Thank you for the 8 years of support and trust. I enjoyed every minute and wish future teams the best of luck!— Danil Ishutin (@DendiBoss) September 1, 2018
After hinting that it was unlikely Dendi stays with Na'Vi, Na'Vi's CEO, Yevhen Zolotarov, announced the team's newest roster, without their 8 year franchise player. The roster now consists of SoNNeikO , Crystallize, Magical, and Blizzy. Dendi, now a free agent, has yet to announce his future plans with Dota. But in a twitlonger post back in June, he talked at length reflecting on his Dota career, Na'Vi's trajectory, and his future plans. For now, it seems that his intention is to work even harder and come back to the scene.
In a quick turnaround, Valve released a mini patch in the aftermath of TI8. There were some early nerfs to Grimstroke, but 7.19b added a larger swath of nerfs to the meta heroes established at TI. Alchemist, Dark Willow, Spectre, and Enchantress received the brunt of the changes, while Buyback's mechanic shifted from % time to a constant +25s across the board, limiting some of the reflexive early-mid game buybacks we saw throughout the tournament. We still expect a larger meta patch soon, but for now, fans who rushed to play TI's best heroes may not find the same success anymore.
Aui EE Waytosexy Jeyo Febby Bringing it back— EternaLEnVy (@EternaLEnVy1991) September 2, 2018
The post-TI roster shuffle has started. Here's a summary of the confirmed changes to date:
The Artifact open beta just went live and our sister site Artibuff has been updated with card statistics to help you make the right choices in the draft.