Dota 2 TI shuffle

Post TI11shuffle log; Confirmed roster changes for the next DPC season

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

With the end of The International 11, the traditional post-TI shuffle period has begun.

The International 11 has come to an end with Tundra's impressive undefeated run culminating in a stunning 3:0 sweep through Team Secret.

Teams and players are starting to look at their options before the leagues start expected to begin just over a month with the following schedule:

DPC 2023 Preliminary Schedule Winter Tour

  • Open Qualifiers: December 11-13, 2022
  • Closed Qualifiers: December 14-15, 2022
  • Division 1 Regional League Tournament: January 9-29, 2023
  • Division 2 Regional League Tournament: January 30 - February 19, 2023
  • Major Tournament: February 24 - March 5, 2023

Here you can find all the confirmed changes for the upcoming season and ignore the trolls, rumors, and anxiety. 

December 9  Shopify Rebellion 

A new organization has entered the NA Dota scene and picked up the former EG roster, with the addition of Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek as well.

 Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
Abed Azel “Abed” Yusop
Jonáš “SabeRLighT-” Volek
Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen
Tal “Fly” Aizik
coach: sam “Bulba” Sosale

 December 9  Team Liquid 

Team Liquid completed its lineup with Michał "Nisha" Jankowski assuming the mid-lane role left open by Lasse "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen's retirement. 

Team Liquid roster:

Michał “Nisha” Jankowski
Micke “miCKe” Vu
Samuel “Boxi” Svahn
Ludwig “Zai” Wåhlberg
Aydin “iNsania” Sarkohi
coach: William “BlitZ” Lee

December 8  BetBoom Team 

BetBoom released their entire roster just over one month ago. But the new crew they picked up is certainly stacked. Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek will shift to support and Danil "gpk" Skutin will play mid. 

Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko
Danil “gpk” Skutin
Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko
Vitalie “Save-” Melnic
Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek

December 8 Team Spirit

Former BetBoom’s 20 years old mid laner, Denis "Larl" Sigitov will have big shoes to fill at Team Spirit. He joins the squad two days after the TI10 champions had to wave goodbye to their one of a kind mid laner.

Team Spirit roster:

Illya “yatoro” Mulyarchuk
Denis “Larl” Sigitov
Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov
Miroslaw “Mira” Kolpakov
Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov

December 8 Old G

After the rumors have been circulating for some time now, the Dota 2 team registration page confirms the creation of Old G, including two time, back-to-back TI champions Sebastien 'Ceb' Debs, Johan 'N0tail' Sundstein, Topias 'Topson' Taavitsainen.

Old G roster:

Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen
Volodymyr “No[o]ne” Minenko
Arif “MSS” Anwar
Sébastien “Ceb” Debs
Johan “N0tail” Sundstein

December 8 Bleed Esports

Bleed Esports, a Singaporean organization most known for its VALORANT division, has bought T1’s Southeast Asia Division I slot for the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit season.

Bleed Esports roster: 

Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong
Natthaphon “Masaros” Ouanphakdee
Dooyoung “DuBu” Kim
Prieme Ejay “PlayHard” Banquil

December 8 Vici Gaming

Chinese legends Fy and Fenrir, who placed second at TI4 under the Vici Gaming banner, reunite once more, though the latter remains in the coach position.

Vici Gaming roster:

Shaohan “Erika” Yang
Gao “Setsu” Zhenxiong
Kongbo “Niu” Li
Xu “fy” Linsen
Haiyang “Yang” Zhou

December 8 PSG.LGD

PSG.LGD bring in young talent from EHOME and CDEC for the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit season.

PSG.LGD roster: 

Xuanang “Shiro” Guo
Cheng “NothingToSay” Jin Xiang
Longwu “项羽” Li
Hao “plAnet” Lin
Yiping “y`” Zhang

coachNing “xiao8” Zhang

December 7 Gaimin Gladiators

Gaimin Gladiators complete their roster by adding NA mid lanner Quinn "Quinn" Callahan to their ranks.

This will mark the first time when Quinn will compete through the Western European region. He is also set to relocate to Europe in order to have a smooth start of the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit WEU Regional League with Gaimin Gladiators.

Gaimin Gladiators roster:

Anton “dyrachyo” Shkredov
Quinn “Quinn” Callahan
Marcus “Ace.” Hoelgaard
Erik “tOfu” Engel
Melchior “Seleri” Hillenkamp

December 7 Entity

However, despite the constant growth since Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko joined their ranks, Entity, will not have him on their side for the next DPC season. while he leaves the organization, Entity welcomes Kazakstani carry player Alimzhan "watson" Islambekov to the team. 

Entity roster: 

Alimzhan “Watson” Islambekov
Daniel “Stormstormer” Schoetzau
Tobias “Tobi” Buchner
Vladislav “Kataomi`” Semenov
Dzmitry “Fishman” Palishchuk

December 7 

Nigma Galaxy

Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf will assume the vacancy left behind by Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi who is taking a break for health reasons. 

