B8 Esports releases its Dota 2 roster
Back in 2020, Dota 2 legend Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishutin launched an ambitious project called B8 Esports. He wanted this new organisation to be a new giant in the CIS esports scene alongside the likes of Virtus Pro, Natus Vincere, Team Spirit, and Gambit Esports.
In the two years that B8 had a Dota 2 team, they were not the best in the region but they were a decent squad that competed. Of course, VP, TS, and Na’Vi were the top teams in the region but Dendi and his team went through some roster shuffles but they were always promising in the CIS region.
Their performance was hindered by multiple factors because they never truly took off. The world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the shift to a mainly online format for Dota 2. They struggled in that environment in 2020 and 2021 and then their native Ukraine was ravaged by a conflict which further weakened the org’s infrastructure.
Dota 2 latest news reported that B8 still has a plan moving forward. The org wants the Dota scene to know that they’re just going away for a while and not completely pulling out. Dendi is a Dota 2 legend and he wants to stay in the scene as long as possible with his org.
B8 will return to Dota 2 in the future
The CIS region is one of the best hubs for talent. They had Na’Vi as the first winners of The International and in the latest edition of that event, Team Spirit took home the Aegis of Champions. That is proof that the CIS region deserves to have opportunities to open up for its players.
B8 leaving the scene for a while hurts the scene because CIS players will miss out on a big team if they are not signing with Na’Vi, VP, TS, or Gambit. It will be a tough scene to crack unless you are signing with a big team which was why B8 was such an important part of the CIS scene.
You can take a look at the players that they have produced which includes now-Team Secret carry player Remco ‘Crystallis’ Arets and Alimzhan ‘watson’ Islambekov who is now with HellRaisers.
B8 will focus on CS:GO for the foreseeable future
Now that the Dota 2 team is no more, B8 Esports will primarily focus on their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team for the foreseeable future. This team has shown that they have solid potential to become a top-tier team in the CS:GO esports scene which is why B8 is not pulling away its support.
On the other hand, B8 struggled with consistency on the Dota 2 end. Dendi and the rest of the team were open to talking about their issues which is why they decided to step away from the game for a while and restart in the future.
Stay updated with the Bitcasino Dota 2 news so you won’t have trouble keeping up with the reports. B8 is just one team that has dealt with these issues but this has been a problem for the Dota 2 scene for the longest time. Hopefully, more players can have the best orgs possible so they can have job security.