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Roster shuffles before WePlay! Bukovel Minor

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

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Two teams have made moves before participating in WePlay! Bukovel Minor next month at the cost of losing DPC points. 

In the weeks heading into the WePlay! Bukovel Minor where teams should be getting ready to train their hardest, some teams are making big changes to their lineups. 

In the last week or so, both Geek Fam and NiP have reported changes in their rosters, kicking one player each and picking up a replacement immediately. 

Geek Fam has replaced Eric 'Ryoya' Dong with another SEA player Karl "Karl" Jayme while NiP picked up a UK player named Jason "TANNER" Weedon in place of Oliver "oliver" Lepko. TANNER will take over mid-lane while Nico 'Gunnar' Lopez will move to carry position. 

Both of these teams will receive significant penalties for changing their roster after qualifying for a DPC event. 

Can a team remove a player after qualifying to a tournament? NEW

Yes. However, a team that removes a player after securing a slot at a minor or a major, will have a 20% deduction to the points obtained during that event in addition to the normal penalty.

Note: the normal penalty is that any team that plays the LAN portion of a tournament with a sub (or another player that was not registered with the team at the time of the qualifiers) will incur a 40% penalty on points earned from that tournament.

WePlay! Bukovel Minor Teams

CIS Gambit
CIS Team Spirit
Europe NiP
Europe Nigma esports 
United States Fighting Pandas
China Royal Never Give Up
Malaysia Geek Fam
Brazil FURIA esports

WePlay! Bukovel Minor

Between January 9-12th, eight teams determined via qualifiers will battle it out in Bukovel, Ukraine for the lion's share of the $300,000 prize pool and 660 DPC points as well as the highly coveted spot at the DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major taking place in Leipzig, Germany January 18-26th.

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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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