It’s the madness that comes after the majesty. The chaos after the storm. Every year, multiple Dota 2 teams reassess their position after the world’s biggest tournament comes to a close. This is the post-Dota 2 International shuffle: 2019 edition.
This post-TI9 Roster Shuffle hub will keep you up-to-date with everything that goes down over the next few months.
Confirmed Roster Changes after TI9
The following moves have all been officially confirmed by players or organizations.
Alliance roster departs organization
- Five man stack has expressed desire to try a new environment, will sign with another organization.
- Alliance plan to stick around Dota 2 scene
- Ex-Alliance roster: Boxi, iNSaNiA, miCKe, qojqva, Taiga
Vici Gaming announce Pyw acquisition
- Announced on Vici Twitter
- Lost Fade to temporary retirement (joined Team Aster two weeks later)
- Full Vici roster: Eurus, Ori, Yang, Pyw, Dy
- PPD and Universe reunite after winning TI5 together on Evil Geniuses
- Full roster: PPD, Universe, Skiter, Gunna, Biver
Invictus Gaming and iG Vitality announce roster changes
- iG: Kaka joins from Keen Gaming, zhizhizhi joins full-time (previously loaned from Team Serenity), dogf1ghts joins Royal Never Give Up.
- iG.Vitality: Django leaves, black.z moves to bench, bobo joins on loan from EHOME.Immortal. 白马 and InJuly return
- iG roster: zhizhizhi, Emo, JT- (on loan from Mineski), Kaka, Oli
- iG.Vitality roster: Dust, bobo (on loan from EHOME.Immortal), ButterflyEffect, InJuly, 白马, and mianmian
- Announced on iG Weibo
J.storm announce new roster
- Announced on the team’s twitter
- New roster is Resolut1on, Nine, Moo, MoOz, Fear
Evil Geniuses announce roster changes
- Announced on the team’s website
- SumaiL and s4 leave
- Abed and RAMZES666 join
Gambit finalize roster
- Announced on the team’s Twitter
- Dream, Shachlo, XSvamp1Re join
Keen Gaming finalize roster
- Kamma joins, 天命 returns from EHOME.
- kaka leaves, eleVen and old chicken return from loan to EHOME bench.
- Full roster: kamma, 一 (pronounced yi), dark, 天命, and Mushi
- Looking to start their own player-run organization
- GH, KuroKy, MinD_ContRoL, Miracle-, w33
- Liquid wants to remain in Dota
TNC Predator finalize roster
- Kuku, Eyyou leave while Kpii and March join. Coach Heen also leaves.
- Final roster: Gabbi, Armel, kpii, Tims, March
Cloud9 seeking players
- Revealed by CEO Jack Etienne during an interview with Montecristo
- Most recent roster disbanded in 2017: EternaLEnVy, FATA-, MSS, Aui_2000, pieliedie
NiP’s Saksa takes a break
- Announced on the player’s Twitter
- No return date confirmed, leaves NiP without a support
P4pita returns to Infamous
- Announced on Infamous’ twitter
- Will be taking over the captain role
Fade joins Aster Gaming
- Announced on Aster Gaming’s Weibo
- Fade joins Aster after retiring for two weeks
- Kamma and Q leave Aster
- Full roster: Sccc, ChYuan, Xxs, BoBoKa, Fade
Team Oracle unveil new roster
- Announced new international roster, based in Perth, Australia
- Full roster: QO, No7, Monster, Destrice, Lordboonz
The Final Tribe roster join GODSENT
- Rebrand to GODSENT after acquisition
- Full roster: Chessie, Era, Frost, Handsken, Xibbe
- One win away from TI9 (lost to Chaos in EU qualifier)
Lowkey esport announce new roster
- Announced on the team’s Facebook
- Full roster: Skadilicious, Yowe, Sam H, Luzify, Flysolo, Klo
9pasha and coach ArsZeeqq leave Virtus.Pro
- 9pasha to join Natus Vincere. Na’Vi move Blizzy to bench.
