No[o]ne has returned to the Dota 2 competitive scene as he will stand in for AS Monaco Gambit for the remainder of the CIS 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division. In a piece of very intriguing news, the organization revealed through their social media handles they have acquired the roster of Live to Win that has been participating in the CIS 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division. CIS veteran Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko, who will now be the stand-in, is replacing fn in the mid lane. AS Monaco Gambit also announced that this roster would be taking up the organization's original name while their original Dota 2 team will continue playing under the Gambit-2 tag.
Live to Win Gets Signed by AS Monaco Gambit; No[o]ne to stand-in
Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev and his teammates have been able to find a sponsor four months after they formed a stack, Live to Win. The most significant point to note in this change is the return of the CIS veteran, No[o]ne, who is set to play competitive Dota 2 after nearly two months.
AS Monaco Gambit’s roster for the remainder of CIS 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division is:
- Kiyalbek "dream" Tayirov
- Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko (stand-in)
- Vasilii "AfterLife" Shishkin
- Aleksandr "Immersion" Khmelevskoi
- Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev
No[o]ne last played for Just Error along with former Virtus.pro teammates, RAMZES666 and Solo in November- December 2020 at the EPIC League. However, the team’s plans did not work out as expected as they disbanded soon after. This left all the members on board teamless just before the start of the 2021 DPC Season 1.
While Solo teamed up with Zayac to form NoTechies, No[o]ne and RAMZES666 were unable to find teams for the 2021 DPC Season 1.
No[o]ne had even tweeted at the beginning of January that in case he missed the first season of the DPC, his chances of making it to TI would essentially be 0.
However, it seems like the Russian has found some company on his road to TI. Though he has only been added as a stand-in as of now, he could likely be the permanent replacement of fn, who was removed from the roster earlier today.