New rosters in Europe. Who will play in the first DPC season?

Alisa Barladyan
17 Dec 2022

Dota Pro Circuit 2023 will start in less than a month. Meanwhile, the reshuffle season is over, and now we know the rosters of all teams that will take part in the first DPC season. Only one European team has not undergone any changes. In this region, the teams mostly decided to replace one player and not build new rosters from scratch, as the CIS teams did. Nevertheless, it will still change the power balance dramatically. Learn how the rosters of the top-division European teams changed before the Dota Pro Circuit 2023 in our material.

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Tundra Esports
Tundra Esports
Tundra Esports

Tundra Esports is the only team in Europe that hasn't made any replacements. And this is logical, as the guys are The International 11 champions. Tundra Esports is currently the strongest team in the world, so it can afford to play in the same lineup. The team will hardly fail during the first DPC season, but the players might wish to rest a bit from playing on the professional stage and training. So, they won't give it one hundred percent. Tundra Esports will have the following players:

  • Oliver "skiter" Lepko;
  • Leon "Nine" Kirilin;
  • Neta "33" Shapira;
  • Wu "Sneyking" Jingjun;
  • Martin "Saksa" Sazdov

Gladiators are a middling team of Europe's first division which consists of old-timers. But they still demonstrate a cool game. Gladiators performed well at the beginning of the last season and thus managed to qualify for The International 11. There Gladiators did not lose face and took 9th-12th place, which is a decent result for the team. Unfortunately, Gladiators failed to preserve its roster. Miroslav "BOOM" Bičan, who was probably their best player, has quit the team. What is funny is that he didn't quit himself.

Miroslav "BOOM" Bičan
I was obviously a bit sad when I got the news that they [Gladiators] don't want to play with me anymore. But it made me super hungry and just want to get on some other team and just beat these guys, just do better, as a player and as a person. It will be a lot of fun for the guys and me to play against each other instead of with each other.

He was replaced by Quinn "Quinn" Callahan who had previously played in North America. Quinn has been on Dota 2 pro scene for a very long time but hasn't achieved good results. Unlike BOOM, he can hardly be called an A-tier player. That means, the team has clearly become much weaker and may fall to the second division. The roster is as follows:

  • Anton "dyrachyo" Shkredov;
  • Quinn "Quinn" Callahan;
  • Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard;
  • Erik "tOfu" Engel;
  • Melchior "Seleri" Hillenkamp.
Melchior "Seleri" Hillenkamp
Very happy @ccncdota2 has the confidence and trust in us to move to Europe before we played a game as a team. It's a new experience for all of us, nothing is guaranteed so we will try our best to make it a success! One thing is for sure, we will show very exciting dota :) Fun roster shuffle fact: One of the leaks was that Quinn walked with us to football in Singapore, this was just a coincidence. I later learned that a lot of people knew we might team up before we even thought about it. But the rumor was correct in the end so what can I say :D
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Team Secret
Team Secret

Team Secret's roster has surprisingly become weaker after the offseason, although that was the team BOOM joined. This is because he replaced an S-tier player, Michał "Nisha" Jankowski. One of the best players in the world has finally decided to leave Team Secret and branch out on his own. Nisha explained this decision by the need for changes. The roster is currently as follows:

  • Remco "Crystallis" Arets;
  • Miroslav "BOOM" Bičan;
  • Roman "Resolut1on" Fomynok;
  • Baqyt "Zayac" Emiljanov;
  • Clement "Puppey" Ivanov.
Michał "Nisha" Jankowski
I left Team Secret mostly because I wanted to try something new. Even though we changed the three players during the season, it still wasn't enough, I think. It was very good, but I still wanted to change the overall picture.

Puppey also commented on BOOM joining Team Secret. He claims the player suits the team perfectly, as he is hungry to win. Puppey is also glad for Nisha, with whom he played for several years. By the way, we were the first to announce that Nisha left Team Secret.

