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2015 Winter Major: the shuffle log -update : the circle is closed. EGM is b[A]ck to Alliance

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

The new shuffle period is now open, between November 22 and December 8th, 12:00 am PDT, all teams must complete their roster changes and sign up on the Shanghai Majors registration list.

Here you have all the updates regarding the roster changes, all packed in one place.

Alliance (07.12.2015 confirmed)

-update- Alliance has officially announced the return of Jerry "EGM" Lundkvist to the team and with that the TI3 winning roster is reformed.

According to an announcement on the Alliance official website, Alliance’s support player Johan 'Mynuts' Andersson has parted ways with the squad.

Today I am happy to announce the return of EGM. Some of you might question this decision. It’s scary to remake a lineup, a lineup that won it all, a lineup that went through tough losses and ended our second year together with disappointment. Some of you might call this a mistake, that looking back is a sign of weakness. But to me it feels like fate. The circle is once again complete and Jerry, you are now back where you belong. - Jonathan 'Loda' Berg

Alliance Roster:

Sweden Jonathan 'Loda' Berg
Sweden Henrik 'AdmiralBulldog' Ahnberg
Sweden Gustav 's4' Magnusson
Sweden Joakim 'Akke' Akterhall
Sweden Jerry "EGM" Lundkvist

 


Steak Gaming (1.12.2015 confirmed)

Troels "syndereN" Nielsen makes his comeback into the professional scene, gathering four other well known free agents in the Dota scene.


Virtus.Pro (1.12.2015 confirmed)

Virtus.Pro picks up Empire's carry player Ayrat 'Silent' Gaziev, Silent will replace Virtus.Pro's current carry player, Ilya 'Illidan' Pevcaev. This leaves Empire two players down.

Current Virtus.Pro roster:
Russia Ayrat 'Silent' Gaziev
Russia Sergey 'God' Bragin
Ukraine Alexandr 'DKPhobos' Kucherya
Ukraine Ilya 'Lil-_-HaRDy' Ilyuk
Belarus Artsiom 'FNG' Barshak


DK.Scuderia (1.12.2015 confirmed)

DK.S was left without a sponsor after DK club disbanded, they were picked up by IG and is now called IG.Vitality.

IG.Vitality's roster:
China yCyK
China Xxs
China BoBoKa
China black.z
China SmallRong


Rave (27.11.2015 confirmed)

Team Rave make their competitive return to the DOTA scene with an all new Roster in time for the Shanghai Major roster lock deadline.

Fresh talents from the tryout we held a few weeks ago. No big names yet, but we'll try our best to compete in the highest level.This new team will be under new management, with our Manager Mr. Ryan Gil "RG" Parungao. It's now an all-Filipino team and will base here in the Philippines. Hope the fans continue to support us in this new journey!

Team Rave's new roster

Philippines Fredrick ‘f1ed’ Fernandez – Carry
Philippines John ‘ Shiro.ph’ Galman – Mid
Philippines Rafel ‘ Rapy’ Polo – Offlaner
Philippines Jobert ‘DoReMoN’ De Villa - Support
Philippines Kenneth ‘flysolo’ Coloma - Support



Unknown.xiu (27.11.2015 confirmed)

The Peruvian team who finished 9-12th position at the Frankfurt Major, Unknown.xiu, announced via their Twitter that the squad will not make any roster changes.

This experience united us more than ever, we will continue playing and improving.

Unknown.xiu roster:

Canada Alonso 'Kotarō'  Lion
Peru Juan 'AtuuuuuuN' Ochoa
Peru Alexis 'Greedy' Ventura
Peru Jesus 'Ztok' Carhuaricra
Peru Christian 'Accel' Cruz


 

Vici Gaming (25.11.2015 confirmed)

The International Relations Representative of Vici Gaming, Stoyan 'Staka' Stoyanov announced that the Chinese squad will not shuffle their roster before the Shanghai Major.

Vici Gaming roster:

China Xu 'BurNIng' Zhilei
China Xie 'Super' Junhao
Singapore Daryl Koh 'Iceiceice' Pei Xiang
China Xu 'fy' Linsen
ChinaLu 'Fenrir' Chao


 

Mineski (24.11.2015 confirmed)


Frankfurt Major ESL official photo

The Philippine national team, Mineski confirmed on their official website that they will not undergo any roster changes. The squad has finished the Frankfurt Major on the 9th-12th being the only team that came from qualifiers and managed to start the main event from the upper bracket.

Mineski roster:
Philippines Ryan Jay 'Bimbo' Qui
Philippines Carlo 'Kuku' Palad
Philippines Ryo 'Ryoyr' Hasegawa
Philippines Julius 'Julz' De Leon
Philippines Jessie Cristy 'JessieVash' Cuyco


 

compLexity Gaming (24.11.2015 confirmed)

complexity have announced their new line-up that includes four players from the stayGreen HoN Champions and is now the only professional DotA 2 squad that features two set of brothers in their roster.

