Quest Esports Carry TA2000 To Miss Group Stages at DreamLeague Season 21
Professional Dota 2 players often encounter numerous challenges on their path to success, and for Aybek "TA2000" Tokayev, the carry player for Quest Esports, the journey to DreamLeague 2023 and The International 12 has presented unexpected obstacles. Hailing from Kazakhstan, a nation where the United States typically denies visas to most applicants, Tokayev's pursuit of a U.S. visa has led him to navigate a complex set of hurdles.
Quest Esports carry Aybek "TA2000" Tokayev will miss out on the start of DreamLeague 2023
TA2000 decided to submit his visa application in Indonesia, known for its comparatively lower visa denial rate. However, this choice has not been without its own set of issues. As he traveled to Indonesia to obtain his Visa, TA2000 faces challenges related to high ping, packet loss, and the suboptimal quality of PC cafes. These factors collectively hinder his ability to compete at the DreamLeague Season 21 which is hosted in EU servers.
"Salaam to all of you guys, how's it going?," said TA2000 on his personal Telegram channel. "Anyway, I'm sitting in Indonesia (Surabaya), getting my visa, About Dreamleague will stand instead of me on the group stage (Shad), because there are just no conditions to play, ping 200 package los 20-30 and the club sucks," he shared.
This absence will undoubtedly pose a considerable challenge for Quest Esports. In response, the team has selected Indji "Shad" Lub as a replacement.
Quest Esports' decision to bring in Shad reflects their confidence in his ability to fill the void left by their star carry. Shad is also an experienced competitor with a track record of success in high-stakes Dota 2 tournaments, including the prestigious ESL One Stockholm Major.
While TA2000 will not be able to join the team in the initial stages of the tournament, the Dota 2 community expects his return shortly. In the meantime, Shad will have big shoes to fill in Quest Esports. TA2000's versatility and stable play has been a key part in the team's success in recent tournaments.
It will be interesting to see if the stand-in can match TA2000's performances in this tournament.