KingR leaving Team Empire

Dmitry BelovThe Support and former Captain of Team Empire is looking for a new team for the upcoming 2019-2020 season

The post-TI roster shuffle period carries on in the Dota 2 world, with news coming out of the CIS region that Team Empire Support and Captain Rinat “KingR” Abdullin has apparently parted ways with the organization. The team itself has yet to confirm the departure, with a tweet from KingR himself being the only work released so far.

KingR’s departure from the Team Empire roster brings to an end a period of around 5 months with the organization, with the Support having originally come to Team Empire as a stand-in back in March. After helping the squad earn itself a place at the MDL Disneyland Paris Major with a 2nd place finish in the CIS qualifier, he was instated as a full member of the squad in April. After closing out the season with 1 Top 4 finish in its last 3 appearances, KingR helped lead Team Empire to a respectable 4th place finish in the TI9 CIS Qualifier. While he may not have closed out the Pro Circuit campaign in the strongest of fashions, KingR still stands as a free agent that should receive a fair bit of attention within the CIS region. He brings 5 years of professional experience to the table, and has accrued a fair bit of experience both within his home region and on the international level. Considering the arms race that could occur in the CIS region as teams continue their quest to catch up to Virtus.pro, there will likely be ample opportunities for KingR to find a new squad for the upcoming 2019-2020 campaign.

The roster of Team Empire following KingR’s departure:

Kiyalbek “dream`” Tayirov (Carry)
Konstantin “kodos-” Kogai (Mid)
Igor Andreevich “Maden” Modenov (Offlane)
Oleg “sayuw” Kalenbet (Support)
Timur “Ahilles” Kulmukhambetov (Coach)
Dmitry “Kor3n” Belov (Dota 2 Manager)

KingR’s announcement (via Twitter) of his departure from Team Empire

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