What are the teams that missed TI9 are up to these days?

Aug 15 2019 2 min read

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The International 2019 Group stage is in full swing today. And while the strongest teams are fighting for the biggest prize the history of TI, other players are flying under the radar. We decided to tell you what's happening with the players who didn't get to the main event this year.

Winstrike was one step away from getting to TI9 in Closed Qualifiers Finals against NAVI. Unfortunately this year they are reserved to making predictions.

Cooman, in turn, holds Dota 2 streams, while Ilya "Lil" Ilyuk is in full chill mode vacationing with his gorgeous girlfriend. 


And just yesterday, August 14, Airat "Silent" Gaziev left the main roster and became a substitute.

Vega Squadron was beaten by NAVI in Lower Bracket at TI9 Closed Qualifiers. Now the team loses its players too. Dmitriy "Fishman" Polishchuk, who has been transferred on loan from Nemiga Gaming, left the team after TI9 Closed Qualifiers. Now he's streaming a lot with other famous players and takes part in various tournaments as a caster along with Oleg "LastHero" Demidovich. Also, Danil "gpk" Skutin left the roster on July, 27. 

Team Spirit Dota 2 roster was disbanded on August 1. 

Team Spirit CEO Nikita Chukalin told cyber.sports.ru that the formation of a new Dota 2 roster at the start of the next season is in question:

"There is a specific plan for the formation of a new roster in this discipline, if its implementation turns out to be profitable at the start of the season, then yes, if not, then later." He also mentioned that the main goal for this roster was "decent performance in TI9 Closed Qualifiers."

J.Storm isn't upset with losing to Forward Gaming in Closed Qualifiers Finals. Guys are already prepared for 19/20 DPC Season and full of hopes to reach TI10

In the meantime, Jimmy "DeMoN" Ho and Roman "Resolut1on" Fominok are commenting some tournaments with BeyondTheSummit


Team Empire participates in LOOT.BET/DOTA tournament.

Gambit Esports finished this DPC season with serious problems and didn't get to the Closed Qualifiers Playoffs. Now the organisation is changing its Dota 2 roster and the players are having a good rest.

Members of the organization went to Shanghai to bring interesting content from ther.


Alexander "Immersion" Hmelevskoy relaxes on a vacation in Amsterdam.


While Artsiom "fng" Barshack is wondering about a huge money prize for TI9 16th place…

...and chills in his hometown.


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