Mason “mason” Venne has provided confirmation that the North American-based esports team Digital Chaos has dissolved its Dota 2 roster.
Mason revealed that his team has disbanded while playing with Vici Gaming Storm member Jingjun “Sneyking” Wu on stream.
This news comes just over a month after DC brought in German mid laner Maximilian “qojqva” Bröcker and veteran American support player Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho to replace Abed “Abed” Yusop and David “MoonMeander” Tan, respectively. Abed subsequently left the team in October to join Fnatic, while MoonMeander is still teamless at this time.
Still, there is little doubt to many that such a radical action from the organization’s higher-ups were long in the making. As a start, the current DC roster has been mediocre when compared to its predecessor, which won ESL One Genting in January of this year and finished second at The International 6 last year.
That roster parted ways with the organization just after Genting, forming the Thunderbirds in the wake of their departure while on the very same day, DC announced their acquisition of Team Onyx.
The new roster would go on to represent the organization at TI7, but did not do better than the top 12 — which seems to deflated their confidence entirely as the team then failed to qualify for a single LAN after that. Indeed, DC’s own recruitment of qojqva and DeMoN also did little to turn their misfortunes around, as their qualifier struggles stretched on even after the roster change.
Thus far, the only event they participated in this season was China Top 2017 — an invite-only, non-Pro Circuit tournament that awarded all of its prize money to the winners and none for those below first place. DC finished fourth in the event itself that only featured four teams.