Professional Burnout Leads Resolut1on to Take a Break From Competitive Dota 2
Roman "Resolut1on" Fomynok, one of the most popular Eastern European Dota 2 players in the world, is taking a break from competitive Dota 2 and hence will not be participating in the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season. In Resolut1on’s words, professional burnout had prompted his decision, since he had been aiming for results while playing professional Dota 2 for the past nine years. Having been overwhelmed, the Ukrainian player has now decided to go on a vacation to Istanbul. Resolut1on last played for the Dota 2 team of HellRaisers as the carry player and captain.
Resolut1on will not compete in the DPC 2021-22
Through a Twitlonger post, Resolut1on communicated his decision of stepping away from professional Dota 2 in the upcoming DPC 2021-22.
He explained that there had been some unsatisfactory results in the past but he continued to focus his entire energy on pursuing them. As such, he now planned to use his time off to rest, stay away from results, take a step back to assess his situation, and then determine where he wishes to go. In addition, Resolut1on thanked his fans for their support and criticism.
Several Dota 2 personalities such as OG’s offlaner, Sébastien "Ceb" Debs, and commentator/analyst, Mira "Ephey" Riad sent their best wishes to the player.
In the aftermath of HellRaisers' parting ways with Resolut1on at the start of Oct 2021, it was expected the player would join a new team during the ongoing shuffle, but he has instead chosen to take a break. With HellRaisers, the player did not have the most fruitful period of his career. Despite having some of the most talented players in the season, the team showed great ability at times but faltered in other instances. In TI10's Eastern Europe qualifier, the team competed well and finished third, but it still was not enough to get them through to TI10. Initially, Resolut1on played in the offlane for HellRaisers but switched to the safelane in Aug 2021.
Resolut1on eventually attended TI10 as a Russian caster. As a member of the Russian talent team, he also played in the TI10 all-star match.
As the Ukrainian player spends some time off in Istanbul, the remainder of the professional community will be gearing up for the DPC 2021-22, which will pave the way for The International 2022. The DPC schedule for 2021-22 has not been officially released by Valve, but a tweet from Alliance reports that it begins on 29th Nov 2021.