The European organization is bowing out of the esports scene due to financial difficulties
It appears that Aachen City Esports is shuttering all of its esports operations, as the organization announced that it is suspending all activity across its esports divisions. The move comes just days after the organization had parted ways with 2 members of its Dota 2 roster, with the duo of Alik “V-Tune” Borobey and Dmitry “DM” Dorokhin both leaving to join the lineup of HellRaisers. While the squad had participated in WePlay! Reshuffle Madness 2019 with a provisional lineup, it appears as though that arrangement was only a temporary one for the organization. With the dissolution of the team’s Dota 2 division, its remaining players of Nikola “LeBronDota” Popovic and Sergey “Ecnart” Slobodianiuk have officially been released to free agency.
While Aachen City Esports never quite emerged as a leading squad in the previous Pro Circuit season, the organization did at least close out the campaign in solid fashion. The team put together a 4th place finish in the TI9 Europe Qualifier, and proceeded to string together 3 straight Top 4 finishes following that event. Featured among those Top 4 finishes were 1st place victories in both QIWI TEAM PLAY Season 4 and FaceCheck by GG.BET. With those impressive performances, Aachen City Esports appeared poised to take a step forward heading into the 2019-2020 campaign, but the closing of the organization’s esports divisions puts an abrupt end to that growth.
The roster of Aachen City Esports prior to the organization’s shutdown:
Nikola “LeBronDota” Popovic (Support, Captain)
Sergey “Ecnart” Slobodianiuk (Support)
Polina “Polly” Sysueva (Manager)