The Spring Reshuffle log
The last shuffle period prior to The International 6 started on March 7 and will end on March 27. It’s the last time when teams can lock their rosters and will have to remain with what they secure now for the next five months as the Spring Reshuffle counts for both Manila Major and TI 6.
In the last day of the Spring Reshuffle, Kaipi reappeared on the Majors Registration List with a roster that has the biggest potential to make the name shine again in the European scene since 2014.
Kaipi Roster from position 1 to 5:
Fantastic Five (confirmed)
A few hours before the spring shuffle officially ended Fantastic Five decided to split with Roxkis and bring back three of their former members to build a team around Alexander 'XBOCT' Dashkevich.
Fantastic Five roster:
The two players removed from the VP roster during the Spring Reshuffle, Ilya 'Lil' Ilyuk and Alexander 'DkPhobos' Kucheria have joined forces and formed a completely new team, namely Polarity.
Digital Chaos (confirmed)
Kicked from Team Secret four days before the roster lock down deadline, w33 and MiSeRy join forces with the North American organization Digital Chaos to form a new team.
Digital Chaos roster:
Team Empire (confirmed)
After the dissolution of their entire squad, Team Empire has announced their new line-up, with Afterlife taking the captain role for the new incarnation of the team and Scandal making a long awaited comeback to his first home team.
For the last shuffle before the Manila Major and The International 6 Virtus.Pro let go lil and DkPhobos and welcomed top the team Alohadance and yoky.
Evil Geniuses (confirmed)
In the last few days a lot of rumors have circulated regarding Evil Geniuses roster.Today, March 25th the North American organization has put an end to all speculations by announcing their full lineup for the upcoming Major and The International 6.
Evil Geniuses roster from position 1 to 5:
One of the last Chinese teams to announce their rosters for the upcoming season is Newbee who transferred two of their members to the young squad in order to create space for two new faces.
The Avengers (confirmed)
With only three days until team rosters will be locked, Dominik 'Black^' Reitmeier and Ivan 'vanskor' Skorohod are assembling a new team named The Avengers.
The Avengers roster:
Team Secret (confirmed)
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Four days before the spring shuffle ends, the Shanghai Major Champions, Team Secret released w33 and Misery from their roster to welcome aboard Universe and Arteezy.
Team Secret roster:
The same unsuccessful run for Archon at the recent Major, made Jeyo also leave Team Archon, to reunite with his former squad, Rave.
Natus Vincere (confirmed)
After a one year hustle to secure a roster that will work-out well, Na’Vi seems to have finally found the magic composition to start the path of recovering their name. After defeating Team Secret at DotaPit Season 4 LAN playoffs they confirmed with Gosugamers the roster that will be locked in for the Spring Reshuffle.
Natus Vincere roster:
Vega Squadron (confirmed)
Vega Squadron had a long run of sticking together, having the same lineup through TI5 and both of the Majors. With this last reshuffle of the competitive season before TI 6 Vega decided to make a change and replaced 9Pasha with fn.
Vega Squadron roster:
LGD Gaming (confirmed)
After weeks of delicious drama, LGD finally announces their new roster with the director8’s returning into the competitive Chinese and two players snatched form CDEC.
LGD Gaming roster:
Jiao 'Banana' Wang as the team coach
Sun 'Agressif' Zheng as the position one carry, moved over from CDEC
Yao 'Maybe' Lu as the position two solo mid, keeping his role from the previous squad.
Ning 'Xiao8' Zhang as the position three solo offlaner, moved from a sub in the team to the permanent roster.
Xue Zhi 'September' Chuan as the position four support, joins on a loan for a year from team CDEC.A
Zeng 'MMY' Rong Lei as the position five support, moved down to make space for September, but as we all know the support roles are interchangeable, based on who can play what hero better.
Alliance has been the first team to lock in an unchanged roster for this season.
Not following the top tier teams trend of undergoing extreme shuffles, OG has signed up with all their five Frankfurt Major champion members on the Majors registration list while they were still in Split, Croatia at DotaPit Season 4 LAN.
Invictus Gaming (confirmed)
Starting with the main roster, IG has swapped four players from their secondary squad, IG.Vitality, to their main team. These four players will be joining Luo 'Ferrari_430' Fei Chi, the only one left to IG from the “old guard".
CDEC Gaming (confirmed)
CDEC replaced their three core players with veteran players Zhang 'Rabbit' Wang, Yao 'Yao' Zheng Zheng and Xie 'Super' Jun Hao. Remaining in the team is the support-duo, Liu 'Garder' Xin Zhou and Zhang 'Q' Yi.
CDEC Gaming roster:
Fnatic was one of the first teams to announce no roster changes, on 6th of March right after the Shanghai Major grand finals. They have also signed up with all the five player on the Spring major registration list.
Team Spirit (confirmed)
Initially announced as stand in for Epicenter qualifiers, Ilya 'Illidan' Pevcaev has joined Team Spirit for the Epicenter qualifiers. Shorthy after the announcement, Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov left Team Empire and joined the Spirit guys. Two players from the Shanghai Major roster of Team Spirit that have been replaced are Roman 'Ramzes666' Kushnarev and Vasily 'Afterlife' Shishkin.
Team Spirit roster:
One of the first teams to announce their roster for the last competitive season prior to TI 6 was EHOME, who announced the acquisition of two Vici Gaming players just two days after the Shanghai Major was over. Lu 'Fenrir' Chao and Daryl Koh 'iceiceice' Pei Xiang were brought to EHOME while Chen 'Cty' Tianyu and Hu 'Kaka' Liangzhi are for now free agents.