Bad luck or yet another unfortunate series of events keep following the now former Chaos Esports players. After a complicated 2018-2019 season where they got suddenly without a sponsor heading into TI, as Forward Gaming ceased operations, and the five players got to perform at the biggest event of the year as Newbee, the line-up is back to square one.
Chaos Esports announced the release of the Dota 2 team citing that the organization as a whole is undergoing “significant changes” to their business “in the aftermath of the pandemic that is currently affecting the world.”
“This is not a decision we made lightly, but during these uncertain times and with the DPC circuit suspended it is impossible for us to justify the cost of a Dota 2 team at this time. The world is an unprecedented situation and it is necessary for us to focus our efforts into a few key current & upcoming projects for the long term success of the organization,” said Greg Laird, Chaos Esports CEO in the official announcement posted on the organization website.
Hours before the Chaos announcement, the team was revealed to take part in the upcoming ESL One Los Angeles online tournament. Initially planned to be the third Major of the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit ESL One Los Angeles had to restructure and reinvent itself to fit an online format. The tournament lost the Major status and its ties with the DPC system, but it will run from March 28 to April 19 with a total of 34 teams fighting in regional leagues. The former Chaos Esports line-up will compete in the NA league alongside Evil Geniuses, Business Associates and CR4AZY for a share of the $40,000 prize pool designated for the North American region.
The released roster of Chaos Esports
- Yawar “YawaR” Hassan
- Quinn “CCnC” Callahan
- Arif “MSS” Anwar
- Malthe “Biver” Winther
- Avery “SVG” Silverman
- Manager: Jack “KBBQ” Chen