Biggest Dota 2 player transfers after Tour 1 of the DPC 2021-22

Post DPC 2021-22 Tour 1 Roster Change Tracker: All That You Need to Know

Rakshak Kathuria
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Highlights
Tour 1 of the DPC 2021-22 was important for many teams who changed their rosters after TI10 to showcase their abilities.
Some teams performed well during Tour 1, while others struggled. To fix performance as well as other issues, a number of teams will likely undergo another round of roster changes.
Here is a tracker to keep you updated on all the Dota 2 player transfers occurring in the leadup to Tour 2 of the DPC 2021-22.

Following six weeks of Dota 2 action punctuated by a break over the New Year, Tour 1 of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 has concluded. The season was a test for many teams both in Division 1 and Division 2 since they had dramatically restructured their rosters after the International 10. As such, teams such as Team Liquid, BOOM Esports, and Royal Never Give Up had great results, while others such as Alliance and Vici Gaming struggled. While the teams that have done well are most likely to stick with their rosters, others will be expected to go through a second round of roster changes. Here is a tracker to keep you updated on all the Dota 2 player transfers occurring in the leadup to Tour 2 of the DPC 2021-22.

Biggest Dota 2 player transfers after Tour 1 of the DPC 2021-22

26th Feb

TNC Predator

TNC Predator signed Jun "Bok" Kanehara as its new offlaner and Juan Carlo "BDz" Manalo as its new position four player to finalize its Dota 2 roster for Tour 2 of the DPC 2021-22.

TNC Predator's updated roster:

  1. Levi "YoungGod" Lagaret

  2. Yuri Dave "Yowe" Pacaña

  3. Jun "Bok" Kanehara

  4. Juan Carlo "BDz" Manalo

  5. Kim "Febby" Yong-min

Source: TNC Predator's Twitter

Talon Esports

Thai carry player Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon joined Talon Esports to finalize the team's Dota 2 roster for Tour 2 of the DPC 2021-22.

Talon Esport's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon

  2. Rafli "Mikoto" Fathur Rahman

  3. Damien "kpii" Chok

  4. Brizio "Hyde" Adi Putra Budiana

  5. Worawit "Q" Mekchai

Source: Talon Esports' Twitter

25th Feb

Talon Esports, Motivate.Trust Gaming

Talon Esports signed Thai Dota 2 player Worawit "Q" Mekchai. Q, who used to play as Motivate.Trust Gaming's position four player, will play the position five role for Talon Esports. He replaced Tal "Fly" Aizik, who left Talon Esports on 19th Jan 2022.

Talon Esports' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. TBD

  2. Rafli "Mikoto" Fathur Rahman

  3. Damien "kpii" Chok

  4. Brizio "Hyde" Adi Putra Budiana

  5. Worawit "Q" Mekchai

Source: Talon Esports' Twitter

Motivate.Trust Gaming's updated roster:

  1. TBD

  2. Poomipat "Fearless" Trisiripanit

  3. Natthaphon "Masaros" Ouanphakdee

  4. TBD

  5. Anurat "boombell" Praianun

24th Feb

SG esports

SG esports announced Peruvian Dota 2 player David "Parker" Nicho Chote as its new carry.

SG Esports' updated roster:

  1. David "Parker" Nicho Chote

  2. Eliseo "kxy" Arancibia

  3. Lucas "hyko" Morais

  4. Artur "LTH" Lauth

  5. Nicolás "Wij" Moreno

Source: SG esports' Twitter

22nd Feb

NAVI

NAVI announced Vladislav "Laise" Lais as its new offlaner. Laise left V-Gaming to join NAVI.

NAVI's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Alik "V-Tune" Vorobey

  2. Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko

  3. Vladislav "Laise" Lais

  4. Ilya "ALOHADANCE" Korobkin

  5. Alexey "Solo" Berezin

Source: NAVI's Twitter

NoPing e-sports

NoPing e-sports revealed new roster consisting of some of the most popular free agents in Brazil. Filipe Astini will serve as the team's coach.

