MATUMBAMAN at The International 11


MATUMBAMAN Gives An Update on Military Service and Reveals Future Plans

Dhruv Saikia
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Lasse "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen recently joined Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat’s stream of the Berlin Major and gave an update on his military service and plans afterward.
The International 7 champion announced his retirement after finishing 3rd at TI 11 and said he wanted to pursue other things in life.
In the stream, MATUMBAMAN talks about drinking, partying, sailing, and maybe even sailing to meet Clement "Puppey" Ivanov or Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg.

Dota 2 fans were treated to a surprise when the ex-professional player and TI7 champion, Lasse "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen, made an appearance on Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat’s stream during the Berlin Major 2023. The Finnish player, who had previously announced his retirement from professional Dota 2 after The International 11, discussed his current situation with fans. MATUMBAMAN revealed that he is currently completing his mandatory military service in Finland and gave an update on his plans for after his service is over. Fans were thrilled to hear from the beloved player, who had made a name for himself as a skilled and versatile player during his time in the professional scene.

MATUMBAMAN's Military Service and Future Plans

In Yapzor’s stream, he asks MATUMBAMAN about his military service, first asking him how long is his current break from the army, to which he responds. “For this week only. I mean I have weekends off mostly too, but a longer break this time. I only have like one month left of my service” he said.

Yapzor was surprised to hear that there was only one month left in his period of service and said he assumed it was 2 years. “One Month? What the f*ck? That felt fast. Only 6 months? I thought it was 2 years, no? What will you do after one month?” Yapzor said.

“So 15th of June I’ll get out (finish military service). Just in time for Summer. I’ll do only haram stuff. I drink, I party, I sail, and maybe I go see Clement (Puppey) in Estonia. Or Zai in Sweden. I dont know, who knows?” MATUMBAMAN replied.

MATUMBAMAN's appearance on YapzOr's stream during the Berlin Major 2023 was a welcome surprise for Dota 2 fans. The ex-professional player and TI7 champion discussed his current situation with Yapzor, revealing only a short duration left in his military service. The player’s desire to meet up with his ex-teammates Clement "Puppey" Ivanov and Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg shows that he still has a close bond with both players. While he does not mention anything about coming back to the professional Dota 2 scene, fans are still able to appreciate the player’s appearances on streams.

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