Clement "Puppey" Ivanov
What can I say about my boy Nisha... We've played many years together, shared many laughs, travelled the world and won a bunch of tournaments. I cherish our time together and completely understand his decision to move on and see more of the world. I wish him all the best and hope that his fire will keep burning for many more years. Boom is a skilled midlaner that has progressed year after year. Talking to him was a pleasant and confidence assuring experience. He is young, hungry, talented, and I think he will be a great fit to the team.
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Team Liquid
Team Liquid

Nisha has chosen Team Liquid as his new team, which is quite an improvement. The new player will be a midlaner instead of Michael "miCKe" Vu, who will now become a carry. In the next season, Team Liquid needs to demonstrate an excellent game and achieve success. The roster looks strong on paper. It can dominate both in Europe and the global arena. The players include:Michael "miCKe" Vu;

  • Michael "miCKe" Vu;
  • Michał "Nisha" Jankowski;
  • Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg;
  • Samuel "Boxi" Svahn;
  • Aydin "iNSaNiA" Sarkohi.
Michał "Nisha" Jankowski
Why have I decided to join Team Liquid? First of all, I wanted to try a new team. Why Team Liquid? I don't know, I feel I will be comfortable. It seemed that it was probably the top org in the world. I'm excited to join Team Liquid. I don't consider myself the best player. I'm definitely up there, but I lack in some places that other people are better at. I need to be enabled in some ways. And I don't think I had the power in my last team to bring those things up, I think in this team I will thrive a little more.

OG has also had only one replacement during the offseason. The team kicked out Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf, who was a very toxic player with a small pool of characters. Dmitry "DM" Dorokhin will replace him. His performance and character suit the team. We were the first to report that DM will be the team's new offlainer. The replacement is likely to affect the OG's results, although last year they were also wonderful. OG has the following players:

  • Artem "Yuragi" Golubiev;
  • Bozhidar "bzm" Bogdanov;
  • Dmitry "DM" Dorokhin;
  • Tommy "Taiga" Le;
  • Mikhail "Misha" Agatov.
JMR Luna
We keep investing in young talents. We believe that it's much easier to train them and make them superstars than to train esports players who have already gained experience and worked in other systems. The team has had only one replacement. We think we will kick everyone's ass — you can remind me of that statement in a couple of months. So, our only goal for the year is to win at The International.
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Nigma Galaxy
Nigma Galaxy

Even after the unsuccessful season, Nigma Galaxy has replaced only one player — Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi. He wasn't kicked out but took a break to improve his health. If not for this decision, Nigma Galaxy would still play in its old lineup which, frankly speaking, has outlived itself.

Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi
I have decided that it's time for me to go on a break from competitive play to take care of health issues. You will be seeing more of me behind the scenes supporting and helping the team.

The new Nigma Galaxy player is the same Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf. He was an offlainer in the previous season but said a few times that he wanted to be a carry. Now his wish had come true. What is unclear is how he with his nasty character will fit into Nigma Galaxy, as the atmosphere on the team is as friendly as possible. We could say that ATF weakened the team, but Nigma Galaxy will hardly be any weaker than it was during the last season. Any changes will only be a plus. The Nigma Galaxy roster is as follows:

  • Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf;
  • Syed "SumaiL" Hassan;
  • Ivan Borislavov "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov;
  • Maroun "GH" Merhej;
  • Kuro "KuroKy" Takhasomi.
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The team's roster was formed only last year. The guys managed to assemble a strong mix of not-so-obvious players. The team made it to the first division in Europe and gained a foothold there. Moreover, Entity played wonderfully at the PGL Arlington Major 2022 (6th place) and The International 11 (9th-12th place). The team could have developed in this direction, but its carry, Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko, left the team. He preferred the Russian BetBoom Team. Alimzhan "watson" Islambekov replaced him, which has weakened the team. After all, Pure is one of the best carries of his generation, and Watson is an average player. Because of that, Entity may fail during the first season. Entity currently has:

  • Alimzhan "watson" Islambekov;
  • Daniel "Stormstormer" Schoetzau;
  • Tobias "Tobi" Buchner;
  • Vladislav "Kataomi`" Semenov;
  • Dzmitry "Fishman" Palishchuk.
Dzmitry "Fishman" Palishchuk
Unfortunately, Entity has also had a reshuffle. Pure is leaving the team today. His performance with Pudge and Shadow Fiend will always remain in my heart. I wish Ivan good luck with his next team. I am sure you'll do great.
Exit B
Exit B

Exit B is the former roster of Into The Breach, which played in the second division last season. The team demonstrated a very good game and, thus, advanced to the first division. During the offseason, Matthew "Ari" Walker quit and was replaced by a player from the CIS, Aleksandr "Immersion" Khmelevskoi, which has strengthened the team a little. The roster is as follows:

  • Roman "Otaker" Aliullov;
  • Ondřej "Supream^" Štarha;
  • Andreas "Xibbe" Ragnemalm;
  • Aleksandr "Immersion" Khmelevskoi;
  • Ivan "Kidaro" Bondarev.

It will be extremely difficult for Exit B to play in Europe's first division. The opponents are too formidable. Nevertheless, the team may stir the pot, especially at the beginning. Supporting underdogs is always fascinating, so let's wish Exit B good luck.

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