NoPing e-sports' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Leonardo "Mandy" Viana

  2. Pedro "Sooths" Luiz

  3. Diego "SexyFat" Barini Santamaria

  4. Leonardo "RdO" Fernandes

  5. Heitor "Duster" Pereira

Source: NoPing e-sports' Twitter

Tundra Esports

Tundra Esports finalized its Dota 2 roster with the addition of Martin "Saksa" Sazdov. Since Saksa joined as the soft support, Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu moved to the hard support role. Sneyking will also serve as Tundra Esports' new captain.

Tundra Esports' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Oliver “Skiter” Lepko

  2. Leon “Nine” Kirilin

  3. Neta “33” Shapira

  4. Martin "Saksa" Sazdov

  5. Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu

Source: Tundra Esports' Twitter

BOOM Esports

BOOM Esports officially adds Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong to its Dota 2 roster. JaCkky previously played as the team's stand-in in the Regional Finals.

BOOM Esports' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong

  2. Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer

  3. Saieful "Fbz" Ilham

  4. Timothy John "Tims" Randrup

  5. Rolen Andrei Gabriel "skem" Ong (also known as "ctm")

Source: BOOM Esports' Twitter

TNC Predator

TNC Predator parted ways with its position four player Prieme Ejay "PlayHard" Banquil.

TNC Predator's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Levi "YoungGod" Lagaret

  2. Yuri Dave "Yowe" Pacaña

  3. TBD

  4. TBD

  5. Kim "Febby" Yong-min

Source: TNC Predator's Twitter

Team SMG

Team SMG announced Filipino Dota 2 player Michael “ninjaboogie” Ross as its new position five player.

Team SMG's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Zheng “MidOne” Yek Nai

  2. Kam Bun “Moon” Seng

  3. Ryan “Bimbo” Jay Kwai

  4. Tew Sun “AhFu” Chuan

  5. Michael “ninjaboogie” Ross

Source: Team SMG's Twitter

OB.Neon, Execration

OB.Neon parted ways with Jinn Marrey "Palos" Lamatao. Palos then joined Execration as its new safelaner.

OB.Neon's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. TBD

  2. Joshua "avataRmod3" Marano

  3. Michael Roi "Enryu" Ladines

  4. Rey Yee "Jing" Duyan

  5. Federico Jr. Cartagina "Abeng" Dicdican

Source: OB.Neon's Twitter

Execration

Execration announced the inclusion of Palos to its roster.

Execration's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Jinn Marrey "Palos" Lamatao

  2. Mark Anthony "Bob" Urbina

  3. TBD

  4. TBD

  5. Ralph Richard "RR" Peñano

Source: Execration's Twitter

21st Feb

APU Kings of Kings

APU Kings of Kings parted ways with offlaner Diego "SexyFat" Barini Santamaria. Signed on 22nd January, SexyFat played for the team for one month only.

APU Kings of Kings' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Benny "Benny" Cervante

  2. Pedro "mini" Rezende

  3. TBD

  4. Giovanni "Jupiter" Ramos Pereira

  5. Caio "Nuages" Oliveira

Source: APU Kings of Kings' Twitter

Chicken Fighters

Chicken Fighters parted ways with midlaner Duško "BoraNija" Boranijašević, carry Charlie "CharlieDota" Arat, and position five Petu "Peksu" Vaatainen.

Chicken Fighters' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. TBD

  2. TBD

  3. Andreas Per "Xibbe" Ragnemalm

  4. Adrian "Era" Kryeziu

  5. TBD

Source: Chicken Fighters' Twitter

Team SMG

Team SMG parted ways with its position five player Roger "Roddgeee" Tan Boon Thye.

