Rumors: Crystallis to Team Secret, Pure to Entity, Ramzes to Virtus.pro?
According to a live stream by veteran player Andrii “ALWAYSWANNAFLY” Bondarenko, the Dota 2 world is already expected to have some major roster reshuffles. In the stream, ALWAYSWANNAFLY stated that Entity’s Carry player Arets “Crystallis” Remco may be moving to another organization. Though ALWAYSWANNAFLY did not mention the specific team that Crystallis would be joining, a report by Sports.ru pointed to Team Secret as his landing spot.
As it turns out, this move looks more likely considering a report by EscoreNews claims that Virtus.pro’s former player Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko will be joining Entity. Pure joins the team after a large controversy took place, where the Russian player drew a ‘Z’ in the game’s minimap — a popular pro-Russian war symbol — while in an official match. Though Pure later apologized and stated that it was unintentional, consensus among the community was that it was done on purpose — leading Virtus.pro to be dropped for the competition the incident occurred in. Virtus.pro later dropped Pure, stating that it “caused a great deal of harm to our relationship with the worldwide esports society”.
The speculated candidate for Crystallis to replace on Team Secret is the popular Pakistani/American player Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan. No team has been mentioned as a potential landing spot for SumaiL, but considering his long history as a pro player, as well as his relative young age, it is very likely that he will be picked up by another organization soon if he wants to be.
Regarding Virtus.pro, ALWAYSWANNAFLY mentioned that Dmitry “DM” Dorokhin will retain his spot with the organization, while it has been rumored that Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev may be possibly joining the team. ALWAYSWANNAFLY stated that some of these moves are only a tiny part of a “f*cking huge shuffle in the Western European Dota 2 scene.
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