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Post-TI Roster Shuffle: The International 10 Roster Shuffle

Post-TI Roster Shuffle, TI10 Roster Shuffle, The International 10 Roster Shuffle, Dota 2 Roster Shuffle

Dota 2‘s The International 10 has concluded, with Team Spirit beating out PSG.LGD in the Grand Finals. This led to Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulating the CIS team for their glorious victory, and PSG.LGD deciding that they’ll be sticking together to try again next year. Meanwhile, everyone else in the Dota Pro Circuit is on different levels of rebuilding, from staying together, to trades, departures, and ultimately, disbands. We take a look as well at some significant changes right before TI10, to set the stage for the changes coming on the Post-TI roster shuffle. Finally, we also record rumors, conjectures, and everything in between. Let’s dive right in.

Before The International 2021

We first look at the changes in team rosters that occurred between the Regional Qualifiers and the start of TI10. We only include here changes that have not yet been updated with new roster updates.

  • September 3 – skim joins BOOM Esports
  • September 4 – Yopaj joins BOOM Esports
  • September 15 – TNC Predator disbands
  • September 16 – Boomy joins Polaris Esports
  • September 17 – Tims joins BOOM Esports
  • September 24 – Team Empire goes inactive
  • October 1 – Resolut1on leaves Hellraisers
  • October 6 – kpii leaves SMG Esports

Post-TI Roster Shuffle

  • October 15 – Infinity Esports disbands
  • October 15 – Gunnar, Husky leave 4 Zoomers
  • October 16 – Thunder Predator releases roster to free agency
  • October 17 – Lelis leaves Quincy Crew
  • October 18 – Palos joins OB Neon.Esports
  • October 18 – NoPing e-sports releases roster to free agency
  • October 19 – Febby leaves Undying (coach) to test free agency
  • October 19 – KheZu leaves Quincy Crew (coach) to test free agency
  • October 20 – Angel, Darkmago, Oscar, Matthew, and Pandaboo join Thunder Predator
  • October 20 – SG esports disbands
  • October 21 – Nefrit replaces Focus in Brame
  • October 21 – Fnatic parts ways with ChYuan and Deth
  • October 21 – Limmp and fng leave Alliance
  • October 24 – s4 leaves Alliance
  • October 24 – MSS leaves Quincy Crew
  • October 24 – Quincy Crew has disbanded, as per Lelis
  • October 26 – Beastcoast confirmed to stick together
  • October 26 – Mikoto has been released by BOOM Esports
  • October 28 – OB Esports x Neon still doesn’t have a Position 5 player
  • October 28 – Team Empire releases sayuw and Smiling Knight
  • October 28 – Mushi joins BOOM Esports as coach
  • October 29 – Cr1t remains in EG
  • October 30 – T1 sticks together for the next season
  • October 31 – Team Undying sticks together for the next season
  • November 1 – Virtus.pro will be trying out for a new carry and soft support
  • November 1 – Nikobaby remains with Alliance
  • November 2 – OB Esports x Neon unveils new roster: Palos, Mamang Daya, Enryu, Hustla, you_K, Jaunuel (sub), and ChuaN (Coach)
  • November 3 – Zai parts ways with Team Secret to join Team Liquid
  • November 4 – New Quincy Crew roster has CCNC, YS, Khezu, Ponlo, and Milan in its lineup
  • November 5 – New orgless SA squad consisting of hFn, 4dr, Tavo, Kingrd, Yadomi confirmed by Kingrd
  • November 6 – Crystallis, Stormstormer, Tobi, Suzuya, Fishman compose new Creepwave roster
  • November 7 – Ghostik returns to Team Empire to complete the roster with Kaori, Mannik, Tsa, and Lightless
  • November 8 – SumaiL and Saksa leaves OG
  • November 9 – B8 new roster includes V1olent, Dendi, Bb3px, Brz, Gatciy
  • November 9 – Atomic Esports gets new roster: fiend, Erice, Jîng, Lewis, Asta丶
  • November 9 – Hellraisers new roster: watson, re1bl, Limitless, Gilgir, Malady
  • November 9 – Nemiga new roster: Kiritych, Ainkrad, TheChosenOne, Heaven, VANSKOR
  • November 11 – New TBA team revealed: dyrachyoo, Boom, Ace, tOfu, Seleri, ImmortalFaith
  • November 11 – Team Agent roster has been revealed: Shad, adzantick, symetricaL_, TANNER, LeBron, just9th
  • November 11 – SG Esports team revealed: Arms, Kxy, Hyko, LTH, Wij
  • November 14 – Matumbaman parts ways with Team Secret
  • November 16 – Talon Esports announces their new roster: Gabbi, Mikoto, kpii, Hyde, Fly
  • November 16 – Matumbaman returns to Team Liquid
  • November 17 – iceiceice joins Team Secret as an offlaner, Nisha returns to the safelane
  • November 18 – Team Secret completes their roster with Nisha, SumaiL, iceiceice, Yapzor, and Puppey
  • November 18 – OG confirms that Ceb has retired
  • November 18 – Alliance confirms their new roster: Nikobaby, Supream, Lelis, Handsken, and Aramis
  • November 19 – Tundra Esports signs with new organization; roster sticks together
  • November 19 – Topson leaves OG active roster; Notail retires from Dota 2 pro play
  • November 19 – Nigma Galaxy retains DPC 2020-2021 squad
  • November 19 – Fnatic confirms new roster: Raven, Armel, DJ, Jabz, Jaunuel
  • November 19 – Vici Gaming confirms new roster: poyoyo, xm, Irving, Yds., 起风了
  • November 20 – Jerax confirmed to join Arteezy, Abed, Nightfall, and Cr1t in Evil Geniuses
  • November 21 – OG reveals their new squad: Yuragi, Biziem, Ammar the F, Taiga, and Misha