Nigma.Galaxy finalized roster

 Ammar “ATF” Assaf
Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan
Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Borislavov Ivanov
Maroun “GH” Merhej
Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi

coachMoza “Immortal.faith” Daniel

December 7 PSG.LGD

Posted on LGD's weibo account, Wang "Ame" Chunyu will be taking a break from competitive Dota 2. The team is down to only two players with two days left until the roster locks.

Current PSG.LGD lineup

Cheng “NothingToSay” Jin Xiang
Yiping “y`” Zhang

 December 6 Nigma Galaxy

According to the official announcement made by the organization, Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi will step down from active play leaving the carry role vacant at least for the first Tour of the next DPC season.

Nigma Galaxy current roster

 Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan
Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Borislavov Ivanov
Maroun “GH” Merhej
Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi

coachMoza “Immortal.faith” Daniel

December 4 TSM

TSM will enter the new Dota Pro Circuit season with a brand new support duo. After Kim "DuBu" Doo-youngin has officially parted ways with TSM in early November, the team’s captain, David "MoonMeander" Tan has also stepped down from active play. However, the latter is not leaving the team. Beginning with the next season, MoonMeander will be taking the coaching role.

TSM roster

 Enzo “Timado” Gianoli
Jonathan Bryle “Bryle” Santos De Guia
Jonáš “SabeRLighT-” Volek
Matthew “Ari” Walker
Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon
coachDavid “MoonMeander” Tan

December 2 Alliance

Alliance had quite a rough go of the DPC 2021-22 season and released their full roster. Now, they are back with a new(ish) lineup and fans are no doubt ready for it. 

Alliance roster

Charlie “Charlie” Arat
Kee Chyuan “ChYuan” Ng
Gustav “s4” Magnusson
Remus “ponlo” Goh Zhi Xian
Simon “Handsken” Haag

 December 2 Team Secret

After bidding farewell to Nisha, Team Secret introduced Miroslav "BOOM" Bičan as the new mid player, finalizing the roster. 

Team Secret current roster

Remco “Crystallis” Arets
Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan
Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok
Bakyt “W_Zayac” Emilzhanov
Clement “Puppey” Ivanov

December 1 Team Secret

Nisha ends his stint with Team Secret after four years, a plethora of achievements and some incredible TI runs. He leaves the organization with 

a total of 13 championship titles under his belt, three of them being DPC Majors, a 4th, a 3rd, and a 2nd place finish at The International, on top of the Esports PC Player of the Year award received in 2020.

Team Secret current roster

Remco “Crystallis” Arets
Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok
Bakyt “W_Zayac” Emilzhanov
Clement “Puppey” Ivanov

November 30 PSG.LGD

PSG.LGD’s hard lane will feature a whole new duo in the next DPC as Zhang "Faith_bian" Ruida hasn’t changed his mind and is indeed retiring, leaving the offlane position vacant while the organization has also waved goodbye to position 4 support Zhao "XinQ" Zixing.

PSG.LGD current roster

Wang “Ame” Chunyu
Cheng “NothingToSay” Jin Xiang
Yiping “y`” Zhang

November 24 Blacklist International

SEA organization Blacklist will make its Dota 2 debut picking up a full Filipino squad. Rumor is they will be obtaining a Division 1 slot from an organization that is exiting the scene. 

Blacklist International roster

 Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto
Karl “Karl” Jayme
Carlo “KuKu” Palad
Timothy “TIMS” Randrup
nico “Eyyou” barcelon

November 23 Evil Geniuses

 All rumors surrounding Evil Geniuses' line-up for the next Dota Pro Circuit season came true.Three of the TI11 Thunder Awaken players and two from beastcoast will now compete under the Evil Geniuses banner.

Evil Geniuses current lineup

Christian “Pakazs” Savina
Jean Pierre “Chris Luck” Gonzales
Adrian “Wisper” Cespedes Dobles
Farith “Matthew ” Puente
Jose “Pandaboo” Hernandez

November 20 BOOM Esports

Ahead of the upcoming Dota 2 DPC 2023 Season, BOOM Esports and Timothy John "Tims" Randrup and Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong have decided to part ways. 

They had a promising season, eventually landing at The International 2022 with a 7th-place finish in the DPC rankings with 1482 points. 

They survived a three-way tiebreaker to make it to TI11 playoffs and sent the defending champions packing at TI11, but their Cinderella story was cut short by PSG.LGD, with a clean 2-0 sweep. Their final result was 9-12th place.

 BOOM Esports current lineup 

 Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer
Saieful “Fbz” Ilham
Rolen Andre Gabriel “Skem” Ong

 November 16 T1

After falling short in the LCQ, T1 parted ways with Kenny “Xepher” Deo, coach Park "March" Tae-won, and potentially Carlo "Kuku" Palad before The International 2022 finals weekend. 

