The transfer window is always busy with Dota 2. Teams are created and disbanded to create a new force, enough to compete for next season’s TI race. Now that the transfer window has closed, let’s take a look at which organizations have benefited as well as the past disadvantages.
Note: This list does not include the unchanged teams. So: Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, Virtus.pro and PSG.LGD will not be on this list. Also, this list is not in any order.
⇐ REPLACE: Ace, Fata
⇒ BUY OUT: Nisha, Zai
Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, with his ability to always launch a new lineup, always looks stronger than the previous year. Part of the reason for this lies in the fact that Secret always has the elements to build the squad – himself, Yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat, and Zheng “MidOne” Yeik Nai – and at this point, Puppey uses the transition period. concessions to adjust members. It’s unclear at this point whether Michał “Nisha” Jankowski could be an upgrade over Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard, but Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg’s replacement for Fata is certainly an upgrade. Don’t get me wrong, Fata is a good player but Zai is one of the best Dota 2 players in the world. The Swede was Secret’s shining star during their dark TI5 journey and he has proven himself to be a valuable asset to any team he plays for.
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⇒BACK: PPD, 33, Ace, Fata, Saksa
It sounds like quite the opposite of the previous paragraph where we just said removing Ace and Fata is an improvement, while now having these two more people are added to the “benefit” list. But last season, Peter “ppd” Dager had a hard time leading a team where the midlane was too weak. Quinn “CC&C” Callahan has played well at times, but his form is too erratic. With the return of Fata in mid, PPD will have the stability that it lacked last season. Fata may not be as flashy as Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan, Amer “Miracle-” al-Barqawi, or MidOne, but he plays to the fullest. Everyone knows what to expect from him. Not to mention, PPD also brought in Neta “33” Shapira to complete a pretty strong lineup.
⇒ BUY OUT: Misery
Last year was a successful year for paiN Gaming. The boys became the most successful team in South America ever, and despite finishing last in the group stage of TI. Heitor “Duster” Pereira wasn’t the only reason the team was dropped from TI – there were no individuals on the team – but bringing in Rasmus “MISERY” Filipsen was a smart move for the Brazilian team. While Danylo “Kingrd” Nascimento is lauded for his knowledge and leadership, Misery has years of experience in the high-profile arena. Not only that, Misery is also known for his powerful leadership style, which an inexperienced team desperately needs. With Misery’s Dota knowledge plus w33’s revival, paiN Gaming is hard not to grow.
⇒BACK: Sylar, Dstones, XXS, Boboka, Fenrir
Xu “BurNIng” Zhilei builds a squad full of potential and experience. The two frontrunners of the team – Liu “Sylar” Jiajun and Lu “Fenrir” Chao – both have extensive experience, dating back to the early years of Dota 2. Combined with BurNIng at the back, we have a wealth of Dota knowledge. 2 massive. To make the breakthrough, three potential players also joined: Deng “Dstones” Lei, Lin “Xxs” Jing, and Ye “BoBoKa” Zhibiao. While Dstones may remain a mystery for now, both Xxs and BoBoKa were present at TI. BUrNIng knows what a team needs, and it seems he has achieved it. Aster is currently storming the Chinese arena and the fans’ expectations for this lineup are very high.
⇐ REPLACEMENT: Sneyking
⇒BACK: Resolut1on, Yawar, Universe, MSS, SVG
Last season, Forward Gaming was one of the teams that continuously improved, having previously played for VGJ.Storm. At TI8, the team unexpectedly won the group stage but soon left the tournament as they entered the next round. This can be seen as disappointing but at the same time, finding replacement members to help the team improve. Both Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok, Yawar “YawaR” Hassan are great cores and are yet to be released. utilize your full potential. Arif “MMS” Anwar was a mystery last season, but he proved himself, and Avery “SVG” Silverman is a genius strategist. That is, only the offlane position needs to be improved. The only NA offlane player who can improve more than Jungjun “Sneyking” Wu is Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora. Fortunately, Fnatic also just changed blood, which allowed FWD to take on UNiVeRsE, making them a formidable contender for the upcoming season.
REPLACE: Agressif, xxs, srf, Boboka, Q
⇒ BACK: ghost, HAlf, InJuly, dogf1ghts, Oli
iG’s TI8 roster was full of potential but couldn’t live up to that expectation, as evidenced by not making it to the playoffs. If this squad continues to stay together, they will certainly be a formidable threat in 2018/2019. The problem with TI requires the organization’s players to showcase their skills for all to see. This resulted in the best names in iG – Xxs, Sun “Srf” Runfa, and BoBoKa – quickly being bought out, forcing the team to rebuild from scratch. Although Yang “InJuly” Xiaodong and dogfights are good players, we can hardly see them being able to replace the roles left by srf and boboka. This is going to be a tough DPC season for iG.
REPLACEMENT: EternalEnvy, Universe, PieLieDie
⇒ BACK: MP, iceiceice, Jabz
The 2018/2019 Fnatic roster is very talented. We cannot deny that. Pyo “MP” No-a has played at the highest level before, Abed Aze “Abed” Yusop is considered the best mid player in Southeast Asia, Daryl “iceiceice” Koh is the best offlaner in the region. , Djardel “DJ” Jicko Mampusti was the best position 4, and Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong had a successful season with Mineski. However, this squad lacks one thing: leadership.
Leadership is the only reason why Fnatic is classified as a loser in this transfer window. Think about it, who will be the captain of Fnatic? Jabz is relatively new to the pro scene and has never officially led a team. The support teammate, DJ, is also inexperienced in leadership and always plays under good captains. You can say “many things” about Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao, but he was undeniably a good captain when DJ and Abed were still playing with EE. We hope this article is wrong, and hope that Jabz can take the position and become the leader the team needs, but that really raises doubts.
REPLACE: Dendi, General, Velheor, Lil
⇒BACK: Magical, Blizzy, Chuvash, Sonneiko
We need to acknowledge one thing: the inclusion of Natus Vincere on this list is not due to Danil “Dendi “Ishutin leaving Na`Vi. The fact that this mid legend has to leave his long-standing Dota 2 organization is sad – but if we must be honest – this should have happened a few years ago.
The real loss lies with Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk and Victor “GeneRaL” Nigrini. Although these two names’ end-of-season performances were not good, they are still great players. And in their place, you brought in Evgeniy “Blizzy” Ree and Evgeniy “Chuvash” Makarov? Last season, these two names played for Vega Squadron and Team Empire, two teams that performed worse than NaVi. The article does not say that these two are the reason why the two teams above performed poorly, but these two names have nothing outstanding to help them stand out from their team.
The only thing NaVi has this year is the leadership of Akbar “SoNNeik0” Butaev, but we hope Natus Vincere needs to change his blood again before he really has a chance at the tournaments. Majors.
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