Abat, who has been the carry player for the Filipino organization of Cignal Ultra for over a year, has parted ways with the team. According to the information displayed on Valve’s Majors Registration page. Denz Daryll "Abat" Anedez has been removed from the Cignal Ultra’s roster. This roster change for the Filipino team takes place after they finished in the third-place in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Lower Division as they came quite close to qualifying for the Upper Division of the next DPC season. Cignal Ultra has not made any official announcement on this roster change at the time of writing this article.
Valve’s Majors Registration Page Roster Change: Abat Leaves Cignal Ultra
Abat’s departure from Cignal Ultra comes after playing as the team’s carry since January 2020 when he had replaced Filipino veteran, Nando. However, he did not enjoy a lot of success during this period as the only major accomplishment was qualifying for the 2021 DPC Season 1. Their best runs came at tournaments like Law of Inertia League, SEA Dota Invitational 2020 and Cyber.bet Cup: Spring Series - SEA where they secured the runner-up spots.
Cignal Ultra’s roster after Abat’s departure:
- James "Jamsey" John
- Van "Van" Manalaysay
- Erice "Erice" Guerra
- Jomari "Grimzx" Ani
Valve’s rules require a team to play with the same roster in the qualifiers as well as the main DPC league and a stand-in is permitted only up to four matches. Abat might have been playing for Cignal Ultra because of this rule.
SEA has already started to experience roster shuffles with the culmination of the 2021 DPC Season. Recently, Execration announced the addition of former Vice Esports’ carry, Palos, and Filipino player, Nando and parted ways with midlaner, Ken and offlaner, Rupido. As per Valve’s Majors Registration page, all Vice Esports’ players have left the squad although there has not been any confirmation regarding this from the organization itself.