Post-TI11 SEA roster shakedown (so far)
The International 11 season just ended, and teams and players alike have been looking to make changes coming into the next season. Post-TI, players and teams re-sign and release contracts to try and look for better opportunities to grab the Aegis of Champions for the next season. Here are some of the roster changes currently happening in the Southeast Asian region.
Rolem “Skem” Ong, Erin “Yopaj” Ferrer, Timothy “Tims” Randrup, and Souliya “Jackky” Khoomphetsavong are currently looking for a new team. However, sources claim that the organization is in talks with the players seeking to re-sign them for the new season. Here are the status of the team’s current players:
- Rolem “Skem” Ong (LFT)
- Erin “Yopaj” Ferrer (LFT)
- Timothy “Tims” Randrup (LFT)
- Souliya “Jackky” Khoomphetsavong (LFT)
- Saieful “Fbz” Ilham (No update)
After a lackluster finish at The International 11 main stage, Fnatic are looking to make changes. They recently announced the release of Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong and coach Lee “SunBhie” Jeong-jae. Here are the remaining players of the team, with an opening for the off lane position.
- Djarderl “DJ” Mampusti
- Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto
- Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla
- Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios
Failing to make it to the TI11 main stage, Talon is obviously looking to improve its roster in preparation for the upcoming season. Releasing Damien “kpii” Chok and Britzio “Hyde” Budiana, the team acquire Jabz fresh from the free agency list. Recent news has confirmed that Chan “Oli” Chon Kien will be playing for the team starting the next season. This is their lineup as of writing:
- Rafli Fathur “Mikoto” Rahman
- Nuengnara “23Savage” Teeramahanon
- Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong
- Worawit “Q” Mekchai
- Chan “Oli” Chon Kien
With them sitting out this year’s The International after a catastrophic DPC run, SMG are determined to give the next season a shot. The contract with Daryl “iceiceice” Koh Pei Xing just ended, and the team is now looking for a player to fill the off-laner role. Currently, the team is comprised of:
- Nai Zheng “MidOne” Yeik
- Kam “Moon” Boon Seng
- Tue “Ah Fu” Soon Chuan
- Wilson “poloson” Koh Chin
Even with a roster backed by two-time TI champions Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen and Anathan “Ana” Pham, T1 failed to secure their spot in The International 11. Following their loss in the Last Chance Qualifiers, the team is probably looking to make changes in its roster. Meanwhile, Carlo “Kuku” Palad and Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon are looking for teams while still under T1 contract. There is no news as of now regarding Ana and Topson’s status with T1 post-TI11. The team’s current roster composes of:
- Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen
- Anathan “ana” Pham
- Carlo “Kuku” Palad
- Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon
- Kenny “Xepher” Deo
Sources claim that a plan to form a new Filipino Dota 2 team is in the works. However, there are no confirmations regarding what organization this team will be from, who its players will be, nor if this claim is true in the first place.
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