Croatian esports organization, CR4ZY, has entered the Dota 2 scene by picking up the roster of Fighting PandaS led by The International 2015 (TI5) champion Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling.
Prior to being picked up by CR4ZY, the Fighting PandaS roster was shaken up by the sudden departures of Jacky “EternalEnvy” Mao and Jingjun “Sneyking” Wu after the team qualified for the StarLadder ImbaTV Kyiv Minor 2020.
Fighting PandaS replaced its departing members with Oliver “skiter” Lepko and Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann, who took over as the team’s Positions 1 and 3, respectively.
Now that the roster is under the CR4ZY banner, they will be coached by Kim “DuBu” Doo-young, the former captain of Southeast Asian team Geek Fam who left the team in January.
“The combination of experienced and accomplished players in TI winner Aui_2000, two-time major winner [David “MoonMeander” Tan] and three-time TI participant KheZu, with young and upcoming talents like skiter and [Jonathan “Bryle” Santos De Guia] is one we believe will lead us to victory,” said CR4ZY in a statement.
CR4ZY has its sights set on qualifying for TI10and its newly-acquired roster currently sits at 12th in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) leaderboard with 250 DPC points. They will continue their campaign for a direct invite to TI10 in the upcoming Kyiv Minor on March 5-8.
CR4ZY Dota 2 2019-2020 DPC roster:
- Oliver “skiter” Lepko
- Jonathan “Bryle” Santos De Guia
- Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann
- David “MoonMeander” Tan
- Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling