UNiVeRse replaces Sneyking; VGJ.Storm roster seeks new org

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

One of the first teams to make an official roster change in the Post TI shuffle has swapped out not only a player but also is looking for a new organization. 

The roster formerly-known-as VGJ.Storm has swapped out their offlane player Jingjun 'Sneyking' Wu for Fnatic player Saahil ‘UNiVeRse’ Arora. 

With the recent addition of Roman ‘Resolut1on’ Fominok in April, the VGJ.Storm roster had experienced renewed hope and improved synergy and results. The team stunned the fans at The International 8 when they took first in the group stage with a 12:4 record, but then were dropped to the lower bracket by the TI8 champions - OG and then eliminated in the lower bracket round 3 by Team Secret - taking a commendable 7-8th place finish. 

Fnatic replaced long-time offlaner Chong Xin ‘Ohaiyo’ Khoo with Saahil ‘UNiVeRse’ Arora just in time for the roster lock. From the said change, the team was able to find their stride but struggled at TI8 with a 5th place finish in the group stage and were quickly eliminated in the first round of the lower brackets by Team Serenty, ending in a disappointing 13-16th place. 

Looking for some change, but also stability, the roster that took North America and the world by storm has brought on board one of the previous TI champions and veteran offlaners. The team has also recruited Kurtis ‘Aui_2000’ Ling as the coach to help them on their new journey.

For the new DPC season 2018-2019 the next competitive matches are set to begin soon:

Sep 17-Sep 21: Major Qualifier
Sep 23-Sep 26: Minor Qualifiers

Pakistan Yawar 'YawaR' Hassan
Ukraine Roman ‘Resolut1on’ Fominok
United States Saahil ‘UNiVeRse’ Arora
United States Arif 'MSS' Anwar
United States Avery 'SVG' Silverman


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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


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