Sergey “G” Bragin will complete the new Vega lineup. The announcement from the CIS team comes only hours after Team Empire released a statement regarding G’s departure. The veteran player will assume the mid lane position left vacant by Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasylenko, who separated from the squad recently along with Artyom “Fng” Barshak. Earlier in the week Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev was revealed to be the new support player.
— Vega Squadron (@VegaSquadron) November 24, 2016
Merely hours after Team Empire officially announced the departure of Sergey “G” Bragin from the squad, Vega Squadron revealed the final piece of their drawn out puzzle of the new Vega lineup.
G will be replacing Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasylenko in the middle lane.
Last week Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev was announced as the replacement for Artyom “Fng” Barshak.
Finally all the paperwork is over and we’re ready to announce our fifth player in the Dota 2 roster! Sergey is probably the most experienced players in CIS, at least at his role. I’m assured that he has something to show and prove everyone what he’s worth.
I would also like to add that both our newcomers were unanimously decided by players and staff, so alternatives were not even considered, honestly speaking. Team is already practicing for WCA LAN finals in China where they’ll have their first test of strength.
– Vega Squadron Managing Director, Georgy “drAmer” Faleev
G, a highly skilled and decorated player originating from DotA in 2010 and has played for played for many teams including DTS, Moscow 5, Darer, Absolute Legends, LGD.International and Virtus.Pro. In his long and storied career he has particiapted in TI1, TI2, TI3, TI5, the Frankfrut Major and Shanghai Major.
The organization has put very high hopes and expectations on their new additions and are aiming to see dramatic improvements in results.
At the end of August, Vega completed their lineup with Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasilenko in the midlane role. Earlier in August, it was revealed that Fng would be joining the organization following the complete dissolution of Virtus.Pro.
The new additions and changes were unable to achieve desired results.
Vega Squadron took 6th in the group stage of Boston Major Qualifiers with a 4:5 record and 6th place in DreamLeague with a 6:8 record, thus failing to advance in both. They also took a disappointing 9th-12th finish in the ESL One Genting 2017 qualifiers, being knocked out in Round 12 by Fantastic Five.
New Vega lineup:
Semen “Cema” Krivulya
Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi
Andrey “Mag” Chipenko
Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev
Sergey Alexandrovich “G” Bragin