Post TI shuffle

Post TI10 shuffle log; Confirmed roster changes for the next DPC season

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

With the end of The International 10, the traditional post-TI shuffle period has begun.

Team Spirit pulled off the unthinkable when they took down the Chinese juggernaut, PSG.LGD, in the grand finals of The International 10. It was electrifying and left the entire Dota 2 scene buzzing. 

Before the grand finals teams could catch even a wink of sleep, the traditional LFT tweets and team shuffle announcements started to appear. 

So far there has been no information of what to expect going forward for the upcoming DPC 2021-2022 season, but teams and players are starting to look at their options before the leagues start expected to begin in approximately five weeks -- mid to end of November.

Here you can find all the confirmed changes for the upcoming season and ignore the trolls, rumors, and anxiety. 

November 21  OG

With a complete overhaul to the roster, OG's new lineup will be led by Mikhail "Misha" Agatov and includes Tommy 'Taiga' Le. 

OG roster
Bozhidar “hansha” Bogdanov
Ammar “ATF” Assaf
Tommy “Taiga” Le
Mikhail “Misha” Agatov

November 21  Invictus Gaming

Invictus Gaming make just one roster change ahead of the next Doa Pro Circuit replacing their long standing captain , Hu "kaka" Liangzhi with Pan "Fade" Yi, who makes his return to the competitive scene under a new nickname.

Invictus Gaming roster:

Zhiyi “flyfly” Jin
Yi “Emo” Zhou
Jun Wen “JT-” Thiay
Yi “Fade” Pan
Chon Kien “Oli” Chan

November 20  Virtus.pro

Virtus.pro will fight in the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit with a 17 year old player, continuing their commitment to nurturing young talent.

Virtus.pro roster:

Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko
Danil “gpk” Skutin
Illias “illias” Ganeev
coach: Anatoly “boolk” Ivanov

November 20  Evil Geniuses

Two time TI champion with OG, Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka makes a return to the competitive Dota by joining Evil Geniuses. The roster is rounded up by former Virts.pro carry, Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko who will make a role chance and will play in the offlane for EG.

Evil Geniuses roster: 

Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
Abed Azel “Abed” Yusop
Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko
Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen
Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka
coach: sam “Bulba” Sosale

November 20  Fnatic

Fnatic have locked in their roster for the 2021-22 Dota Pro Circuit and will undergo a role adjustment to welcome a new support to their ranks. This time around Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong will be moving to the offlane and will continue to lead the team, while position five will be taken by the former OB.Neon support, Jaunuel "Jaunuel" Arcilla.

Fnatic roster:

Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto
Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios
Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong
Djardel “DJ” Mampusti
Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla
coach: Jeong Jae “SunBhie” Lee

November 20  Royal Never Give Up

With the post TI10 shuffle window coming to a close this weekend, on the 21st of November, Royal Never Give Up will start the new DPC season from the lower division of the first China Tour with three of the TI8 grand finalists reuniting under their roof. 

Royal Never Give Up roster:

Zhong “圣子华炼God-King-SzhL” Liushuai
Yao “Somnus丶M” Lu
Shenyi “Chalice” Yang
Cal Ciao “FelixCiaoBa” Chong
Jian Wei “xNova-” Yap


November 19  Vici Gaming

From the TI10 line-up, it’s only Yang "poyoyo" Shaohan who will continue in the next competitive year under the VG banner. He will be joined by up and coming players from the region, most of them with no big LAN experience in their hands.

Vici Gaming roster:

Shaohan “poyoyo” Yang
Hongcheng “Xm” Guo
Jian “Irving” Li
Jia Yi “Yds” Zhao
Guanhong “起风了” Chen

November 18  Alliance

Alliance has finalized their roster for the upcoming DPC 2021-22 season, picking up Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos, Adam "Aramis" Moroz and, Ondřej "Supream^" Štarha.

Alliance roster

Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov
Ondřej “Supream^” Štarha
Rodrigo “Lelis” Santos
Adam “Aramis” Moroz
Simon “Handsken” Haag

November 18  OG

 After several years of a successful career under the OG banner,  Sebastien 'Ceb' Debs will be stepping away from playing competitive Dota 2. 

OG roster

Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen
Johan “N0tail” Sundstein

November 18  Team Secret

Team Secret are ready to roll in the 2021-22 Dota Pro Circuit that is set to begin at the end of November, on the 29th.

After parting ways with zai and MATUMBAMAN, Team Secret swapped Nisha back to the carry role and welcomed the mid lane king into their ranks. Syed "SumaiL" Hassan is finally returning to the mid lane after playing for more than a year in the carry position.

