Topson, No[o]ne, and Kitrak Join PuckChamp
Old G, one of the teams which last competed in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) Tour 2 Division II had some very well-known players such as two-time The International (TI) winners Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen and Sébastien "Ceb" Debs. In recent news, four players from the roster, Topson, Ceb, Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko, and Kartik "Kitrak" Rathi had left the team according to the official Dota 2 roster registration website, leaving only Roman "Resolut1on" Fomynok on the team.
More recently, Topson, No[o]ne, and Kitrak have joined PuckChamp, as per the information on the Dota 2 roster registration website. These changes happened shortly after Old G was disqualified from the Summer Tour 2023 Closed Qualifiers and the was supposed to play through Open Qualifiers due to violating the code of conduct, according to the Twitter post by PGL. While it is unclear whether the players left due to the team being disqualified, the future of Old G seems uncertain. Alongside the three players, Adam "Aramis" Moroz also seems to have been added to the roster according to the roster information on the Dota 2 website.
PuckChamp release their roster
PuckChamp, the Dota 2 team currently playing in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) 2023 Tour 2: Division II has made some big roster moves by bringing in the three players into their roster, along with Aramis, who had an impressive performance at Dreamleague Season 19 as a stand-in for TI11 Champion Tundra Esports. All 5 players from the team’s old roster have been removed, which could indicate that Old G may have bought PuckChamp’s slot in Division II.
PuckChamp had a crucial tiebreaker game against Old G to keep its slot in Division II, but Old G was unable to gather four original players for the game and had to forfeit, resulting in a default win and essentially retaining the team’s slot in Division II. With Topson, No[o]ne, Kitrak, and Aramis on board, PuckChamp may be looking to make a big push in the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division II.
The recent roster changes in PuckChamp seem to have brought some highly talented players to the team. However, it is still unclear whether Old G bought PuckChamp's slot in Division II, as none of the previous 5 players of PuckChamp are currently listed on the Dota 2 registration website. Nonetheless, the addition of these skilled players to PuckChamp's roster could spell a new era of success for the team, and fans will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on their performance in the upcoming tournaments.