CIS superteam Just Error has announced that they’ve decided to go their separate ways after playing together for a month.
In a lengthy blog post on his personal VK account (social media page), Just Error member Roman “Ramzes666” Kushnarev shared “the story of Just Error” and what ultimately led to the team’s decision to part ways.
Ramzes explained that he had plans to play with Syed “SumaiL” Hassan after The International 9. But, after being approached by Evil Geniuses in the post TI9 roster shuffle, he agreed to join the North American squad heading into the 2019-2020 DPC season. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Ramzes was unable to join his squad. Travel restrictions kept him in his region, so his time with EG was short-lived.
“Initially, we did not plan to play Epic League, but in the end we made the decision to play, and perhaps this can be called a wrong decision,” Ramzes explained. “The old patch, in which everyone already knows how to play, the language barrier, time zones, ping, lack of proper preparation — all this played a role in our unsuccessful performance.” Ramzes also criticized himself for putting together sub-par performances during EPIC League.
Ramzes divulged that his former Virus.pro General Manager, Roman Dvoryankin, was able to find “an excellent offer from a large European team that had never had a Dota roster before.” Ramzes continued, “They offered cool conditions, and we all had a great opportunity to sit down on the salary.”
The young Dota 2 prodigy expounded on Just Error’s flaws as a team after participating in EPIC League, “We understood that with such a squad, we could greatly improve our game at boot camps, during the season, but the fundamental difficulties were already clear at the end of the Epic League.”
This is why he and his fellow Just Error teammates decided to decline to sign with the new organization because they didn’t want to “fetter ourselves with contracts and unnecessary obligations in a situation where we were not 100% confident in ourselves and our teammates”.
Just Error was formed merely a month ago right before the start of EPIC League, where the superteam was given an immediate path to the closed qualifier of the main tournament. While uninvited teams participated in a group stage and playoff matches, Just Error was given a second-place closed qualifier match against Yellow Submarine, which they won. The team advanced, and was one of the 10 teams that participated in the Division 1 group stage of EPIC League.
During the group stage, Ramzes’ aforementioned struggles were evident in how the team performed, as they finished in eighth place. The team then dropped to the Division 2 competition after losing to Yellow Submarine in the play-in tournament. Just Error would then be eliminated from EPIC League completely, after losing to Alliance in the lower bracket of the Division 2 tournament.
Just Error’s other members have yet to announce what their future plans are. But with the restart of the DPC season starting on January 18, we expect to see all players join a squad as they attempt to qualify for the upcoming TI10 tournament which currently has a whopping US$40 million prize pool.
Just Error’s disbanded Dota 2 roster:
- (1) Roman “Ramzes666” Kushnarev
- (2) Syed “SumaiL” Hassan
- (3) Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko
- (4) Bakyt “Zayac” Emilzhanov
- (5) Alexey “Solo” Berezin