Founded in 2012, the CIS organization, Vega Squadron, has never looked for a Dota 2 team outside of its region. Starting today, the sharks will expand to the European arena when they sign a contract with Team Lithium.
According to Vega Squadron CEO Alexei Kondakov, the team will compete in the European region according to Valve’s rules. “We will be playing in the Europe region. This is not my direction, it’s because Valve banned us from playing in CIS. The team must continue to play in its region: Lithium started playing in Europe, so the team must play there. Spirit started at the CIS, so the team had to play there, Kodakov explained.
Vega Squadron sporting director George “drAmer” Faleev said:
“We have always been looking to Europe or North America looking for opportunities to enter the professional international scene for a while. The Foundation has been talking with Lithium since August, but we were unable to complete the negotiation process and forgot about the “window to Europe”. But after the failure at the beginning of the season, we decided we had to go back to the original plan.
I am glad that the process was quick and the two sides found common ground with Team Lithium. I hope the cooperation will be fruitful and bring long-term benefits. This roster consists of experienced players and young talent, but everyone is for one thing – the willingness to train and win.
Vega Squadron’s new formation will kick off the 2018-2019 Dota season at the DreamLeague Season 10 Minor on October 29. However, the team will have to attend the Minor with Dendi, who will stand in for Mage- due to the player not being able to make it in time. visa to Sweden.
Dota 2’s Vega Squadron lineup is as follows:
- Omar “Madara” Dabachach
- Anas “Mage-” Hirzallah
- Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann
- Verros “Maybe Next Time” Apostolos
- Petu “Peksu” Vaatainen
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