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Original article by : AFK Gaming

  • RAMZES666 and 9pasha might be making a return to competitive Dota 2 with a new team.
  • The other two rumored players of this team are former Live to Win midlaner – fn, and the current captain of Team Spirit – Misha.
  • While RAMZES666 is currently without a team, 9pasha has been a part of the inactive roster of Natus Vincere since September 2020.

RAMZES666 and 9pasha, two Dota 2 professionals who have been absent from competitive action for quite some time now, might soon be making a return. As per a report from cyber.sports.ru, CIS veterans, Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev and Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov are assembling a new team for the future tournaments. The two CIS Dota players are reportedly going to participate in the qualifiers of these tournaments. However, apart from mentioning who the other players of the team are possibly going to be, not much information was revealed in the report. RAMZES666 is currently without a team while 9pasha is a part of the inactive roster of Natus Vincere.

RAMZES666 and 9pasha to reportedly set up a new team

Apart from the information that these two famed players are going to return to competitive action by assembling a new team, it was also reported that Mikhail “Misha” Agatov and Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi might be the other members of this team. 

RAMZES666 and 9pasha’s rumored new roster:

  1. Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev
  2. Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi
  3. Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov
  4. TBD
  5. Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov

Fn played for Live to Win (now AS Monaco Gambit) for nearly four months before he was replaced by No[o]ne earlier today. On the other hand, Misha is still captaining Team Spirit in the CIS 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division and it would be a huge surprise if he leaves the team to join RAMZES666 and the team.

RAMZES666 and 9pasha’s esports career developments in recent times

RAMZES666 and 9pasha have played together for the iconic Virtus.pro squad from 2016-19. During this time, they were able to clinch five Dota 2 Major championship titles including ESL One Katowice 2018 and The Kuala Lumpur Major. However, a dismal showing at TI9 was followed by the exit of both players from VP. 

9pasha joined Natus Vincere and played with them until September 2020, when he was benched from the active roster. On the other hand, RAMZES666 joined Evil Geniuses. Following this, he assembled a squad with his other former teammates from Virtus.pro – No[o]ne and Solo, in November 2020. But the team disbanded after playing just a single tournament, the EPIC League.

Earlier this month, RAMZES666 had also stated that whether or not a top team picked him up, he was going to play and if required, he was also ready to assemble a team of his own and reach The International through the closed qualifiers.

If the two Russians actually put together a new team, we might be witnessing them make their debut at the recently announced EPIC League S3 which is scheduled to take place from March 2-21, 2021.

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