Topson Names His Dota 2 Dream Team
In a recent Q&A session on Tundra Esports' Discord channel hosted by Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner, the organization’s latest recruit Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen named his Dota 2 dream team. Topson took on the midlaner position for this team while also including two former teammates from his victorious OG squad from The International (TI) in 2018 and 2019. In addition, his final two players were from Team Liquid's 2017 Dota 2 roster that won TI the same year. Tundra Esports recently brought Topson aboard to replace Martin "Saksa" Sazdov, who had taken a long break from competitive Dota 2, for TI12.
Topson's Dota 2 dream team includes three former OG and two former Team Liquid players
Tundra conducted a detailed Q&A with Topson during which he was asked to name his Dota 2 dream team. SirActionSlacks also provided the player the freedom to choose players when he believed they were at the peak of their performance.
“I am on it. Pos 1 MATU. Pos 2 me. Pos 3 MC Actually. MC from TI7. Then Pos 4 JerAx. Then Pos 5 TI8 N0tail,” he said.
Topson's dream team included three former teammates and was completed with carry player Lasse "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen and offlaner Ivan Borislavov "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov, both of whom were on Team Liquid's TI7 lineup. He omitted Anathan "ana" Pham and Sébastien "Ceb" Debs, who were part of his previous OG roster, from this Dota 2 dream team.
In addition to discussing a multitude of topics during the hour-long conversation with SirActionSlacks, Topson also mentioned his favorite opponent in the midlane, Gaimin Gladiators’ Quinn "Quinn" Callahan, and what role he would choose if he was not a midlaner, which would be coaching rather than being an active player.
Topson and Tundra will be seen playing together in DreamLeague Season 21, which runs from 18th to 24th Sept 2023. Topson will most likely assume the midlane, with Leon "Nine" Kirilin transferring from the midlane to the offlane to play position four, based on recent ranked game history.
The DreamLeague S21 will provide Tundra Esports with the necessary match practice so that it can perform well at TI12 in October 2023, when it will face the toughest teams in the world. Tundra will defend its championship in the event as it defeated Team Secret in the grand final last year to win TI11.