang, fy and RedPanda.

Vici Gaming’s co-owner, Chen Qing and Maybe had earlier spoken about their versions of the events that took place. Both of them brought forward the fact that there was a contractual disagreement between 4AM and Vici Gaming. Chen Qing had also stated that Elephant, the collaborator of 4AM, was the only one to be blamed for all this ruckus. 

RELATED:  Vici Gaming’s Co-owner Speaks Up About The Sylar-Eurus Mess

Now, Sylar voiced his opinion and asked the community to stop the hatred against the current players of 4AM when he himself has not put-down any of them. He also urges to stop bashing Chen Yanchuan, a popular Dota 2 streamer in China and also the contact person from the Elephant organization.

Sylar states,

“Stop denigrating Chuan ( Chen Yanchuan). He got the information from a person whom he trusted. The people who have told the story have their own stand and viewpoint. It is not possible to clarify if it is true or not. I did not talk about this affair to anybody before eating yesterday because it does not make any sense to me. To be honest, I have not put the blame on anybody since all of this began. As a player, I am reflecting on my decision more and how I could have been careful. He only wanted to get clarification for my removal and even arranged compensation for me. Moreover, I told him that I did not require it. Also, my 3 teammates have no role to play in all this matter. I know the reasons for my initial inclusion on October 1 and my current state. I expect you to stop hating my 3 former teammates. I am really grateful to Maybe for what he said after the mess and to everybody who bothered for me. “

Translation via VPEsports


It really is unfortunate to see Sylar being put in this difficult position due to the actions of 4AM. Hopefully, this post cools down the community which leads to this drama finally come to a conclusion. In other news, Eurus has almost been confirmed as the final carry by various sources, the final roster of Elephant.4AM is likely to be revealed anytime soon.

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Team Nigma Gets Destroyed By Yellow Submarine At ESL One Germany

Round 1 of the modified swiss-format of ESL One Germany 2020 came to a close yesterday and the results were rather expected. The only surprising outcome that shocked everybody was Team Nigma losing 2-0 to a lesser-known CIS team, Yellow Submarine. 

Yellow Submarine Pull Off an Upset 

Back in 2015, Yellow Submarine (YeS) gained a lot of publicity after it won The International 2015 European Open Qualifiers. The team could not qualify to the main tournament and after a string of bad performances, YeS disbanded in December 2016. After that, the team was now formed with the likes of Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov and Vitaliy “so bad” Oshmankevich to compete at ESL One Germany 2020 qualifiers. They had a decent run throughout the qualifiers stage and booked a spot in the main tournament. However, nobody expected them to take down a top tier European squad, Team Nigma, in their first series of the group stages. Other top-seeded teams like Alliance, OG and Team Secret had easily managed to secure their series versus these weaker teams. 

In Game 1, Team Nigma had to, unfortunately, play without Maroun “GH” Merhej and a stand-in had to be called in at the last minute. Team Nigma was already short of the expertise of their esteemed captain Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi as he continues to recover from an arm injury.

RELATED:  Nigma To Play without KuroKy At ESL One Germany 2020

The final pick by Team Nigma in Game 1, which was a classic Meepo for Aliwi “w33” Omar absolutely created a lot of hype amongst the viewers. The twitch chat went berserk and everybody expected Team Nigma to end this game easily. Miracle- played the anchor role in this game with a Void Spirit with MinD_ContRoL on his signature Nature’s Prophet. 

