Shopify Rebel reveal revamped roster with Yopaj, Thiolicor, and Kitrak
Canadian organisation Shopify Rebel revealed on Wednesday (22 November) that its Dota 2 roster for the upcoming season will characteristic new additions in Filipino midlaner Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer, Brazilian place 4 assist participant Thiago “Thiolicor” Cordeiro, and American place 5 participant Kartik “Kitrak” Rathi.
Yopaj, Thiolicor, and Kitrak might be taking up the roles vacated by Abed “Abed” Yusop, Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen, and Tal “Fly” Aizik, who left Shopify Rebellion earlier this month.
Yopaj spent the final two years competing in Southeast Asia below BOOM Esports. Thiolicor and Kitrak spent the final season in Western Europe, with the previous below the Hustlers and Luna Galaxy stacks whereas the latter final performed for OG.
In the meantime, carry participant Artour “Arteezy” Babaev, offlaner Jonáš “SabeRLight-” Volek, and coach Kanishka “BuLba” Sosale retained their positions within the squad.
With its new roster, Shopify Rebel might be trying to bounce again from a disappointing first yr in Dota 2.
Shopify Rebel entered Dota 2 final December by signing the roster of Arteezy, Abed, SabeRLight, Cr1t, Fly, and BuLba that had been the dominant drive within the North American scene below Evil Geniuses.
Shopify Rebel continued to dominate the now-defunct Dota Professional Circuit’s North American regional league as many anticipated, ending second in each the Winter and Spring Excursions earlier than claiming first place within the Summer time Tour.
Nonetheless, the group had combined outcomes towards worldwide competitors, ending fourth within the Lima Main in March earlier than solely managing Ninth-Twelfth place finishes in each the ESL One Berlin Main in Might and the Bali Main in July.
Shopify Rebel then bounced again and completed second in DreamLeague Season 21 in September, giving their followers hope that they’d carry out properly on their residence turf at TI 2023 in October. As a substitute, Shopify Rebel crumbled and had been knocked out by regional rivals TSM in Thirteenth-Sixteenth place — a disastrous finish to the season that compelled sweeping modifications throughout the group.
The reveal of Shopify Rebel’s new roster notably got here after the conclusion of the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 qualifiers, so followers of the group should wait till subsequent yr for the roster’s aggressive debut.
Shopify Rebel Dota 2 roster:
Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer
Jonáš “SabeRLight-” Volek
Thiago “Thiolicor” Cordeiro
Kartik “Kitrak” Rathi
Kanishka “BuLba” Sosale (coach)
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