XBOCT no longer with Team Empire

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

After nearly three months with Team Empire, Alexander 'XBOCT' Dashkevich has been released from the roster. His replacement is still to be announced.

XBOCT joined Team Empire a few days before the Game Show Global e-Sports Cup, and carried the team to victory in front of their homeland fans in Moscow at the end of the last year.

Despite losing Roman 'Resolut1on' Fominok to Digital Chaos at the beginning of February this year, Team Empire managed to qualify for DotaPit Season 4 LAN and ESL One Manila LAN. After Resolut1on’s departure, Team Empire made a role swap and placed Ilya 'ALOHADANCE' Korobkin in the carry position while XBOCT took the offlane role and he embraced the new position with confidence.

However, last night the announcement of XBOCT being released from the team came, without any reasoning for the decision. In two weeks time, Team Empire will travel to Split, Croatia to participate at the LAN playoffs of DotaPit. It is expected that the new roster will be announced a few days before this event starts.

I want to thank Alexander for his enormous contribution in our recent victories, good sense of humor and stress resistance. I wish him only the best in his future, it was quite a ride with the legend which is XBOCT. - Dmitriy 'Korb3n' Belov - Dota 2 Manager of Team Empire

Team Empire current roster:

Ukraine Ilya 'ALOHADANCE' Korobkin
Ukraine Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov
Russia Alexander 'NoFear' Churochkin

source: team.empire.gg


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Andreea “divushka” Esanu
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  • Ievan "Callison" Polka ,
    XBOCT definitely LEFT
  • Thiago "thiagomau5" Maciel ,
    i hope a bit illidan coming for this lineup, but even fear of a weak team
  • Number 1 "clariska" of Number 99 ,
    He Left i am pretty sure.I don't see him being released from the team as they did pretty well.Not Great but descend.
  • Johny "Shaze" Shaze ,
    I bet he left when he saw how lame is ALOHA playing carry. There were many matches when i was like : XBOCT is maybe yolo diver, but ALOHA doesnt do anything. Most games was just Fn killing everyone with Invoker etc and carrying the team.
  • Pablo "underthunder" Cesar ,
    The bad thing is Empire enters ESL Manila and the team lost 2 guys, mmm well lets see if the new team will be better.


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