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Free Agent
Free agent status made official
August 21, 2017
After a confusing few days brought on by a series of social media posts, Timado has explicitly confirmed that he is no longer with Infamous.
ANALYSIS
Earlier this week, Timado had posted an update on his Twitter thanking Infamous and wishing his ex-teammates good luck. This was followed shortly by a post to his Facebook page stating that he had not yet left Infamous. The situation has come full circle now, and Timado has officially put himself on the free agency market.
Still officially with Infamous
August 19, 2017
A translated post from Timado's official Facebook page confirmed that the star middle laner is still a part of the Infamous organization for the time being.
ANALYSIS
Earlier on Timado's Twitter, a post was made in which he thanked the Infamous organization and wished luck to his ex-teammates. While Timado remains with Infamous for now, later posts to his Facebook page reveal that there will be major changes to the team. Despite this development, teams are sure to be looking at Timado as a valuable addition to their rosters before the next competitive season begins.
Free Agent
Parts ways with Infamous
August 18, 2017
Timado announced today via his Twitter that he will not be playing with Infamous in the upcoming competitive season.
ANALYSIS
This was a breakout year for Timado, starting with his time on Team Freedom. Despite failing to qualify for the Kiev Major, Timado's individual skill in the middle lane was brought to many people's attention. He went on to qualify for The International 7 with Infamous, where he managed to qualify through to the main event, but was eliminated in the first round by OG. Timado hasn't announced any plans regarding his next team, but will be among the top prospects for the middle lane with Ana recently announcing that he plans to take a break from competition.
Free Agent
No longer a part of Alliance
August 18, 2017
In a release on Team Alliance's website, it was announced that jonassomfan would be leaving the team.
ANALYSIS
Since joining the team last year after The International 6, jonassomfan hasn't achieved anything outside of some wins at smaller events. The team was not a top-tier contender at any point, and failed to qualify this year for The International 7. This roster change comes as no surprise at this point.
Free Agent
Released from Alliance
August 18, 2017
In a release on Team Alliance's website, it was announced that Handsken would be leaving the team.
ANALYSIS
Handsken joined the team after The International 6, but the past year has been one of disappointing results. Their only result this year was a win at The Final Match, a minor tournament with weak competition. The team failed to qualify for The International 7 as well, likely cementing this disband.
Free Agent
Out of Alliance
August 18, 2017
In a release on Team Alliance's website, it was announced that Limmp would be leaving the team.
ANALYSIS
After a year of poor results, Alliance's roster is finally undergoing changes. Since joining the team last year after The International 6, Limmp struggled to achieve any results outside minor tournaments with lesser competition. After a year of weak results, the team also failed to qualify for The International 7. Despite posting such poor results, Limmp has been a standout player in the past and will likely be a desirable pickup for the middle lane.
Free Agent
Released from OG
August 17, 2017
In a post on the team's Facebook page, OG confirmed that Ana would be leaving the team for the upcoming competitive season.
ANALYSIS
Ana began his Dota 2 career by joining Invictus Gaming, but it wasn't until he was picked up by OG after The International 6 that he truly rose to fame. During his time with OG, Ana claimed first place at both the Boston and Kiev Majors, as well as numerous other strong finishes. Despite his success with the team and massive growth as a player over the year, OG's 7th-8th place finish at The International 7 this year prompted this move. Ana announced via his own personal twitter that he will be taking a break for the upcoming season, but he will likely be in high demand upon his return.
Moves to Mineski
August 16, 2017
A tweet by Mineski's manager has confirmed that Jabz will be joining the team for the upcoming season.
ANALYSIS
Along with his teammate from Faceless, iceiceice, Jabz will be playing in the new Mineski roster this season. Jabz and Faceless found mixed success, often dominating within the SEA region but failing to deliver the same results in international competition. This new Mineski roster is another superstar lineup, and it remains to be seen if the players can overcome their shaky histories.
Finds a new home in Mineski
August 16, 2017
A tweet by Mineski's manager has confirmed that iceiceice will be joining the team for the upcoming season.
ANALYSIS
After Faceless failed to qualify for The International 7 and disbanded, iceiceice was seen subbing for Mineski in the WCA 2017 APAC Qualifier. This seems to have been a permanent move now that iceiceice is officially a part of the roster. This new Mineski roster features not only iceiceice, but also Mushi, making it one of the most star-studded rosters to ever emerge from the region.
Joins Mineski for upcoming competitive season
August 16, 2017
A tweet by Mineski's manager has confirmed that NaNa will be joining the team for the upcoming season.
ANALYSIS
NaNa has spent most of his career as a part of WarriorsGaming.Unity, which was effectively a stack of high-MMR players from SEA. The team achieved impressive regional results, but failed to make an impact on the international stage. As a part of Mineski, NaNa will be officially taking the position-one role, although it's more likely he and Mushi will swap positions depending on hero picks.
Free Agent
Officially out of Mineski
August 16, 2017
In a tweet by Mineski's manager, it was confirmed that ryOyr would be leaving the team.
ANALYSIS
ryOyr has had a rough run of things recently, and this move is no different. He joined TNC Pro Team shortly after their miraculous upset run and 7th-8th place finish at The International 6, but the team failed to accomplish anything while ryOyr was a part of it. He soon moved to Mineski, where success continued to elude him. He has made no announcement of a new team.
Free Agent
Out of Mineski
August 16, 2017
In a tweet by Mineski's manager, it was confirmed that Mag would be leaving the team.
ANALYSIS
Mag rose to fame as a premier off laner in the CIS region before traveling to SEA to play with Mineski. While with Mineski, Mag didn't manage to accomplish any noteworthy results. The team failed to qualify for The International 7, so this roster move was likely decided then but only acted on now that the event is over. Mag hasn't announced any plans to join a different team.
Free Agent
No longer a part of Mineski
August 16, 2017
In a tweet by Mineski's manager, it was confirmed that .Ark would be leaving the team.
ANALYSIS
.Ark played with Mineski for just shy of three months, but failed to accomplish anything of note in terms of results. The team's failure to qualify for The International 7 was likely the final straw, and now that the event is over major shuffling can begin. .Ark hasn't made any announcements of a new team, but he doesn't use Twitter and his VK page is private, so it's difficult to tell what his plans may be.
Picked up by PENTA
August 14, 2017
Penta sports announced via twitter that rmN would be joining their Dota 2 squad.
ANALYSIS
rmN had a short and lackluster career with Na'vi, but it is indiscernible whether it was the player or the environment. With a mostly untested squad, rmN will hopefully look to improve the unit around him, though it is unclear what his role will be as of now.
Leaving Team Secret
August 14, 2017
Team Secret announced Monday via their official Facebook page that KheZu and MP would be leaving the team for the upcoming season.
ANALYSIS
KheZu leaving Team Secret is somewhat surprising, considering that he didn't become an elite player until after joining the team. As has been the past trend with Secret players, leaving the team usually leads to bigger and better things. KheZu wrote a twitlonger in which he talks about this past season, his future and leaving Secret with no hard feelings.