All the cores in the game had a decent laning phase, leaving Miracle- who went 0-4 in the first 14 minutes. But in classic w33’s Meepo way, he outplayed YeS in a failed gank attempt by them, securing a triple kill and the aegis at the 14th-minute mark. With an early push heavy lineup with Nature’s Prophet, Chen and Meepo, Nigma tried to breach the high ground at just 17 minutes but shorter respawn times with some good plays by YeS led to four hero deaths for team Nigma. The game kept dragging after it with YeS’ cores farming more efficiently than Team Nigma’s. Though Meepo maintained the top spot in the networth lead chart for a long time,  YeS always managed to kill him off first in the teamfights, ignoring other heroes who barely dealt any considerable damage. Gradually, the cores of Faceless Void and Kunkaa for YeS grew a lot stronger and Team Nigma realised they could no longer take any head-on fights. They continuously tried to stall the game with split pushes and creep cutting but YeS always managed to find and kill them. The game went all the distance to 55 minutes as YeS sealed the game off with a much superior late game draft. Their execution also seemed on point throughout the game.

In Game 2, Team Nigma looked stronger with GH’s return and everybody thought that it was just one bad game and they would come back to close out the series 2-1. 

YeS opened up with same two opening picks from the last game in the form of Faceless Void and Enchantress. Team Nigma drafted an offlane Earthshaker for MinD_ContRoL and a Void Spirit for w33, bringing him back to the anchor role. Nigma picked up Phantom Lancer for Miracle- as the last pick which according to the casters and analysts was an easy PL game. Yellow Submarine won all the 3 lanes, picking up a 5k lead at 14 minutes with its cores topping the networth chart.  But Nigma pulled the game back into their advantage picking off heroes with an early Earthshaker blink and Mirana combo while Miracle- farmed effectively. Two over-zealous fights by Yes around the mid lane and Roshan Pit cost them a lot as Team Nigma accelerated their lead to 10k and secured the aegis for Miracle-. YeS avoided any sort of teamfight with Nigma for the duration of the Aegis and then took a chaotic but victorious brawl for them at their Triangle. Faceless Void managed to secure a triple kill ending Miracle’s 8x Godlike streak. W33 bought back into that teamfight after getting initially caught in the Chronosphere but could not manage to accomplish a lot as he cliffed himself for a significant time. Team Nigma kept losing fights after that as the Phantom Lancer died a couple of times without buyback. Faceless Void had all the answers to him with Aghs and Battlefury, combined with Cataclysm from Invoker. YeS eventually closed out the game at 44 minutes and took the series 2-0.

This loss of Team Nigma comes out as an overwhelming surprise to all Nigma fans. They are certainly starting to miss the leadership and in-game calling of captain KuroKy considering their most recent games. But they still have some of the most skilled players in the region and will look to come back stronger in the second round where they face Tempo Esports on October 9.

ALSO READ:  Nigma Knocked Out Of OGA Dota Pit Season 3

On the other hand, Yellow Submarine has had a spectacular start to their tournament campaign dismantling Team Nigma. Faceless Void seems to be the go-to hero for their carry player Yatoro and teams will certainly consider banning it in the coming days. Their next matchup is against the conquerors of European/CIS Dota 2, Team Secret. It is going to be a very tough series for the CIS squad and will be interesting to see if they even take one game off them. 

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Team Secret Trashtalks OG After N0tail’s Comments On “Rivalry”

Twitter handles of OG and Team Secret have been quite amusing for the past few months as they constantly try to poke at each other. Mostly, Team Secret has had the chance to pull OG’s leg considering the former’s streak of dominating performances. N0tail was recently involved in a Twitter jest following his comments in an interview with SirActionSlacks. 

RELATED:  Team Secret Secure Their 8th Consecutive Tournament Win

Team Secret Vs OG- The Twitter Battle

On October 6, before OG’s debut match at ESL One Germany 2020, an interview clip between N0tail and SirActionSlacks was played which involved N0tail talk about the twitter banter between Team Secret and OG. SirActionSlacks labelled this battle as an “El Clásico” asked N0tail about he viewed the “Rivalry” that has been building between the teams.

N0tail replied,

“There has been a lot of hype when Team Secret and OG play in a tournament. After TI8, Team Secret showed some dominating performances and everybody went berserk at their top form.”

He then took a nudge at Team Secret by stating, “ The rivalry between OG and Team Secret would have already taken place if Team Secret did not choke so much at TI.” He then mockingly also said, “ Now, we are trying not to play so badly between TI’s.

