Entity Parts Ways With Pure, Announces New Carry Player
In the final days leading up to the Dota 2 roster lock, Entity was one of the few top-tier teams that had not announced any roster changes: however, the organization announced the departure of its explosive carry player, Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko. Entity thanked the player for his contributions to the team's results throughout the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 season on Twitter. The roster change comes after a relatively successful season that saw the team win the regional qualifier for The International 11 (TI11) and place 9th-12th at the Main Event.
Soon after the departure of Pure, Entity announced the member of HellRaisers Alimzhan "watson" Islambekov as its new carry player to round its roster for the DPC 2022-23 season.
Entity bids farewell to carry player Pure, signs watson from HellRaisers
“The last months have been incredible: Regional Qualifier, surprising everyone and fighting at our first ever TI. None of this would've been possible without you, @puredota187,” Entity wrote in its farewell post to the carry player.
Entity revealed its final roster for the DPC 2022-23 with watson added a couple of hours after Pure's departure.
Alimzhan "watson" Islambekov
Daniel "Stormstormer" Schoetzau
Tobias “Tobi” Buchner
Vladislav “Kataomi`” Semenov
Dzmitry “Fishman” Palishchuk
A seven-month stint with Entity saw Pure emerge as one of the best players. While he arrived on the team following a controversial departure from Virtus.pro, he quickly proved himself to be a very versatile and effective player. Despite being a young pubstar, he made a big impact on Entity's growth over the year as the team did well at the regional qualifier where it outdid teams such as Team Liquid and Team Secret, and TI11.
After the 18-year-old left, Entity recruited another young player, Watson, who is 20 years old. For the past three years, he has played for teams in Eastern Europe's tier 2 region, with some success with HellRaisers in third-party tournaments. For nearly a year between 2021-22, Watson played for HellRaisers.
Aside from his hard carry-focused hero pool, he also brings an impressive reputation, as he is currently ranked number two on the European MMR Leaderboard.
Entity will play in Division 1 of the first regional league of the Western Europe (WEU) DPC 2022-23. In what is arguably the most competitive region, Entity will compete against the likes of Team Secret, Team Liquid, Tundra, and OG.