The battle for the Aegis of Champions has once again concluded with Tundra Esports rising to the top in a dominant display of Dota 2 that has now immortalized their names as bearers of the ultimate symbol of victory.
But just because The International 2022 is over doesn’t mean the influence of the Ancients has ceased. Now, teams from around the world are pouring over the last year of Dota, building out their strategies, and forming new allegiances before heeding the call to battle once more.
Every year, The International acts as the end and beginning of each year of competitive Dota 2, giving players and teams a marker to measure their success and whether any partnerships are worth continuing or not based on a number of metrics.
If a team doesn’t make it to TI in any given season, it is almost a guarantee changes are coming and that roster won’t be back in the same form competing together at the start of the next year. Most organizations and players wait until after TI each year to make their big changes too since most of the big impact players will be competing at the event and, depending on the outcome, some of them might become available.
With the implementation of a more strict Dota Pro Circuit and regional leagues over the last few years, it has become harder to change rosters after the initial post-TI shuffle due to limitations. So for teams like Evil Geniuses, T1, and more who are expected to make big changes post-TI11, this is their one shot to really build out a roster that can help them compete at the highest level.
Heading into the 2022-2023 Dota Pro Circuit, here are all of the official roster moves, signings, and transfers that will shape the competitive scene ahead of TI12.
All Dota 2 roster moves, signings, and transfers for the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit
- Otaker, Supream, Xibbe, Immersion, and Kidaro join Into the Breach.
- Ehome releases Mikasa, Echo, and zeal, while welcoming mks, Night, xiaoyu, Salad, and Lww.
- Bgod leaves The Cut as high_shaggy, Chives, Save, and empyreaN joins.
- Asta and Krish leave TNC Predator.
- Lowskill, BoraNija, Ga1k, Velheor, and iMp join Level UP.
- Noone, Topson, Ceb, MSS, and n0tail officially unite under Old G.
- RR leaves Execration as BDz joins.
- layme, esK, Napkin, N1ne, and Adam form Thiuth Gaming.
- March joins Execration as coach.
- Arteezy roster gets picked up by Shopify Rebellion.
- SabeRLight leaves TSM and joins the Arteezy stack.
- W33 teams up with Gorgc under Team Bald.
- Arkosh Gaming signs promising Dota 2 roster featuring Xcalibur, qojqva, Zfreek, monkeys-forever, and Febby.
- Liquid welcomes Nisha to Dota 2 team after MATUMBAMAN’s retirement.
- OG adds DM to Dota 2 roster as offlaner.
- CTOMAHEH1 joins 5RATFORCESTAFF as Giant leaves.
- esK, Alexxo leave Wildcard Gaming as babitich, FLee, Sammyboy, Ark, and Sunlight join.
- Yuma joins Team DogChamp
- Dendi relocates new B8 roster to NA.
- Arteezy and three ex-EG members return under new name for the 2023 DPC season.
- HellRaisers rebuilds Dota 2 roster with Solo.
- PSG.LGD adds Guo “shiro” Xuanang, Lin “planet” Hao, and Li “项羽” Longwu to Dota 2 roster.
- Alliance picks up the former Hokori roster, expands into South America.
- BetBoom rebuilds Dota 2 roster with Pure, Nightfall, Save-, TORONTOTOKYO, and gpk.
- Team Spirit signs Larl as mid-laner.
- Bleed Esports signs new Dota 2 roster featuring JaCkky, Kordan, Masaros, PlayHard, and DuBu.
- Vici Gaming adds Xu “fy” Linsen and Gao “Setsu” Zhenxiong to Dota 2 roster.
- Invictus Gaming completes Dota 2 roster around Zhou “Emo” Yi with Zhou “Dust” Shiyuan, Li “Irving” Jian, Wilson “poloson” Koh, and Cui “qyqx” Chenyang.
- Infamous signs new Dota 2 roster featuring Alonso “Mnz” León, Jordan “SLATEM$” Vega, Oscar “Oscar” Jimenez, Alexis “sl4d1n-” Sitl, and Romel “Mjz” Quinteros.
- Topson and Noone register for secondary OG roster, Old G.
- Quinn moves to Western Europe, joins Gaimin Gladiators.
- Ame takes a break from competitive Dota 2, moves to LGD’s inactive roster.
- Nigma signs ATF as position one.
- Pure leaves Entity to join the rumored BetBoom stack.
- Xtreme Gaming completes Dota 2 roster with Ghost and JT.