The twitter banter is always good. I hope EG was not caught up so much. We could post a lot of memes against them. But they are way too serious in these matters. In Secret’s case, we could have a lot of fun and spice things up if we manage to take games off them in the next BO5.”

This interview’s clip which was posted on twitter by ESL received a taunting reply from Secret which stated, “Can you REALLY call it a clasico when one of these teams lost 8 times in a row to the other Flushed face.” N0tail gave a rather savage reply to Team Secret saying, “Winning when it matters most.”

N0tail’s Views About Playing On LAN

In the interview with SirActionSlacks, N0tail was also asked about how online leagues impacted OG considering they are mostly known as a “LAN” team.

N0tail said: 

“Talking about my whole career and also of Sébastien “Ceb” Debs, we have mostly specialised as LAN players and performed well in LAN environments. The whole concept of offline leagues which involves bootcamping, facing a lot of pressure from the crowd and the game, hotel experience and interviews brought out the best in us. We had been working to become the best Dota 2 team but currently, we can not use the experience, skills that we acquired over the years. Yes, we can prepare well mentally and use other things learnt over a long time but I surely miss the LAN setting because of the experience and fun it brought with the group bonding.”

ALSO READ:  N0tail Talks About The IO Pick That Won OG TI9

The social media battle between OG and Team Secret is certainly attracting a lot of publicity as one tries to outwit the other. While Team Secret talks about their current dominant spree of performances, OG aims to counter by bringing their champion TI results forward. 

Currently, Team Secret’s social media team has genuinely turned OG into a laughing stock. It will be a treat to watch these two teams play again at ESL One Germany 2020 and what more exciting their twitter handles can come up with.

Moreover, it is an era of online leagues and it will be compelling to see if OG can showcase their TI-level class when offline events return.

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Vici Gaming’s Co-owner Speaks Up About The Sylar-Eurus Mess

Co-owner of Vici Gaming,Chen Qing, broke his silence in a stream on October 6 where he explained the reason behind the initial exclusion of Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun from the 4AM roster. This statement comes after Lu “Somnus丶M” Yao had earlier listed out the problems that prevented Eurus from joining the organization.

RELATED:  Maybe Explains Why Sylar Was Kicked From 4AM

Vici Gaming’s Stakeholder Chen Qing’s Statements On The Eurus Transfer 

Having played for nearly three years for Vici Gaming and enjoying a considerable amount of success, Eurus had certainly become an integral member of the organization. Chen Qing stated in his stream that he had been silent about all the ruckus because he did not want the matter to get worse for Eurus. But now, he really felt the need to speak as the things had gone haywire.

According to Chen, the main problem of all this issue was not Eurus, Sylar or 4AM but the partner organization of 4AM, Little Elephant.“ Little Elephant kept retracting from the contract which clearly stated that the 1.5 Million RMB transfer fee for Eurus and everybody knew about this for a long time,” he stated.

He then explained how all of this began. Zhou “Yang” Haiyang who had spent his entire career with the Vici Gaming organization conveyed his desire of playing with Maybe to Chen Qing. 

According to him, “During the start of this season, Yang said he wanted to play with Maybe in the 4AM organization. I felt then it was an alright decision. Yang then asked me about the tenure of the contract he should sign with them and I said two years.

Eurus, on the other hand, had extended his contract with Vici Gaming at the start of the previous season. He received a salary hike, but there were some clauses in the contract which had to be adhered to. Eurus had to stay with Vici Gaming in the previous season and in case he wished to move to another organization, the transfer fee would be 1,500,000 RMB ($220k USD). The contract had been legally drafted and every organization knew about this.

In August this year, Eurus also wanted to play with Maybe and fy. Many teams like PSG.LGD, Team Aster wanted to grab Eurus at the time. But Eurus was determined to play with Maybe and had presented the contract to 4AM even though they weren’t the highest bidder.”

