Mason confirms that Digital Chaos' Dota 2 squad has split up
In a time where the region is struggling to find its footing in the Pro Circuit, the last thing North American Dota 2 needs right now is more players losing their teams entirely.
But for US-based team Digital Chaos, this is unfortunately the case. The entire roster has disbanded, according to hard carry player Mason "mason" Venne. Mason broke the news while playing with Vici Gaming Storm member Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu on stream.
It's hardly a secret that this iteration of Digital Chaos has been mediocre compared to its predecessor, which won ESL One Genting in January of this year and finished second at The International 6 last year. That roster parted ways with the organization just three months later, forming the Thunderbirds in the wake of their departure.
The very same day, DC announced their acquisition of Team Onyx, who would go on to represent the organization at TI7. The squad pretty much bombed out of the tournament in top 12, and failed to qualify for a single LAN after that.
The only event they participated in this season was China Top 2017—an invite-only, non-Pro Circuit tournament that awarded all of its prize money to the winners and none for those below first place. The event itself also only featured four teams.
This news comes just over a month after DC brought in German mid laner Maximilian "qojqva" Bröcker and veteran American support player Jimmy "DeMoN" Ho to replace Abed "Abed" Yusop and David "MoonMeander" Tan, respectively. Abed left the team a month ago to join Fnatic, while MoonMeander is still teamless at this time.
DC's recruitment of qojqva and DeMoN did little to turn their misfortunes around, with their qualifier struggles continuing even after the roster change.