The international squad registers under a new name with minor alterations to its lineup.
At the beginning of the month, Martin “Saksa” Sazdov announced the formation of a new international squad comprised of several well known players from various regions. The aptly named Team World became a point of interest across the Dota 2 world, despite the squad only participating in a single regional qualifier so far this season. A few days ago, the team officially registered through Valve’s Dota 2 Pro Circuit registration page, but the lineup that was put forward looked a bit different from the original one that was announced and was listed under a different name. Team World will apparently be moving forward as Echo International, and with a slightly different lineup. Avery “SVG” Silverman has been replaced by legendary Chinese player Wong “ChuaN” Hock Chuan.
Chuan is a veteran player within the Chinese region, having spent six years in the Dota 2 scene and playing for organizations like Invictus Gaming, LGD, Newbee, and Vici Gaming. The TI2 winner brings experience and proven talent to the roster, as well as a unique perspective from his time within the Chinese scene. It’s unclear at the moment if Chuan will be taking over the captain’s duties from SVG as well, but either way the new roster of Echo International has become a potential threat to shake up the current regional hierarchy.
The roster of Echo International:
- Anathan “ana” Pham (Carry)
- Grigoris “Keyser” Kallianiotis (Mid)
- Lee “Forev” Sang-don (Offlane)
- Wong “ChuaN” Hock Chuan (Support)
- Martin “Saksa” Sazdov (Support)