Dota 2 Singapore Major Roster Changes: Nigma “MindControl” & Quincy Crew “MSS” test positive for Covid-19; “RmN” & MiLAN will replace them respectively. Multiple teams are having to find replacements for their players for ONE Esports Singapore Major due to Covid-19 reasons.
Quite a few teams in ONE Esports Singapore Major are making forced changes. This is due to Covid-19. Most recently, Team Nigma took to Twitter to announce that Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov will not be playing in the Major, and his spot will be taken by coach Roman “rmN-” Paley as a stand-in.
— Team Nigma (@TeamNigma) March 24, 2021
Meanwhile, Quincy Crew, the NA team will have to play without Arif “MSS” Anwar. MSS also tested positive for Covid-19, and he will be unable to travel to Singapore for the Major. Milan Kozomara, of the former mudgolems team, will be replacing him as a stand-in, provided he gets the all-clear from doctors to travel.
— Jack Chen (@KBBQDotA) March 23, 2021
This news was revealed by the team’s manager Jack “KBBQ” Chen. MiLAN parted ways with mudgolems on December 18. Since then he has been playing as a stand-in for multiple teams.
Dota 2 teams pep up rosters for Singapore Major
Apart from these two forced changes, many Dota 2 rosters and organizations have been signing new players for the ONE Esports Singapore Major. Most notable among these are T1’s acquisition of “23savage,” the first player to hit the 12,000 MMR mark in Dota 2.
— T1 (@T1) March 4, 2021
Another notable change is Dremocel rejoining Boom Esports. He was part of ZeroTwo’s roster for the last 3 months, and prior to the ESL ONE Singapore Major, Boom Esports announced that Dreamocel will be returning to their roster. He has been part of Boom Esports since 2017, having played nearly 4 years with the organization.
YEP… THAT’S RIGHT
COME BACK IT’S REAL!
DREAMOCEL IS BACK! pic.twitter.com/NTExzrjH6e
— BOOM Esports (@boomesportsid) March 23, 2021
The ONE Esports Singapore Major is the first Dota 2 LAN tournament that is happening since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. So, it is not surprising that the teams participating want the best rosters. The winners will get a substantial cash prize, but more importantly, they will be competing for the coveted DPC points.