It has been almost two years since we’ve heard the name Ad Finem ring out through Dota 2 and now the Greek squad have decided to get back together – just in time for The International 2019 regional qualifiers.
In late 2015 a new team emerged onto the Dota 2 scene, filled to the brim with Greek talent, the squad known as Ad Finem was almost unknown to anyone back then – but that would soon change. It took almost a full year for the team to really stamp their mark on the Dota 2 world, but they did it in style at The Boston Major 2016. The Greek squad shocked everyone as they ripped through the likes of Newbee, LGD.Gaming and even Digital Chaos to reach the grand finals, where OG were there downfall – and that was also the end of Ad Finem’s highroad.
Back in 2017 was when we last saw Ad Finem together as a squad, although the Greeks have played together at the World Electronic Sports Games since then. While the players have been seen separately as well, such as Omar ‘Madara’ Dabachach having played alongside Alliance twice this year as a stand-in, the Dota 2 Pro Circuit has not had the pleasure of the Greeks amazing Dota 2 prowess which they showed in their heydays.
Currently the Ad Finem squad is down one player from their original lineup, their old captain, Verros ‘MaybeNextTime’ Apostolos – but apart from that, the other four members seem ready to take on the European qualifier region. The current Ad Finem roster is:
- Omar ‘Madara’ Dabachach
- Dimitris ‘ThuG’ Plivouris
- Kharis ‘SkyLark’ Zafiriou
- Giorgos ‘SsaSpartan’ Giannakopoulos
With The International 2019 regional qualifiers coming up shortly, it seems as though Ad Finem will try to take a shot at the European Regional Qualifier – which is definitely going to be a daunting task considering how intense the region has been this DPC season. However, if anyone can do it, the Lions can and it will be interesting to see who they get as their final squad member too. We look forward to seeing them in action once again.