EternaLEnVy is at the Forefront of Yet Another Dota 2 Controversy
It seems like MoonMeander and EternaLEnVy have something to say about each other.
Dota 2’s very own ‘god of mischief’, Jacky "EternaLEnVy" Mao has found himself in the midst of controversy once again. EternaLEnVy has been one of the most controversial players in the pro Dota 2 scene. The drama this time around, comes from his former Fighting PandaS teammate, David "MoonMeander" Tan, who recently on one of his Twitch streams was asked a question regarding EternaLEnVy. MoonMeander proceeded to go on a full blown rant about him, saying that while he is not a bad person, you should not be his teammate. Shortly after, EternaLEnVy reacted and said his own piece about the topic.
MoonMeander Rants About EternaLEnVy Regarding CR4ZY and Cloud9
EternaLEnVy and MoonMeander were part of the original roster of the Fighting PandaS squad that was formed in 2019. The team played a good amount of events such as Midas Mode 2, ESL One Hamburg 2019, the MDL Chengdu Major, and the WePlay Bukovel Minor in early 2020.
In his Twitch stream, MoonMeander says that Fighting PandaS had a spot secured at the upcoming DOTA Summit 12 in March 2020. He also mentioned that the team was about to be signed by CR4ZY, a Croatian esports organization. MoonMeander talked about how the signing had been in plan for months and how EternaLEnVy completely abandoned him and Fighting PandaS by leaving the team alongside Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu.
According to the streamer, this happened one day before the signing with CR4ZY and EternaLEnVy proceeded to “steal” Fighting PandaS’ spot at the DOTA Summit 12, where EternaLEnVy had joined the North American organization, Cloud9. The team lost every single one of their games in the tournament with a final 0-22 score and immediately disbanded after.
MoonMeander then said, “He’s gonna do the same thing in every team he joins, he will undermine the team, try to replace you, find better replacements. That’s just what he does and who he is as a person. He looks at you like a thing (object). That’s how I feel playing with him.”
At the end of his rant, MoonMeander says, “Even though I don't like him as a teammate, I like him as a streamer, I watch his streams all the time”.
MoonMeander has been a long-standing veteran in the Dota 2 pro scene. He first started his pro career with Complexity Gaming and was even a part of the OG squad that dominated the pro scene in 2015. He has since then played for teams like Digital Chaos, Flying Penguins, Fighting PandaS, and his most recent and current roster, Team Undying.
EternaLEnVy Reacts and Responds to MoonMeander’s Rant on Stream
After seeing MoonMeander’s rant, EternaLEnVy responds to some of MoonMeander’s words, saying, “The way he thinks how I think of it, like this whole thing about how I think of people as objects. I don’t even know how you can think that as my teammate”.
He then says that he and MoonMeander had good moments and that he had a good time playing with him and that it's upsetting that MoonMeander thought that way about him.
EternaLEnVy then says, “We ended up joining C9 (Cloud9) and he (MoonMeander) just had this extreme grudge that he kept to himself and now that he’s (MoonMeander) has qualified for TI, he is saying this. It’s kind of sad.”
EternaLEnVy has been a part of many “dramas” and controversies over the years. One of the earliest incidents took place when he was in Fnatic during 2018. He was a part of the decision to replace their offlaner, Ohaiyo, with UNIVERSE, shortly after the team qualified for the ESL One Katowice Major. Ohaiyo did not take well to being replaced so suddenly and said it was “sad and cruel”. A multitude of incidents have passed since, with EternaLEnVy under the spotlight.
While MoonMeander is qualified for TI10 with Team Undying, EternaLEnVy has now joined SADBOYS after another one of his controversies, this time quite recently with Black N Yellow, and he will be playing with the team in the next Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season.