The Dota 2 team 5men was formed by some well-known players. Just yesterday, 5men announced they're disbanding in the middle of the Epic League tournament.
Despite not being signed by one of the big Dota 2 organizations in Europe, 5men managed to make a name for themselves. The roster of 5men consisted of:
- Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard
- Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin
- Andreas “Xibbe” Ragnemalm
- Rasmus “MiSeRy” Fillipsen
- Johan “pieliedie” Åström
The team participated in some of the biggest Dota 2 events in the past few months – OMEGA League, OGA Dota PIT Season 3, BTS Pro Series Season 3, ESL One Germany 2020, DOTA Summit 13 and the Epic League. While they managed to earn a spot in all of these events, the team certainly lacked results and failed to make it big. Epic League’s Division 2 proved to be their final event, as, yesterday, the team announced that they’re officially disbanding.
The 5MEN has gone their seperate ways. Thanks to all the people who supported us through our run. I am not going anywhere though, still looking to compete and i will start streaming a bit the coming months. :)— Rasmus Filipsen (@MiSeRyDOTA) November 18, 2020
The main reason behind the decision was revealed by the team’s mid-laner, Chessie.
In the time before finding a new team I am going to be active in the Dota space, exploring more of Youtube which I have plenty of ideas for, and regular Twitch streaming. I am also open to the idea of trying some casting, feel free to reach out!— Rasmus Blomdin (@ChessieDota) November 18, 2020
By the looks of it, some players will now be focusing on streaming, so expect more content on Twitch. None of the former members have announced whether they’ll be joining a new team right away, so stay tuned for an update on that front.
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In the meantime, the team’s disbandment had a direct effect on the Epic League Division 2 schedule. The organizers already announced that all of 5men’s matches will be counted as losses.
5MEN WITHDRAWN FROM EPIC LEAGUE DOTA 2— EPICENTER (@epicentergg) November 18, 2020
Representatives of the team said that the team will not continue to play in the tournament due to the disbanding of the squad.
All team matches will be counted as losses, including those that have already been played.#EPICLeague pic.twitter.com/UvfJjnRr1V
To think that some of us considered 5men the favorites for Division 2 of the Epic League... Well, surprises still happen in the Dota 2 competitive scene after all.