Gambit down to 3 right before the Dota Major

Gambit announced their new Dota 2 roster on February 11th. Soon after No(o)ne joined them, they were named one of the most perspective Dota 2 squads from CIS region.

rand 1919
Freelance Esports Writer
26th May, 21·☕️ 2 min read

Things don’t always go as we want or as they were planned. Gambit entered DPC Season 2 in a very hard way. Losing all 3 opening matches to VirtusPro, Spirit and NaVi brought them to the edge. Their captain Sonneiko wanted to leave the team back then, but the organization persuaded him and the rest of the squad to slightly adjust and change positions within the team, which in the end worked. They started to play slightly better and in the end Gambit did secure their spot in the 2nd Major of the season, by finishing in 3rd place in the DPC group with 4 wins and 3 losses. It was a tough road for them, but they’ve made it, together with VirtusPro as 1st ranked team and Team Spirit in 2nd place.

Today, a week before the WePlay AniMajor starts, SonNeiko and No(o)ne decided to step away from the squad. Both Sonneiko and No(o)ne refused to continue their Gambit journey and decided to step away from the squad and with that from the upcoming Dota 2 Major, at least with Gambit.

What made them do that and what are the real reasons behind it, it’s yet to be seen. Even if we may never find it out, newest information says that Sonneiko and No(o)ne joined Gambit’s rivals Natus Vincere to complete their Major roster.

Gambit was put in a pretty tough situation and just more than a week before a Major they needed to fill out 2 empty spots in the roster. Their reaction was immediate as they brought Lorenof and 633 as replacement for the upcoming Major.

It’s clear that this Gambit’s roster is far away from the old one, and their chances of performing well while time is limited for training, are very slim. In the Wild Card tournament where they will start, only 2 places out of 6 are leading to the Major group stage. It will be a hard road for them in this situation, but we never know how stars can align.

Gambit’s AniMajor Dota roster:

  • Kiyalbek “dream” Tayirov
  • Artem “Lorenof” Melnick
  • Vasilii “AfterLife” Shishkin
  • Aleksandr “Immersion” Khmelevskoi
  • Stanislav “633” Glushan


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