Vega Squadron

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[e][h]Vega Squadron
Vega Squadron 2016.png
Team Information
Location:
Manager:
Alexandr Kazannikov
Total Earnings:
$448,728
Links
Achievements
ESL One New York 2015 
History
Created:
Organization founded in 2012
Dota 2 division started 2014-10-05
Upcoming Matches
No upcoming games

Overview[edit]

Vega Squadron is an European professional gaming organization formed on July 10th, 2012 and headquartered in Moscow, Russia. They were mostly known for their Starcraft II team, but also had esports divisions in Dota 2, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. They focused on Dota 2 in 2015 but now also have rosters in CS:GO and League of Legends.

Vega Squadron is one of the very few teams that didn't change its roster after The International 2015, despite losing as early as the wildcard bracket to the eventual runner up, CDEC Gaming. Later, they won the first big LAN tournament after TI5, ESL One New York 2015.

Timeline[edit]

  • March 22nd - 9pashaebashu leaves and fn joins.[5]
  • August 4th - Noone and Solo are acquired by Virtus.pro.[6]
  • August 5th - Vega Squadron confirms that fng will be included in their post-TI roster.[7]
  • August 21st - Iceberg joins the team.[8]
  • November 13th - Iceberg and fng depart from the team.[9]
  • November 18th - Vega announces that SoNNeikO joins the team.[10]
  • November 24th - G completes the roster.[11]
  • December 23rd - Vega Squadron parts ways with fn.[12]
  • February 1st - Vega announced that TpoH will no longer be a just a standin and will have a full spot in the team, and Undersh0ck has left the roster.[13]
  • March 10th - Vega announces that TpoH has parted ways with the organization.[14]
  • March 19th - Vega announces that sQreen has joined.[15]
  • March 31st - Vega announces that sQreen has parted ways with the organization.[16]
  • Early April - ArsZeeqq is seen not playing with the team and is removed from the team roster page, while Solo and Mag~ begin playing with the team.
  • April 25 - Solo and Mag~ officially join.[17]
  • September 4 - Nexus and Sunlight register as subs.[18]
  • October 5th - Vega announces a professional Dota 2 squad consisting of: Sharfik, The_apathy, Unstopp, Shkeeper and CaptainLove.[19]
  • November 20th - Vega announces that they are parting ways with their old Dota2 Squad and are signing BUHLO-UroPb as their new squad.[20]
  • December 23rd - Vega announces the departure of Stalianer, and the signing of UnderShock as a replacement.[21]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
Ukraine ALOHADANCE Illya Korobkin 1 2017-04-09 [3]
Russia G Sergey Bragin 2 2017-04-09 [3]
Russia AfterLife Vasily Shishkin 3 2017-04-09 [3]
Kyrgyzstan Zayac Bakyt Emilzhanov 4/5 2017-09-25 [4]
Ukraine CemaTheSlayeR Captain Semion Krivulya 4/5 2014-11-20 [20]

Former[edit]

Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Kyrgyzstan Zayac   Bakyt Emilzhanov
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Russia Silent Airat Gaziev PGL_Open/Bucharest/2017/CIS PGL Open Bucharest CIS Qualifier
ESL_One/Hamburg/2017/CIS ESL One Hamburg CIS Qualifier
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Russia Silent Airat Gaziev 4/5 2017-04-09 [3] 2017-09-25[4] Logo filler std.png
Former Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Russia Ditya Ra Dmitry Minenkov 1 2017-01-06 [1] 2017-03-31 [2] Logo filler std.png
Russia G Sergey Bragin 2 2016-11-24 [11] 2017-03-31 [2] Vega2016logo std.png Vega Squadron
Ukraine Mag~ Andrey Chipenko 3 2015-04-25 [17] 2017-03-31 [2] Mineski GGNetwork 2017 std.png Mineski.GGNetwork
Ukraine CemaTheSlayeR Captain Semion Krivulya 4/5 2014-11-20 [20] - Logo filler std.png
Russia SoNNeikO Akbar Butaev 4/5 2016-11-18 [10] 2017-03-31 [2] Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Ukraine fn Rostislav Lozovoi 1 2016-03-22 [5] 2016-12-23 [12] Empirelogo std.png Team Empire
Belarus fng Artsiom Barshack 4 2016-08-07 [7] 2016-11-13 [9] Team Spirit 2016logo std.png Team Spirit
Ukraine Iceberg Bogdan Vasilenko 2 2016-08-21 [8] 2016-11-13 [9] Team Spirit 2016logo std.png Team Spirit
Ukraine No[o]ne Vladimir Minenko 1/2 2014-11-20 [20] 2016-08-04 [6] Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro
Russia Solo Alexei Berezin 4 2015-04-25 [17] 2016-08-04 [6] Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro
Russia 9pashaebashu Pavel Khvastunov 1 2014-11-24 [20] 2016-03-22 [5] Polarity logo std.png Polarity
Russia Nexus Igor Lisakovsky Sub 2015-09-04 [18] 2016-??-?? Go2olymp small.png Go2Olymp
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Belarus Sunlight Kirill Kachinsky Sub 2015-09-04 [18] 2015-10-31 ProdotaGamingLogo std.png Prodota Gaming X
Russia ArsZeeqq Arsenij Usov 5 2014-11-20 [20] 2015-03-31 [22] Phoenixrising std.png Phoenix Rising
Russia sQreen Captain Khaled El-Khabbash 4 2015-03-19 [15] 2015-03-31 [16] Dotalogo std.png Dota AllStars
Russia TpoH Maxim Vernikov 3 2015-02-01 [13] 2015-03-10 [14] M5logo std.png Moscow Five
Russia UnderShock Dmitriy Bolshakov 2 2014-12-23 [21] 2015-02-01 [13] Xx5logo std.png XX5 Gaming
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Russia Stalianer Ilya Drugov 1 2014-11-20 [20] 2014-12-23 [21]
Former Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Russia Sharfik Artem Marzavin 2 2014-10-05 [19] 2014-11-20 [20] Asperalogo std.png aSpera
Russia The_apathy Andrew Aleshkov 1 2014-10-05 [19] 2014-11-20 [20] Asperalogo std.png aSpera
Ukraine Unstopp Vladislav Kostyuk 3 2014-10-05 [19] 2014-11-20 [20]
Russia ShkeepeR Dmitriy Belyakov 4 2014-10-05 [19] 2014-11-20 [20]
Russia CaptainLove 5 2014-10-05 [19] 2014-11-20 [20]