- TORONTOTOKYO leaves Team Spirit.
- Virtus.Pro welcomes a new Dota 2 roster featuring Koma, squad1x, Noticed, sayuw, and Dukalis.
- NaVi parts ways with Noone, adds Malady and Nicky`Cool to Dota 2 roster.
- Miracle to miss the 2023 DPC season due to health issues.
- Infinity picks up a new SA roster with Parker, Leostyle, Frank, Genek, and Prada.
- Vici Gaming removes Fade, Liekkas, and XM from its Dota 2 roster.
- Team SMG adds CDR and Xavius to Dota 2 roster.
- TSM finalizes roster with Ari and Whitemon
- Ancient Tribe forms with MTD, PLEB, meLes, illusion, and LeBronDota
- Mitch joins as coach
- BOOM joins Team Secret.
- Neon Esports adds Valky~, Tsukimoto, Hated to its Dota 2 roster.
- Alliance signs CharlieDota, s4, and Handsken from goonsquad
- Also signs ChYuan and ponlo
- Chef P. becomes manager while Arthur becomes team principal
- Nisha leaves Team Secret.
- ImmortalFaith joins Nigma Galaxy as Head Coach.
- Yamich and Xakoda depart from Virtus.Pro.
- Nigma Galaxy parts ways with their coach rmN-.
- MoonMeander steps into coaching role for TSM.
- Peksu leaves goonsquad.
- PSG.LGD XinQ from the Dota 2 roster as Faith_Bian retires.
- Polaris Esports completes its roster with Mac, Jing, Bok, mavis, and Akashi.
- Xtreme Gaming parts ways with old eLeVeN.
- Poloson leaves Team SMG.
- Blacklist International signs Raven, Kral, Kuku, TIMS, and eyyou for the 2023 DPC season.
- Evil Geniuses sign Pakazs, Chris Luck, Wisper, Matthew, and Pandaboo
- Also sign head coach Vintage and manager Guashineen
- BOOM Esports parts ways with skem
- Enryu rejoins Neon Esports
- BOOM Esports parts ways with TIMS.
- BOOM Esports parts ways with JaCkky.
- T1 fully disbands its roster
- ana becomes a free agent
- Topson returns to OG’s inactive roster
- Fly and Cr1t- both hint at some former-EG players sticking together in NA next season
- Thunder Awaken signs Alone from former Infamous lineup
- Evil Geniuses releases Arteezy, Abed, Nightfall, Cr1t-, Fly, and BuLba (coach)
- Polaris Esports releases Natsumi, Lelouch-, Force, Xavius, and eyyou
- Talon Esports parts ways with ALWAYSWANNAFLY
- Team Aster parts ways with coach LaNm
- Ori retires
- Oli leaves Invictus Gaming
- Joins Talon Esports
- Thunder Awaken confirms the departure of its entire roster
- AfterLife leaves One Move
- Infamous releases Parker, Leostyle-, Frank, Michael-, and Accel
- Fnatic parts ways with Jabz and SunBhie (coach)
- Jabz signs with Talon Esports
- beastcoast signs Sacred and Darkmago
- Sacred officially leaves Thunder Awaken
- Chris Luck and Wisper part ways with beastcoast
- BetBoom Team releases Daxak, Larl, Noticed, RodjER, and SoNNeikO
- ATF is moved to OG’s inactive roster
- He is allowed to explore other options
- Talon Esports parts ways with kpii and Hyde
- DuBu leaves TSM
- Soniqs releases YaWar, Quinn, MSS, and Fata
- Otaker, Supream^, Xibbe, Ari, Kidaro leave Into The Breach
- MiLAN (coach) also leaves with team
- SG esports releases mouzvaa, Kxy, Oscar, and LTH
- Team SMG parts ways with iceiceice
- Gunnar becomes a free agent from Nouns Esports
- Whitemon’s contract with T1 expires
- YamSun becomes a free agent from Wildcard Gaming
- ponlo leaves Aster.Aries
- Faith_bian retires
- T1 parts ways with March
- Kuku and Xepher’s contracts with T1 expire
- Davai Lama and Sammyboy become free agents from Wildcard Gaming
- Somnus retires
- Soniqs terminates contract with LESLÃO due to a racially insensitive message
- Virtus Pro parts ways with RAMZES666
- Natus Vincere parts ways with Solo
- Nigma Galaxy releases AlaCrity, Meracle, Jhocam, and Boombui