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

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Post DPC 2021-22 Tour 2 Roster Change Tracker: All That You Need to Know

Rakshak Kathuria
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The Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 Tour 2 has concluded in five regions except for Eastern Europe (EEU), which will also close the season soon in Division 1.
Based on performance and results thus far, teams around the globe have already begun evaluating their rosters and making the appropriate changes.
Here is a tracker to keep you updated on the biggest roster changes in the competitive scene of Dota 2 in the lead-up to Tour 3.

The Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 Tour 2 has concluded in five regions except for Eastern Europe (EEU), which will also close the season soon in Division 1. Based on performance and results thus far, teams around the globe have already begun evaluating their rosters and making the appropriate changes.

Since Tour 3 will offer the teams one final chance to gain DPC points to qualify directly for The International 11 (TI11), teams that did not perform particularly well in Tour 2 may be looking to make their moves in Tour 3 by altering their rosters. In contrast, teams that did well in Tour 2 will be evaluating their rosters based on how well they perform in the upcoming ESL One Stockholm Major 2022.

Hence, roster changes are possible on a large scale with a little over a month left until Tour 3 begins. As such, here is a tracker to keep you updated on the biggest roster changes in the competitive scene of Dota 2.

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

2nd May

AS Monaco Gambit

AS Monaco Gambit released its entire Dota 2 roster. All five players and coach Vladimir "Chappie" Kuzmenko became free agents post this change.

AS Monaco Gambit's released Dota 2 roster:

  1. Albert "alberkaaa" Chernoivanov

  2. Artem "Lorenof" Melnick

  3. Andrei "meLes" Romanov

  4. Aleksandr "Immersion" Khmelevskoi

  5. Sergey "HappyDyurara" Horonzhiy

Source: AS Monaco Gambit's Twitter

Motivate.Trust Gaming

Motivate.Trust Gaming released its entire Dota 2 roster. The team had finished in sixth place in Division 2 of Tour 2 of the DPC 2021-22.

Motivate.Trust Gaming's released Dota 2 roster:

  1. Apirat "Toy" Srisaikum

  2. Poomipat "Fearless" Trisiripanit

  3. Natthaphon "Masaros" Ouanphakdee

  4. Peerapat "Tigger" Butta

  5. Anurat "boombell" Praianun

Source: Motivate.Trust Gaming's Facebook

30th April

Virtus.Pro terminated its contract with carry player Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko. This change after Virtus.pro was disqualified from the Eastern European DPC Tour 2 Playoffs, after Pure drew the letter ‘Z’ on the minimap during a match versus Mind Games. The letter ‘Z’ is reportedly the main symbol of public support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Virtus.pro's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. TBD

  2. Danil "gpk" Skutin

  3. Dmitry "DM" Dorokhin

  4. Danial "yamich" Lazebnyy

  5. Egor "Xakoda" Lipartiya

Source: Virtus.pro's Twitter

Polaris Esports

Polaris Esports announced that Bryle "cml" Jacob Alvizo (aka Mavis) and Nikko "Nikko" Bilocura (aka Force) are departing from the lineup and will no longer be a part of the team heading into the next Tour. This change came after a fourth place finish in Tour 2 of the DPC 2021-22.

Polaris Esports' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. John Anthony "Natsumi-" Vargas

  2. Mc Nicholson "Mac" Villanueva

  3. TBD

  4. Marvin "Boomy" Rushton

  5. TBD

Source: Polaris Esports' Twitter

28th April

Nigma Galaxy SEA

Nigma Galaxy SEA parted ways with Wilson "poloson" Koh Chin Wei after Tour 2 of the DPC 2021-22.

Nigma Galaxy SEA's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Muhammad "inYourdreaM" Rizky

  2. Vincent "AlaCrity" Hiew Teck Yoong

  3. Galvin "Meracle" Kang Jian Wen

  4. TBD

  5. Tri "Jhocam" Kuncoro

Source: Nigma Galaxy SEA's Twitter

27th April

Royal Never Give Up

Former Invictus Gaming captain, Hu "kaka" Liangzhi, joined Royal Never Give Up following the conclusion of the DPC 2021/22 Tour 2. He will be playing in the Pos 4 role.

Royal Never Give Up's updated Dota 2 roster:

  • Zhong "圣子华炼" (shèng zǐ huá liàn) Liushuai

  • Lu "Somnus M" Yao

  • Yang "Chalice" Shenyi

  • Hu "kaka" Liangzhi

  • Chong “FelixCiaoBa” Wei Lun

  • Yap "xNova" Jian Wei


26th April

Mind Games

Mind Games moved midlaner Rostislav "fn" Lozovoi and carry Maxim "7jesu" Senchinevich to its inactive roster.

