T1's Topson with OG at The International 2019


Topson Talks About Why He Decided to Join Old G

Ammar Aryani
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Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen recently opened up about his decision to join Old G in a recent livestream.
While he noted that he had originally planned to join a more serious team, he ultimately decided that it was best for him to reunite with his former OG teammates.
He also noted that he would have freedom over his own activities by joining Old G.

Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen recently opened up about his decision to join Old G in a recent livestream. The two-time The International (TI) champion recently spent the majority of the season taking a break from the competitive scene as he wanted to spend more time with his family.

However, prior to The International 2022 (TI11) Topson decided to make his return to the professional scene by joining South Korean based organization T1, as a stand-in mid-laner. Unfortunately, T1 was unable to qualify for TI11 which resulted in its disbandment as a whole and Topson was without a team before being picked up by Old G.

Topson noted that he wanted to join a more competitive team prior to Old G’s creation

In a recent livestream, Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen talked about his decision to reunite with former OG teammates Johan "N0tail" Sundstein and Sebastian "Ceb" Debs in Old G. He initially started off the topic by saying that he wanted to join a more competitive team, however he was unsure if he wanted to travel around the world with a competitive team.

“I thought of joining a more serious, competitive team. But then, I was thinking in my head like, “Do I want to be traveling non-stop to LAN events or dedicate all my time to Dota 2?”

He then ultimately decided that he would rather reunite with his old teammates in a less competitive team for the upcoming season as he would have complete freedom over his activities. Additionally, he noted that by joining Old G, he would have more time to spend with his family and play professional Dota 2 at the same time.

“Like this way [by joining Old G], I get to be on my own terms most of the time which is a nice thing. I get to stream everyday, I get to be with my family everyday and at the same time play some Dota. We’ll see how it goes from there, when we qualify for Division II if we can and yeah, just play some Dota.”

At the moment, Topson and Old G have already qualified for the Closed Qualifiers for the Western Europe Dota Pro Circuit (WEU DPC) for the upcoming season. However, the team will still have to win the Closed Qualifiers if they wish to play in the second division of the WEU DPC.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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