With deadline day upon us, teams and players are quickly registering for the next Dota 2 Pro Circuit season and a big reveal came to light when Roman ‘Resolut1on’ Fominok was not seen playing alongside his J.Storm roster.
After joining J.Storm earlier this year after Forward Gaming ceased to exist, Roman had not seen much success. The team failed to qualify for Minors, Majors or The International 2019 and has since not seen much action – until earlier this week when they confirmed two players to complete their roster. Roman was set to play in two different tournaments with the team; ESL One Hamburg 2019 qualifiers and Midas Mode 2.0 but has not partaken in either, with Braxton ‘Brax’ Paulson standing in for him instead. This raised many questions – which have now been answered, as Virtus.pro announced their newest roster for the DPC season.
Confirmed by VP just a short time ago, Resolut1on will be joining the CIS squad who have recently lost two of their key players. Having played alongside Alexei ‘Solo’ Berezin at VP before, back in 2013 during an extremely short spell with the team, Reso’s reuniting with a CIS roster is set to be something huge. Reso will join the squad in the offlane position, a role that we have never seen him play before – while the team will have a stand in for the upcoming qualifiers in the form of Egor “epileptick1d” Grigorenko.
Apart from this announcement, VP also confirmed that Vladimir ‘RodjeR’ Nikogosyan will be departing from the roster with his replacement not yet announced. Roman Dvoryankin, General Manager of the Virtus.pro organization, had the following to say,
It was a tough month, but we decided against postponing our season entrance to a later date. I’m happy to welcome Resolut1on to the team. He’s a brilliant player, and we’ll do everything in our power to see his return to CIS go successfully. Egor is among the most promising young players in our region, and we’ve decided to give him a chance to prove himself.”Virtus.pro
Currently the VP roster is:
- Roman ‘Resolut1on’ Fominok
- Vladimir ‘No[o]ne’ Minenko
- Alexei ‘Solo’ Berezin
- Egor ‘epileptick1d’ Grigorenko
Reso also had some words on his departure from J.Storm,
It’s been a short but pleasant journey, but I’m very grateful for the opportunity J.Storm gave me to participate in tournaments at the end of last season. Just when I got to New York and started practicing with the team where things were going pretty well for us, I got a call. Solo and Noone reached out to me and asked if I was interested in playing with them. It was a tough decision to make. My heart was tearing apart understanding that I would leave Fear, Moo, MoOz and Nine two days before the roster lock without a carry player, but at the same time, when the opportunity came, I felt as though I had to seize it. I’ve been an admirer of the VP guys since the beginning of their team, and getting a chance to play with them means the World to me.”Team J.Storm
With only a few more hours until the deadline for rosters for the first batch of Minor and Major qualifiers, we expect to hear from the VP camp again very soon with their final member of the team for the qualifiers.