BetBoom Shakes Up Roster With Role Swap Ahead of New DPC Season
Eastern Europe (EEU) powerhouse BetBoom Team concluded its run in Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) EEU 2023 Tour 2: Division I with a 3rd place finish and qualified for the Berlin Major 2023. Unfortunately, due to visa issues, Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko was unable to attend the Major, and Roman "Resolut1on" Fomynok played as a stand-in for the team in the offlane position. Before the Major, there were rumors of Pure and Egor "Nightfall" Grigorenko swapping roles but it was not confirmed, even with Nightfall playing position 1 at the Berlin Major. However, a recent announcement by the BetBoom on Twitter confirmed that Pure would be playing position 3, and Nightfall would switch to position 1 for the next DPC season.
Can Pure adapt to his new position?
The team had a disappointing run at the Berlin Major, being eliminated in the group stages of the tournament. The impact of this role swap is still uncertain. However, it should be noted that Nightfall has experience playing both roles as he was a position 1 player with Virtus Pro in the past and then an offlane player with EG before joining BetBoom. On the other hand, Pure has no experience playing professionally as an offlane player, as he has only played carry in his stints with Virtus.Pro, Entity, and BetBoom Team. This means that the now-offlane player would have to adapt to the new role during the course of the next DPC season. Pure’s ability to quickly adapt to the new role could be crucial to the team's success in the upcoming season.
The current BetBoom team’s lineup is as follows:
Egor "Nightfall" Grigorenko
Danil "gpk" Skutin
Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko
Vitalie "Save-" Melnic
Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek
BetBoom's decision to swap roles between Pure and Nightfall comes with uncertainties, but the team must be confident that this change will be beneficial in the long run. Fans and analysts alike will be watching closely to see how the team performs with this new lineup in the upcoming DPC season.