T.RoX replaces Alliance in the Dota Pit League Season 4 groupstages. The CIS team, formerly known as Fantastic Five will compete in Group A with a schedule to be forthcoming. Winner of each group will advance to the LAN playoffs scheduled to take place at Spaldaium Arena in Split, Croatia March 19-20 for the $100,000 base prize pool.
— Torando RoX Dota 2 (@ROX_DOTA) January 21, 2016
Newly sponsored T.RoX will be replacing Alliance in the Dota Pit League Season 4 group stages. 12 teams compete in two groups of six to secure the two finals spots in the Dota Pit League season 4 LAN finals in Split, Croatia March 19-20.
No official word has been released from the organizers or Alliance regarding the reason for the replacement.
The CIS team will be competing in Group A alongside HellRaisers, STARK, Team Empire, Power Rangers and Team Liquid. The group stage was kicked off 10 days ago, January 12th.
The group has already completed five series in the stage, however T.RoX will be able to compete against all teams to keep on track with the format and schedule.
Europe is the last region to get underway. SEA has already finished, giving MVP.Phoenix the invite. America has one remaining match to determine the winner with compLexity Gaming in the lead followed by a second place tie between Digital Chaos and EnemyGG.
DotaPit Season 4 Europe Groupstage
- 12 teams are divided into two groups
- Winner of each group will advance to the LAN Playoffs
- Matches are best-of-two round robin
- 3 points are awarded for series win, 1 point for a series draw
- HellRaisers, STARK, Team Empire, Power Rangers, Team Liquid and T.RoX* will participate in Group A.
- Vega, Na’Vi, MamasBoys, London Conspiracy, Team Spirit, No Logic Gaming will participate in Group B.
*T.RoX replaced Alliance on January 21st
Starting out as Fantastic Five, the team was signed by the RoXKiss organization on January 6th, the night prior to their participation in the Shanghai Majors Regional Qualifiers.
Originally the roster was spotted in early September, in the registration list for the upcoming Frankfurt Major. At the time, it consisted of Stanislav “BzzIsPerfect” Glushan, Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk, and Vladimir “yol” Basov, plus two other players.
Roman “Scandal” Sadotenkov and Rinat “KingR” Abdullin were the other two original members but were eventually replaced with current members Vadim “Sedoy” Musorin, in October, and Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov in December.
The team has had a strong presence in minor online tournaments, taking the title in MSI Dragon Battle #9 and third place in the ProDotA Cup Europe. They have participated in PGL Dota 2 Pro-AM and Dota 2 Champions League Season 6.
The team grabbed the championship title for the BTS Series EU #1.
The team placed third in their group, just one place shy of advancing to the playoff brackets.
Stanislav “BzzIsPerfect” Glushan
Vadim “Sedoy” Musorin
Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk
Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov
Vladimir “yol” Basov