DAC 2018 negative Effect; Organization dissipates

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 08 April 2018 09:45

Photo courtesy of Perfect World

Effect Gaming has called it quits after struggling to find significant results during the last 18 months - including two bottom finishes in Pro Circuit 2017-2018 events. 

Still in China and hot off their participation at DAC 2018, Effect already announced the parting of ways with their Dota 2 roster and an end to the organization as a whole for now. 

Yuri Hermantraut, CEO of the organization stated in the published release:

Of course, it's sad to part. We spent an excellent year and a half. The decision was made by mutual agreement with the guys. Maybe we will meet again.

Only days before the team headed to DAC 2018, Effect had announced that they parted ways with their midplayer Igor "iLTW" Filatov due to 'unsatisfactory results with the team recently' and Roman "Resolut1on" Fominok would be standing in for the event. Despite having the veteran CIS player on the carry role the team took a dismal 13-14th place ranking, finding only one win in the group stage. The results were no better than their last appearance at ESL One Katowice last month where they ended in 13-16th place. 

There has been no word yet if the core members of the team will continue to compete together for the upcoming Pro Circuit qualifiers or if they will go their separate ways. 

Effect Gaming roster:

Ukraine Roman "Resolut1on" Fominok (standin)
Russia Andrey "Afoninje" Afonin 

Russia Vasily "AfterLife" Shishkin 
Russia Rinat "KingR" Abdullin
Russia Igor "Maden" Modenov 
Russia Arseniy "ArsZeeqq" Usov (coach)


Will the players stay together?

Good chance they will if they want to improve for TI quals
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Nope, they were already down one player and didn't accomplish much
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