TSM Dota 2's Captain MoonMeander

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NA’s Last Hope TSM FTX Takes Down OG in the Stockholm Major 2022

N0tail praises MoonMeander's Mirana performance calling it the best he has ever seen.

Vignesh Raghuram
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Highlights
TSM FTX beats OG 2-0 in the upper brackets of the ESL One Stockholm Major 2022.
OG will now face BOOM Esports in an elimination match in the lower brackets as a result.
TSM.FTX, on the other hand, will move on to the next round of the upper brackets where they will either face T1 or Gaimin Gladiators

The only North American team still battling it out at the ESL One Stockholm Major 2022, TSM FTX beat European hopefuls OG 2-0 to push them down to the lower brackets. TSM FTX put in a clinical performance in both games with captain David "MoonMeander" Tan Boon Yang leading the charge, putting together an MVP performance on Mirana in Game 1 and another textbook display on Keeper of the Light in Game 2.

As a result of this loss, OG will now have to face BOOM Esports in a BO3 elimination match in the lower brackets of the ESL One Stockholm Major 2022. The loser of this match will go home empty-handed with no prize money and DPC points to their name.

MoonMeander pulls out the “best Mirana performance” N0tail has ever seen

The first game of the series saw OG pull off to an early lead by completely shutting down Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek’s Underlord in the early game, chaining numerous kills over the course of the early-mid game. However, TSM FTX were not put under too much pressure as MoonMeander on his Mirana picked up the slack and raked in the farm, to scale as a late-game damage dealer.

He was finding pickoffs all over the map and proved to be a crucial part of TSM FTX’s damage in the late-game, decimating OG with his nuke damage. His biggest contribution came when he baited OG into an unnecessary teamfight and won it for his team with his overwhelming stuns, kiting and most importantly a ridiculous amount of damage.

MoonMeander dealt 6.7K hero damage in this teamfight which was more than the rest of his team combined. When TSM FTX finished the game by taking down OG’s Ancient, MoonMeander was the third-highest net worth hero (the second highest in his team). Following this win, OG’s Johan “N0tail” Sundstein Tweeted that this was the best Mirana performance he had ever seen.

TSM FTX also managed to secure the win in the second game on the back of some great itemization and decision making. The NA team completely shut down OG’s supports, delaying Tommy "Taiga" Le’s Earthshaker a Blink Dagger for 33 minutes and canceling Sébastien "Ceb" Debs’ Fiends Grip with Global Silence in almost every single instance, to allow their cores to have free reign on the map. Timado and co. systematically took objectives and eventually overwhelmed OG with their networth advantage.

TSM FTX will move on to the next round of the upper brackets where they will face the winners of the T1 vs Gaimin Gladiators matchup.

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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.