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Vega Squadron, a CIS based organization who over the past five years held only CIS rosters for their Dota 2 division, ventured to the European region at the beginning of the 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit season. Back in October 2018 Vega signed the five players of Team Lithium upon their attendance at DreamLeague Season 10 Minor.

Unfortunately, that was the first and the last DPC event where the five boys made it to a LAN. In an official statement released on the 27th of February 27, 2019, Vega Squadron’s Esports Director, Georgy “drAmer” Faleev announced the dissolution of the entire team citing lack of results. “We were aiming to reach LAN-finals however we only took part in DreamLeague Minor after Team Liquid pulled off,” he said. Vega found themselves competing this season against some of the strongest teams. The European qualifiers for Majors offered so far three slots, but even so, Team Secret, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid, OG and recently Alliance, have been impossible to overcome. The Minors qualifiers in the European region are also a bloodbath where most of the times OG and NiP prevail. The first two Minors of the season offered two qualifier slots for the European teams, but the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor had just one slot up for grabs, which was claimed by OG.

Georgy “drAmer” Faleev’s full statement:

“Today we pause our cooperation with European Dota 2 roster. There is only one reason for this – the results. We were aiming to reach LAN-finals however we only took part in DreamLeague Minor after Team Liquid pulled off.

There are a lot of tier 1 teams in the European region. To achieve Majors and even Minors you must beat NiP, Liquid, OF and Secret. All 4 teams are in the world top at the moment.

Playing under Vega Squadron, team improved a lot, made some changes in roster and I am sure they are moving to the right direction. However, it is not enough to show the results we would like to see right now. We do not have a single claim to the players. They showed themselves as a professionals and always tried their best.

I hope one day we will work again with Team Lithium again. As for Vega Squadron Dota 2 roster, we are going to pause it until the next Major/Minor cycle and for now, we are going to focus on creating Vega Squadron Academy with young players.”

Vega Squadron’s dissolved roster:

  •  Omar “Madara” Dabachach
  •  Dmitry “DM” Dorokhin
  •  Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann
  •  Petu “Peksu” Vaatainen

A week ago, Apostolos “MaybeNextTime” Verros, Vega’s position four support departed the team and announced his free agency for the next round of qualifiers. It remains to be seen if he joins his former teammates or if he finds a new place to call home in the next few weeks. The next wave of qualifiers for DPC tournaments will start at the end of March, after DreamLeague Season 11, the Stockholm Major will crown its champions.

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