B8 releases its Dota 2 roster, including Dendi, ahead of another rebuild

Dendi will likely return, and the announcement was wholesome.

The turntable that is B8 just keeps spinning, with the organization officially releasing yet another Dota 2 roster, including captain and founder Dendi. This time, the shuffle is slightly more complex than the teams previous moves. 

The ongoing war in Ukraine caused some serious issues for the team, specifically in the qualifiers for the 2022 Dota Pro Circuit, as it disrupted the teams training camp to the point that management had to make a change when things snowballed. 

We decided to say goodbye to our Dota 2 team, Dendi said. Its sad, but our results were underwhelming. 

In the actual video discussing the teams release, all of the other players were open in talking about the flaws that caused the team to fall apart during close games. These issues culminated in the decision to release the team, which was apparently expected and done on good terms.

Dendi also gave a bit of background into the organizations process of scouting players, sharing that more than 25 players were scouted per position of need during the teams rebuild in November 2021. For now, the org is going quiet on the Dota front as they look to build a team that can better compete in the games current landscape.

Its hard to build a Dota team from scratch again, but B8 is ready for the difficulties, Dendi said. We see it as an opportunity. So guys, await some new information about the new team.

Even though Dendi was included in the release, it is very likely that he will return to lead the next iteration of B8s Dota lineup despite some fans listing his performance among the previous iterations biggest flaws. This included helming a team that had the longest losing streak in competitive Dota history

While Dendi has faced criticism for his play and teambuilding, B8 has brought up several talented players that have since broken out for other rosters in Europe, such as Remco “Crystallis” Arets and Alimzhan “watson” Islambekov.

For now, B8 will continue to support its CS:GO roster while searching for new players to bring in for an eventual return to Dota.

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