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Post TI8 shuffle log; confirmed changes for start of DPC 2018-2019 season

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 30 August 2018 07:15

With the end of The International 8, the traditional post TI shuffle period has begun.

Although Valve had announced that there would be no 'hard roster' locks this season, they did specify that teams would need to be registered by September 15th in order to be eligible for regional qualifier invite to the first Major and Minor qualifiers of the new DPC 2018-2019 season. 

The first competitive DPC dates:

Sep 17-Sep 21: Major Qualifier
Sep 23-Sep 26: Minor Qualifiers
Oct 29-Nov 4: Minor Main Event
Nov 8-Nov 19: Major Main Event


 

September 15th - Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas

NiP will be making their return to Dota 2 after a year away from having a team represent them in the DPC as they pick up the newly formed team Shangri La created by Peter 'PPD' Dager.

NiP Roster:

Denmark Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard
Germany Adrian "Fata" Trinks
Israel Neta '33' Shapira
Macedonia Martin "Saksa" Sazdov
United States Peter 'PPD' Dager


 

September 15th - Brazil paiN Gaming

It seems that paiN Gaming has welcomed a new lineup to represent them in the new DPC 2018-2019 season. According to the Majors and Minors registration page Quinn "CC&C" Callahan and his motley crew of North and South American players will be heading to Brazil to play under the organization's banner. 

paiN Gaming roster:

United States Ravindu "Ritsu" Kodippili
United States Quinn "CC&C" Callahan
Brazil Adriano de Paula "4dr" Machado
Brazil Rodrigo Lelis "Liposa" Santos
United States Francis "FrancisLee" Lee


 

September 15th - United States Forward Gaming

About two weeks ago the team that was formerly known as VGJ.Storm had announced not only that they were replacing Jingjun 'Sneyking' Wu with Fnatic player Saahil ‘UNiVeRse’ Arora, but also leaving the organization. 

Forward Gaming has now stepped into the mix as a new organization in esports and Dota 2 their first game.

Forward Gaming Roster:

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


 

September 12th - South East Asia DeToNator

After a few years of coaching and casting, Chan "WinteR" Litt Binn returns to competitive playing as part of DeToNator's new lineup with  Steve "Excalibur" Ye and Axel "Pablo" Källman, Benhur "Benhur" Lawis and Ralph Richard "RR" Peñano. 

DeToNator roster:

Sweden Steve "Excalibur" Ye
Philippines Benhur "Benhur" Lawis
Philippines Ralph Richard "RR" Peñano
Sweden Axel "Pablo" Källman
Malaysia Chan "WinteR" Litt Binn


 

September 12th - Malaysia Fnatic

Earlier this month Fnatic dropped three players from their roster. Replacing the three is now Pyo ‘MP’ Noa, Daryl Koh 'iceiceice' Pei Xiang and Anucha 'Jabz' Jirawong. They will join Abed 'Abed' Yusop and Djardel 'DJ' Mampusti who have both re-signed their contracts and will be led to victory by Kim ‘DuBu’ Duyoung at the coach's helm. 

Current Fnatic Roster:

Korea Pyo ‘MP’ Noa
Philippines Abed 'Abed' Yusop
Singapore Daryl Koh 'iceiceice' Pei Xiang
Philippines Djardel 'DJ' Mampusti
Thailand Anucha 'Jabz' Jirawong
Korea Kim ‘DuBu’ Duyoung (Coach)


 

September 12th - South East Asia Clutch Gamers

Giorgos 'SsaSpartan' Giannakopoulo and newcomer to the scene, InsaNe! from Myanmar will round out the new Clutch Gamers roster for the season. 

Clutch Gamers current roster:

Malaysia Lee 'kYxY' Kong Yang
Myanmar 'InsaNe!'
Bulgaria Nikolay 'Nikobaby' Nikolov
Greece Haris 'SkyLark' Zafiriou
Greece Giorgos 'SsaSpartan' Giannakopoulos


 

September 11th - United States compLexity Gaming

The North American team struggled in the last half of the season and wasn't able to qualify for TI8. After the disappointing season, the organization made some big changes to their lineup. With David 'Moonmeander' Tan, Adam 'Adam' Shah and David 'Moo' Hull leaving the team, three vacancies were open that would end up being filled by Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao, Andrei “Skem” Gabriel Ong and Jingju 'Sneyking' Wu.