- Both Na’Vi and Virtus.Pro were eliminated early at TI9
Mushi joins Keen Gaming
- Announced by Keen Gaming on Weibo
- The Malaysian veteran will play position 5 for Keen
Fnatic announce new roster
- Announced on Fnatic’s Twitter
- DuBu and Abed leave, 23savaga and Moon join. Jabz returns to support
:rotating_light: FNATIC DOTA DPC 2019-2020 TEAM :rotating_light:
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) September 4, 2019
Misha forms Positive Guys
- Announced on the player’s Twitter
- New team consists of iLTW, Ergon, ghostik, Immersion, and Misha
SabeRLight- leaves Hippomaniacs
- Announced on the player’s Facebook
- Expected to join another team soon
Sccc joins Team Aster
- Announced on Team Aster’s Weibo
- Left Newbee roster soon after TI9
Alpha x Hashtag announce new roster
- Meracle, Nothingtosay, Velo, Poloson, Winter
- Aiming to compete at major and minor and SEA competions
Chaos Esports Club: matumbaman skipping November major
- Announced by matumbaman on Twitter
- TI7 winner with Team Liquid
EternaLEnVy announces new team, looking for sponsor
- EternaLEnVy, Bryle, MoonMeander, SneyKing, Aui_2000
- Five man roster seeking sponsor
- Not announced yet, but SneyKing and Aui (coach) likely to leave NewBee
INFAMOUS roster leaves org together
- K1, Christ Luck. Wisper, Scofield, Stinger all depart.
- Looking for new organization.
- Announced by manager and INFAMOUS
PSG.LGD drops coach, loses FY for three months
- Announced on Twitter
- Coach 357 departs the Chinese team
- FY will be sidelined three months, team will miss November major
INFAMOUS roster will stay together
- Confirmed by well-known Peruvian news agency, El Comercio. Spoke to players after they arrived back in Peru.
- Finished 7th-8th at TI9.
Kuku departs TNC Predator
DuBu moves on from Fnatic
KheZu leaves Chaos
Sccc on leave from Newbee
- Posted on Weibo
- Taking a break for a year, may try casting. Not completely ruling out competition.
ViCi Gaming looking for a new support
- Fade retires, announced on his Weibo
- Retirement comes after rumors that RNG were in contact with him during TI9
Alliance will not make any changes
- Confirmed by co-owner, who reminds everyone that players are people too. Very important.
- Limmp, Zfreek, Adam, Meracle, tavo all become free agents
- Zfreek already looking for new team, willing to relocate
- Coach Kips also released
It is with great appreciation that we announce the release of our Dota 2 roster today.
We'd like to thank the team for this season and wish everyone the best moving forward.
Over the next few weeks and months, we will be evaluating our options for the next DPC season. pic.twitter.com/OUDByYCAUd
— Complexity Gaming (@compLexity) August 26, 2019
Mineski roster members leave
T1 sign Forev
- Forev played for J.Storm from last September to this May
- Announced on T1’s Twitter account
Gambit sign gpk
PPD considering options
- Former TI winner and Legendary captain PeterPanDam is considering his options.
Dota Pro Circuit Rules and Deadlines
Valve announced the rules and information for this years’s Dota Pro Circuit on September 10. The top 12 in points at the end of the Circuit will receive direct invites to The International 2020.
The first minor and major of the Dota Pro Circuit 2019/2020 will both take place in November. The minor is DOTA Summit 11, held in Los Angeles from November 7-11. The major will be MDL Chengdu, in Chengdu, China from November 16-24. There will also be minor and majors held across January, March, April, May, and June.
All minors will boast 660 circuit points and $300,000 prize pools, and all majors will offer 15,000 circuit points and $1,000,000 prize pools. Minor winners that qualify for majors will only get points from the one event in which they place better. Teams can no longer release players after the final minor/major.
The official venues and hosts for the 2019/2020 events have yet to be announced.
This page was last updated on September 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM ET.