extended the contracts with Dota 2 roster till the end of 2018

Today, on the official website of, the information appeared that esports organization extended contracts with the players and a coach.

The contracts should have been expired this year. For Dota 2 arena, this is not a common situation.

Alexei «Solo» Berezin, the captain of the team, comments:

«I’m excited that we signed new contracts and would keep represent For us, it’s very comfortable to play together, and we took the decision to extend contracts with all the team members. This is our common and well-informed decision. We are aware of what we are capable right now, and what we can do in future. The more we play together, the better we become.

We appreciate that gives us such a possibility and created all the conditions, all we need to do is to train and put all the efforts to win each tournament. From now on, all we think about is The International 2017, and we prepare for it intensively. Thanks for trusting is and greetings to all fans of our team!»

Roman Dvoryankin, general manager of, comments:

«This is a big day for all of us. I’m happy to announce, that a few weeks before TI9, we extended contracts with Dota 2 roster, and the guys will play for us till the end of 2018. These were not the easiest negotiations, as the roster needs everything for a calm and productive preparation. Our organization managed to offer the most comfortable conditions and give them everything that is required for Dota 2 roster to reach the highest goals. Our relations with players in major disciplines now are long-term, which create a stable environment and allows to develop progressively on high-competitive esports arena.»

A current Dota 2 roster was signed on August 2, 2016. Since then, the team managed to reach the following achievements:

1 place on The Summit 6
5-8 place on The Boston Major 2016
3-4 place on ESL One Genting 2017
2 place on The Kiev Major 2017
1 place on Mr. Cat Invitational Europe
1 place on Russian eSports Cup
5-6 place on EPICENTER: Moscow 2017
1 place on DOTA Summit Season 7

See also: The second season of The Final Match will take place on December roster:

Alexei «Solo» Berezin
Roman «RAMZES666» Kushnarev
Vladimir «No[o]ne» Minenko
Pavel «9pasha» Khvastunov
Ilya «Lil» Ilyuk