With the new DPC season on the horizons, teams and organizations are up their feet with their team shuffles for the DPC Season 2019 – 2020. Will this changes make a difference for them this coming season?
One season down. On to the next one. For Dota 2 players and organizations, there’s no time to dilly-dally. The previous season may not be fruitful for others, but it will serve as a lesson for everybody. Both for the triumphant and badly beaten ones. And to make up for it, it’s a no-brainer that most of teams had to undergo certain changes. Especially with their active roster.
Just a few weeks have passed after conclusion of the season but we’re already seeing roster shuffles everywhere. And despite that, we’re still expecting to come across a few changes up until the year ends. But here’s what we got so far!
Just recently, GeekFam officially welcomed Carlo “Kuku^” Palad from TNC to their roster. Joining him are Fnatic’s Kim “DuBu” Doo-young and Eric “Ryoya” Dong. Thus, completing their lineup with GeekFam’s Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto and Kenny “Xepher” Deo.
TNC Predator, on the other hand, acquired Park “March” Tae-won and Damien “kpii” Chok. While Fnatic took Kam “NaNa” Boon Seng and Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon. However, there are rumours that they might not be participating in the first major of the season.
Boom ID registered with the same lineup as last season. And of course, Lowkey Esports announced their participation for this DPC Season. Along with Yuri Dave “Yowe” Pacaña, Christian-John “Skadilicious” Abasolo, Samson Solomon Enojosa “Sam_H” Hidalgo, Kryte “LuziFY” Gabriel and Kenneth “Flysolo” Coloma.
Read full statement here: https://t.co/GlAtvoK1uc
— Virtus.pro (@virtuspro) September 16, 2019
Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov, Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev and coach Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov had left Virtus.pro. No details yet on who will be replacing them.
With Evgeniy “Blizzy” Ree out of Natus Vincere, 9pasha will be replacing him as the offlaner.
We wish @1437x the best as he gets married this fall and thank him for his time on the team.
— J.Storm (@Team_JStorm) September 17, 2019
1437x leaves J.Storm for his upcoming marriage this fall. In turn, Clinton “Fear” Loomistakes over captaincy and hard support position. At the same time, Joel Mori “MoOz” Ozambela joins the rest of the team, David “Moo” Hull, Leon “Nine” Kirilin and Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok. Of course, with Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho coaching them.
Team Secret hasn’t announced anything official yet. Rumour has it that Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng might be leaving. And that Clement “Puppey” Ivanov is eyeing Lasse Aukusti “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen at the same time.
As for the reigning champions OG, Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka mentioned that they might not be competing with the same roster. Since most of their members, including Anathan “ana” Pham and Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen are on vacation.
We're welcoming a new roster for the 2019-2020 DPC season. This includes some new faces.
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) September 16, 2019
As for NA’s powerhouse, Evil Geniuses, Abed Azel L. Yusop and RAMZES666 will be joining the team.
While Team Liquid released their TI9 roster. Kuroky and the rest of the gang are seeking to start a new project for the meantime.
Underdog team Infamous will be playing with a new set, namely Christian “Alucard” Kimura, Alexis “sl4d1n-“ Cepeda, Sebastian Cerralta “Robo-Z” Velarde, Benjamín “Benjaz” Lanao Barrios and Mariano “Papita” Caneda.
While the previous Infamous players will be playing under a new name, Anvorgesa.
After Fade’s departure from Vici Gaming, he then moves to Team Aster. Joining him are Song “Sccc” Chun, Kee Chyuan “ChYuan” Ng, Lin “Xxs” Jing and Ye “BoBoKa” Zhibiao. At the same time, Team Sirius returns with Lin ‘doodle’ Zikai, Deng ‘Dstones’ Lei, Hu ‘Guvara’ Sen, Xu ‘HYM’ Zhi and Cheng ‘Mad’ Han in their roster.
On the other hand, PSG.LGD will not be changing their roster this time. Keen Gaming also updated their roster. Zhang “LaNm” Zhicheng will be coaching them while new addition, Chai “Mushi” Yee will be playing support.
The next tournament to kick off the DPC Season 2019 – 2020 is yet to happen. But it seems like a few of these teams will be tested out this coming ESL Hamburg 2019. And for sure, there will be more roster updates to come before the new year comes. So stay tuned!
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