Ad Finem Releases Dota 2 Team Days After Kiev Major Invite
“Today we see the departure of our Dota 2 squad since we mutually decided to end our partnership. We wish them all success in their future endeavor. We will never forget the memories we shared in the previous season. We will not stop working in the esports industry, stay tuned in our social media for announcements.”
The news comes hot on the heels of the reveal of teams who received direct invited to the upcoming Kiev Major, which kicks off next month. The team will retain their invite to the Major, which they likely earned based off of their stellar performance at The Boston Major, assuming they do not make any changes to their roster in the coming weeks.
A Tweet posted by support player Verros “Maybe Next Time” Apostolos claimed that the reason for the split was due to the players no longer wishing to renew their contracts with Ad Finem, ending the Greek team’s one-year relationship with the organization, which they joined in December of 2015. Despite their wish to part ways with Ad Finem, Maybe Next Time claimed that working with the organization was “a pleasure” and made it clear that the split was amicable.
While the team earned their Major invite through their 2nd place finish at The Boston Major, Ad Finem has historically struggled at major events. Throughout 2016 they regularly found themselves falling to the bottom of the rankings at several tournaments, including the FACEIT Invitational and Northern Arena BEAT, usually only performing well in qualifiers. They most recently came in 5th-6th at Elimination Mode 3.0, and failed to qualify for StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 and the Dota 2 Asia Championships.
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