The post TI8 shuffle is in full swing and while some organizations are choosing to release entire rosters, some of the players free of any contractual agreements form new squads for a fresh start in the upcoming 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit season.
That’s exactly the case of former SG e-sports carry Guilherme Silva “Costabile” Costábile and the recently dropped from Immortals mid laner Eric “Ryoya” Dong. The two join forces now with the NA veterans Michael “ixmike88” Ghannam and Braxton “Brax” Paulson.
Team Team roster:
– Guilherme Silva “Costabile” Costábile
– Eric “Ryoya” Dong
– Braxton “Brax” Paulson
– Jason “Newsham” Newsham
– Michael “ixmike88” Ghannam
ANNOUNCING TEAM TEAM
Manager = Me 🇮🇩
Will be playing in upcoming tournaments. GLHF to everyone else!
— nic (@BlueOceanzTV) September 8, 2018
Announced without any sponsor behind it, the new team looks enticing given the huge experience both ixmike and Brax bring with them. Brax’s competitive career goes far back to 2012 when he started with Quantic gaming to be moving afterward in China where he played for LGD.International along Per Anders “Pajkatt” Lille, Rasmus “MISERY” Filipsen and Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier.
Over the years, Brax was part of the short lived NA division of Natus Vincere and he got to play at the first ever Dota 2 Major in 2015 with Cloud 9. His last competitive adventure registered at the start of the inaugural DPC season where he briefly played for Team Fire and Iceberg Esports before committing to a full commentator and analyst career.