MoonMeander Announces That Team Undying Will Stay Together
Team Undying will continue with the same roster next season as per the announcement on Twitlonger by captain David "MoonMeander" Tan Boon Yang. As MoonMeander revealed, Team Undying had parted ways with coach Kim "Febby" Yong-min and manager Peter Anders, but there were no changes to the playing lineup. In addition, he said that he was impressed with the "love, respect, and kindness" his teammates displayed and that he would do what is necessary to protect them. As the third North American (NA) Dota 2 representative, Team Undying competed at The International 10 (TI10) and finished 13th-16th.
Team Undying to compete with the same roster in the next DPC season
“We are Team Undying and our motto is “SHINZO SASAGEYO”, we will continue playing together in the next DPC season, as we strive to become the bedrock of NADota,” said MoonMeander in his Twitlonger post.
The current Dota 2 roster of Team Undying includes the following players:
Enzo “Timado” Gianoli
Jonathan Bryle "Bryle" Santos De Guia
Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek
David "MoonMeander" Tan Boon Yang
Kim "DuBu" Doo-young
As Dota 2 athletes, MoonMeander explained how there are highs and lows, but it is integral to battle all types of emotions. With the resolute goal of lifting the Aegis of Champions one day, he said he was proud to announce Team Undying's continued dedication to each other.
The player also mentioned Febby and Anders' departure in the blog, thanking them for their contributions. MoonMeander was also grateful to Valve and PGL for hosting the TI10 after the move from Stockholm to Bucharest.
From the beginning of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season to all the way through to qualifying for TI10, Team Undying had a tough road to travel. There were bootcamp issues and the NA (North America) DPC league had two clear contenders for the Majors - Evil Geniuses and Quincy Crew, but Team Undying improved over time and ultimately secured a spot at TI10 through qualifiers after putting up a solid performance. A decision was also made to enter TI10 as an independent team. At TI10, Team Undying started slowly but picked up the momentum towards the end. They narrowly missed the upper bracket.
In the unforgiving lower bracket match against Fnatic, Team Undying did not perform well and was eliminated from the event, winning $600,300 USD.
Team Undying has opted to compete in the upcoming season of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) with the same lineup, but it remains to be seen what the other teams in the NA DPC have in store for the near future. It is now time to prepare for the next season of the DPC (DPC 2021-22), which is reportedly set to commence on 29th Nov 2021.