Shopify Rebellion Teases its New Dota 2 Roster
In a strategic move to revitalize its Dota 2 lineup, last week, Shopify Rebellion (SR) let go of three prominent players, Tal "Fly" Aizik, Abed "Abed" Yusop, and Andreas "Cr1t-" Nielsen. It is no surprise that the anticipation among the community is palpable as the organization looks to reshape its competitive identity following the departure of key players.
Following this, on 15th November, the organization teased fans with the promise of an exhilarating roster overhaul with a Twitter post that included an image with five blanks, signifying the players’ names.
Carry player Artour "Arteezy" Babaev and offlaner Yonas "SabeRLighT-" Volek, steadfast pillars of the team from the previous season, are expected to retain their positions. However, the real excitement lies in the blanks yet to be filled on the roster.
Rumored Players That Are Joining Shopify Rebellion
It is to be noted that Shopify Rebellion has not yet officially announced its Dota 2 roster for the 2024 competitive season. Once it posted the teaser with the blanks on social media, fans have been speculating its roster by taking into account how long the blanks are. There have been multiple names thrown around on social media. However, the common ones seem to be the following:
Erin "Yopaj" Jasper Ferrer
Thiago "Thiolicor" Cordeiro
Kanishka Sam "BuLba" SoSaiL
The midlane role for Shopify Rebellion is shrouded in mystery. Speculation is rife as the community debates whether it will be Erin "Yopaj" Jasper Ferrer or Jonathan "bryle-" Santos de Gia to take up this pivotal position. Both players bring a wealth of experience and skill, leaving fans eager for the official announcement.
Adding an international flair, Thiago "Thiolicor" Cordeiro from South America is rumored to step into the fourth position. The potential infusion of his talents into the team could mark a turning point in Shopify Rebellion's strategic approach.
The competition for the fifth position introduces a fascinating dynamic to the team. Fans are debating whether it will be Kartik "Kitrak" Rathi or Kanishka Sam "BuLba" SoSaiL vying for the spot. BuLba's dual role as a former coach and now a potential player adds a layer of intrigue to the new team.
Shopify Rebellion's journey in early 2023 showcased both highs and lows. Securing second place at DPC NA 2023 Tour 1: Division I and triumphing at BTS Pro Series Season 14: Americas reflected its prowess. However, challenges arose with placements of 11th-12th at DreamLeague Season 20 and 15th-16th at Riyadh Masters 2023. The team rallied in the DreamLeague Season 21 finals, yet fell short against Team Spirit. For SR, The International 2023 concluded with a 13-16th standing.
The recent departure of Abed, Cr1t-, and Fly marked the end of an era for Shopify Rebellion. As fans eagerly await the official unveiling of the new roster, the organization's teaser has set the stage for an exciting chapter in the team's competitive journey. However, fans should take the names mentioned in the article with a pinch of salt given that Shopify Rebellion has not announced the players yet.