Are you a Dota 2 player or a fan of this popular esport? You can learn more about one of the top professional Dota 2 gamers in the industry, Resolut1on, right here. Our profile will not only introduce you to the player’s history and the teams he’s played for, but it will also help you to learn about the roles Resolut1on has played. You’ll be able to witness how he’s used his skill and prowess within the Dota 2 competitive community to climb to the top of the professional gaming circuit. We’ll also discuss some of Resolut1on’s achievements, both past and present, with coverage paying particular attention to large Dota 2 events and tournaments.
Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok is a professional Dota 2 player from Ukraine. In spite of his age (21), Resolut1on has been playing Dota 2 professionally for around 5 years, first coming to prominence in 2013, with Virtus Pro having made a play for him after his performances with iCCup (a team later known as TTD or Terrible Terrible Damage).
Resolut1on served as VP’s position 1 carry (even though his main role had been position 2 mid), but the adventure was short lived. Less than 2 months after joining Virtus.pro, he left the team following a disappointing result at StarLadder StarSeries Season 7.
Resolut1on’s next team was Team Empire, which would become his home for the next 27 months. And with this new team, he won numerous tournaments, both regional and international. Examples include: CIS Carnage 2014, Techlabs Cup 2014 Season 1, Excellent Moscow Cup, Dota 2 Champions League Season 3, Esportal Dota 2 League Invitational Tournament 1, StarLadder StarSeries Season 11, joinDOTA Masters XV, joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 1, Dota 2 Champions League Season 5, and Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1.
Roles and favourite Dota 2 Heroes
When Resolut1on started out, he adopted primarily mid role heroes, though this tactic soon changed, with him now going between both carry and solo mid. This ability to move seamlessly from one role to another not only reinforces his multitalented nature but has also given references to him being similar to players like Miracle and Arteezy, who are capable of similar transitions. Even though Resolut1on has the ability to span roles with confidence, like other Dota 2 professionals, he has preferred heroes to play. By looking at his hero stats, we can see that Invoker, Puck, Storm Spirit, Dragon Knight, Gyrocopter and others rank high among his preferences.
Teams and achievements
As we’ve already mentioned, Resolut1on began his Dota 2 career by playing with ICCup, a team whom later changed their name to Terrible Terrible Damage. The reason behind this change was due to ICCup failing to attract continued support from their sponsor. Despite this slight upset, no great damage was ever done to Resolut1on, with him having already gained numerous followers within the professional esports community.
Following this adventure, his short stay at Virtus.pro and then his more than 2 years time with Team Empire, Resolut1on was acquired by Digital Chaos. And with this North American organization, the CIS star managed to achieve the greatest result of his career: a 2nd place finish at The International 2016. This was an unbelievable result for a team that had achieved very little up until that point.
Following this success, Digital Chaos quickly collapsed back into anonymity and Resolut1on was soon faced with having to move again. But, before he joined his next team (OG), he played as a stand-in for Team Empire during The International 2017, helping his former team to secure an unexpected 7th – 8th place.
At the beginning of the 2017-2018 competitive season Resolut1on joined OG, replacing the team’s former mid-laner, ana. The move turned out to be a bad idea for both sides, as OG struggled to find success with Resolut1on as their new mid. Apart from a tournament title at MDL Macau and two 3rd-4th place finishes at DOTA Summit 8 and Captains Draft 4.0, this season was a complete disaster for a team that won no less than 4 Majors in the span of 2 years.
Present and future
In March 2018, Resolut1on parted ways with OG and less than one month later joined VGJ.Storm, a North American organization. This team has very few achievements and is much weaker than its regional rivals (Evil Geniuses, OpTic Gaming, compLexity Gaming etc.), so it’s not very likely that Resolut1on will achieve much success with it. In all likelihood, he will play for VGJ.Storm until the end of this season and then he’ll either go back to CIS or form a team of his own.
In spite of his ups and downs, Resolut1on remains a strong, versatile player that can serve both as mid and as position 1 carry. In the right team, he almost always makes a big difference and plays a fundamental part in every victory.
‘Resolut1on’s career began early 2013, when he joined the team iCCup. This team was quite successful and managed to come 2nd at the StarLadder StarSeries Season 6. Unfortunately, the team failed to qualify for The International 2013 and after the team changed their name to Terrible Terrible Damage, ‘Resolut1on’ would be picked up Virtus.Pro. ‘Resolut1on’ had previously played in the mid role, but moved over to fulfill the carry role with VP. However, his time with VP was very short, as he would leave after 2 months of disappointing results. Following this, he would join RoX for one month before transferring over to Team Empire.
Team Empire would become a very dominant team between 2014 – 2016. The team had won and placed highly at a number of tournaments leading up to The International 2014, including the Dota 2 Champions League Season 3and the Excellent Moscow Cup. Despite their best efforts at The International, the team placed only placed 13th/14th. Following their disappointingly early departure from The International, Team Empire managed to climb their way back to the top and won or placed highly at several premier events, including 1st place finishes at Dota 2 Champions League Season 5, joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 1 and Star Ladder Star Series Season 11.
However, the team once again performed poorly at The International 2015, as they placed 9th/12th. In the months that followed, Team Empire also failed to qualify for the Valve sponsored Frankfurt Major and Shanghai Major. After this string of disappoint, ‘Resolut1on’ left Team Empire to join the North American based team Digital Chaos.
Initially, Digital Chaos struggled to qualify for any events. After a few months and some roster changes however, their results would gradually improve as they managed to qualify for a number of events including The Summit 5, The Manila Major, StarLadder i-League and the Nanyang Dota 2 Championships. Unfortunately, the team placed 5th/6th at all of these events except for The Manila Major, where they placed 9th/12th. In a surprising turn of events, Digital Chaos pulled through at The International 2016 and despite having a streak of mediocre results, the team managed to place 2nd at the main event.
Unfortunately, ‘Resolution’s team would not long stay on top. While they did manage to get some decent results in the second half of 2016, by 2017 they had placed 7th/8th at the Dota 2 Pit League Season 5 and at the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3. Shortly thereafter, ‘Resolut1on’ and his squad would leave Digital Chaos and form Thunderbirds. While they had entered The Kiev Major, the group placed last. Following this, the team managed to qualify for EPICENTER 2017, at which point they were signed by Planet Odd. The squad continued to receive poor results and shortly after failing to qualify for The International 2017, the team completely disbanded.
While ‘Resolut1on’ had failed to qualify for The International 2017 with Planet Odd, Team Empire requested that he act as a stand-in for one of their teammates who had failed to secure a visa in time. With ‘Resolution’s help, Team Empire managed to place 7th/8th at the event, losing to Team Liquid who would go on to win it. About a month later, ‘Resolut1on’ was offered a spot on the team OG.
In no time at all, OG were qualifying for a number of events including AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League and MDL Macau, the latter of which OG would go on to win. In addition to this, OG has placed top 3 at several other events including Captains Draft 4.0, DOTA Summit 8 and Galaxy Battles II.
‘Resolut1on’ has spent several years playing with Team Empire and has helped the organization to achieve a number of great results, including 1st place at Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1. He even stood in for Team Empire at The International 2017 and helped them achieve a 7th/8th place finish. The year prior, ‘Resolut1on’ had played on Digital Chaos and finished 2nd at The International 2016. While he only recently joined OG, the team have already won MDL Macau. The only Major which ‘Resolution’ has placed highly at, was at the Boston Major, when he played for DC. There, he placed 3rd/4th.