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TORONTOTOKYO Reveals His Dota 2 Dream Team

Rakshak Kathuria
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Team Spirit's midlaner Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek picked his Dota 2 dream team during a recent Twitch livestream.
TORONTOTOKYO chose two past TI champions who played for OG as part of his final lineup, which included professionals from Western and Eastern Europe as well as China.
While interacting with the viewers on Twitch, the TI10 champion also revealed which player on Team Spirit tilts the most.

In the months since Team Spirit's win at The International 10 (TI10), Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek has grown to become one of the most popular Dota 2 players thanks to his catchy plays, cheeky all-chats, and lively personality. A Twitch livestream TORONTOTOKYO did after his PGL Arlington Major 2022 victory recently led him to create his own Dota 2 dream team. As he did not consider any Team Spirit players, the midlaner eliminated bias from his thoughts. Including professionals from Western and Eastern Europe and from China, TORONTOTOKYO also selected two former TI champions who played for OG to complete his final team.

TORONTOTOKYO has two former OG players on his Dota 2 dream team

Despite not including Team Spirit players, TORONTOTOKYO had fellow Eastern European Egor "Nightfall" Grigorenko as the carry. Nightfall is currently playing offlane for Evil Geniuses, but first came to prominence as a carry player for Virtus.pro, a team with strong results in 2021 including a top six finish at TI10.

As for TORONTOTOKYO's midlaner, he chose the one-of-a-kind former TI champion Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen. Known for his incredible micro skills, Tundra Esports’ Neta "33" Shapira is TORONTOTOKYO's "100%" offlaner choice. PSG.LGD’s Zhao "XinQ" Zixing, who has been an epitome of consistency, occupies the position four role in his Dota 2 dream team.

Lastly, TORONTOTOKYO described Johan "N0tail" Sundstein as the position five player due to his ability to maintain the dream team's atmosphere. As highlights of N0tail and OG's wins at TI8 and TI9, the player’s positivity and ability to remain calm under pressure have stood out for years.

"Barring any players from our team [Team Spirit], Nightfall is the carry, Topson is the mid, 33 is 100% offlaner, XinQ is the position four, and n0tail will be the position five so he can keep the team's atmosphere going,” the Team Spirit midlaner said during the livestream.

TORONTOTOKYO's dream team:

  • Egor "Nightfall" Grigorenko

  • Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen

  • Neta "33" Shapira

  • Zhao "XinQ" Zixing

  • Johan "N0tail" Sundstein

[transcriptions via cybersports.ru, translations via DeepL Translate]

While interacting with the viewers on Twitch, the TI10 champion also revealed which player on Team Spirit tilts the most. According to TORONTOKYO, it was him and possibly Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov.

As the past year has progressed, it doesn't seem TORONTOTOKYO or any of Team Spirit's players have tilted, proving themselves to be the LAN competition's best team by winning TI10 and the Arlington Major, both times defeating PSG.LGD in the grand final.

Since Spirit is not competing in any tournaments so far announced in the lead up to TI11, which takes place in October, it now has about two months to rest.


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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.


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