One of the strongest Mongolian players is set to leave TheMongolz. Temuulen ‘Zilkenberg’ Battulga will be leaving the team because he is moving to Australia. This change triggered several lineup changes. The team has added Unudelger "cTrl" Baasanjargal from MoGuL and Telmen "cazze" Nyamdorj from ZEN; while Erdenedalai "maaRaa" Bayanbat will now play the role of the coach. Both the new players have been a part of the some of the top teams in the country.
The lineup of TheMonglz now is:
- Tsog "Tsogoo" Mashbat
- Enkhtaivan "Machinegun" Lkhagva
- Bold "ncl" Batsuh
- Telmen "cazze" Nyamdorj
- Unudelger "cTrL" Baasanjargal
- Erdenedalai "maaRaa" Bayanbat - Coach
Zilkenberg departs from TheMongolz
Photo credits: 5eplay.com
This is not the first time TheMongolz have gone through a major lineup change. In November 2016, Zilkenberg announced that he would be leaving TheMongolz; only to return to the team after a few months. Apart from that, Machinegun’s short stint with the North American team Splyce turned all eyes on Mongolia.
The purpose of Zilk’s move to Australia is unclear at the moment. It could be because of personal or academic reasons. However, TheMongolz owner Tuvshinbleg Lkhagvasuren expressed how Australian teams must try to pick him up as he is a great player. He also expressed his concerns about losing good players to other countries in a statement he gave to HLTV.
"It was his own personal decision. He decided that he wanted to live in Australia, he said. I think he will go there to study like erkaSt. The Australian teams must pick him up. I feel like we are a academy team. We are producing good players in our scene, and letting them transfer to other teams for free." said Tuvshinbleg Lkhagvasuren.
Machinegun and tsogoo received many offers from Chinese teams months ago, but they decided to stay loyal to us. Now we have only Machinegun, tsogoo, ncl and maaraa. They are the first members of this team and still didn't leave, which means I've only got loyal players left.
cazze from ZEN and cTrl from MoGuL will join us. They are both young talents from our country, who will take the place of Zilkenberg and maaraa. Maaraa will step down from the active lineup and move to a coach position."
Only time will tell whether this change will work in the favour of TheMongolz. We wish the new lineup all the best!