Martin ‘Saksa’ Sazdov will enter the OpTic Gaming active roster following their qualification for the Dota 2 Summit 8 Minor and ROG Masters 2017.
There was an early sign of roster change as NA team OpTic Gaming was fielding Kartik ‘Kitrak’ Rathi as a stand in for all Midas Mode matches.
After they subsequently topped the tournament after taking down 3-2 VG.J Storm in the grand finals., the organization officially confirmed the departure of Rasmus ‘MiSeRy’ Filipsen from the team.
However, Kitrak was not the replacement choice for Misery as Martin ‘Saksa’ Sazdov will rejoin the competitive scene after a two-month hiatus.
Following the roster shift, a statement was posted on OpTic’s official website, saying: “Change is something that hardly comes with without difficult decisions, and we feel that the departure of Rasmus from our roster not only provides Rasmus a chance to seek other opportunities but more importantly gives us the potential to improve and grow as a team.”
With the addition of Saksa, we are enthused about the opportunity to play with one of the most talented players at his position and are extremely confident in the upside that he can bring to our team’s performance.”
OpTic are set to participate in two weeks from now at the Dota Summit 8 Minor, which will be Saksa’s first LAN appearance since June 2017 when he last played at the first edition of Galaxy Battles and finished on the second place with Team Odd.
OpTic Gaming current Dota 2 roster looks thus:
- Per Anders ‘Pajkatt’ Lille
- Quinn ‘CC&C’ Callahan
- Ludwig ‘zai’ Wahlberg
- Peter ‘ppd’ Dager
- Martin ‘Saksa’ Sazdov