The Ad Finem roster is confirmed to stay intact for the upcoming roster season. The all Greek Squad have been a symbol of stability and hard work as they have steadily been climbing the ladder of success during the last year.
— AD FINEM eSports (@adfinemgg) August 18, 2016
Ad Finem have been a stable and constant fixture in the European Dota 2 scene. Since the all Greek squad was formed, they have not made any roster changes and have been a source of pride for their nation.
Their TI6 qualifier run was thrilling, demonstrating a vast improvement in the team’s level of skill and synergy achieved through their commitment to each other.
Teams have 17 days (now until September 4th) to release players from their current rosters for the upcoming season. This is an active process unlike previous seasons where the entire team was automatically dropped. Therefore players must leave the team or the management needs to remove any players that will not continue competing with the team. Any players that are still remaining on the team after September 4th are automatically locked in to the team.
New players can then be added to the roster between September 4-18th (two weeks) – locking on September 18th at 12:00AM PDT. This includes re-adding players that left or were dropped in the first phase.
Ad Finem have been an imposing force since their inception when Giorgos “SsaSpartan” Giannakopoulos had once again formed an all-Greek squad on December 4th, in time for the Shanghai Major roster lock.
Ad Finem means “to the end” and the team has always had their sights set on their end goal.
On January 31st, the team seized their first championship title under the Ad Finem banner, in the ProDota Cup Season 2.
Taking several second and third place finishes, the Greeks have been a formidable opponent to all teams that have crossed their path – including 7-8th place at The Summit 5, 3rd place at The International 6’s closed qualifiers and 5th place at the Global Grand Masters.
They seized first/second place in the WCA 2016 EU Closed Qualifier #1 and are expected to be participating in the main WCA 2016 EU qualifiers set to start on August 23rd.
Ad Finem roster:
Giorgos “SsaSpartan” Giannakopoulos
Omar “Madara” Dabasas
Xaris “SkyLark” Zafiriou
Dimitris “ThuG” Plivouris
Verros “Maybe Next Time” Apostolos
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