Current compLexity Gaming roster:

Philippines Andrei 'Skem' Gabriel Ong
Sweden Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin
United States Jingju 'Sneyking' Wu
United States Zakari 'Zfreek' Freedman
Canada Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao


 

September 11th - Europe Team Secret

Replacing Fata will be the Swedish sweetheart, Ludwig 'Zai' Wahlberg who makes his return not only to the offlane role, but also to the organization. Zai was part of the lineup in 2015 from January through TI5 when he then returned to Evil Geniuses. Michał 'Nisha' Jankowski, the Polish carry sensation will be replacing Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard.

Team Secret Roster:

Poland Michał 'Nisha' Jankowski
Malaysia Yeik Nai 'MidOne' Zheng
Sweden Ludwig 'Zai' Wahlberg
Jordan Yazied 'YapzOr' Jaradat
Estonia Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov


 

September 11th - China Keen Gaming

After a less than successful season, Keen Gaming have taken things up a notch and pulled together one of most notable free agents, Hu 'Kaka' Liangzhi, and secured a loan from EHOME - Ren 'eLeVeN' Yangwei.

Keen Gaming roster:

China Huo 'sss' Xiaolei
China Zhai 'Ying' Jingkai
China Ren 'eLeVeN' Yangwei
China Hu 'Kaka' Liangzhi
China Song 'dark' Runxi


 

September 10th - China Team Aster

After a disappointing run at TI8 for most of the Chinese teams, many of the players have decided to try something new and break free of the traditional org contracts that have been dominant the last few years. Team Aster takes some of the most notable players from various teams for a shot at something more this season.

Team Aster roster:

China LLiu "Sylar" Jiajun
China Deng "Dstones" Lei
China Lin "Xxs" Jing
China Ye "BoBoKa" Zhibiao
China Lu "Fenrir" Chao


 

September 10th - China Vici Gaming

The new ViCi Gaming roster has pieced together parts of the original lineup with pieces of VGJ.Thunder and a newer player as the last ingredient. 

ViCi Gaming Roster:

China Zhang 'Paparazi' Chengjun
China Zeng 'Ori' Jiaoyang
China Zhou 'Yang' Haiyang
China Pan 'Fade' Yi
China Ding 'Dy' Cong


 

September 10th - SouthEastAsia Mineski

A few days ago Mineski announced that their run with Daryl Koh 'iceiceice' Pei Xiang, Michael 'ninjaboogie' Ross and Anucha 'Jabz' Jirawong had come to an end, leaving only Chai 'Mushi' Yee Fung and Kam 'NaNa/Moon' Boon Seng. Now they have revamped their roster to include Kim ‘Febby’ Yong-min and Damien 'kpii' Chok as well as welcoming a relatively new player Thiay  'March/JT' Jun Wen - formerly from Geekfam.

Mineski Roster:

Malaysia Thiay 'March/JT' Jun Wen
Malaysia Kam 'NaNa/Moon' Boon Seng
Australia Damien 'kpii' Chok
Korea  Kim ‘Febby’ Yong-min
Malaysia Chai 'Mushi' Yee Fung


 

September 9th - Europe Team MangoBay

Team MangoBay is a mix of some of the staple European scene players joining the already stacked European region for the DPC 2018-2019 season. Most fans will recognize Pittner 'bOne7' Armand who will be assuming the offlane position.

Team MangoBay roster:

Poland Filip 'Fey' Musialski
Kosovo Ylli 'Garter' Ramadani
Romania Pittner 'bOne7' Armand
Germany Jan 'Qupe' Tinnemeier
Romania Flash


 

September 9th - China Newbee

After being knocked out of TI8 in the first round of lower brackets and struggling at the end of the season overall, the roster that had been together for two years and saw 2nd place at The International 7 had decided to make their first roster change in over two years. He "Inflame" Yongzheng and Tang "CatYou" Xiaolei have stepped in as replacements for recently departed Damien 'kpii' Chok and support player Hu 'Kaka' Liangzhi.

