LtW is now a part of one of the biggest CIS Dota 2 organizations.
One of the most interesting things that happened in the last couple of days took place in CIS. Gambit Esports is widely regarded as one of the most successful gaming organizations in the region. That’s why it doesn’t come as a surprise it partnered up with AS Monaco, one of the biggest football clubs in France.
Following the changes, Gambit decided to sign on Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev’s team — Live to Win.
Please welcome AS Monaco Gambit Dota 2! 🔴⚪️
This roster will play in #ESLOne Upper Division for the remainder of Season 1
— Gambit Esports (@GambitEsports) February 11, 2021
In case you don’t remember, Live to Win was created in 2020 by SoNNeikO, who was a part of Na`Vi. Although some people didn’t expect this stack to be as successful as it was, they managed to achieve impressive results. Consequently, the team received an invitation to the CIS Upper Division.
Now, three weeks later, the team has all the chances in the world to attend the first Major of the year. However, they still have a few important series ahead of them, which is why decide to add Vladimir “No[o]ne Minenko to their roster. Needless to say, No[o]ne is one of the best individual CIS players. He is mostly famous for the results he achieved with Virtus.Pro a few years ago. Vladimir will replace Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi, but as far as we know, the change is just temporary. This means that fn should be back sooner or later.
Following the changes, Gambit Esports now has two active teams in the CIS DPC Regional League. In other words, they are in a similar situation to Virtus.Pro, which is the most popular esports organization in CIS.
Be sure to tune in on February 14 because AS Monaco Gambit’s roster will go up against Natus Vincere. Na`Vi has been nearly flawless so far, so it will be interesting to see LtW has what it takes to bring them down.
Feature Image: AS Monaco