Virtus.pro’s disbandment of the main roster and the subsequent transfer of RAMZES666 to an inactive position in the EG squad hyped up the talks regarding the rumoured all-star lineup featuring Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan, Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko, Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev and Alexey "Solo" Berezin.
It looks like the star-studded team’s announcement is around the corner as Dota 2 statistician Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen has come up with an interesting tweet.
SumaiL, No[o]ne, RAMZES666, Solo, Zayac To Reportedly Play At EPIC League
Dota 2 statistician, Noxville, has tweeted that the TI7-9 VP players of Solo, RAMZES666 and No[o]ne along with SumaiL and former VP player, Bakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov, are set to play the EPIC League which is scheduled to begin from November 12.
Since the invited teams of the main tournament have already been announced by EPICENTER, this team will have to play in the closed qualifiers which are also already ongoing. However, the team will allegedly be advanced in the final playoffs round of the closed qualifiers. If they win that, they directly move to Division 1 of the main league which features all the top teams of EU/CIS Dota 2 like Secret, Na’Vi, OG, Nigma etc.
Rumours regarding this star-spangled roster have been going around since Chinese coach Bai "rOtK" Fan leaked a conversation between him and the former Virtus.Pro General Manager, Roman Dvoryankin, asking rOtk to coach for this team.
The recent changes in VP squad and RAMZES666’s removal from EG add a lot of substance to this rumour. However, the leaked chat messages (revealed on October 12th) explicitly states that the stack will not be playing in any competitions for 2 months. But, the Epic League kicks off on November 12th. So there are certainly some doubts that are being cast on the authenticity of these rumours.
The rumoured lineup features:
- Carry: Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev
- Mid: Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan
- Offlane: Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko
- Position 4: Bakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov
- Position 5: Alexey "Solo" Berezin
All of the players of this team are some of the most beloved and talented players in the scene. While No[o]ne, Solo and RAMZES666 are well known in the CIS region for their highly successful stint with Virtus.pro, Zayac is hailed as one of the best Position 4 players in the world. ‘King SumaiL’ as he is called by his fans, is one of the most talented mid laners and known for this stellar performance at TI5 which helped Evil Geniuses lift the Aegis of champions.