Team Secret roster: 

Michał “Nisha” Jankowski
Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan
Daryl Pei Xiang “iceiceice” Koh
yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat
Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
coach: Seung Gon “Heen” Lee

November 18  CIS Rejects

Some of the finest CIS players will start the next Dota Pro Circuit unsponsored and will have to crawl their way into the upper division of regional leagues through open qualifiers and then lower division matches.

CIS Rejects  roster:

Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev
Gleb “depressed kid” Ziryanob
Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov
Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosian
Artsiom “Fng” Barshak

November 17 Team Liquid  

MATUMBAMAN and zai will continue to play together, but now they will wear the Team Liquid jersey.

November 17 Xtreme Gaming  

Although ViCi Gaming did not make any official announcement yet regarding their roster and their plans for the next competitive year, two of their members will reunite with Zhang "Eurus" Chengjun, who has changed his nickname back to Paparazi.

Xtreme Gaming roster:

Wenjun “J” Wang
Chengjun “Paparazi灬” Zhang
Sun “AVA 阿发 ” Runfa
Jiahan “TANK” Xiong
Cong “Dy” Ding


November 17  TNC Predator

TNC Predator reveals their new roster to be led by Kim "Febby" Yong-min. 

Levi “YoungGod” Lagaret
Yuri Dave “Yowe” Pacaña
Xiao “XiaoYu” Yu
Prieme Ejay “PlayHard” Banquil
Yongmin “febby-dieu” Kim

November 16  Talon Esports

Hong Kong-based organization Talon, enters into the Dota 2 scene for the upcoming DPC 2021-22 season with a full lineup. The addition of Tal "Fly" Aizik into the lineup signals big changes for the NA giants Evil Geniuses. 

Kim Villafuerte “Gabbi” Santos
Rafli Fathur “Mikoto” Rahman
Damien “kpii” Chok
Brizio Adi “Hyde” Putra
Tal “Fly” Aizik

November 15 Team Secret

Two weeks after Team Secret bid farewell to Ludwig "zai" Wåhlbergs, the roster goes down to three members as Lasse "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen departs from the team.

Team Secret current roster:

Michał “Nisha” Jankowski
yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat
Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
coach: Seung Gon “Heen” Lee

November 13 Elephant

In an official post made on their Weibo page, Elephant announced that while for Zhang "Eurus" Chengjun and coach Bai "rOtK" Fan the contract have naturally come to an end, the organization has also decided to terminate the contracts with Lu "Somnus" Yao, Zhou "Yang" Haiyang and Xu "fy" Linsen, who are now free agents and can look for other opportunities without having to deal with another transfer burden. At the same time, Xie "Super" Junhao, who joined the team ahead of the TI10 regional qualifiers on loan from Royal Never Give Up, will return to his organization.

Elephant former roster:

Chengjun “Paparazi灬” Zhang
Yao “Somnus丶M” Lu
Haiyang “Yang” Zhou
Xu “fy” Linsen
Junhao “Super!” Xie
coach: Fan “rOtk” Bai

November 8 OG  

OG lost two players heading into the new season as Martin "Saksa" Sazdov and Syed "SumaiL" Hassan part ways with the team. 

OG roster

Sébastien “Ceb” Debs
Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen
Johan “N0tail” Sundstein

November 7 Team Empire

Team Empire will enter the new completive year with a revamped roster built around CIS veteran Andrii "Ghostik" Kadyk.

Team Empire roster

Alexander “lightless” Potapenko
Vitaly “Mannik” Brezgin
Andrii “Ghostik.” Kadyk
Sergey “[T]SA” Timchenko
Oleh “Kaori” Medvedok

November 4  Quincy Crew

After Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos was first to officially announce his departure from the team, Arif "MSS" Anwar was next to take his leave from Quincy Crew. Now the NA team has finalized their roster for the upcoming season with a mix of EU/SEA players

Yawar “YawaR” Hassan
Quinn “CCnC - Quinn” Callahan
Remus “ponlo” Goh Zhi Xian
Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann
Milan “MiLAN” Kozomara

November 3  Team Liquid

Hours after Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg announced he was taking leave from Team SecretTeam Liquid reported him joining the team. 

At this point, there is no official word on which player(s) are out of the team and what/if any role changes will be made. 

November 3 Team Secret

Roster changes are now upon Team Secret, as zai departs from the organization to pursue new opportunities. 

Team Secret current roster

Lasse “Matumbaman” Urpalainen
Michał “Nisha” Jankowski
yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat
Clement “Puppey” Ivanov

November 2 OB Esports x Neon

Filipino organization OB Esports x Neon shook up their roster entirely after the conclusion of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit and will enter the next competitive year with a brand new squad.

