Roster Moves that Affected Your DotA 2 Predictions



  • Whether you are an avid gamer new to the esports industry or an experienced bettor and player at the same time, we’re sure that you must have heard of Defense of the Ancient 2 (DotA 2) and its continued popularity in the gaming scene. Who wouldn’t have heard of it when it currently holds the record of highest tournament prize pool in esports history? The International 2017 with its total prize pool of $23,187,916 set the bar high for every esports tournament in the world.

    With that being said, every bettor’s journey in DotA 2 betting has witnessed the thrilling battle of the champions in the past few years, the DotA 2 tournaments that have shaped the history of past esports games and esports tournaments to come. You were there, and let’s take a look back on the roster moves that affected your DotA 2 predictions:

    Funn1k and KuRoKy joined Natus Vincere in 2013

    The addition of Gleb "Funn1k" Lipatnikov and Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi to Natus Vincere in early 2013 shocked the esports world. Natus Vincere was already one of the most powerful professional teams at that time, but the roster change had led them to become the best esports team in the world. In experts opinions’, Natus Vincere 2013 roster is one of the most successful rosters of all-time.

    Iceiceice, Mushi, LaNm and MMY! joined Team DK in 2014

    One of the most important roster changes in DotA 2 tournaments is when Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang,Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung,  Zhang "LaNm" Zhicheng, Lei "MMY!" Zengrong transferred to Team DK, a Chinese esports team. This huge roster changes made the team one of the “super teams” in China and around the world. It was first in history that a diverse combination of players dominated the east. During that time, DK changed the way people see Chinese Dota.

    Saksa, w33, MiSeRy and Moo join Digital Chaos in 2016

    The International is the biggest and most crucial DotA 2 annual event, that’s why the teams competing should plan their moves well. Digital Chaos, however, had a little bit of problem. They lack players!  They resorted to emergency roster change on March 2016. The combination of Martin "Saksa" Sazdov, Rasmus "MISERY" Filipsen, and David "Moo" Hull made Digital Chaos the most powerful DotA 2 team in The International 2016. There were doubts and speculations at first, but their performances in the end wowed everyone.


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