Talon Esports is parting ways with Gabbi and Fly

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Talon Esports Parts Ways With Fly and Gabbi

Vignesh Raghuram
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Just a few months after putting together its Dota 2 lineup Talon Esports has announced that Gabbi and Fly will be departing from the lineup.
According to the announcement, Gabbi and Fly have already returned home and are allowed to compete with new teams next season.
Talon Esports will still be competing in season 2 of the DPC SEA Tour 2021/22

Talon Esports has parted ways with carry Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte and hard support/captain Tal "Fly" Aizik, the organization revealed earlier today. The two will now have the chance to find new teams to compete with before the start of season 2 of the DPC SEA Tour 2021/22.

Gabbi and Fly joined Talon Esports earlier in November with tremendous fan expectations. Unfortunately, the team underwhelmed, failing to qualify for division 1 of DPC SEA Tour 2021/22. This poor result was likely a disappointment for Talon Esports considering the roster's prior experience and achievements.

It’s unclear what the two Dota 2 players’ plans are ahead of season 2 of the DPC SEA Tour 2021/22.

Gabbi and Fly are no longer part of Talon Esports

In its announcement detailing the departure of Gabbi and Fly, Talon Esports explained that the mindset and values of the players didn't align with the organization.

"Given how COVID-19 has already affected the competitive scene, we believe both players and management should share the same mindset and values to navigate through the remainder of this year," read Talon's announcement. "The ever-changing circumstances hasn't allowed all parties to align optimally, thus Fly and Gabbi have safely returned home and will be allowed to seek new teams, effective immediately."

The organization also appreciated "the sacrifice and dedication" of both Fly and Gabbi and wished them the best going forward.

Fly's return to home could indicate that the Canadian-Israeli player may opt to compete in the North American region for the next season of the DPC 2021/22.

Gabbi on the other hand will also have plenty of suitors in the SEA region thanks to his prowess and repute as a top-tier carry in the region.

Following the two departures, Talon Esports' current Dota 2 lineup is:

  • Rafli "Mikoto" Fathur Rahman

  • Damien "kpii" Chok

  • Brizio "Hyde" Adi Putra Budiana

In its announcement, Talon Esports also confirmed that it will be reevaluating its roster and then competing in the upcoming DPC SEA Tour. The team will be competing in the lower division in season 2 of the DPC SEA Tour 2021/22.

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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.