Dota 2: gpk Joins Gambit Again
After the controversial decision, one of the biggest CIS superstars is back.
You might remember we reported on a very interesting controversy a couple of weeks ago.
Danik “gpk” Skutin, considered to be one of the best CIS players right now, was benched from Gambit after he decided not to participate in the team’s bootcamp. To make matters worse, gpk also tried to make a move towards Virtus.Pro, another very prominent CIS team.
However, the transfer failed, which meant that gpk had nowhere else to go; other than back to Gambit.
As a result, he is now back in the main roster of the team. According to the official announcement, the decision for the new move was made by both players and organization leaders. “We are pleased to announce that Dani “gpk” Skutin returns to the starting line-up,” the announcement said.
Currently, Gambit’s roster is preparing to get their US visas so they can begin to prepare for the upcoming Minor.
What happened while gpk was away?
Unfortunately, the absence of one of the best players for Gambit had its effect. After gpk was benched, the CIS team played with Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi as a stadin-in. Even though fn is a very good player, he just didn’t have much time to utilize his full potential. As a result, Gabit was unable to win one of the slots for the Los Angeles Major. Nevertheless, they will still have a chance to go there because they’ve managed to qualify for the Minor.
In addition to the qualifiers, gpk also missed out on the WePlay! Tug of War: Mad Moon tournament. Even though it was not included in the DPC, this tournament brought together some of the best teams in the world.
Gambit managed to finish in the top four, which was pretty impressive, considering the fact that their best player was not there.
Be sure to watch the upcoming StarLadder Imbatv Minor that begins next week. We will watch eight of the best teams in the world fighting for the lion’s share of the $300K USD prize pool. Unfortunately, Gambit is in the group of death, alongside teams such as Alliance, Fighting PandaS, and NoPing e-sports.
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