We would like to introduce you to our new Dota2 roster as Steve “Xcalibur” Ye will be joined by Anas “MagE-“ Hirzalla, Jonáš “SabeRLighT-“ Volek, Dino “dnz” Šavuk and Peetu-Elmeri Peksu Väätäinen. When asked to create timeline of how things developed in the Dota2 team here is what team manager Noah Eingenheer had to say:
”It’s been a rough season, we had ups and downs, but in the end it wasn’t enough for me, the players and the organization. We’ve had a great start in February catching by surprise several top teams, having decent results and bringing home some of that cash. We had momentum on our side until the patch hit us, we didn’t know how to adapt and it hit us hard. A period of insecurities followed, players started to lose motivation and we couldn’t fully grasp the reasoning as to why we were struggling so hard. We’d hit an all time low right before the TI qualifiers and decided to make a last minute change. We qualified for the regionals and had an amazing first day finishing on top of the leaderboard. The second day was unfortunate and we didn’t manage to repeat what we had done the day before, our chance at TI took a coup de grace there.
We sat down as a team and discussed our thoughts, do we proceed? We decided that each one of us should focus on himself individually to improve and reflect on his past period. We would meet up again to decide if we were feeling strong enough to continue, unfortunately our journey came to an end. We concluded on good terms and had found new friends.
My journey as a manager for Team singularity would not end. I tried to understand my own mistakes in this experience and decided that I’ve had a lot to work on still. I wanted to continue working with Xcalibur and Miposhka. Yarik though had to get back to his roots and was trying to build his own CIS roster.
Me and the coach sat down and discussed our options in terms of players. There were many free agents and talented players we had scouted. Saberlight was one of them, a young, skilled and creative offlane player. We also decided that we would want to work with either Handsken or Biver on position 4. Both excel in their position and are brilliant personalities.
We also got in touch with Oliver who was working with Biver and decided to join forces
We were now missing a talented position 5 player with enough Lan experience. Oliver suggested dnz, which we then decided would be a prefect fit. Shortly after Biver got an offer from NA and decided to leave us. It was hard to find a proper replacement, Handsken was focussing on rebuilding his own roster and most EU pos4 players were taken or on a break. We got in touch with Velheor and played a few games, he was insecure and left us hanging to stay with his old team-mates. On the same day, Oliver got the same offer to join that NA team and reconciled with his friend Biver. It was though, really though!
From there on we went through a selective process of finding players who fit us. We quickly agreed on MagE- to fill our pos 2 and he accepted. Our search for pos 4 was not bearing any fruits, so we started thinking to contact several pos 5 players and moved dnz to pos 4.
Some of our players had worked with Peksu before and after a chat with him, we decided he would be the right fit. And so our roster for this next season is assembled and ready to deliver!”