EE, DJ and MP among first to enter free agency

Dota 2 Geoffrey “SophoS” Magdziasz

The first phase of DOTA 2’s post TI shuffle kicked off following Valve’s announcement of the new roster swap system. EternalEnvy, DJ and MP are among the first to vacate their teams during the “drop period”.

These three players were the standouts that appeared on DOTA 2’s Major Registration list which can be found here. The list reveals updates for the most recent notable confirmed player changes.

Jacky ‘EternalEnvy’ Mao will pursue new horizons with another team following a tenure with Team Secret that never quite met expectations.

Djardel ‘DJ’ Mampusti leaving Fnatic is quite possibly the biggest shocker that may come from this new drop period. Fnatic delivered an impressive fourth place finish at The International 2016 for the SEA region.

Noah ‘MP’ Pyo has in fact left MVP Phoenix following reports that the team was in negotiations with the players on their return. This comes after yet another TI appearance for the Korean team that concluded in a placement that perhaps exceeded expectations.

Other notable players that officially popped up on the list include TNC Pro Team’s Carlo ‘Kuku’ Palad and Marc ‘Raven’ Fausto as well as Team Spirit’s Artur ‘Goblak’ Kostenko, Gleb ‘Funn1k’ Lipatnikov, Ilya ‘Illidan’ Pevcaev, Andrey ‘ALWAYSWANNAFLY’ Bondarenko and Bogdan ‘Iceberg’ Vasilenko. The players making the list will become free agents heading into the second phase of the post TI shuffle dubbed the “invitation period”.


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Geoffrey “SophoS” Magdziasz
Accounting graduate, Esports enthusiast, aspiring businessman. Follow on Twitter @SophoS_Dota


  • topek "Setungkul" topek ,
    EE-sama too good for secret. kappa
  • Illia "Eleison" Khromyshev ,
    Why anybody would ever want to have EE at their team?
  • Willie "GhettoSuPaStaR" Kimble ,
    Team's shouldn't sleep on MP. He played one heck a TI. Hell, I'd go so far as to say he played better than QO overall, an QO is pretty easily a Top 3-5 mid.
  • Nathan Brenn Jr. "nathanjr12" Plazos ,
    I think the biggest shocker here was MP leaving MVP.Phx. I've always thought that DJ was bound to leave Fnatic some time soon because it's really hard to adjust if we are talking about cultural adjustments and more importantly, communication. I know that they had a pretty solid run in T.I but some negative factors are always there, like what I've mentioned, so for me it was never surprising to see someone leave a team in which they're not really quite accustomed of its atmosphere outside. I wouldn't even be surprised if DeMoN would leave TnC later despite seeing him comfortable with the squad. This is just my opinion though . . .
  • marko "cli(n)t" hlavko ,
    I kinda hope this is the last time we hear about eternal feeder, he makes me mad
  • Izumi "izumi94" Gantz ,
    EE and AUI to Kaipi C9 is back!
  • li "Strawberry_Jam" shaoda ,
    kick EE =TI champion (TI3) kicked by EE = TI champion (TI5) take a picture with EE =TI champion (TI6) If you wanna win TI, you better have something with EE. :)
  • Eric "ChancePlease" Jy ,
    Would love to see Fnatic.DuBu/QO to replace DJ. EE to Na'Vi. Kappa


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