Mind Games' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. TBD

  2. TBD

  3. Uladzislau "Petushara" Kazlouski

  4. Danil "Bignum" Shekhovtsov

  5. Semion "CemaTheSlayer" Krivulya

Source: Mind Games' vk


25th April

No Team

Enis "5up" Elfki announced that he was open to new opportunities in the position four and five roles.

Source: 5up’s Twitter


Quincy Crew

Quincy Crew parted ways with position four player Milan "MiLAN" Kozomara and position five player Remus "ponlo" Goh Zhi Xian. In Tour 2, the team missed out on qualifying for the Stockholm Major by losing the three way tiebreaker to Evil Geniuses and TSM.

Quincy Crew’s updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Yawar "YawaR" Hassan

  2. Quinn "Quinn" Callahan

  3. Maurice "KheZu" Gutmann

  4. TBD

  5. TBD

Source: Quincy Crew's Twitter

HellRaisers

HellRaisers announced its roster would continue to play under the organization. Adding that it was against the war, HellRaisers said that it was relocating to Serbia which served as a way for it to continue to play, compete and express its opposition.

HellRaisers' Dota 2 roster:

  1. Alimzhan "watson" Islambekov

  2. Maxim "re1bl" Afanasyev

  3. Yaroslav "Limitless" Parshin

  4. Geogrii "Gilgir" Svistunov

  5. Arman "Malady" Orazbayev

Source: HellRaisers' Twitter


24th April

PuckChamp

Nikita "young G" Bochko rejoined PuckChamp ahead of the Tour 2 of the DPC in EEU.

PuckChamp's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Alexandr "krylat" Krylatov

  2. Nikita "young G" Bochko

  3. Abdimalik "Malik" Sailau

  4. Genadiy "Astral" Motuz

  5. Andrey "Dukalis" Kuropatkin

Source: PuckChamp's Twitter

CIS Rejects

CIS Rejects announced that its offlaner Pavel "9pasha" Khvastunov has taken a break from competitive Dota 2 and in his place, the team welcomed Matvey "MieRo" Vasyunin into the roster. Sergey "God" Bragin was also announced as the new coach.

CIS Rejects' updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev

  2. Gleb "depressed kid" Zyryanov

  3. Matvey "MieRo" Vasyunin

  4. Vladimir "RodjER" Nikogosian

  5. Artsiom "Fng" Barshak

Source: CIS Rejects' Twitter

RSG

RSG announced that Roger "Roddgeee" Tan Boon Thye has officially joined the team as the new position five. Roddgeee played with RSG for a majority of Tour 2 where the team finished on top in Division 2 to qualify for Division 1.

RSG's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Wong "mks" Sim An

  2. Ng "xsilearn" Anwei

  3. Lee "X1aOuY" Qian Yu

  4. Tran "xiaobonbon" Hoang Minh Quy

  5. Roger "Roddgeee" Tan Boon Thye

Source: RSG's Twitter


23rd April

Team Bald Reborn

Roy "Rajjix" al Rajji announced on Twitter that he is no longer a part of Team Bald Reborn. "I'll be looking for other, more serious opportunities for next season whether it's in EU or other regions," he added.

Team Bald Reborn's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski

  2. Steve "Xcalibur" Ye

  3. TBD

  4. Jad "Eixn" Hammoud

  5. Axel "Pablo" Källman

Source: Rajjix's Twitter


21st April

Lava

In a Facebook post, Lava announced that it had released its entire Dota 2 roster. In Tour 2 of the DPC, Lava finished in fourth place in Division 1 and failed to qualify for the Stockholm Major.

Lava's disbanded roster:

  1. Alonso "Mnz" León

  2. Leonardo "Leostyle-" Sifuentes

  3. Frank "Frank" Alberto Arias Ayala

  4. Joel Mori "MoOz" Ozambela

  5. Romel "Mjz" Quinteros

Source: Lava's Facebook


19th April

PuckChamp

Midlaner Nikita "young G" Bochko left PuckChamp.

PuckChamp's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Alexandr "krylat" Krylatov

  2. Nikita "young G" Bochko

  3. Abdimalik "Malik" Sailau

  4. Genadiy "Astral" Motuz

  5. Andrey "Dukalis" Kuropatkin

Source: PuckChamp's Twitter


18th April

BetBoom Team

All former members of the Winstrike Team formed a new team "BetBoom Team" ahead of Tour 2 of the DPC in EEU.

BetBoom Team's updated Dota 2 roster:

  1. Nikita "Daxak" Kuzmin

  2. Denis "Larl" Sigitov

  3. Evgeniy "Noticed" Ignatenko

  4. Maksim "forcemajor" Meretskii

  5. Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev

Source: BetBoom's vk


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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.