Chen further explained that Eurus’s deep desire to play with Maybe and team cost him such a huge problem as Little Elephant just exploited his sincerity. “Eurus would, in fact, refuse to join the team if he had known that such problems awaited him,” he said.

He mentioned, “Little Elephant was playing with the players for a long time. Even at the end, the whole of 1.5 Million RMB was not offered by them and which exploited the players one more time. Then Sylar was announced as the carry without even signing a contract with the team. When it became official, I even messaged Sylar and asked him to proceed legally. I had no idea that he’d be kicked out the next day.

The people involved at the managerial levels of Elephant were the only ones to be blamed. Eurus got dragged only because he wanted to play with the rest. I had also told Yang that they could potentially win a TI.”

“The transfer fee was ultimately paid by Elephant but by that time, Eurus had already been worn out and was willing to pay the entire transfer fee all by himself, just to end the problem,” Chen Qing further said.

At the end of his stream, he said, “Though Elephant paid the entire fee, someone from the team had a salary cut. Elephant just took advantage of the players’ wish to play with each other. They were the only ones that created all this nuisance and 4AM had nothing to do with it.” He concluded by asking the people to understand that Elephant was behind all this commotion and any other players/organization had no part to play.

RELATED:  “Sylar got bullied by 4AM,” Claims Chinese Caster Jophy

Vici Gaming’s co-owner has certainly added and cleared out a lot of things after Maybe had earlier explained about the matter. The 4AM final roster reveal is yet to happen though it is being ascertained that Eurus is now the final member of the squad. The five members of the squad will likely be satisfied now, considering they got Eurus but the road to all this has been very rough. As for Sylar, everything went wrong with him and as Maybe stated, he might be receiving monetary compensation for all the unscrupulous things done to him.

Translations via VPEsports

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Will TI10’s Prize Pool Cross $40 Million Before Its Expiry?

Even though the International 10 is only scheduled to happen in 2021, Valve has managed to raise $39,570,662 USD at the time of writing through their TI10 Battle Pass. It is the biggest prize pot in all of esports and will likely be one of the greatest events we’ve seen all year. 

However, the prestige of becoming the first esport to have a prize pool exceeding $40 Million USD is possibly the next big milestone with this Battle Pass. However, that looks like it might not happen.

RELATED:  TI10 Is Now The Biggest Prize Pool in Esports History

Is TI10’s Battle Pass Set To Cross The $40 Million Mark?

TI10’s Battle Pass was released on 25th May featuring multiple rewards and cosmetics. It was the fastest-selling Battle Pass in Dota 2 history, conquering milestone after milestone and lead TI10 to become the biggest prize pool in esports history.

Initially, Valve extended the Battle Pass by a week from September 12th to 19th to accommodate a weeklong stretch during which Dota 2 servers were crashing during peak hours.

Following this, on September 17, Valve extended the Battle Pass by another three weeks (until October 9th, 2020). This made the possibility of the prize pool reaching the $40,000,000 USD mark a reality.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it will cross that historic mark until something drastically changes.

The Projections Don’t Add Up

  • The prize pool is currently growing at an average of $63,714 per day over the course of the last 10 days.
  • In the three days (including Oct 7, the date of publication) before TI10 Battle Pass expires, the prize pool needs to grow at a rate of $143,112 per day.
  • So if it continues to grow linearly (which is the likeliest scenario), the prize pool of TI10 will come to a close, raising $39,761,804 for the prize pool of the tournament. Merely $240k USD lower than the hallowed $40 Million USD mark.

Unless Valve decided to postpone the expiry of the Battle Pass or releases something extra, we likely will not cross the $40 Million Mark.


Which is a damn shame considering the fact that we were all set to receive 10,000 Battle Points or 10 levels for crossing this mark. We believe that it is very unlikely that we’ll see any other year’s Battle Pass lasting as long as TI10’s, so we really might not get close to this unprecedented $40 Million mark any time soon.