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Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishutin has joined CIS org The Pango to compete in the upcoming TI9 qualifiers. The once revered mid laner and former TI champion has been in a rough spot since he was released from Na’Vi and a stint in SEA with Tigers, earlier this season, proved to be disastrous.
However, with the qualifiers for TI9 coming up, Dendi will be competing from his home region with a CIS stack to try and make it to the event. Despite not having performed anywhere near his peak in a long time now, Dendi still commands the respect of a large number of fans and supporters who still believe that their hero can rise again.
The Pango, unfortunately, have a long route to take as they will have to go via the Open Qualifiers, which itself is really unpredictable, owing to the bo1 single elimination format.
The full squad for The Pango is as follows :
The Open Qualifiers kick off from the 3rd of this month and will determine which teams get to play in their respective Regional Qualifiers for a spot at TI9.