The Swedish organization has now officially acknowledged the removal of their Offlaner from its lineup.
Several days ago, the official Valve page for Pro Circuit roster management was updated, with Swedish squad The Final Tribe having appeared to have made a change. Offlaner Jonas “jonassomfan” Lindholm was removed from the team’s roster, with ex-Heroes of Newerth player Andreas “Xibbe” Ragnemaln listed as his replacement. That roster change was not accompanied by any statement or announcement from the organization, but when Xibbe was seen playing for the squad in the DreamLeague Season 11 Major Open Qualifiers, it was assumed that this move was legitimate. Today, The Final Tribe released a statement confirming the removal of jonassomfan from the roster, though that statement did not specifically mention Xibbe as a new member of the lineup. With this change to its roster, The Final Tribe also suffers a 20% reduction to its current Pro Circuit Point total, bringing the team down from 20 points to just 16.
Jonassomfan was one of the founding member of The Final Tribe, having come over to form the team with now former teammates Handsken and Era back in October of 2017. He helped the Swedish squad work its way through the hierarchy in the European region in the 2017-2018 Pro Circuit season, playing a large part in the squad earning its 2 Minor appearances at GESC: Indonesia and GESC: Thailand, as well as its sole Major appearance as a team at the China Dota2 Supermajor. This season, he helped the team earn its lone Pro Circuit appearance at the DreamLeague Season 10 Minor, though the squad finished in the 7th-8th place position at said event. As of right now, jonassomfan’s plans for the immediate future are not fully clear, but should be opt to remain active in the European region, then the free agent market could be lucrative for an Offlaner with his level of experience.
The roster of The Final Tribe following the cofirmation of jonassomfan’s departure:
Pontus “Frost” Frost (Carry)
Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin (Mid)
Andreas “Xibbe” Ragnemaln (Offlane)
Simon “Handsken” Haag (Support)
Adrian “Era” Kryeziu (Support, Captain)
Ludwig Sandgren (Manager & Co-Owner)