Post TI7 shuffle log: The confirmed roster changes, all packed in one place

With the conclusion of The International 2017, a new season awaits but not before the usual shuffle period. While Valve hasn’t announced yet the new season shuffle rules, drop and pick–up period dates, the new points system for Minors and Majors, the teams have already started to make their first shuffle moves. Alliance failed to qualify for TI7, finishing bottom 5 in the EU Qualifiers Round Robin, so it was clear that the team needed changes. Today an official announcement the Swedish Team gave us the three players to be dropped. Namely team captain Simon 'Handsken' Haag, mid player Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin and offlaner Jonas 'jonassomfan' Lindholm. As the first South American team to grace the stage of The International, the team fared better than most critics originally thought and advanced to the main event. At only 16 years old Timado had caught the attention of the global audience in his brief time in the International spotlight, although local fans will claim he'd always been a rising star. Brought to OG in the post TI6 shuffle, Anathan 'ana' Pham at his only 17 years old holds two Major titles with the team, (Boston and Kiev), and a top eight finish at the recently ended The International 2017. Rumored to be the first to leave OG, Ana proves to be in fact, the only player who will be replaced at OG. With both Mineski and Team Faceless experiencing a very disappointing run in the TI7 SEA regional qualifiers, the captains of the two teams will now join forces to head into the next season. Daryl Koh 'iceiceice' Pei Xiang and Anucha 'Jabz' Jirawong from Team Faceless along with Kam 'NaNa' Boon Seng complete the new Mineski line-up. After a dismal performance at The International 2017 where they placed 13-16th, Execration have decided to reunite with Kim 'Gabbi' Villafuerte, releasing Fernando 'Nando' Mendoza from the team. With no other hints about more roster changes, this seems to be the only adjustment for Execration heading into the next competitive season. After an unsatisfactory performance at The International 2017, where they placed 9th/12th, Maurice 'KheZu' Gutmann and Noa 'MP' Pyo got kicked out from the squad. Soon after the announcement, KheZu lined out his thoughts at the end of The International 2017 in a TwitLonger blog post. You can read his full testimony here. Team Secret will announce the finalized roster over the next few weeks and have termed it as "exciting news".



It’s been revealed in the second episode of ELEAGUE’s Road To The International Dota 2 Championships that both Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho and Feras 'Feero' Hroob were released from the coL roster immediately after the NA regional qualifiers for The International 2017. Quietly and without much fuss in the pre-shuffle weeks leading up to TI7, a group of players formed together to get a head start on the competition and prepare for the upcoming major/minor season. Tuho's captain is rising Swedish star Aydin 'iNsania' Sarkohi - most recently seen running through the TI7 open qualifiers on Cool Beans, the stacked lineup formed by Jonathan "Loda" Berg in the witching hours before the first set of qualifiers. Emilano 'c4t' Ito as captain, the Brazilian organization made their first international break out this April when they won the first-ever South American qualifier for a Valve event. Headed to Kiev, the SG e-sports made waves when they eliminated Team Secret from the event in the first round of the single elimination bracket. However, they couldn’t repeat the Kiev Major SA qualifier performance at The International 2017 regional qualifiers and with a new season ahead featuring 11 minors and 11 majors all with an SA qualifier leg, c4t decided to part ways with his team. In the official announcement, made on their Facebook page, SG e-sports are thanking c4t for his efforts and dedication and are ensuring their fans that the full new roster will be revealed as soon as the contracts will be signed. Despite being the TI6 runners up under the Digital Chaos banner, the team suffered a one man roster change last year and tried for a couple of months to stay as an independent team under the Thunderbirds name tag. With their qualification to the Kiev Major, Thunderbirds were signed by Planet Odd, however, the new partnership didn’t last too long as with The International 2017 qualifying failure the five players decided to part way with their new organization. The official announcement of the team dissolution was made on the 1st of August on the Planet Odd Facebook page. Per Anders Olsson 'Pajkatt' Lille and Malthe 'Biver' Winther, the two European players of Natus Vincere were released from the roster a few days after the team failed to qualify to The International 2017. At the same time it was announced that after almost two years since he left the team, Alexander 'XBOCT' Dashkevich had made a triumphant return to Na'vi as the Dota 2 team coach. Virtus.Pro took a big step ahead and announced no roster changes nearly a month before TI7 would have even begun. Their commitment is truly commendable especially in the grand picture of CIS shuffles that made the region famous for its instability and opportunistic moves, even at the risk of jeopardizing a team presence into the regional qualifier for a Valve event. Roman Dvoryankin, General Manager at Virtus.Pro official statement upon extending the player contracts until the end of 2018: Today is a very important day for all of us. I am pleased to announce that a few weeks before the start of TI7 we extended the agreement with the composition of Dota 2 - the guys will defend our colors to the end of 2018. It was not the easiest negotiations as it is very important to have everything you need for a safe and efficient preparation. Our organization was able to provide a comfortable environment for the players, which will help the composition of the Dota 2 to reach the highest goals. Our relationship with the players are now are long-term, which creates a stable environment and allows Virtus.pro steadily develop in the competitive esports market.[redquote 2]
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