Dota 2 Weekly News
Just like after The International 2015, completion of another grand tournament-- The Frankfurt Major signified the time of re-shuffles: teams disband, players come and go and new teams are formed. In our weekly news digest, we will tell our readers about the main transfer news.
OG-- winners of DreamLeague, season 4
Winners are holding $55,000 cheque (source)
First, let's sum up a bit, starting with the recent tournament that was finished on Saturday, November 28. Right after The Frankfurt Major, the international mix achieved yet another hallmark-- Dream League Season 4, with prize pool of $150,000. OG advanced through the LAN part of the tournament without any difficulties; they started from final bracket because of outstanding performance during the "on-line" part, and the team tore down their opponents one by one. First, 4 Clovers and Lepricon were defeated 2-0. After that, Team Empire, a team from CIS, was knocked out twice-- first in winners' bracket, and then in Grand-Final. It is notable that OG has not yet lost a single map. Is there still anyone who doubts that the team deserved to win the Major?
Prize fund distribution
This was the team roster at the past Frankfurt Major (source)
It was clear after Ritsu was kicked from Cloud9 that the Dota 2 roster was going to have some big changes. Unfortunately for fans of the team, one of the most difficult decisions was made. Failing to create a stable American player-roster after The International 2015, the organization made an obvious decision to disband the team. The performance of the team at The Frankfurt Major was also an important factor: last place is not exactly a reason to be proud. Now, one can only wonder if Cloud9 will try to create another Dota 2 team, or choose to leave the place vacant.
Cloud9 former Dota 2 roster:
- Theeban «1437» Silva
- Braxton «Brax» Paulson
- Arif «MSS» Anwar
- Avery «SVG» Silverman
- Ravindu «Ritsu» Kodippili
New player in Digital Chaos
1437 is to be the captain of Digital Chaos (Source)
One of the former Cloud9 players, Theeban Silva, known in the Dota 2 as «1437», has joined another American team-- Digital Chaos. At the begining of the week, DC have announced that their former captain Biryu is becoming a coach and reserve player, thus they urgently needed position 5 player to join them. Having someone as experienced as «1437» in team is, definitely, a huge step forward for a team that positions itself as one of the strongest NA Dota 2 scene. Siva has demonstrated exceptional abilities as Team Secret coach, and he also knows how a support should play. Let's wish Theeban best of luck in this new challenge!
DC Dota 2 roster:
- Kurtis «Aui_200» Ling
- Kanishka «BuLba» Sosale
- Tyler «TC» Cook
- Yawar «YawaR» Hassan
- Theeban «1437» Siva
- Hà Quốc «Biryu» Đạt
compLexity Gaming announces new roster
Former members or freshly disbanded Ninjas in Pyjamas have found a new team pretty fast. Three Swedish players: Handsken, Limpp and Chessie joined American team-- compLexity Gaming, which only had 3 players left since The International 2015: brothers swindlemelonzz and ZfreeK, and Zyzzy. It was officially announced that Zyzzy is to become a playing coach-- his task will be analyzing opponents as well as training with his team. It's worth a separate mention that 4 players from the new roster have played together before as Stay Green, taking part in Heroes of Newerth tournaments.
compLexity Gaming Dota 2 roster:
- Kyle «swindlemelonzz» Freedman
- Zakari «ZfreeK» Freedman
- Rasmus «Chessie» Blomdin
- Linus «Limmp» Blomdin
- Simon «Handsken» Haag