Gambit Esports Returns to Dota 2 Scene
Gambit Esports has made a comeback in the competitive Dota 2 scene exactly 100 days after disbanding its previous roster.
The organization decided to release its team following The International 8, which marked the end of Gambit’s Dota 2 division that started in May 2017.
However, a new team caught Gambit’s attention and prompted the organization to re-enter the scene. The Russian-centralized team, Ferzee, quickly rose to prominence, placing second in three separate events within the span of less than a month.
First, Ferzee beat Natus Vincere and then lost to Virtus Pro at the Kuala Lumpur Major CIS Qualifier, securing their spot in the first Major of the season with a $1 million prize pool.
Next, they participated in the Reshuffle Madness online minor tournament, finishing just behind Alliance and further solidifying their reputation.
“Dota 2 is a fan favorite game in our region, we’ve always understood that and looked for different solutions to be involved in the scene,” said Konstantin Pikiner, CGO of Gambit. “Ferzee had a great start this season, players are experienced and we have worked with some of them in the past.”
Gambit’s new deal includes the six players on the roster, manager Ivan “4SV” Karpov, and coach Anatoly “boolk” Ivanov. Two players from the disbanded team in June, Nikita “Daxax” Kuzmin and Vasily “AfterLife” Shishkin, are also part of the new lineup.
“We are glad to join forces with Gambit,” said 4SV. “We hope that given organization’s support we’ll become stronger and will please true fans with beautiful games and victories.”
The new Gambit Dota 2 squad will be competing in the Autumn Brawl online event starting on October 6, as they prepare for the Kuala Lumpur Major on November 9 and 10.
Keywords: Gambit Esports, Dota 2, Ferzee, professional gaming, esports