DotA2. Overview of the events for the week.

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Our heading "Top-5 Weekly" is with you again. Here we review the most interesting events of the last week.


Good afternoon, dear friends! After a short but a bit prolonged pause our heading "Top-5 Weekly" is with you again. Here we review the most interesting events of the last week. Fasten your seatbelts, let’s hit the road!


5. Solo is coming back to RoX.KIS.

Aleksei 'Solo' Berezin returned to RoX.KIS line-up, from which he had been already fired after the 322nd scandal. Solo replaced Roman 'Scandal' Sadotenkov, who left RoX.KIS of his own free will. At the moment Aleksei is allowed to participation in the majority of tournaments and intends to show his best game. We hope that he will manage to realize his intentions completely!

4. Speed Gaming becomes Cloud9.

Last week it was announced that SingSing and co. came under the wing of Cloud9. On the one hand, an organization known for its line-up on League of Legends receives a serious team and goes to Dota 2 scene, on the other hand, the entire epic with Rattlesnake and Marco Fernandez can be considered finished. Now, a strong team has united with a serious organization. What will be the result of their union? We will know the answer to this question only in the future.

3. Zhou leaves professional Dota.

Chen 'Zhou' Yao, the world champion as a member of iG, announced about the completion of his career. Main reason is the loss of motivation. The player also said that he planned to stay in e-sports as a commentator or a coach, but it would not happen in the nearest future. Anyway, we wish success in future endeavors to this legend and hope that he will not disappear from cyber radars.

2. Russian announcer of Dota 2: truth or false?

Announcement of Strategic Music studio about recording of Russian announcer of Dota 2 became one of the most shocking news. Several videos of recording process were made, so you can evaluate the quality of work by yourself. Valve has already hastened to deny such cooperation, but director of studio says that collaborative work with Valve is in progress. Let's wait for more specific details, now we cannot talk about this project as about something grand or official.

1. “Free to play” is coming very soon.

Some information, saying that Valve’s documentary dedicated to The International will be released this year in March, has appeared already in several sources. It is expected that the film will be translated into many languages, including Russian. We would like to remind that the leading roles will be performed by Clinton 'Fear' Loomis, Benedict 'hyhy' Lim and Danil 'Dendi' Ishutin, and the film will touch on a topic of players’ personal life. Not much time is left before release and soon we will have the possibility to enjoy the film!

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