With the departure of Vigoss and the future acquisition of a new hard laner, this will allow Scandal to reclaim his solo mid role where he formerly thrived. As twiSta and Mitch take up support roles, this also means that Vladislav 'blowyourbrain' Morozyuk will remain the primary carry player of the team, however he does have a capability to play some support heroes as well, meaning that there may be room for role switching on his part. The further flexibility of the lanes from this new Empire squad will be determined largely by who their final player will be, whether he is a more straight up offlane specialist or a veteran who has done it all, only time will tell.
Announcement by the club:
The following statement was made by team manager Sergei 'AnahRoniX' Bikovskiy:
We are glad to welcome new players in our roaster. Guys will continue hard training to prove their name of TOP team. Ivan depart`s from training in the basic roster for a while, but remains a part of our team. Cheer for us and waiting for updates!
Statement by Visar 'twiSta' Zymberi, the new member:
It's been a long time since I was involved with the competitive scene. But I am very happy and excited to announce that I have finally found the team and the players that I truly want to work with. I am very thankful that Empire as an organization but also the players have put so much trust and faith in me and I will make sure that we won't disappoint. I won't sit and tell you guys that WE WILL BE THE BEST EVER, cause that would be a lie, but I can tell you that WE WILL WORK THE HARDEST and have a very strict training regime to become the best. Once again I would like to thank my team mates for such an opportunity and Empire and it's sponsors. Keep supporting us!
Statement by Damir 'Mitch' Skaricic, the new member:
When I was contacted by Empire, I felt delighted to be offered a chance like this as this team consists of some of the best players not just in the Russia, but of the whole Dota 2 scene itself. Having players like Scandal and Blowyourbrain in team is something that every Dota 2 player would prefer. We are full of enthusiasm and looking forward to complete the roster and training with the new team after a long time out of the competitive scene.
Team Empire current roster
Visar 'twiSta' Zymberi (Captain)
Vladislav 'blowyourbrain' Morozyuk
Roman 'Scandal' Sadotenkov
Damir 'Mitch' Skaricic
To Be Announced
Ivan 'Vigoss' Shinkarev (6th player)
Sergei 'AnahRoniX' Bikovskiy (Manager)