TORONTOTOKYO with Team Spirit at the Gamers Galaxy 2022


TORONTOTOKYO Explains Why He Became a Position 5 Support

Vignesh Raghuram
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Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Hertek recently announced that he will be switching from playing in the mid lane role to a support role.
He stated that this switch was motivated by his desire to join Betboom Team and the shortage of strong support players in the professional scene.
Betboom Team will have its first official match with Hertek in the updated lineup on January 12 against

The International 2021 champion Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek left Team Spirit and joined BetBoom Team following the conclusion of The International 2022. Along with changing his organization, TORONTOTOKYO also changed his role and decided to switch things up by transitioning into a Position 5 support player after playing in the mid-lane for almost his whole career.

In a video published on BetBoom Team's official YouTube channel, TORONTOTOKYO stated that this switch was not due to any issues with his previous role, but rather was driven by his desire to join Betboom and the perceived shortage of strong support players in the professional scene.

TORONTOTOKYO believes that there is a scarcity of good Position 5 players

In a new video published on the BetBoom Team website, all five players of the team: Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko, Danil "gpk" Skutin, Egor "Nightfall" Grigorenko, Vitalie "Save-" Melnic, and TORONTOTOKYO answered some of their fans questions. In one of the responses, TORONTOTOKYO explained his reasoning for making the surprising switch in positions.

“I moved to the fifth position not because I was not satisfied with the game in the mid lane or I didn't like it, but because I saw an opportunity in this team - that is, I will play in the fifth position, we will have good chances to occupy high places on the international stage. And also I believe that there are not many good very strong players in the fifth position in the world. Therefore, I had thoughts about this, I was interested in it and I decided to move,” he said.

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Betboom Team will be competing in the first division of the Dota Pro Circuit 2023: Season 1 in the Eastern Europe region. Its first official match featuring its new all-star lineup will be held on January 12 against, which has played host to four out of five BetBoom Team players in the past.

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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.

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