Weeks of rumors regarding a new Dota 2 super team have finally been confirmed.
Epic Esports Events has revealed the lineup featuring of Just Error, a new team comprised of some of the CIS region’s most credentialed players and North American Dota 2 star Syed “SumaiL” Hassan. The team’s roster includes the following players:
🔥 “Just Error” are invited to the closed qualifiers of the EPIC League!
“Just Error” squad for the match against Yellow Submarine:
🇷🇺 Alexey “Solo” Berezin
🇺🇦 Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko
🇷🇺 Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev
🇵🇰🇺🇲 Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan
🇰🇬 Bakyt “Zayac” Emilzhanov pic.twitter.com/0LL0YwxjVM
— EPICENTER (@epicentergg) November 11, 2020
This new team’s unveiling was accompanied by confirmation that No[o]ne and Solo had officially been released by Virtus.pro after several years with the organization.
“We know that the players want to participate in tournaments right now, so we came to a mutual agreement and yesterday was their last day in Virtus.pro. The guys have been bringing us unforgettable emotions and sense of pride for CIS Dota scene for several years,” VP CEO Sergey Glamazda said in a statement.
No[o]ne and Solo, the core players of Virtus.pro’s dominant run from 2017 to 2019, were released after a four-year tenure following several subpar performances in tournaments. Free agent SumaiL joins his third team in a year after ending a five-year tenure with Evil Geniuses, and is coming off a disappointing run with OG. RAMZES666 played alongside Solo and Noone in VP during the team’s prime years, winning five majors. The roster is rounded out by Zayac, who played alongside No[o]ne and Solo last season.
It is unclear what roles each player will take as SumaiL has played in a number of different roles over the last year.
— Virtus.pro (@virtuspro) November 11, 2020
This news came hours before the new lineup was scheduled to compete in its first match as Just Error in the Epic League Season 2 qualifiers against Yellow Submarine. Just Error won the match in 3-1 fashion, an impressive feat given how Yellow Submarine had performed well prior. Now the question turns to what fans can expect from Just Error moving forward.
Super teams aren’t guaranteed to win in Dota 2, but teamwork shouldn’t be an issue here as the trio of RAMZES666, Solo, and No[o]ne is a proven one. Zayac also looked strong alongside Solo and No[o]ne last season, despite the team being a marked step down from the previous Virtus.pro lineup.
There’s a lot to like about Just Error both in terms of the established synergy and the sheer amount of talent on the roster. That makes this team one of the most interesting stories heading into the Epic Prime League.