After Reso departed from OG many were left wondering what will be the next step for the Ukrainian. There were a lot of speculations, some reasonable like him going back to Empire, and others plain crazy like him forming a new team with ladder heroes, but finally, the wait is over – Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok is the new addition to VGJ.Storm, replacing Timado.
Here is what Jack KBBQ Chen, the Team Director had to say in regards to the roster change:
“This is obviously a really tough situation for a promising young player. Though we had discussed this possibility with Timado, he showed maturity beyond his years in continuing to compete to his fullest ability throughout recent qualifiers, even though he couldn’t be with the team at bootcamp. Thankfully, the difficulties of his situation will also be resolved in the next few months.
We’re of course excited that Roman will be joining the team. He’s a driven, relentless competitor who has proven himself at a highest levels time and again in different situations, and the upside is high.”
Original post can be found here
This change, of course, removes VGJ.Storm from the list of team that can qualify with DPC point or be directly invited to the upcoming TI 2018, but their chance was close to 0 anyway.
For me personally, this is a sad day for Timado who was performing well and it is another step for Resolut1on towards his memefication as the new ^Black, as the trend already started. Good luck to him and his new team, I hope that I will be proved wrong in time, but this team does not appear to be something stable that will last after they fail to qualify for The International this year.