The roster changes for the Shanghai Major have begun to take place. Teams have started to re-evaluate and adjust rosters as necessary before registering their lineups and locking them into place.
The registration period ends on December 8th, 2015, at 12:00 AM PDT and all registered teams will have their rosters locked until March of 2016, after the Shanghai Major.
With the announcement of the registration period for the Shanghai Major and the winter season, reshuffles and team status notifications have started to trickle in.
The registration was opened immediately following the conclusion of the Frankfurt Major.
All teams, regardless of stability or changes, will need to fully register their entire rosters once again for the upcoming Major.
The rosters will be locked again on December 8th and will not reopen until after the conclusion of the Shanghai Major, in March.
Stability in rosters
Some teams have seen the benefits of stability or believe in their current rosters’ potential and have announced that they will be keeping their lineup unaltered for the winter season.
— Vega Squadron (@VegaSquadron) November 18, 2015
Vega Squadron went on to take 12th place at the Frankfurt Major. The CIS team was seeded into the Upper Brackets, but fell short to Evil Geniuses, 1:2, and were dropped to the Lower Brackets. They were then eliminated after losing to EHOME in the Lower Brackets, 0:2.
Vega Squadron roster:
Semen “Cema” Krivulya
Pavel “9pashaebashu” Khvastunov
Vladimir “no[o]ne” Minenko
Andrey “Mag” Chipenko
Aleksey “Solo” Berezin
Matthew “Cyborgmatt” Bailey has recently confirmed on Reddit the European powerhouse will be keeping their star-studded roster together through the Shanghai Major.
Team Secret has recently placed second at the Frankfurt Major, after being upset by OG, 1:3, in the Grand Finals.
Team Secret roster:
Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
Omar “w33haa” Aliwi
Rasmus “MiSeRy” Filipsen
Jacky “Eternal Envy” Mao
Johan “pieliedie” Åström
In a recent interview, Chong Xin “Ohaiyo” Khoo has confirmed that Fnatic will not undergo roster changes for the Shanghai Major registration.
The Malaysian based team took 14th place at the Frankfurt Major, falling to OG in the best-of-one Lower Bracket elimination matches.
Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung
Chong “Ohaiyo” Xin Khoo
Djardel “Chrissy” Mampusti
Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier
Wai Pern “Net” Lim
Mineski have confirmed on their Facebook page that the team would indeed stay together.
We’re proud to announce that there will be NO ROSTER CHANGE for our team. We believe that we have performed well during the Frankfurt Major and that really inspired us to push ourselves further and to improve. We will be using our loss to fuel our passion more. We’re here to stay and we’re hungrier than ever.
Mineski have been displaying strong performances lately and have come in a commendable 10th place at The Frankfurt Major.
Ryan Jay “Bimbo” Qui
Carlo “Kuku” Palad
Jessie Cristy “JessieVash” Cuyco
Ryo “ryOyr” Hasegawa
Julius “Julz” De Leon
VG won't be making changes to the #Dota2 roster, so people can stop with the "KICK <insert playername> PLZ" until next spring.
— IAmStaka (@IAmStaka) November 25, 2015
The Chinese team added Xu “BurNIng” Zhilei to their already star packed roster, after The International 5, and took 6th place at The Frankfurt Major.
ViCi Gaming roster:
Xu “BurNIng” Zhilei
Xie “Super” Junhao
Daryl “iceiceice” Koh
Lu “Fenrir” Chao
Xu “fy” Linsen
Roster changes for Shanghai Major
Some teams will undergo roster changes for the upcoming Shanghai Major. After failing to qualify for the Frankfurt Major or having subpar performances in the fall season, some teams have decided to undergo some changes in hopes to find the right mix.
compLexity Gaming welcomed Swedish brothers Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin and Linus “Limmp” Blomdin for the new season, reviving most of the HON StayGreen roster from 2013-2014. Simon “Handsken” Haag will also be joining the mix, leaving Luis “ZyzzY” Perez as the sixth player/substitute for the roster.
Following a rather lackluster start to the season, coL were unable to qualify for the Frankfurt Major.
compLexity Gaming roster:
Kyle “swindlemelonzz” Freedman
Zakari “freek” Freedman
Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin
Linus “Limmp” Blomdin
Simon “Handsken” Haag
Luis “Zyzzy” Perez (substitute)
Dat Quoc “Biryu” Ha has been released from Digital Chaos’ active roster, due to unthriving in-game chemistry. Biryu will remain with the organization, filling the team’s substitute position and also taking on Jared “pandaego” Fletcher’s responsibilities as a coach. Digital Chaos are looking for a fifth player to round out their roster.
The newly formed North American organization was unable to qualify for the Frankfurt Major.
Digital Chaos roster:
Kurtis “Aui” Ling (captain)
Sam “BuLba” Sosale
Tyler “TC” Cook
Yawar “YawaR” Hassan
Dat “Biryu” Quoc Ha (substitute and coach)
Cloud 9 dismissed Ravindu “Ritsu” Kodippili from the roster immediately after the team was eliminated from the Frankfurt Major. The discharge comes as a consequence of recent unprofessional behavior and involvement in unsportsmanlike conduct. A replacement has not been announced as of yet.
Cloud 9 roster:
Theeban “1437” Siva
Arif “MSS” Anwar
Braxton “Brax” Paulson
Avery “SVG” Silverman
Ninjas in Pyjamas
The Swedish lineup failed to qualify for TI5 and the Frankfurt Major.
Today, we unfortunately must announce that the Dota 2 team will be splitting up and parting ways. In a move that sees the team split up, they will be leaving the NiP organisation. The team have decided they did not reach their planned goals, and as such agree that it will be in their best interests and the best interests of their career to split on good terms.
Ninjas in Pyjamas Dota 2 former roster:
Adrian “Era” Kryeziu
Linus “Limmp” Blomdin
Jonas “jonassomfan” Lindholm
Simon “Handsken” Haag
Elias “Sealkid” Merta