Organization[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position
Russia Vega Alexey Kondakov CEO
Russia drAmer Georgy Faleev Esports Director
Russia OneLuckyDay Alexandr Kazannikov Manager
Netherlands Kipspul Murielle Huisman Coach

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position
Croatia HighArT Vanja Šimunec General Manager

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-07-21 A44th A2Major DreamLeague Season 7 1 : 2 Secretdotalogo std.png $20,000
2016-09-01 A22nd A2Major WCA2016 EU Main Qualifier 2 : 3 Kaipilogo std.png $13,570
2016-07-26 A22nd A2Major Global Grand Masters 0 : 3 Empirelogo std.png $12,500
2016-06-19 A33 - 4th A1Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2016 0 : 2 Navilogo std.png $28,309
2016-05-01 A22nd A1Premier WePlay Dota 2 League Season 3 1 : 3 MVPPhoenixlogo std.png $41,648
2016-02-17 A22nd A2Major Captains Draft 3.0 1 : 3 Eglogo std.png $28,555
2016-01-15 A55 - 6th A1Premier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 1 0 : 2 Eglogo std.png $15,111
2015-12-06 A33rd A1Premier Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1 0 : 2 4cloverandlepriconlogo std.png $35,000
2015-11-17 A99 - 12th A1Premier The Frankfurt Major 2015 0 : 2 Ehomelogo std.png $45,000
2015-10-04 A11st A1Premier ESL One New York 2015 2 : 1 Secretdotalogo std.png $114,649
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Gallery[edit]


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Vega Squadron eSports (31 March 2017). "#Dota2 #OnlyVega More to come soon". Facebook.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ace (9 April 2017). "Vega Squadron Dota 2 Roster". Vega Squadron.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "DOTA 2 MAJORS AND MINORS REGISTRATION". Valve. Archived from the original on 4 October 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 [2]
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Определён состав Virtus.pro на следующий сезон" (in Russian). Cybersport.ru. 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  7. 7.0 7.1 @VegaSquadron (5 August 2016). ""Vega roster for new season should look like: fn!, Mag, CemaTheSlayer, Fng +1"". Twitter. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 @VegaSquadron (21 August 2016). "Vega roster is completed! Our 5th player is @Icebergdota! Welcome!". Twitter. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Ace (2016-11-13). "Fng and Iceberg leave Vega Squadron's main roster". vega-squadron.com. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Ace (2016-11-18). "SoNNeikO moves to Vega Squadron". vega-squadron.com. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Ace (2016-11-24). "G joins Vega Squadron". vega-squadron.com. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Ace (2016-12-23). "Vega Squadron parts ways with Fn". vega-squadron.com. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Changes in Dota lineup!
  14. 14.0 14.1 TpoH leaves
  15. 15.0 15.1 Gains of Vega.Dota 2!
  16. 16.0 16.1 Changes in our DotA 2 team
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Solo and Mag~ join
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Major registration list
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 Vega acquires Dota 2 squad!
  20. 20.00 20.01 20.02 20.03 20.04 20.05 20.06 20.07 20.08 20.09 20.10 20.11 Vega presents BUHLO-UroPb as new Dota 2 squad!
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 UnderShock replaces Stalianer!
  22. ArsZeeqq off