SoNNeikO joins Vega Squadron
One of the two new additions to the Vega Squadron team was officially announced, and it's none other than the CIS prodigy support SoNNeikO.
Akbar 'SoNNeikO' Butaev, The International 5 and 6 attendee with Natus Vincere, was released from the Ukrainian squad a week ago. With two of their members let go as well, Vega Squadron didn’t waste too much time before securing the 9K MMR support for themselves. SoNNeikO will replace Artsiom 'Fng' Barshak at Vega; however, it’s not yet decided if he will also take the team’s leadership.
A few days ago Vega Squadron announced their decision to release both Fng and Bogdan 'Iceberg' Vasylenko from the roster in their attempt to make their Dota 2 team regain the success they once had. Vega Squadron had an overall disappointing run through 2016. From ESL One New York Champions at the end of 2015, they came nowhere close to qualifying for The International 6, and they recently failed to secure a spot for the Boston Major despite having a solid roster on paper. Hard decisions had to be made, but hopefully everything will pay off for the Russian organization in 2017.
SoNNeikO’s statement after joining Vega Squadron:
Vega Squadron current roster:
SoNNeikO’s addition leaves only the solo mid position unfilled. According to the organization, the announcement of their new mid player should come by the end of the week if everything goes well.