As the roster deadline nears the past twelve hours, many teams have begun to announce their final rosters for the upcoming season. However, other institutions have also announced that they will invest in other areas. This includes B8 Esports, which has revealed that its Dota 2 roster will be moving to North America for the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season. The Ukraine-based organisation was founded by popular community figure and TI1 (The International 2011) winner Danil “Dendi” Ishutin in 2020. However, their Dota 2 roster has been a hit. On the sidelines in the competitive Dota 2 arena.
“The B8 Dota 2 roster is going to be competing in the NA DPC 2023. Thank you everybody for your continued support. See you in DPC. We will give our all. B8 Esports announced its entry into the North American scene with its new roster.
After the organisation’s worst competitive season to date in the Eastern European (EEU) stage, B8 Esports has decided to switch to North American (NA) Dota as it looks to be making a statement with its new roster. Additionally, the organization has earned Wildcard Gaming’s DPC spot in the top NA DPC league for the upcoming season, according to Valve’s official team registration website.
• Denis “StoneBank” Korzh
• Danil “Dendi” Ishutin
• Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov
• Joel “MoOz” Ozambela
• Oleg “Lodine” Kvasha
StoneBank spent its final competitive season with Team Dogchamp in NA as a carry player, while Lodine spent the 2021/2022 season with DGG Esports in the DPC Western Europe (UEO) second division.
The duo Dendi and Funn1k were previously teammates with Natus Vincere (NAVI) from 2013 to 2015, but Funn1k left NAVI after The International 2015 (TI5) when he joined Team Empire in 2016 while Dendi will stay. With the organisation until 2019, when he will go on to found his own organisation, B8 Esports.
MoOz will be the only player on the roster from the Americas region, as the Peruvian support player completes the roster for 2023. MoOz spent its final competitive season with the Thunder Predator, but since The International 2021 (TI10) MoOz has found himself jumping between teams in the South America (SA) region in 2022. B8 Esports will be competing in the NA DPC premier league for the upcoming season. However, will the team be able to prove its mettle against the old roster of TSM and EG in North America?