- June 8, 2017
Illidan Stormrage finally makes his return to the Dota 2 scene, headlining Elements Pro Gaming’s newest roster.
The Russia-based organization made the announcement via Twitter yesterday.
We are pleased to announce our new roster!
First game boys will play tomorrow in qualifying for the BITS!
GL & HF! pic.twitter.com/VGZbQM3sXn
— Elements Pro Gaming (@GamingElements) June 7, 2017
Elements Pro Gaming saw three of their players leave the team in the past week alone. However, it didn’t take the team long to find replacements.
The newest iteration of Elements Pro Gaming will feature Ilya ‘Illidan’ Pivtsaev as their carry.
Illidan Stormrage is perhaps best known for his time with Virtus Pro. Meanwhile, Roman ‘rmN-‘ Player and Duško ‘Boranija’ Boranijaševi will fill in the team’s remaining two spots.
The Return of Illidan Stormrage
Illidan Stormrage has had a long history with Virtus Pro.
He spent much of his early career playing for the Russian team, getting kicked many times only to see the team re-draft him countless times. He has also played for other teams. Most recently, he was with Thug Life, and before that, with Fantastic Five.
His best and most noteworthy performances, however, have been on Virtus Pro.
In 2015, he took Virtus Pro to a 5th-6th place finish at The International 5 and a 3rd-4th place finish at ESL One Frankfurt.
A Chance For Redemption
Illidan Stormrage is not the team’s only long-time veteran.
Roman, otherwise known as ‘rmN-‘, has been around the Dota 2 scene for quite a long time as well. However, he only gained prominence after joining up with Fantasy Five in early 2016. He would remain on the team until late 2016, after which Natus Vincere saw enough potential in him and decided to pick him up.
rmN- would spend much of 2017 with Natus Vincere before leaving the squad in late April this year.
Elements Pro Gaming’s Newest Roster
- Ilya ‘Illidan’ Pivtsaev
- Duško ‘Boranija’ Boranijaševic
- Damir ‘Mitch’ Skaricic
- Nikola ‘LeBronDota’ Popovic
- Roman ‘rmN-‘ Paley
Of the team’s roster, Boranija is the biggest unknown. He doesn’t have much of a record yet and will take the mid-lane responsibility for the team. He does, however, boast a 7-8k MMR, which shows that the Serbian has potential.
Only time can tell if he ends up being one of the biggest breakout players of 2017.
With that said, we wish Elements Pro Gaming nothing but the best for the upcoming qualifiers and for the rest of the year.
We’re certainly hoping to see them make some noise in the near future!