“Joining up with compLexity was a no-brainer. I had the pleasure of getting dumpstered by these four guys at every big LAN in HoN, now I'm looking to be a part of that theme. It's a roster that I have a lot of faith in and simply put; I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity.” - Simon 'Handsken' Haag

compLexity Gaming roster:

Sweden Rasmus 'Chessie' Blomdin
Sweden Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin
United States Kyle 'swindlemelonzz' Freedman
United States Zakari 'Zfreek' Freedman
Sweden Simon 'Handsken' Haag
Mexico Luis 'ZyzzY' Perez - substitute


 

Digital Chaos (23.11.2015 confirmed)


DC announced on their official website that Dat Quoc 'Biryu' Ha is stepping down from the active roster. The NA team is still looking for the fifth player.

Biryu was brought in as a very unique support player, but unfortunately the in-game chemistry never really flourished. He has shown great promise when preparing for games and studying opponents, so we expect him to excel in his new role as coach and sub.

-update-

27.11.2015 Dgital Chaos announces Theeban ‘1437’ Siva joining the team.

Digital Chaos roster:
CanadaTyler 'TC' Cook
Pakistan Yawar 'YawaR' Hassan
United States Kanishka 'BuLba' Sosale
Canada Kurtis 'Aui_2000' Ling
Canada Theeban ‘1437’ Siva


Vietnam Dat Quoc 'Biryu' Ha - substitute & coach


 

Fnatic (18.11.2015 confirmed)

-update-

On 03.02.2015 Fnatic officialy announces Black's depparture from the team.

In an interview for Gosugamers Chong Xin 'Ohaiyo' confirms that Fnatic will stay strong for the Shanghai Major.

Things will be the same at the Fnatic, the team will stick together.

Fnatic roster:
Germany Dominik 'Black^' Reitmeier
Philippines Djardel Jicko 'DJ' Mampusti
Malaysia Chong Xin 'Ohaiyo' Khoo
Malaysia Chai Yee 'Mushi' Fung
Malaysia Wai Pern 'Net' Lim
Malaysia Chan Litt 'WinteR' Binn - substitute


 

Vega Squadron (18.11.2015 comfirmed)


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The Russian organization announces via their twitter page that the team will not make any roster changes.

Vega Squadron roster:
Russia Pavel '9pashaebashu' Hvastunov
Ukraine Vladimir 'No[o]ne' Minenko
Ukraine Andrey 'Mag' Chipenko
Russia Alexei 'Solo' Berezin
Ukraine Semion 'CemaTheSlayeR'  Krivulya
Belarus Kirill 'Sunlight' Kachinsky - substitute
Russia Igor 'Nexus' Lisakovsky - substitute


 

Team Secret (17.11.2015 confirmed)



Cyborgmatt, Team Secret manager, stated on reddit that his team won’t make any roster changes.

We will lock in our roster upon returning home however I can confirm that Team Secret won't be making any roster changes.

Team Secret Roster:
Canada Jacky 'EternaLEnVy'  Mao
Romania Aliwi 'w33' Omar
Denmark Rasmus 'MiSeRy' Filipsen
Estonia Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov
Sweden Johan 'pieliedie' Åström


 

Cloud 9 (16.11.2015 confirmed)

Immediately after their elimination from Frankfurt Major, Cloud 9 announces the removal of Ravindu 'Ritsu' Kodippili from the roster.

Events preceding the attendance of the Frankfurt Major weighed heavily on both Ritsu and Cloud9 as an organization. His out-of-game conduct was consistently unbecoming of a professional player and although he began taking steps to change himself and how he interacted with the DOTA2 competitive community, his past indiscretions combined were too much for Theeban, myself, and the rest of the organization to overlook moving towards the next Major - Danan Flander, Cloud 9 General Manager

-update-

27.11.2015 Cloud 9 offcicialy disbands the entire DotA 2 roster.

" The Frankfurt Major took a major toll on the morale and stability of the roster. The search for Ritsu's replacement proved to be a daunting task as the team explored the options available to them both local and abroad. Ultimately, this complication coupled with another loss cemented our decision to disband the remainder of the roster." Cloud 9's offcial statement

 

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Andreea “divushka” Esanu
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Discussion

  • David "Redone17" WEI ,
    1st. Long live Jacky Mao!
  • Hassan "Imnotgonnawin" Jamal ,
    I think this time Chinese team will Shuffle a lot Vici , IG , LGD or Maybe Newbee ...
  • Maksim "Flex-" F ,
    I guess you could have included the C9 departure, since it is technically after their Majours run they are editing their roster.
  • Lim "Raina" Raina ,
    It will be interesting to see how the chinese teams shuffle, considering this team will last till March, well in the middle of CNY period.
  • Glenn Calvin "psioniCarapace" Macatual ,
    VG please put zyf as the midlaner please, Vp needs to be in the metagame, Secret please stop experimenting with heroes, DC needs chemistry in teamfight specially in midgame, Fnatic has large hero pool but lacks chemistry, IMO i guess?
    • Nel "GosuGamers_user_364782" Gal ,
      For me, this is the right words for Fnatic. Fnatic has SMALL hero pool AND lacks chemistry AND sucks at drafting.
    • Lyme "tetrafvck" Paylor ,
      They need to experiment just to expand their hero pools.
  • fuck "pinoyshit" pinoy ,
    lol, fnatic no change? ez 16th place! mushi is a good player, but he cant think more than his gameplay at mid, rip fnatic.sea 2015
  • Joseph "mirsyf" S ,
    Strong feeling Chinese dota gonna die FeelsBadMan:(

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