The star-studded CIS line-up Just Error announced their disbandment only a month after the roster was formed and only one bad tournament run.
Given the high profile players on the Just Error roster, the team was one of the Epic League’s highlights, starting with their controversial invite in the qualifiers finals. Unfortunately for the fans, what was anticipated as an epic entrance of a new roster featuring some of the most accomplished CIS players joined by Syed “SumaiL” Hassan, one of the best mind lane players in the world, turned into a rather disastrous debut. Just Error managed to grab just two wins through the entire group stage and playoff run, being relegated to Division2, and eventually eliminated before getting to redeem themselves.
While the Epic League result was far from meeting everyone’s expectation, Just Error were rumored to have been offered by an important European organization. The rumors were confirmed today by Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev who also announced the disbandment of the line-up.
According to Ramzes, the initial plan was not to participate at Epic League, but the players changed their minds and took what he now calls a “wrong decision.”
Ramzes cited the patch fatigue, the lack of preparation for the tournament, the language barrier between the four CIS members and SumaiL, the latency issue for their mid lane player as well as the time zone difference Sumail had to adapt to while playing from US on a European schedule, as factors that led to the subpar performance at Epic League.
However, he also mentioned “fundamental issues” with the roster, which are much more important and which led to their decision of not continuing the project.
“I said this before, and I think that the rest of the guys think the same. My main goal is to perform well at The International. We understood that with such a squad we could greatly improve our game at bootcamps, during the season, but the fundamental difficulties were already clear at the end of the Epic League,” said Ramzes adding that while the line-up was offered by a large, successful organization that never had a Dota 2 roster before, they decided to turn down the offer and disband the team as they didn’t want to let down the organization.
“We did not want to let our new organization down, commit to contracts and unnecessary obligations in a situation where we were not 100% confident in ourselves and our teammates. We can say that the story of Just Error is over for now,” Ramzes added.
Just Error disbanded roster
- Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev
- Syed “SumaiL” Hassan
- Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko
- Bakyt “Zayac” Emilzhanov
- Alexey “Solo” Berezin
Just Error were supposed to enter the OGA Dota PIT Season 4 Europe and CIS competition tomorrow, December 15. In their place, the tournament organizers invited Live to Win, another CIS line-up that was just created ahead of Epic League and that is currently running without an organization to support them.