A new ProDota lineup has been confirmed to include three new players. Dmitry “Ax.Mo” Morozov will play in the offlane position, Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov will assume the role of captain, and Ylli “Garter” Ramadani will be taking on the carry role. Axmo has most recently played for Na’Vi, while ArsZeeqq has an extensive history of captaining CIS teams and has played with Garter before, in Samurai Champloo.
— Prodota Gaming (@prodotaru) March 3, 2016
The Russian-based organization has signed Dmitry “Ax.Mo” Morozov, Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov and Ylli “Garter” Ramadani. The new lineup follows a series of instability and roster changes that have plagued the team during the last two months.
The team has most recently taken first place at the ProDota Cup Europe 3, after besting the all-Greek squad Ad Finem, only two weeks ago.
The new lineup comes before the expected spring roster lock, which has been reported to remain in place until after The International 6. This will require teams to stay together after the Shanghai Major through the Manila Major and TI6 for hopes of regional or direct invitations.
Immediately after the Shanghai Major, the guys will begin extensive training, as well as participate in NoShang Invitational, the Dota 2 Stars Arena, and other online tournaments. The main goal of the team is to prepare for qualification for the spring Manila Major.
ProDota will be participating in the NoShang Invitational, Dota 2 Stars and ProDota Cup 4. They have just placed first in their Division in the JoinDota League and will take part in the playoffs for Division 1.
Kirill “Sunlight” Kachinsky has been with the organization since November 2015, after playing with Power Rangers and Vega Squadron. He began his career in 2012, getting his start through various mixes and teams.
Vladimir “Rodjer” Nikogosyan joined the team at the end of January, previously playing for HellRaisers and CIS Rejects. He started his Dota career in 2012, playing alongside Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev, even giving the famous CIS player a key for Dota 2 when the game got released. Initially playing for Cleave, Rodjer continued with various teams and roles.
Dmitry “Ax.Mo” Morozov most recently played with Na’Vi. He was let go from the team on January 17th, after Na’Vi had just finished their participation in the StarLadder iLeague StarSeries with less than desirable results, taking 9th place. He had joined the Ukrainian-based team on December 8th, as part of the new roster intended to take the struggling team to new heights. He previously played for CIS Rejects, Moscow 5, ScareyFacezzz and Big Red Machine.
After leaving Vega Squadron, Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov was playing with ex-Vega Squadron member Dmitriy “Undersh0ck” Bolshakov and Ylli “Garter” Ramadani in Phoenix Rising, in Gigabyte and DreamLeague qualifiers. He then played for Aspera (picked up at one point by Hard N’Play) and Scaryfacezzz, before joining Fantastic 5 who was then picked up by RoxKiss and renamed T.RoX. ArsZeeqq left the squad on February 11th and briefly joined Garter in his newly formed team, Samurai Champloo.
Ylli “Garter” Ramadani has most recently switched to the carry role from being a solo mid player and formed a team with Mohammed “Attacker” Yousuf Buti Almaidoor Almheiri and Michael “Amoment” German, called Samurai Champloo. Prior to that, he had played briefly with No Logic Gaming and has an extensive history of playing with various CIS teams and players in both Dota 2 and DotA. Garter is the only non-CIS member of the team.
Kirill “Sunlight” Kachinsky
Vladimir “Rodjer” Nikogosyan
Dmitry “Ax.Mo” Morozov
Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov
Ylli “Garter” Ramadani