  1. Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng

  2. Kam "Moon" Boon Seng

  3. Ryan "Raging Potato" Jay Qui

  4. Tue "ah fu" Soon Chuan

  5. TBD

Source: Team SMG's Twitter

20th Feb

Into The Breach

Into The Breach announced that it had parted ways with Indji "Shad" Lub. Shad will take some time off to focus on his health.

Into The Breach's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. TBD

  2. Elliott "adzantick" Hammond

  3. TBD

  4. Jason Connor "TANNER" Weedon

  5. TBD

Source: Into The Breach's Twitter

OB.Neon

OB.Neon parted ways with midlaner Tri Daya "MamangDaya" Pamungkas who had been ill since the beginning of February 2022. Joshua "avataRmod3" Marano was announced as his replacement.

OB.Neon's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Jinn Marrey "Palos" Lamatao

  2. Joshua "avataRmod3" Marano

  3. Michael Roi "Enryu" Ladines

  4. Rey Yee 'Jing' Duyan

  5. Federico Jr. Cartagina "Abeng" Dicdican

Source: OB.Neon's Twitter

T1

T1 officially announced the addition of Filipino carry Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte Santos to its Dota 2 roster. The confirmation came after Gabbi served as T1's safelaner during the Southeast Asia (SEA) Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 Regional Finals where the team finished as the runner-ups.

T1's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte

  2. Karl "Karl" Jayme

  3. Carlo "Kuku" Palad

  4. Kenny "Xepher" Deo

  5. Matthew "Whitemon" Filemon

  • Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon (inactive)

  • Park "March" Tae-won (coach)

Source: T1's Twitter

18th Feb

Brame

Brame announced the inclusion of Tasos "Focus" Michailidis, Dimitris "ThuG" Plivouris, and Sakis "dEsire" Kartsampas to finalize an all-Greek Dota 2 roster.

Brame's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Tasos "Focus" Michailidis

  2. Dimitris "ThuG" Plivouris

  3. Kharis "SkyLark" Zafeiriou

  4. Sakis "dEsire" Kartsampas

  5. Giorgos "SsaSpartan" Giannakopoulos

Source: Brame's Twitter

Thunder Awaken

Thunder Awaken announced the departure of offlaner Oscar David "Oscar" Chavez Jimenez. The organization noted that it will be making a lot of significant chances this season.

Thunder Awaken's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Crhistian "Pakazs" Antony Savina Casanova

  2. Herrera "Darkmago" Martínez Oswaldo Gonzalo

  3. TBD

  4. Farith "Matthew" Puente

  5. Jose Leonardo "Pandaboo" Padilla Hernandez

Source: Thunder Awaken's Twitter

OB.Neon

OB.Neon welcomed John Rey Yee 'Jing' Duyan to its Dota 2 roster as its new position four player.

OB.Neon's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Jinn Marrey "Palos" Lamatao

  2. Tri Daya "MamangDaya" Pamungkas

  3. Michael Roi "Enryu" Ladines

  4. Rey Yee 'Jing' Duyan

  5. Federico Jr. Cartagina "Abeng" Dicdican

Source: OB.Neon's Twitter

17th Feb

Tundra Esports

Tundra Esports parted ways with its captain/position five support Adrian "Fata" Trinks. Interestingly, a few minutes before this tweet, Fata had claimed on his personal Twitter handle that he was kicked from the roster.

Tundra Esports' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Oliver “Skiter” Lepko

  2. Leon “Nine” Kirilin

  3. Neta “33” Shapira

  4. Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu

  5. TBD

  • Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling (Team Coach)

Source: Tundra Esports' Twitter, Fata Twitter

NAVI

NAVI parted ways with offlaner Viktor "GeneRaL" Nigrini. In addition, the organization noted that coach Ivan "Artstyle" Antonov had stepped down from his duties in mid-January. Artstyle, however, remains a part of the organization. According to NAVI, GeneRaL's departure was due in part to Tour 1's lackluster performances and a disconnect between players' ideas of the game.