Rumors, Unconfirmed News: The International 10 Roster Shuffle

The Dota 2 Season for 2021-2022 has not yet been announced by Valve, and so it’s understandable how a lot of organizations and players have not made their moves yet. Still, even with the lack of verified information, there are a lot of rumors floating around regarding these teams and individuals.

  • October 18 – PSG.LGD reported sticking together for next season [link]
  • October 19 – Cr1t-, Abed to stay with Evil Geniuses [link]
  • October 20 – Misha to take over the captaincy of OG; Ceb retires, and N0tail might retire [link]
  • October 21 – Beastcoast reportedly sticking together [link]
  • October 22 – PSG.LGD to stick together [link]
  • October 22 – Elephant might introduce changes [link]
  • October 22 – CCNC and Lelis reportedly joining EG [link]
  • October 22 – SVG reportedly staying with Quincy Crew [link]
  • October 22 – BOOM Esports roster reportedly includes skem, Yopaj, Fbz, Tims, and xNova [link]
  • October 24 – New rumors state that xNova might not be BOOM Esports’ fifth man [link]
  • October 25 – Fnatic new roster rumored to be Raven, Armel, Jabz, DJ, and Jaunuel [link]
  • October 25 – EG’s Offlane role reportedly offered to a Filipino pro, raising questions over iceiceice’s future with Evil Geniuses [link]
  • October 28 – CCNC rumored to be playing for EG [link]
  • November 3 – Jerax rumored to return to pro play with Rtz, Abed, Nightfall, and Cr1t- at Evil Geniuses [link]
  • November 3 – Rumored new lineup for Team SMG includes Midone, Moon, and Bimbo [link]
  • November 3 – Rumored new lineup for TNC Predator: Raven, Armel, Jabz, Jaunuel, DJ [link]
  • November 3 – Nigma Galaxy rumored to replace ILTW with Gabbi [link]
  • November 3 – OG is rumored to have an entirely new lineup, with still 1 more missing: Hansha, ATF, Taiga, and Misha [link]
  • November 3 – Cloud9 rumored to return to Dota 2 headed by Fly and CCNC [link]
  • November 3 – Rumored new Alliance roster includes Nikobaby, w33, Lelis, Saksa, and Handsken [link]
  • November 9 – Hong Kong organization rumored to enter Dota 2 [link]
  • November 10 – Chinese superteam Elephant may have disbanded [link]
  • November 14 – Rumored SEA stack includes Dreamocel, Mikoto, Kpii, Hyde, ? [link]
  • November 14 – Rumored TNC Predator lineup: Yowe, YoungGod, Xiaoyou, Febby, Playhard [link]
  • November 14 – Rumored Execration lineup: Nando, Bob, Jamesy, BDZ, RR [link]
  • November 14 – Jerax rumored to come out of retirement to join EG, with lineup including Rtz, Abed, Gabbi, and Cr1t- [link]
  • November 14 – BOOM Esports rumored roster: Tino, Yopaj, Fbz, Tims, Skem [link]

What do you think about the Post-TI roster shuffle? Is it crazy or just as expected?