Newbee roster:

China Xu 'Moogy ' Han
China Song 'Sccc' Chun
China He "Inflame" Yongzheng
China Zeng 'Faith' Hongda
China Tang "CatYou" Xiaolei


 

September 9th - Europe former WAR team

This season, three of the WAR players are back together - Milan "MiLAN" Kozomara, Lee "Forev" Sang-don and Jonathan Bryle "bryle" Santos De Guia. This time, they have grabbed veteran NA player David "MooHull who only recently became a free agent after playing for compLexity Gaming for two years. In addition, their former coach, Park "March" Tae-won, has now returned to the battlefield and is assuming the fifth position support role in the new lineup. 

Team Roster:

United States David "Moo" Hull
Canada Jonathan Bryle "bryle" Santos De Guia
Korea Lee "Forev" Sang-don
Bosnia and Herzegovina Milan "MiLAN" Kozomara
Korea Park "March" Tae-won


 

September 8th - South East Asia Team Lotac

Team Lotac is a new team in the SEA region which is bursting with raw talent and energy. Boasting famed names and veteran players, the region just got even more competitive than it had been.

Team Lotac roster:

Philippines Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto
Malaysia Kee Chyuan "ChYuan" Ng
Malaysia Khoo "Ohaiyo" Chong Xin
Philippines Nico "eyyou"  Barcelon
Malaysia Ng "YamateH" Wei Poong


 

September 8thSouth East Asia Clutch Gamers

With just a week left for the rosters to lock and nine days until the first qualifiers for the new DPC 2018-2019 season kick off, Clutch Gamers have revealed a partial roster. Keeping the Greek core player, the SEA team is rebuilding with a mix of SEA and Western lineup so far. 

 

Clutch Gamers current roster:

Malaysia Lee 'kYxY' Kong Yang
Bulgaria Nikolay 'Nikobaby' Nikolov
Greece Haris 'SkyLark' Zafiriou


 

September 8thMalaysia Battle Arena Elites 

With a respectable try for The International 8, Team Battle Arena Elites announced releasing their Dota 2 roster. 

As a team who formed one week before the Ti8 SEA open qualifiers merging to the scene around legendary names and experienced players aiming for the dream that each and every player urge to achieve during their careers, they tried their best and secured themselves a regional qualifier slot. However, they were inches away from reaching the group stage phase.

Former Battle Arena Elites roster:

Malaysia Chong “Ciaoba” Wei Lun
Malaysia Hiew “AlaCrity” Teck Yoong
Malaysia Khoo “Ohaiyo” Chong Xin 
Malaysia Lim “Net” Wai Pern 
Malaysia Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong
Malaysia Chan “WinteR” Litt-Binn (Coach)


 

September 8th - China Newbee

After a disappointing season and run at The International 2018, the second change to Newbee's roster sees kaka depart after over two years with the organization. Following the dismal results, they decided to make their first roster change in over two years as Damien 'kpii' Chok departed only a few days ago. Next in line is their support player Hu 'Kaka' Liangzhi who made the announcement in a post on his weibo account.

Current Newbee roster:

China Xu 'Moogy ' Han
China Song 'Sccc' Chun
China Zeng 'Faith' Hongda


 

September 8th - CIS Team Spirit

Leaving only Malthe 'Biver' Winther and Artsiom 'FNG' Barshak in the lineup from last season, the newly revamped roster adds three more European players to the mix - Oliver "oliver" Lepko, Leon "Nine" Kirilin and Mikki Mørch "HesteJoe-Rotten" Junget replacing the three CIS players Alexander 'DKphobos' Kucheria, then Ilya 'Illidan' Pivcaev, and Sergey 'G' Bragin.

