Team Empire’s Dota 2 team becomes inactive until after International 10
Another organization decided to take an extended break from Dota 2 until the end of The International 10, with Team Empire moving their entire lineup to the inactive roster earlier today.
Empire is one of SIC’s oldest competitors in dota, but after narrowly missing the qualification for TI10, the organization is evaluating its options for the next phase of competitions.
Over the past nine months of competition, Empire has been a cohesive team, placing in the top eight in almost every competition since January. This included a second place finish in the Eastern European qualifiers for TI10, where they lost a heartbreaking five game to Team Spirit and missed a ticket to by Dota biggest event.
Most recently, the team finished seventh at ESL One Fall 2021, pulling out matches from PSG.LGD, beastcoast, Team Liquid and SG esports. They fell in B8 during Dota 2 The third season of the 2021 Champions League, however, finished fourth after a strong performance in the group stage.
After last week’s loss, the organization decided to take a step back and start making alignment decisions for a post-IT dota world, moving his roster to inactive, with only Gleb “depressed child” Zyryanov has confirmed that he has remained amid rumors so far that he and several others will be leaving the team to play elsewhere.
“Recently there have been a lot of rumors surrounding the Dota 2 Team Empire roster, ”said Alexander“ StrangeR ”Solomonov, Empire athletic director. “Regarding the depressed kid, I have said before and I will say it again, for the moment he remains in Team Empire. For the rest, I can say that there will be changes in the team and that ‘they will be global, but for now, due to the lack of tournaments, the team is being transferred to inactive.
Here is the list that has gone inactive as Empire begins to make internal decisions, which includes its four remaining active players – Alexey “Smiling Knight” Sviridov, depressed child, Oleg “sayuw” Kalenbet and Ivan “VANSKOR” Skorokhod – and l coach of the team Vladimir “Chappie” Kuzmenko.
More details on the future of Empire dota Team and roster moves will be shared after TI10, which runs October 7-17. This is likely due to the fact that the team wants to take their time with the decision and are waiting to see which players might become available in the inevitable post-TI roster mix.