Hustla Returns to SEA to Join 496 Gaming

Rakshak Kathuria
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Mongolian support player, Hustla has returned to the SEA Dota 2 scene after a brief stint in the EU DPC with the Lower Division team, No Bounty Hunter.
According to Valve's Majors Registration Page, Hustla has now been added to 496 Gaming's Dota 2 roster.
496 Gaming will contest the one remaining TI10 spot in SEA in the TI10 SEA qualifiers that are scheduled to take place from June 30 - July 3, 2021.

Mongolian support player, Ravdan "Hustla" Narmandakh, has returned to the Southeast Asian (SEA) Dota 2 scene after a brief stint in the EU DPC with the Lower Division team, No Bounty Hunter. According to Valve's Majors Registration Page, Hustla has now been added to 496 Gaming's Dota 2 roster. He replaces Vietnamese support, Nguyễn "Yasy" Châu Lợi, who was also removed from the roster as per the Registration Page. 496 Gaming, with a slightly altered roster, will contest the one remaining TI10 spot in SEA in the TI10 SEA qualifiers that are scheduled to take place from June 30 - July 3, 2021.

Mongolian support player Hustla leaves No Bounty Hunter, joins 496 Gaming

Previously, Hustla had played for 496 Gaming. Before switching regions and joining No Bounty Hunter at the start of March 2021, he had played for 496 Gaming in the first DPC season. The team had, however, been unable to perform well and had placed seventh as a result.

Hustla played a decent number of tournaments and qualifiers for No Bounty Hunter then during his three month stint, which included Snow Sweet Snow #2, DPC Season 2, and Positive Fire Games.

With him now joining 496 Gaming, this is how the team’s roster looks:

  1. Andrew "Drew" Halim

  2. Bùi "Htz" Văn Hùng

  3. Nguyễn "Datbb" Thành Đạt

  4. Ravdan "Hustla" Narmandakh

  5. Trần "Bombi" Hoàng Minh Quý

496 Gaming's roster as per Valve's Majors Registration Page

After having a promising start to this competitive Dota 2 career with Reality Rift, Hustla has had a difficult time finding roster stability in recent months, switching between teams like Zerothreetwo Dota, 496 Gaming, No Bounty Hunter, and a couple of local Mongolian teams.

496 Gaming has mostly maintained an all Vietnamese roster since the team’s inception in 2017. They will now be playing with two players from other regions for the first time in four years - Hustla from Mongolia and Drew from Indonesia.

The changed roster will be seen competing in the TI10 SEA qualifier. In such a competitive qualifier, the chances of success are slim, but the five players will be striving to do their best when they compete against Army Geniuses in the first round of the lower bracket.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.