A new Kaipi roster will debut in the Manila Major Open Qualifiers. Sébastien “7ckngMad” Debs has parted ways with the team and has been replaced with Cosmin “Masakary” Nechifor. The Romanian/Dutch mix will be making its full debut tomorrow, with hopes of continuing into the Manila Major Regional Qualifiers.
Sources from Kaipi have told DotaBlast that Sébastien “7ckngMad” Debs has separated from the team and has now been replaced by Cosmin “Masakary” Nechifor.
The new Kaipi roster will be competing in the Manila Major Open Qualifiers with their sights set on the Regional Qualifier spot.
This is the second roster change the team has been subjected to since officially registering for the Manila Major/TI6 season.
Earlier in the month, it was reported that Antonio “canceL” Mihai had parted ways with Kaipi. Alaan “SexyBamboe” Faraj replaced him. SexyBamboe has a solid and long history of competing with members of the squad.
7ckngMad’s departure brings Masakary to the lineup. Masakary has previously played for Balkan Bears and No Logic Gaming.
Kaipi participated in several minor tournaments and qualifiers but was unable to clinch any noteworthy achievements, due to their roster instability.
Kaipi was originally formed in 2012, by Asuna together with BABARRR, Johan “pieliedie” Åström and Kim “Febby” Yong-min.
The team went through numerous rosters and even organizational changes over the next four years. One composition of the team included bOne7 who joined pieliedie in February of 2013. ComeWithMe was also a part of the team that year, later, in April.
After the departure of ComeWithMe in July, the team continued on their dramatic trek, ultimately being picked up by Cloud 9. The squad took a commendable sixth place finish at The International 4. After a disappointing 9th-12th place finish at TI5, Cloud 9 disbanded.
At the end of August 2015, after TI5, bOne7 put together a mix of players – and decided to breath new life into the Kaipi brand. The initial roster was comprised of lesser known players.
Less than a month later, Alexandru “Comewithme” Crăciunescu and Antonio “canceL^^” Mihai were brought on after Kiril “Kikoni” Minkov and Salvador “Asuna” Khamis parted ways with the team.
On March 27th, Kaipi officially registered with a stacked roster after adding two new members to their existing lineup. Armand “bOne7” Pittner, Antonio “canceL^^” Mihai and Alexandru “ComeWithMe” welcomed WehSing “SingSing” Yuen and Sébastien “7ckngMad” Debs to the squad, creating a stir of excitement among fans.
New Kaipi roster:
WehSing “SingSing” Yuen
Alaan “SexyBamboe” Faraj
Armand “bOne7” Pittner
Alexandru “Comewithme” Crăciunescu
Cosmin “Masakary” Nechifor