Contrary to other popular teams, Digital Chaos chose to unveil both of their latest rosters for the upcoming season without making a huge announcement.
MSS and Moonmeander Join Digital Chaos
Plenty of rumors popped up in the weeks following the departures of Lee ‘Forev’ Sang-don and Kim ‘Dubu’” Doo-young from Digital Chaos. However, the most prevalent rumor was that the former Cloud9 player, Arif ‘MSS’ Anwar, would join the North American organisation along with David ‘MoonMeander’ Tan.
Hawk-eyed fans also noticed MoonMeander deviating from his usual offlaner role and playing the position 5 support in ranked games, which only fueled the speculations.
Weeks after the leaks surfaced, Digital Chaos essentially confirmed via Twitter that both players have indeed joined up with the team.
Going live with King's Cup: America vs Team Dire!https://t.co/8HJndC38MR
— Team Digital Chaos (@DIGITALCHAOSgg) September 14, 2017
MoonMeander is a former Heroes of Newerth professional player that made the jump to Dota 2 in 2014. Post-TI5, he joined Monkey Business, who later became known as OG, where he proved himself as one of the top offlaners in the world as he helped guide the team to two Major titles.
MSS is no slouch himself. He is a former Cloud9 player who was one of the lone bright spots on the team at The International 7 as they nearly dropped out of the group stages before eventually settling for a Top 16 finish.
Despite having had an off-year, MoonMeander has undoubtedly had a more successful career as an offlaner compared to MSS.
With that said, it comes off as a slight surprise that he’s the one to switch roles. Although, the decision does make sense; the most successful Dota 2 captains have often played the position 5 support role.
Digital Chaos Invades South America
While they’ve been on a roll at the South American qualifiers, Digital Chaos’ South American roster has even been less-heralded.
Right now, DC.SA is already guaranteed a spot at PGL Bucharest after winning the PGL SA Qualifiers quite handily. They also remain in contention for a spot at both the StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3, as well as The Summit 8.
DC.SA boasts a lineup composed of five of the most experienced players the South American Dota 2 scene has to offer. If they stick together, they have a huge chance to qualify for a lot of tournaments and rack up points in a relatively weak region.
Be sure to follow BeyondtheSummit on Twitch from September 14 to 17 starting at 19:00 CEST to see both Digital Chaos squads in action.
How well do you think MoonMeander will fare in his new-found role? Do you think DC.SA will have it easy playing in South America? Be sure to let us know in the comments down below.