Following Just Error’s relegation to EPIC League Division Two, the Dota 2 team is making a change by swapping Resolut1on in for SumaiL.
The decision was made ahead of the team’s upcoming series against Live to Win in Division Two upper bracket, according to a report from Cybersport.ru. The addition of Resolut1on means that four-fifths of last season’s Virtus Pro roster have reunited.
“This is a temporary solution for the remaining matches,” Just Error said in a statement provided to Cybersport.ru. “Resolut1on, No[o]ne, and RAMZEs can play in third position, so we will act according to the logic of the drafts.”
Expectations for the temporary stack were high heading into the EPIC League considering the team’s star power on paper. It didn’t come to light, however, and Just Error struggled, winning just two series and losing seven in the Division One group stage. Following a play-in loss against Yellow Submarine, the squad was relegated and is now competing in Division Two for a $50,000 prize pool.
While signs point toward SumaiL’s exit for a Russian-speaking player, the star North American player previously said in a post-game interview during the EPIC League that his plan was to “go to Russia as soon [he] can,” setting the earliest time frame for mid-December.
With Just Error now in a tournament with much lower stakes, the team could have made the decision to bring SumaiL into the fold as quickly as possible to build rapport for the important upcoming Dota Pro Circuit season, scheduled to start next January.