Now, the organization announced they would release their full Dota 2 roster. Rumors are that T1 will exit the game completely. 

  T1 TI11 roster

Anathan “ana-” Pham
Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen
Carlo “KuKu” Palad
Kenny “Xepher” Deo
Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon

November 15 Evil Geniuses

Rumors of Evil Geniuses dropping the team started to circulate right after TI11 came to an end. This TI edition marked the second year in a row with EG having a devastating showing, exiting the tournament in 9th-12th place.

TI11 also marks the last tournament for some of the players, who over the past several years have become true ambassadors for the organization.

Evil Geniuses released roster

Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
Abed Azel “Abed” Yusop
Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko
Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen
Tal “Fly” Aizik
coach: sam “Bulba” Sosale

November 14 Team Aster

Team Aster has revealed its new roster for the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit season with slight adjustments to the line-up and Bai "rOtK" Fan joining in the coach position.

Team Aster roster

Du “Monet” Peng
Zhai “Xwy” Jingkai
Jing “Xxs” Lin
Zhibiao “BoBoKa” Ye
Yajun “Siamese.C” Yu

coach: Fan “rOtk” Bai

November 11 Fnatic

Following Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong’s departure from the team last week, Marc "Raven" Fausto will also be looking into new opportunities for the next year’s Dota Pro Circuit. 

Fnatic current roster

Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios
Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla
Djardel “DJ” Mampusti

November 8 Thunder Awaken

Great success and dazzling displays at TI, are usually followed by tempting offers in the tournament aftermath. After DarkMago and Sacred were officially announced to have joined beastcoast for the next competitive season, Thunder Awaken waved goodbye to the remaining players, having to start from scratch for the next DPC year.

Thunder Awaken former line-up

Christian “Pakazs” Savina
Gonzalo “Darkmago♥” Herrera
Rafael “Sacred” Yonatan
Farith “Matthew ” Puente
Jose “Pandaboo” Hernande

November 7 Talon Esports

Talon Esports has completed its lineup up for the start of the new DPC 2022-23 season with Malaysian player Chan "Oli" Chon Kien. Oli most recently competed in China with Invictus Gaming for the last four years, from 2018-present. 

 Talon current roster

Rafli Fathur “Mikoto” Rahman
Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon
Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong
Worawit “Q” Mekchai
Chon Kien “Oli” Chan

 November 4 Talon Esports

Just one day after Talon Esports reported releasing Damien "kpii" Chok and Brizio "Hyde" Budiana, they revealed Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong would join the squad. 

Talon current roster

Rafli Fathur “Mikoto” Rahman
Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon
Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong
Worawit “Q” Mekchai

November 4 Fnatic

After a roller coaster of a DPC 2021-22 season and a disappointing finish at The International 2022, Fnatic looks for a change heading into the new season as they part ways with Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong and coach Lee "SunBhie" Jeong-jae

 Current Fnatic roster:

Djardel “DJ” Mampusti
Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto
Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla
Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios

November 4 beastcoast

South America had its best TI till date, with a team finishing in the top 6 for the first time in the history of The International. But the top teams in the region will be undergoing some changes. Beastcoast made an official announcement that two of their players, Jean "C.Smile" Pierre Gonzales and Adrian "Wisper" Cespedes Dobles would be leaving the team, and that their replacements would be two former Thunder Awaken players, Herrera "DarkMago" Gonzalo and Rafael "Sacred" Yonatan.

Beastcoast current roster

Gonzalo “Darkmago♥” Herrera
Hector Antonio “K1” Rodriguez
Rafael “Sacred” Yonatan
Elvis “Scofield” De la Cruz Peña

November 3 BetBoom Team

Russian betting company BetBoom will no longer sponsor the Dota 2 line-up put together by Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev. The latter gets to retain the DivisionI in the EEU Dota Pro Circuit regional league for the next season. 

BetBoom Team released roster

Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin
Denis “Larl” Sigitov
Evgeniy “Noticed” Ignatenko
Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosian
Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev

November 3 OG

According to the official announcement made by OG, the team is down to four players as Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf has been moved to an inactive position and is free to look for new opportunities for the next Dota Pro Circuit season.

OG current roster

Artem “Yuragi” Golubiev
Bozhidar “bzm” Bogdanov
Tommy “Taiga” Le
Mikhail “Misha” Agatov

November 3 Talon Esports

After a disappointing 17-18th place finish at The International 2022, Talon makes changes to its roster for the upcoming season, parting ways with Damien "kpii" Chok and Brizio "Hyde" Budiana.

