B8 let’s go of two memebers, LeBronDota and Xcalibur from it’s Dota 2 team roster
Dota 2 team B8 have recently said goodbye to two of their members in their roster. The team’s support Nikola “LeBronDota” Popović and carry Steve “Xcalibur” Ye after about three months in the roster. LeBronDota had joined the team in the early 2020 on February, while Xcalibur had started his gig with B8 a month later on March. The two have been playing together during ESL One Los Angeles 2020 and WePlay! Pushka League S1 Division 1.
B8 have been failing to see much success in the Dota 2 professional scene since their debut. They had the most consecutive defeats in the scene during their journey, losing all 24 of their games in the events. The team had to say goodbye to four of their major tournaments in their first three months. They left ESL One Los Angeles Online and WePlay! Pushka League at the bottom of the standings with not a single victory.
After the release, Xcalibur and LeBronDota thanked the team for their time in the roster. They both expressed that they were now free agents in the Dota 2 scene for any team to pick them up. Xcalibur had also released a long statement on his end about the release. He said that there have been series of unfortunate circumstances. The carry was hinting to the timings of the tournaments. B8 had to enter the events unprepared, resulting in a lack of performance in their run. Later on, the team tried to focus on the next tournament. However, the result was similar despite B8 trying to improve their lineup.
Xcalibur didn’t forget Danil “Dendi” Ishutin in his statement as well. He said that he worked very hard to keep the rest of them uplifted despite B8’s series of defeats. Xcalibur added that he was sure that Dendi could make it to the top in the scene with the right type of roster.
B8 currently stands with 16 percent win rate in the scene. The team managed to leave only 9 of the matches victorious from 57 games. The team also haven’t made any announcements regarding their two empty positions in the roster. B8’s current lineup features only Rinat “KingR” Abdullin, Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk, and Dendi.
B8 will need to look through the available players quick if they want to bring a decent talent in the roster. Other teams in the CIS region have already begun signing new names in their lineups. Virtus Pro recently introduces a new youth team named Prodigy, signing five talents in their roster. Natus Vincere, on the other hand, had welcomed Vitaliy “so bad” Oshmankevich to their active roster.