Clutch Gamers were the Philippines’ representatives to tournaments, until now. The Malaysian organization that owns the team have decided to let go of its Filipino members, and registered a new, international team. Of the team’s past roster, Chappie remains in the carry role. The breakthrough midlaner that played in synderen’s No Diggity MagE- also joins the team, along with another former Elements Pro Gaming player yol. Ad Finem’s former offlaner SkyLark also joins the team. And finally, one of WarriorsGaming.Unity’s former supports in the form of AfrOmoush decided to be part of Clutch Gamer’s new lineup.
Vladimir “Chappie” Kuzmenko Anas “MagE-” Hirzallah Kharis “SkyLark” Zafeiriou Mohammad Khalil Ibrahim “AfrOmoush” Abu Al Eis Vladimir “yol” Basov
InYourDream will no longer be BOOM ID’s carry, and he will be replaced by Fbz. The Indonesian team will retain the rest of their current lineup, with Khezcute continuing on as their captain. This newest lineup qualified for the main proper of the DAC 2018 SEA Qualifiers, going in through the Open Qualifiers.
Saieful “Fbz” Ilham Randy “Dreamocel” Sapoetra Dolly Van “SaintDeLucaz” Pelo Tri “Jhocam” Kuncoro Alfi “Khezcute” Nelphyana
The Y-God YamateH returns as a support with familiar faces in his new team. Back in 2013, he was part of the Orange Esports organization, where they competed in TI3, and later on in Titan for TI4. In those teams, he was teammates with Ohaiyo, Net and kYxY. Completing the roster is Meracle. As currently WarriorsGaming.Unity’s lineup is incomplete, Meracle plays with New Beginning in the interim. They registered for the DAC 2018 SEA Qualifiers, but were eliminated in the quarterfinals.
Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian Wen Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang Khoo “Ohaiyo” Chong Xin Wai Pern “Net” Lim Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong
Had New Beginnings qualified for the DAC 2018 SEA Qualifiers, they would have been going in with the new and revamped TaskUs Titans. One of the youngest professional teams in the Philippines, TaskUs Titans now features a wholly new lineup which includes Teehee, Bimbo, RyOyr, BDz and Flysolo. Different players coming from different teams, this showcase of talent in the Philippines would be one to watch out for in the coming days.
John Linuel “Teehee” Abanto Ryan “Bimbo” Jay Qui Ryo “ryOyr” Hasegawa Carlo “BDz” Manalo Kenneth “Flysolo” Coloma
Virtus.pro – Natus Vincere trade
RodjER and Lil swapped places in a CIS blockbuster trade a few days back. Reportedly, RodjER asked for his release from the team, and was traded to VP for Lil. It came as a shock to many Na `Vi fans because of his close ties with SoNNeikO, Na `Vi’s captain who would remain with the team as of now. Lil is also known to be a trashtalker, infamous for his quips about their opponents and his remarks against his opponents in the Kiev Major, where VP won second place behind OG. It would be interesting to see how he could fit in Na `Vi.
Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev Vladimir “No[o]one” Minenko Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosyan Alexei “Solo” Berezin
Vladislav “Crystallize” Krystanek Danil “Dendi” Ishutin Victor “GeneRaL” Nigrini Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev
The Canadian stack known as Animal Planet featuring TI5 champion Aui_2000 and multi-major Champion MoonMeander was acquired by the Canadian esports organization Iceberg Esports. Along with their teammates ritsu, bryle and kitrak, Iceberg is set to win some open qualifiers in the NA region.
Ravindu “ritsu” Kodippili Jonathan “bryle” De Guia David “MoonMeander” Tan Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling Kartik “kitrak” Rathi
The revival of the old MVP.Phoenix roster wasn’t all too successful, and once again members of the Korean squad have decided to leave for greener pastures. With the departures of QO and Forev in the past, two slots opened up in the Immortals roster. Just like how Velo filled in for the offlaner role for the team back in MVP.Phoenix, he once again enters the team to try to make things work. Finally, the former midlaner of the recently-disbanded VGJ.Storm Ryoya will be playing for the new lineup of Immortals.
Pyo “MP” No-a Eric “Ryoya” Dong Kim “Velo” Tae-sung Kim “Febby” Yong-min Kim “DuBu” Doo-young
There’s still a few days left until rosters are locked. Are there any more changes that you are expecting to happen soon? How will these new lineups fare in the coming last several months of the season?