Arcade.PowerRangers have confirmed roster changes consisting of Maxim “TpoH” Vernikov replacing Dmitry “Ditya Ra” Minenkov in the lineup. The change occurs during the roster lock time frame and during their participation of The Defense season 6.
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Maxim “TpoH” Vernikov has officially been named as the replacement for Dmitry “Ditya Ra” Minenkov.
According to the team’s website the decision to leave was a mutual one, fueled by decrease in team morale and motivation as the team has been hit once again with instability and uneventful results.
TpoH most recently was playing for PRIES (Yellow Submarine) and prior to that Moscow 5. He is a known fixture in the CIS region with a variety of experience on various regional teams.
In addition, Maksim “Jackal” Doroshenok has not been participating with the team in official matches for a few weeks, with the squad playing with a variety of stand-ins. There has been no release of information as to his status.
Arcade.PowerRangers is a Belorussian team that was founded in 2013. After several roster changes over the last two years, the team continued to push forward in the European and CIS scene.
On July 31st, the team was signed by Arcade eSports.
In the past year, Power Rangers had a couple of second place finishes in several Esportal qualifiers and InsideDOTA tournaments. The team has finished the TI5 European Qualifiers on the third place in their group, after one win, one draw and two losses.
The team finished second in the Mountain Trail Challenge, after being defeated by Vega Squadron, 3:1, in the Grand Finals this last June.
Arcade.PowerRangers replaced Ninjas in Pyjamas for the Esportal LAN finals held in June.
Most recently, the team seized the championship title in the ProDota Cup from Burden United. The victory gives Power Rangers their first championship title in one year.
On August 26th, Danil “Bignum” Shehovtsov replaced Ivan “Gorec” Kartankov in the Arcade.PowerRangers lineup as the final official team member for the roster lock time period, revealed when the organization announced the changes.
The team continues to receive invitations to various tournaments such as The Gaming Resorts invitational, Game Show Global Cup, Alienware Summer’s End Cup, The Defense #5, and D2CL season #6. They were unable to qualify for ESL One New York 2015 and ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 4.
Arcade.PowerRangers confirmed roster
Maxim “TpoH” Vernikov
Eugene “chshrct” Kostroma
Alexei “j4” Lipai
Danilo “Bignum” Shehovtsov