After weeks of speculation and rumors swirling around SumaiL and the former Virtus Pro roster’s future, the lineup has finally been confirmed as Just Error via a post from EPICENTER.
The core of VP’s dominant two-year run is now reunited after a season apart. RAMZES666 rejoins his former teammates no[o]ne and Solo. Free agent SumaiL joins his third team after ending his five-year tenure with Evil Geniuses, and one of CIS’ best position fours, Zayac, rounds out the roster.
RAMZES and SumaiL will be returning to their old roles as carry and midlaner, respectively, according to Liquipedia. RAMZES was recruited to Evil Geniuses as an offlaner, while SumaiL started the season with OG as a position one player.
No[o]ne will be the one moved to the offlane position. It’s a curious choice, though, considering both RAMZES and SumaiL have more experience at position three. SumaiL played the role briefly during his tenure at EG, while RAMZES was position three for his last team and previously stood-in for the offlane when playing with VP.
Considering that all three players have had their fair share of carrying their team to victories over the past years, the flexibility and upside of this tri-core are high. There’s no public data on the team as of yet, so the roles might not be set in stone.
The team’s first official series will be against Yellow Submarine. The best-of-five begins at 6am CT and the prize is a berth in Division One of the EPIC League, with a $500,000 prize pool and top-tier teams like Team Secret, OG, and Team Liquid awaiting. Defeat will result a run in Division Two, with a reduced prize pool of just $50,000.
While the stack’s direct invite and specially carved-out bracket in the tournament’s closed qualifier have drawn criticism from prominent figures in the Dota 2 community, there’s no denying that it’s an exciting prospect for fans to catch their first glimpse at a potential European superteam.
But star-studded teams aren’t guaranteed to win their qualifiers. Just ask PSG.LGD, for example, who lost two open qualifiers at the onset of the 2019-20 Dota Pro Circuit season. Yellow Submarine’s performances throughout the qualifiers were impressive, so Just Error would be wise to test the waters before their match.