Fire rekindled; DeMoN, 7ckngMad, and Brax join

Dota 2 Jonathan “Sillyham” Estuart

DeMoN, 7ckngMad, and Brax join Fluffnstuff and Ush- in the latest incarnation of Team Fire, replacing ixmike88 and Fogged in the process. The five players made their debut yesterday in the match against Void Gaming, which will be completed on February 11th.

Team Fire, not content to be left out of the winter shuffle festivities, has a new lineup, picking up Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho, Sebastien '7ckngMad' Debs, and Braxton 'Brax' Paulson while parting ways with Mike 'ixmike88' Ghannam and Ioannis 'Fogged' Loucas. Fire's captain Brian 'Fluffnstuff' Lee announced on Twitter that the squad competing in the joinDota League match against Void Boys on February 6th would be the official roster moving forward. This change for Fire comes on the back of last week's news that their carry/midlaner Tyler 'TC' Cook would be leaving the team. 

When approached by GosuGamers, Fluffnstuff stated:

"When TC left the team, it was really hard to find a replacement. We spent a lot of time searching for a way to continue but there weren't many good options for us as a team. In the end we got approached by Demon and felt that the team he pitched to us would be able to have confident communicators and great potential. We felt that our previous roster lacked strong communication skills and wanted to make an adjustment moving forward."

DeMoN was last seen on an official roster replacing Fluffnstuff in Team Liquid's TI4 roster that made a solid appearance. 7ckngMad, on the other hand, had a busy 2014, playing on teams such as Denial eSports and Basically Unknown in between his stints at the analyst desk. Brax played with Fire's earlier incarnation, Sneaky Nyx Assassins, since the dissolution of Na'Vi.US. The latest additions look to be a needed injection of new blood for Fire's run for TI5, as Fluffnstuff, ixmike88, and TC had been playing together on and off since 2011 with middling success. The squad will next play a postponed game 2 against Void Boy in the joinDota League MLG Pro League Season 1 on February 11th at 20:00 CET.

Fire's current roster:
United States Braxton 'Brax' Paulson
United States Chris 'Ush-' Usher
United States Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho
United States Brian 'Fluffnstuff' Lee
France Sebastien '7ckngMad' Debs

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Jonathan “Sillyham” Estuart
For someone who has played DotA on and off for over 10 years, I'm still terrible at it.