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July 20th, 2021

"Transfer Tuesday"- new adventures of SoNNeikO and much more

Today we will tell you about the most interesting reshuffles on the esports scene. If everything is plus / minus calm in CS:GO, all activities are now concentrated around  academic rosters, and tier-1 teams have gone to rest, then the movement has started in Dota2 .

Natus Vincere and SoNNeikO

The seventh advent of Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev ended without even beginning. After a loud roster change at the end of May, the renewed Born to Win roster flew with a bang

in the closed qualifiers for The International 10.Then they refused to participate in the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 2.  And here we are again, transfers in NaVi. Who will take his place? Is there a future for the Dota2 roster at all? Was there any need to sully the name with these dirty and sudden changes in the roster? We will soon get an answer to these questions, one way or another, we should see some major tournaments before TI10  (which have not been announced yet) and how can we do without the famous CIS squad on it?

Sonneiko leaves NaVi

The South American region endless reshuffle machine does not stop

The teams from this region are known for their love of ping-pong players. This time, Infamous, Team Unknown and EgoBoys have undergone changes. 

Team Unknown said goodbye to offlaneer Rafael "Sacred" Jonathan and Kerry Christian "Pakazs" Savina (aka Angel), and  they were replaced by two stands-in Isaac "Drakeel" Zavaleta and Edward "Lumière" Guillen Valencia. At the same time, Mid-Lancer David "Parker" Nicho Chote left Infamous. Perhaps this means another return of "Pakazs" to InF.

Due to the appearance of regional leagues in two divisions, the South American region came to life and began to amaze us again. Will these changes benefit the rosters or not, we will find out soon.

Vikin.gg - GG

The Romanian organization announced their disbanding on Twitter. There were no details whether they would remain in the discipline, what the reasons for this action were, nothing is known. Will the players continue to play together or part ways is also not specified.

They finished last DPC season in first place in Upper Division, which means

If Valve continues to adhere to the current DPC system, they will be invited to the same division. We should remind Vikings steadfastly imposed the fight on the world giants during the pandemic, and who knows, if they had not canceled TI last year, they might have fought with Secret for the coveted Aegis.

So far, we only know one thing: ImmortalFaith (coach), Aramis, BOOM, KheZu, Seleri, Shad remain a promising line-up, and who will sign them? Time will tell.


Vikin.gg disband

GeneRaL will compete for Hellbear Smashers at D2CL 2021 Season 2

Victor "GeneRaL" Nigrini joined HS immediately after Georgy "Gilgir" Svistunov left the team. We should remind Vitya is still under contract with NaVi after he was removed from the team in April. What will be the return of "Machine" to the professional scene, we'll find out very soon. 

General return

And of course for dessert - CIS reshuffles!

Two players Dmitry "Nefrit" Tarasich and Evgeny "Chuvash" Makarov left EXTREMUM.

A bit later it became known that Sergey "God" Bragin will play as a stand-in in AS Monaco Gambit. What will happen to this organization in Dota2? Their future is up in the air.

AS Monaco Gambit benched Kyyalbek "Dream" Tayirov, and Albert "Eine" Garayev left the team after the expiration of the contract. As mentioned above, Sergey "God" Bragin will play as a stand-in at D2CL 2021 Season, and Kamil "Agressive child" Biktimirov will perform under the banner of AS Monaco Gambit.

Meanwhile, Team Unique also underwent serious changes: Nikita "Palantimos" Grinkevich and Andrey "Ghostik" Kadik left the organization they have represented since January 17, 2021.

They were replaced by the star of the Closed CIS Qualifications for TI10 Vladislav "Petushara" Kazlovsky and Artyom "spAce" Golubev.

You can also watch the updated roster during the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 2 tournament. 

The reshuffle season has just begun so we can expect even more reshuffles and sensations (don't forget about Natus Vincere).