OB Esports x Neon roster:

Tri Daya “MamangDaya” Pamungka
Michael Roi “Enryu” Ladines
Ravdan “Hustla” Narmandah
Yukatheo “you_K” Glen
coach: Hock Chuan “ChuaN” Wong

October 28 BOOM Esports

BOOM Esports will enter the next Dota Pro Circuit with almost a full new roster, and while the final puzzle piece is yet to be revealed, the organization has acquired Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung to take the coaching role.

BOOM Esports roster:

Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer
Saieful “Fbz” Ilham
Timothy “TIMS” Randrup
Rolen Andre Gabriel “Skem” Ong
coach: Yee fung “Mushi” Chai

October 24  Quincy Crew

A week after ​​​​​​Rodrigo “Lelis” Santos left the team to pursue new opportunities, Arif "MSS" Anwar followed suit, announcing his interest in moving to Europe for the next competitive year. With his departure from the team, Quincy Crew is down to three members. 

Quincy Crew current roster:

Yawar “YawaR” Hassan
Quinn “CCnC - Quinn” Callahan
Avery “LoA” Silverman

October 24  Alliance roster

Alliance have made an additional announcement regarding their Dota 2 roster for the upcoming season. 

Gustav "s4" Magnusson was one of the team members from the TI3 championship lineup for Alliance. He returned to Alliance after four years of playing for OG and Evil Geniuses and took the challenge of bringing Alliance to the highest ranks. 

Remaining Alliance roster

Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov
Simon “Handsken” Haag

October 21 Fnatic

After placing 9th/12th at The International 10, the two latest additions to the Fnatic roster are first to depart from the team as their contracts with the organization have come to an end. 

Ng "ChYuan" Kee Chyuan and Yang "Deth" Wu Heng enter the post TI10 shuffle as free agents.

Fnatic current roster:

Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto
Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong
Djardel “DJ” Mampusti

October 21  Alliance roster

After Alliance took a disappointing 9-12th place finish and ahead of the DPC season 2021-2022, the team has announced changes to the roster as they bid farewell to Artsiom "fng" Barshak and Linus "Limmp" Blomdin.

TI10 roster

Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov
Linus “Limmp” Blomdin
Gustav “s4” Magnusson
Simon “Handsken” Haag
Artsiom “Fng” Barshak

October 21  SG esports

After taking a disappointing 17-18th place finish at TI10, Brazilian team SG esports has announced they are parting ways with their TI10 roster and will have a new lineup for the upcoming DPC season. 

TI10 roster
Guilherme “Costabile” Silva
Adriano “4dr” Machado
Otavio “Tavo” Gabriel
Thiago “Thiolicor” Cordeiro
Matheus “Kingjungles” Diniz

October 21 Thunder Predator

Former NoPing e-sports lineup will start the 2021-2022 Dota Pro Circuit under the Thunder Predator banner.

New Thunder Predator line-up:

Christian “Pakazs” Savina
Farith “Matthew ” Puente

October 18  Brame

The emerging European team led by Giorgos "SsaSpartan" Giannakopoulos has replaced their carry player Tasos "Focus" Michailidis with Dimitry "Nefrit" Tarasich from Ukraine according to the roster registration page. Focus is already searching for a new team for the upcoming season. 


October 17   Quincy Crew

Shortly after  Jack "KBBQ" Chen hinted at major roster shake-ups, Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos is first to officially announce his departure from the team

Remaining Quincy Crew TI10 roster
Yawar “YawaR” Hassan
Quinn “CCnC - Quinn” Callahan
Arif “MSS” Anwar
Avery “LoA” Silverman

October 16  Quincy Crew

A rather emotionally and mentally difficult road leading up to TI10 ended with the rising NA giants being knocked out in the second round of the lower brackets by OG. The result was a 9-12th place finish and some incoming roster changes. 

Quincy Crew TI10 roster
Yawar “YawaR” Hassan
Quinn “CCnC - Quinn” Callahan
Rodrigo “Lelis” Santos
Arif “MSS” Anwar
Avery “LoA” Silverman

October 16  Thunder Predator

After a disappointing finish in last place without securing a single win at The International 10, Thunder Predator have announced that the team and players have parted ways under amicable conditions. 

Thunder Predator TI10 roster:
Alnso “Mnz” Lion Arango
Leonardo “LeoStyle” Sifuent
Frank “Frank” Arias
Joel “MoOz” Mori
Romel “Mjz” Quinteros
coach: clinton “Fear” loomis


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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


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