Team Spirit Roster:

Slovakia Oliver 'oliver' Lepko
Germany Leon 'Nine' Kirilin
Denmark Mikki Mørch 'HesteJoe-Rotten' Junget
Denmark Malthe 'Biver' Winther
Belarus Artsiom 'FNG' Barshak


 

September 8th - South East Asia Tigers

Tigers have re-emerged with two new faces. David "Moonmeander" Tan and Lai "Ahjit" Jay Son will be replacing Trịnh "458" Văn Thọ and Lee "kYxY" Kong Yang for the upcoming season.

Tigers roster:

Malaysia Lai " Ahjit " Jay Son
Indonesia Muhammad "inYourdreaM" Rizky
Canada David 'Moonmeander' Tan
Indonesia Kenny "Xepher" Deo
Canada Sivatheeban "1437" Sivanathapillai


 

September 8th - United States Team Team

A new team has emerged in the NA region. Team Team pulls together four known US players and one top Brazilian to make a composition that hopes to take on the big dogs in the region for one of the highly coveted DPC LAN spots. 

Team Team Roster:

Brazil Guilherme Silva 'Costabile' Costábile
United States Eric 'Ryoya' Dong
United States Braxton 'Brax' Paulson
United States Jason 'Newsham' Newsham
United States Michael 'ixmike88' Ghannam


 

September 8th - Brazil paiN Gaming

paiN Gaming have become the sweethearts of South America and the players have decided to make even more changes in hopes to grow in the new season -  replacing Geytor "Duster" Pereira with their TI8 coach and veteran player Rasmus "MISERY" Filipsen. The group is also seeking out a new org to represent as well. 

paiN Gaming new lineup:

Brazil William 'hFnk3' Medeiros
Romania Omar 'w33haa' Aliwi
Brazil Otávio 'tavo' Gabriel
Brazil Danylo 'KINGRD' Nascimento
Denmark Rasmus 'MISERY' Filipsen


 

September 8th - United States Immortals

Immortals first season with a Dota 2 team was a roller coaster and mixed bag of results. Although they started out strong qualifying for events in the DPC, in the end, the team had mostly disappointing results at the LANs and was not able to qualify for TI8. The organization has opted to not renew their contracts and dropped the squad officially. 

Immortals previous Dota 2 roster:

United States Eric 'Ryoya' Dong
Korea Pyo ‘MP’ Noa
Australia Taesung 'Velo' Kim
Korea Kim ‘Febby’ Yong-min
Korea Kim ‘DuBu’ Duyoung


 

September 7th - Europe Burden United

Alexandru "ComeWithMe" Craciunescu has dusted off his old team tag and gets a new crew together for the upcoming season. 

Burden United Roster:

Russia Egor ".Ark" Zhabotinskii 
Bulgaria Ivaylo "Mastermind" Petkov
Serbia Stefan "pwN" Pavlovic
Russia Dmitry "UnderShock" Bolshakov
Romania Alexandru "ComeWithMe" Craciunescu


 

September 7th - Ukraine Na'vi

A week after the roster revamp was announced, Na'Vi has finalized the lineup to include Evgenii "Chuvash" Makarov in the support role and Andrey "Mag" Chipenko as the coach. 

Natus Vincere roster:

Ukraine Vladislav "Crystallize" Krystanek
Ukraine Idan "MagicaL" Vardanyan
Kyrgyzstan Evgeniy "Blizzy" Ree
Russia Evgenii "Chuvash" Makarov
Russia Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev


 

September 7th - China Newbee

Damien 'kpii' Chok has announced his departure from the Chinese team after more than two years. After narrowly missing the championship title at TI7, Newbee made no roster changes going into the DPC 2017-2018 season. The new season started out strong but the team started to lose some steam and had a mixed record by the end. At TI8 their performance was disappointing but even more upsetting was the team being eliminated in the first round of the main event without having gained the advantage or finding their footing at all. 

Current Newbee roster:

China Xu 'Moogy ' Han
China Song 'Sccc' Chun
China Zeng 'Faith' Hongda
China Hu 'Kaka' Liangzhi


 

September 7th - Sweden The Final Tribe

Almost two months ago, The Final Tribe had parted ways with Axel "Pablo" Källman. Now, as the DPC season is getting ready to roll, the Swedish team have completed their lineup, adding Rasmus "Chessie" Blomdin.

