Danish veteran EG.Misery has left North-American organization OpTic Gaming. After only a few months with the team, MiSeRy- has called it and will be replaced by his former Planet Odd teammate Saksa, who had been teamless for a while. Saksa is only designated as a short-term replacement for now.
Optic has had a rough season thus far. They started out strong by qualifying for The Summit 8 through the King's Cup America, but failed to qualify to any further Minor/Major until just this week. Shortly after replacing MiSeRy, Optic managed to qualify for the Galaxy Battles Major.
Swedish organization Alliance have announced their new roster. Co-owner and co-founder Loda returns as the team's captain and brings new blood with him. Former HoN players miCKe, iNsaNia and Boxi as well as former SFT player Taiga will join the line-up. While Boxi has yet to have any notable appearances in the pro Dota scene, miCKe and iNsaNia have both had impressive performances with Team Tuho earlier this season. Alongside the new roster announcement, veteran Loda also hinted towards his retirement, which is why the announcement was titled "A New Legacy". "We are not a team that picks up established players, we create them", so Loda.
Find the official announcement here.
European stack MidOrFeed has disbanded. Ever since the team's inception, MidOrFeed has been unable to achieve the appropriate results. Khezu wrote a lengthy statement in which he noted that he felt he "put in more work than others". The team has disbanded and former support player w33 looks to go back to the mid position.
As matchmaking and its rating has received some changes, we have made appropriate adjustments! As we can no longer track MMR, users no longer have to display their MMR on the in-game profile anymore, as that's not possible anymore. Since we do track medals, we have added global Solo Queue leaderboards! he first Chinese Minor of the season is down to its top 4. compLexity Gaming, LGD.Forever Young, Vici Gaming and Newbee have all secured additional QP for this Pro Circuit season, with Newbee and VG guaranteed at least 45 QP per player. Several notable teams have already been eliminated and LGD stands out with their early exit from the group stage. European representative Kinguin took everyone by surprise with a top finish in their group, but the Polish squad could not go past compLexity. The remaining matches will be played out over the course of this weekend.
Additionally, we've also added new filters to the Pro Circuit meta hub, allowing you to filter this season's picks by lane, role or even pick priority!
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