Peruvian team Not Today will be undergoing some changes. The team will be releasing both Ricardo “Mstco” Román and Jesús “Ifrit” Valencia from the roster. No replacements have been revealed yet.
The announcement comes from the team’s official Facebook page:
We are getting ready to announce the new roster that will be representing Not Today in the upcoming events. SmAsH, VanN and Stinger will remain a part of the team. We are getting ready for the PAX 2015 event in Seattle (USA), which will take place in September or October, after the The International 2015. We will compete in the Awqa League with two stand-ins and will announce our official roster in July. We will invite available professional players to a closed session and try out some of them before making a final selection.
No reasons have been given for the release of the two players:
We would like to thank Mstco and Ifrit for being a part of the team. We shared a lot of great moments together, no doubt they are exceptional players. We wish them all the best and we’re sure their future will be successful. Thank you!
Not Today is a Peruvian team that has had a strong presence in the Americas region. Freddy “SmAsH Sina and Ricardo “Mstco” Román have been playing together since before 2013, when they were part of Artyk Gaming.
The team was picked up by Denial Esports, in June 2013. Two months later, they were switching to Revenge Esports. On May 5, 2014, Revenge eSports withdrew from the TI4 qualifiers, after asking if they were allowed to make roster changes. Benjamin “Benjaz” Lanao Barrios left the team on the same day, while Alex “Masoku” Dávila and SmAsH parted ways with the team on the following day, on May 6, 2014.
Six days later, Revenge was handed out a TI4 qualifiers invite again, with SmAsH, Benjaz, and Masoku returning to compete. The team placed sixth in the qualifiers and left the organization on June 17.
In February 2015, the team added Juan “VaNn” Tito and Jesús “Ifrit” Valencia. They went through their most recent change in March, when Steven “StingeR” Vargas joined the squad.
Under the Not Today tag, the team won several minor tournaments, such as The Battle Fury, joinDOTA League/Season 3/America, Elpadrinoth American Cup, BoraDota Stars and Dota Regions Season 2. Not Today took part in several major LAN events, such as The Summit 2 and 3 and the MLG Pro League Season 1. They recently participated in the TI5 Americas qualifiers and placed third in their group.
Not Today current roster
Juan “VaNn” Tito
Freddy “SmAsH” Sina
Steven “StingeR” Vargas