Complexity and Hell Raisers pick up Dota 2 teams
Two well-known esports organizations have stepped into the Dota 2 arena amid another week of big changes in the scene.
Complexity Gaming, one of North America’s premier esports organizations, has decided to pick up a Dota 2 team. And their new team is unique in that it has less of a background in the game than Complexity itself.
Stay Green only recently transferred from Heroes of Newerth to the much more profitable Dota 2. But they've been able to quickly secure financial backing thanks to Complexity.
The team will have plenty of time to make the transition before qualification begins for next year’s International competition.
In a statement, Complexity co-owner Jason Bass express confidence in the new team and their ability to translate their skills over to Dota 2.
“The players that make up the roster have all the mindset, drive, and talent to become champions once more,” Bass said. “We are excited to start this journey with them as they make the transition from Heroes of Newerth.”
Also picking up a new Dota 2 team is the Hell Raisers esports organization, which will add Team Relax, who failed to emerge from European qualifiers for The International this year. The team is headlined by former Natus Vincere member and International champion Ivan “Art Style” Antonov.
The team will be making their debut under the Hell Raisers banner in the SLTV Star Series competition.
Meanwhile, another big name in esports has had their Dota 2 team gutted.
Fnatic have confirmed the loss of two players, Tal “Fly” Aizik and Johan “Big Daddy” Sundstein.
Both Aizik and Sundstein expressed their thanks for the organization that had supported them over the course of multiple years. Both players will be joining the newly-formed Team Secret, which is made up of professional players formerly of Fnatic, Natus Vincere, and Alliance.
The move leaves Fnatic with only two players remaining on their roster, though the organization has already reiterated their commitment to fielding a contending Dota 2 team.
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