Talon Esports current roster

Rafli Fathur “Mikoto” Rahman
Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon
Worawit “Q” Mekchai

November 3 TSM

After two years of pushing together through thick and thin, the TSM.FTX roster experiences its first change. Position 5 support, Kim "DuBu" Doo-young is the first to part ways with the team in the TI11 aftermath.

TSM.FTX current roster

Enzo “Timado” Gianoli
Jonathan Bryle “Bryle” Santos De Guia
Jonáš “SabeRLighT-” Volek
David “MoonMeander” Tan

November 1 Soniqs

In one of the most predictable moves in the post-TI11 shuffle, Soniqs dropped the entire roster almost two months after entering the Dota 2 scene.
In their official announcement, Soniqs did not give any details regarding their commitment to the Dota 2 scene. It is unclear if the NA organization will sign another team for the 2023 competitive season. 

Soniqs released roster

  • Yawar "YawaR" Hassan
  • Quinn "Quinn" Callahan 
  • Arif "MSS" Anwar
  • Adrian "Fata" Trinks

October 31 Team SMG

Team SMG has parted ways with Daryl "iceiceice" Koh ahead of the upcoming season. According to the team, his contract ended and he is once again a free agent. 

iceiceice was signed to the team just prior to The International 11 for SEA regional qualifiers but the team never got the chance to play. 

Current roster

Nai Zheng “MidOne” Yeik
NaNa “Moon” ♪
Tue “ah fu” Soon Chuan
Wilson “poloson” Koh Chin

October 29 Gaimin Gladiators 

Gaimin Gladiators surprised everyone when they finished the DPC 2021-22 season in 10th place and landed a spot at The International. They ended in the middle of the pack of the group stage and ultimately took 9-12th place at the main event. A few days later they announced parting ways with Miroslav "BOOM" Bičan.

Current Gaimin Gladiator lineup

Anton “dyrachyo” Shkredov
Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard
Melchior “Seleri” Hillenkamp
Erik “tOfu” Engel

October 24 T1

After falling short in the LCQ, T1 parts ways with Kenny “Xepher” Deo, coach Park "March" Tae-won, and potentially Carlo "Kuku" Palad before DPC 2022-23 Season. 

Xepher made a post about looking for a new team, while kuku announced on his Facebook that his contract with the team has come to an end, and although he is still in negotiations he is open to other options. 

  T1 TI11 roster

Anathan “ana-” Pham
Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen
Carlo “KuKu” Palad
Kenny “Xepher” Deo
Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon

October 19 Virtus.pro

In the Last Chance Qualifiers aftermath, VP announced that although Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev’s contract with the organization is valid until the end of TI11, which is until the end of October 2022, the two parts “came to a mutual decision to cease cooperation.”

Current Virtus.pro roster:

Danil “gpk” Skutin
Dmitry “DM” Dorokhin
Daniyal “Yamich” Lazebnyy
Egor “Xakoda” Lipartiia

October 19 Soniqs

After a racist effigy was displayed in the group stage elimination tie-breaker series at The Internaitonal 2022, Soniqs terminated their contract with Rodrigo “LESLÃO” Santos.

Soniqs struggled immensely in the group stage, securing only one series win, tying up three more, and losing the remaining nine series. Forced into tie-breakers, they lost against BOOM and were ultimately eliminated from the event. 

Current Soniqs roster:

 Yawar “YawaR” Hassan
Quinn “Quinn” Callahan
Arif “MSS” Anwar
Adrian “Fata” Trinks

October 13 Natus Vincere

Ahead of the Post TI shuffle, Na'Vi makes a change in their lineup, parting ways with Alexey "Solo" Berezin. 

The team came in third place in the EEU regional qualifiers for The International 2022. That granted them a ticket to Singapore, to compete as one of 12 teams vying for the last two spots at The International 2022. Despite having a top-place finish in groups and seeded into the upper brackets, Na'Vi dropped in the second round of the lower brackets, failing to clinch a spot at The International. 

Current Na'Vi roster:

 Alik “V-TUNE” Vorobey
Volodymyr “No[o]ne” Minenko
Vladyslav “laise” Lais
Georgii “swedenstrong” Zainalabidov

October 6 Nigma Galaxy SEA

Nigma.Galaxy has parted ways with their SEA roster before the Post-TI shuffle after taking a disappointing, but not surprising, 9-12th place finish. 

Nigma Galaxy SEA former roster:

 Galvin “mizu” Kang Jian Wen
Vincent Hiew Teck “AlaCrity” Yoong
Tri “Jhocam” Kuncoro
Anurat “boombell” Praianun

October 2 Alliance

Just weeks before The International 2022 kicked off, Alliance released their full roster with plans to 'double down' their commitment to Dota 2 next season. 

Alliance former roster:

Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov
Adam “Aramis” Moroz
Aliwi “w33haa” Omar
Yaroslav “Limitless” Parshin
Andrey “Dukalis” Kuropatkin


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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


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