NAVI's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Alik "V-Tune" Vorobey

  2. Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko

  3. TBD

  4. Ilya "ALOHADANCE" Korobkin

  5. Alexey "Solo" Berezin

Source: NAVI's Twitter

16th Feb

Brame

Brame announced the departure of midlaner Irakli "W1sh-" Peranidze and Dimitry "Nefrit" Tarasich and thanked the players for their contributions to the team.

Brame's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. TBD

  2. TBD

  3. Kharis "SkyLark" Zafeiriou

  4. TBD

  5. Giorgos "SsaSpartan" Giannakopoulos

Source: Brame's Twitter

NoPing e-sports

NoPing-esports announced that it has parted ways with its entire lineup.

NoPing e-sports' disbanded lineup:

  1. Leonardo "RdO" Fernandes

  2. João "4nalog" Gabriel Giannini

  3. Steven "Monster" Noel

  4. Thiago de Oliveira "Thiolicor" Cordeiro

  5. Matheus "KJ" Santos Jungles Diniz

Source: NoPing e-sports' Twitter

9th Feb

BOOM Esports

BOOM Esports announced that its safelaner Justine Ryan Evangelista "Tino" Grimaldo will be moving to the inactive roster. In his place, Motivate.Trust Gaming's Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong will play as the team's stand-in the SEA Regional Finals.

BOOM Esports' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong (stand-in)

  2. Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer

  3. Saieful "Fbz" Ilham

  4. Timothy John "Tims" Randrup

  5. Rolen Andrei Gabriel "skem" Ong (also known as "ctm")

Source: BOOM Esports' Twitter

8th Feb

T1

T1 announced that its safelaner Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon will be moving to the inactive roster. In his place, Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte will play as the team's stand-in the SEA Regional Finals.

T1's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte (stand-in)

  2. Karl "Karl" Jayme

  3. Carlo "Kuku" Palad

  4. Kenny "Xepher" Deo

  5. Matthew "Whitemon" Filemon

Source: T1's Twitter

3rd Feb

TNC Predator

TNC Predator announced on Facebook that offlaner Lee "X1aOyU" Qian Yu will be leaving the team. The organization thanked the player for his contribution and wished him the best in him future endeavors.

TNC Predator's updated Dota 2 roster:

  • Levi "Young God" Lagaret

  • Yuri Dave "Yowe" Pacaña

  • TBD

  • Prieme Ejay "PlayHard" Banquil

  • Kim "Febby" Yong-min

Source: TNC Predator's Facebook

2nd Feb

Army Geniuses

Army Geniused placed position four player Rifki Firdaus "Lym-" Oetomo into the inactive roster and welcomed Ravdan "Hustla" Narmandakh (also known as "Narman") in his place.

Army Geniuses' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Daud "Db-" Budiawan

  2. Muhammad "Azur4" Lutfi

  3. Syaid "womy" Reski

  4. Ravdan "Hustla" Narmandakh

  5. Rizki "Varizh" Varizh

Source: Army Geniuses' Facebook

1st Feb

OB.Neon

OB.Neon announced the departure of position four player Ravdan "Hustla" Narmandakh in a Facebook post. The team had placed fifth in Tour 1 of the DPC.

OB.Neon's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Jinn Marrey "Palos" Lamatao

  2. Tri Daya "MamangDaya" Pamungkas

  3. Michael Roi "Enryu" Ladines

  4. TBD

  5. Federico Jr. Cartagina "Abeng" Dicdican

  • Wong "ChuaN" Hock Chuan (coach)

Source: OB.Neon's Facebook

28th Jan

Coolguys

Dino "dnz" Šavuk announced on Twitter that Coolguys has disbanded.

Coolguys' disbanded roster:

  1. Dimitris "ThuG" Plivouris

  2. Tony "No!ob" Assaf

  3. Gleb "Funn1k" Lipatnikov

  4. Omar "OmaR" Moughrabi

  5. Dino "dnz" Šavuk

Source: dnz's Twitter

Alliance

Alliance announced on Twitter that it had parted ways with offlaner Rodrigo "Leslão" Santos and midlaner Ondřej "Supream^" Štarha. These changes were a result of the disappointing performance in Tour 1 of the DPC 2021-22, which led to relegation to Division 2.