Final Tribe roster:

Sweden Adrian 'Era' Kryeziu
Sweden Pontus 'Frost' Frost
Sweden Jonas 'jonassomfan' Lindholm
Sweden Simon ‘Handsken’ Haag
Sweden Rasmus 'Chessie' Blomdin


 

September 7th - Russia Vega Squadron

Failing to qualify for TI8 and falling short in the DPC season despite competing at several Majors of the years, Vega Squadron has revamped their roster, bringing in three new players to the mix including Yol, Flow, and StormC4t-.

Vega Squadron roster:

Belarus Nikita "Palantimos" Grinkevich
Kyrgyzstan Duulat "Stormc4t" Subankulov
Russia Alexander "Flow" Sazonov
Kyrgyzstan Bakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
Russia Vladimir "yol" Basov


 

September 6th - Russia Team Empire

After failing to attend TI8, the Russian organization has decided to revamp their roster and rebuild around Yaroslav 'Miposhka' Naidenov who has been part of the club for over two years - including attending The International 7. 

Official Team Empire current roster:

Russia Zaur 'Cooman' Shakhmurzaev
Russia Vladimir 'Chappie' Kuzmenko
Russia Yaroslav 'Miposhka' Naidenov
Russia Oleg 'sayuw' Kalenbet
Russia Igor Andreevich 'Maden' Modenov


 

September 6th - SouthEastAsia Mineski

A great season but disappointing 9-12th place finish at The International 2018 sees three of Mineski's players depart from the team. 

Current Mineski roster:

Malaysia Chai 'Mushi' Yee Fung
Malaysia Kam 'NaNa' Boon Seng


 

September 6th - Philippines TNC Predator

The day after releasing two players, TNC announced picking up both Michael “Ninjaboogie” Ross and Kim “Gabbi” Santos for the upcoming season. 

TNC Predator roster:

Philippines Kim “Gabbi” Santos
Philippines Armel Paul “
Armel” Tabios
Philippines Carlo “
Kuku” Palad
Philippines Timothy “
Tims” Randrup 
Philippines Michael “
Ninjaboogie” Ross


 

September 5th United States PPD new team

Just moments after OpTic Gaming announced dissolving their Dota 2 team, despite a top 8 result at The International 2018,  Peter 'PPD' Dager was already on social media advertising his new star-studded lineup. The roster includes two members from Team Secret, beating the European to the punch on announcing the departure of Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard and Adrian "Fata" Trinks. 

The team is not yet sponsored and looking to compete in either EU or NA. 

New roster:

Denmark Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard
Germany Adrian "Fata" Trinks
Israel Neta '33' Shapira
Macedonia Martin "Saksa" Sazdov
United States Peter 'PPD' Dager


 

September 5th - United States OpTic Gaming

After a harsh start and great top 8 result at Ti8 for the team, Team Optic Announced that they released the whole line-up of the DPC 2017-2018. There's no word yet about Optic Gaming sponsoring new team but the members all seem to be going separate ways.

Former OpTic Gaming roster: 

Sweden Per Olsson "PajkattLille 
United States Quinn "CC&CCallahan
Israel Neta "33Shapira
Sweden Ludwig "zai" Wahlberg
United States Peter "ppdDager


 

September 5th - Philippines TNC Predator

After two years on the team for each player, TNC has bid farewell to Sam "SamH" Hidalgo Sam and Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto following a very disappointing year and 13-16th place finish at The International 2018. Their replacements have not yet been revealed. 

Current TNC Predator roster:

Philippines Armel Paul "Armel" Tabios 
Philippines Timothy "Tims" Randrup 
Philippines Carlo "Kuku" Palad 


 

September 3rd - Russia Vega Squadron

After four years of competing under the Blue and White, Sharks banner, Semion 'CemaTheSlayer' Krivulya will not be part of the new roster for Vega Squadron. 

According to the announcement, the new roster will be announced this week. Cema has already been identified as being a part of Ilya 'Lil' Ilyuk's new team Odium. 


