The newest Dota 2 squad is coming from the CIS region. Live To Win squad was announced on Sunday with incredible talented and promising players.
The CIS region is one of the most competitive regions in Dota 2. Even if it’s usually part of the whole European region and qualifiers, the CIS region is one of the strongest regions in the Dota 2 world. With teams like Virtus Pro, Natus Vincere, HellRaisers, Gambit or Winstrike, the region is packed with talented and promising players.
Announced on Sunday on it’s VK page, Live To Win will feature some of the best players from the region that are free agents or not tied to other organizations with a contract. Those 5 players are creating new mixed Dota 2 stack full of potential. From the high leadership skills, strong captain, high individual skills from some of the most proven and experienced players in the region, they will have it all. Everything from the list above will be masked to their new logo, Zeus mascot which describes power and dominance.
Squad will be led by Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev as one of the most experienced players from the region. Previously he was part of the Ninjas in Pyjamas and Natus Vincere, as captain and position 5 player. On the position 4 we will watch Immersion who is coming from Natus Vincere as an inactive player (benched). Previous to that he was part of the Team Spirit. 23 year old youngster, AfterLife, will be playing position 3. Even though he is very young, he is a very experienced player. He played for various teams like Gambit, Spirit, Vega, Winstrike etc… I’m personally most excited about him as I do think in the perfect surrounding he can be potentially really good. And now we are coming to the heavy guns. Fn and iLTW will be playing positions 2 and 1. Really good carry players that had really successful episodes in their previous teams. Fn is coming from VirtusPro.Prodigy team with whom he shocked all European scene by beating some top European teams. iLTW had few episodes in Team Spirit and VirtusPro as of latest. As the main VirtusPro Squad went on hiatus, he decided to try his luck somewhere else.
I think together with fn and AfterLife, they will create a deadly carry trio. With experienced supports like SoNNeikO and Immersion, they are surely a super high quality team potentially. It will be so interesting to see their first tournament and performance. For sure, they have a quality to be the top CIS squad.