Alliance's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov

  2. TBD

  3. TBD

  4. Adam "Aramis" Moroz

  5. TBD

Source: Alliance's Twitter

24th Jan

Brame

In a tweet, Brame revealed that it has parted ways with position four player, Nikolay "CTOMAHEH1" Kalchev.

Brame's updated Dota 2 roster:

  • Dimitry "Nefrit" Tarasich

  • Irakli "W1sh-" Peranidze

  • Kharis "SkyLark" Zafeiriou

  • TBD

  • Giorgos "SsaSpartan" Giannakopoulos

Source: Brame's Twitter

23rd Jan

Execration

Juan Carlo "BDz" Manalo announced on Twitter that he is looking for a new team. He competed with Execration in Tour 1.

Execration's update Dota 2 roster:

  1. Fernando "Nando" Mendoza

  2. Mark Anthony "Bob" Urbina

  3. Jayquem "Kimizu" Gumalan

  4. TBD

  5. Ralph Richard "RR" Peñano

Source: BDz's Twitter

22nd Jan

APU Kings of Kings

APU Kings of Kings parted ways with offlaner Thomas Jaulis "Valqui" Romero to make space for South American player, Diego "SexyFat" Barini Santamaria.

APU Kings of Kings' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Benny "Benny" Cervantes

  2. Pedro "mini" Rezende

  3. Diego "SexyFat" Barini Santamaria

  4. Giovanni "Jupiter" Ramos Pereira

  5. Caio "Nuages" Oliveira

Source: APU Kings of Kings Twitter

21st Jan

Alliance

Alliance parted ways with position five/captain Simon "Handsken" Rasmus Haag and coach Niklas "okcya" Koskinen. As per CEO Jonathan "Loda" Berg, the new roster that was instituted during the TI10 roster shuffle faced some problems during Tour 1. In the end, Alliance finished seventh and was relegated to Division 2.

Alliance’s updated Dota 2 roster:

  • Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov

  • Ondřej "Supream^" Štarha

  • Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos

  • Adam "Aramis" Moroz

  • TBD

Despite the fact that he was unaware of how many changes take place, Loda indicated that the team would rebuild going forward.

Source: Alliance's Twitter

19th Jan

Talon Esports

Talon Esports parted ways with carry Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte and hard support/captain Tal "Fly" Aizik. A mediocre performance by Talon Esports in Division 2 of the DPC Southeast Asia (SEA) 2021-22 saw it finish in fifth place.

Talon Esports' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. TBD

  2. Rafli "Mikoto" Fathur Rahman

  3. Damien "kpii" Chok

  4. Brizio "Hyde" Adi Putra Budiana

  5. TBD

Source: Talon Esports' Twitter

6th Jan

Xtreme Gaming

Even though Xtreme Gaming was promoted to Division 1 of the China DPC, it moved carry Wang "J" Wenjun and offlaner Sun "Srf" Runfa to the inactive roster. 20-year-old Lou "lou" Zhen and popular Chinese player Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei were announced as their replacements.

Xtreme Gaming's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Lou "lou" Zhen

  2. Zhang "Paparazi灬" Chengjun

  3. Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei

  4. Xiong "Pyw"' Jiahan (also known as “Tank”)

  5. Ding "Dy" Cong

Source: Xtreme Gaming's Weibo

With the roster lock just a few days before the second Tour begins on 14th March, teams have a lot of time to decide how to make their final roster changes.

In terms of DPC Dota 2, the top four seeds in Division 1 of all six regions will compete in their own Regional Finals in place of the first Major. Four teams will compete for a share of the $100,000 USD prize pool as well as 380 DPC points.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.