 

September 3rd - Ukraine Odium

After a season of tension and frustrating end results,  Ilya 'Lil' Ilyuk took it into his own hands to change his fate and created a new team. He has gathered seasoned players from across the CIS region to help him build something solid and his new 'family' for the upcoming DPC 2018-2019 season. 

Odium roster:

Ukraine Viktor 'GeneRaL' Nigrini
Ukraine Ilya 'Lil' Ilyuk
Ukraine Semion 'CemaTheSlayer' Krivulya
Ukraine Andrey 'Ghostik' Kadyk
TBD


 

September 2 - United States Immortals

Just days after Eric 'Ryoya' Dong left the team, Kim ‘DuBu’ Duyoung also revealed he is in need of a new squad for the upcoming season. 

Current Immortals roster:

Korea Pyo ‘MP’ Noa
Australia Taesung 'Velo' Kim
Korea Kim ‘Febby’ Yong-min


 

September 1st - Malaysia Fnatic

Following a disappointing 13-16th place finish at The International 2018, dropping in the first round of the lower brackets, Fnatic announced that they were keeping their two SEA players and dropping the three Western players - Johan 'pieliedie' Åström, Saahil ‘UNiVeRse’ Arora and Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao.

Current Fnatic roster:

Philippines Abed 'Abed' Yusop
Philippines Djardel 'DJ' Mampusti


 

September 1st - Ukraine Na'vi

After putting the entire roster on inactive status following their failure to qualify for The International 2018, the organization has revamped the roster to include some current, former and new players. Among those, Danil "Dendi" Ishutin is not included which ends his tenure with the legendary organization after seven/eight years of playing under their banner. 

Current Na'vi roster:

Ukraine Vladislav "Crystallize" Krystanek
Ukraine Idan "MagicaL" Vardanyan
Kyrgyzstan Evgeniy "Blizzy" Ree
TBD
Russia Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev


 

August 31st - United States Immortals

Eric 'Ryoya' Dong is now looking for a team and no longer part of the Immortals lineup. Since the most recent roster lock in the early winter, the team qualified for DreamLeague Season 9 Major, ending with a 7-8th place finish eventually - but were unable to seize any other events during the last part of the DPC 2017-2018 season, including The International 8. 

Current Immortals roster:

Korea Pyo ‘MP’ Noa
Australia Taesung 'Velo' Kim
Korea Kim ‘Febby’ Yong-min
Korea Kim ‘DuBu’ Duyoung


 

August 31st - United States compLexity Gaming

David 'Moonmeander' Tan has announced his departure from the organization, which leaves the North American organization with only two players left and two weeks to secure their new roster to compete in the first round of DPC events. 

Current compLexity Gaming roster:

Sweden Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin
United States Zakari 'Zfreek' Freedman


 

August 30th - United States compLexity Gaming

After nearly two years, David 'Moo' Hull and compLexity have gone their separate ways after a roller coaster of a journey together. 

Current compLexity Gaming roster:

Sweden Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin
Canada David 'Moonmeander' Tan
United States Zakari 'Zfreek' Freedman


 

August 29th - United States VGJ.Storm

The roster, formerly known as VGJ.Storm, has swapped out their offlane player Jingjun 'Sneyking' Wu for Fnatic player Saahil ‘UNiVeRse’ Arora and will be looking for a new org to represent in the upcoming season. The team has also recruited Kurtis ‘Aui_2000’ Ling as the coach to help them on their new journey.

Current VGJ.Storm roster:

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


 

August 29th - United States compLexity Gaming

The post TI shuffles have already started and compLexity is on the prowl for new players as the organization parts ways with Adam 'Adam' Shah. The North American team was able to qualify for The TI8 NA regionals from the open qualifiers but ended up taking a disappointing 5th place overall and failing to claim one of the three slots available to the region for the main event.

Current compLexity Gaming roster:

Sweden Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin
Canada  David 'Moonmeander' Tan
United States David 'Moo' Hull
United States Zakari 'Zfreek' Freedman

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