Topson Reveals His Dota 2 Dream Team
As part of a collaboration with Ballentine's, Tundra Esports recently released an where the Dota 2 team was tasked with putting together a dream team. The players were individually asked to pick five other pros who they would recruit under their imaginary team.
Tundra wrote on YouTube, “Ballantine's asked us the question "Who would be on your Dota 2 Dream Team?" So we answered! Can you guess who we picked?”
The criteria for selecting their lineup was straightforward: Tundra Esports pros could not pick themselves or any of their current teammates and were only allowed to choose from currently active players in Dota 2 esports.
The two-time The International (TI) champion, Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen, disclosed his dream Dota 2 team and it featured some pretty big names. Topson’s team included two former TI winners, two Dota 2 veterans, and an upcoming young blood.
Notably, his picks in this Ballentine's x Tundra video vastly differed from his all-time dream team he picked out
Topson’s Multi-Faceted Dota 2 Dream Team
Topson’s dream team included two TI winners Anathan "Ana" Pham and Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov, two veterans of the game Xu "fy" Linsen and Tal "Fly" Aizik, and an upcoming player, Denis "Larl" Sigitov.
Topson's pick for the carry position is none other than his former teammate and fellow TI champion, Ana. Ana's exceptional mechanical skill, game sense, and ability to clutch crucial moments helped OG win TI twice, having a player like Ana would make great sense.
For the mid-lane, Topson opted for Larl, who is currently Team Spirit’s midlaner. He believed that Larl has shown significant improvement and has the potential to become one of the best mid-laners since his debut with Team Spirit. Larl's versatility and rapidly evolving gameplay have not gone unnoticed by Topson and the Dota 2 community.
Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov, another Team Spirit player renowned for his incredible offlane skills, earned the nod from Topson for the offlane role. Topson's description of Collapse as "a beast" speaks to the Russian offlaner's remarkable abilities to disrupt enemy strategies and control the game from the offlane position.
fy was Topson's choice for the soft support position. Topson, like many Dota 2 fans, is an admirer of fy's long and illustrious career, which has seen him contribute to numerous successful teams like Vici Gaming and LGD Gaming. Topson believes fy's experience will be invaluable to his dream team. For the hard support position, Topson chose Fly, citing that it's about time for Fly to secure a TI victory.
Earlier on 10th September, answering SirActionSlacks’ question, Topson happened to pick a different roster. He previously chose himself as the mid laner, Jesse "JerAx" Vainikka as soft support and Johan "N0tail" Sundstein as the hard support. He rounded out his team with carry player Lasse "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen and offlaner Ivan Borislavov "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov, both of whom were on Team Liquid's TI7 lineup.
Topson is currently competing for the coveted Aegis of the Immortal with Tundra Esports at TI12. Tundra will be starting its journey from the Lower Bracket after a shocking loss to nouns, The Dota 2 community is keeping a keen eye on Topson and his team during this tournament as there is a chance that Topson could become the first player to have three TI championship titles under his name.