Tundra Esports Announces New Roster Ahead of ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023
In a strategic move in the competitive Dota 2 landscape, Tundra Esports unveiled its revamped roster just one day ahead of the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 event. It signed the recently released Team SoloMid (TSM) roster on 10th December.
TSM parted ways with its roster on 5th December, following its exit from the North American (NA) Dota scene. After this, the team was initially set to play as Team Undying again. However, this lineup is set to make its debut under the Tundra Esports banner at the ongoing ESL One Kuala Lumpur on 11th December at 5:15 pm SGT.
Tundra Esports: Revamped and Ready to Go
The roster, initially qualified for ESL One Kuala Lumpur under TSM, was let go by the North American organization. It was still going to play in the tournament as Team Undying and right on cue, Tundra Esports picked it up.
To those unaware, Team Undying, formerly known as Undying, is a Dota 2 team that was formed during DPC 2021. The roster was signed by TSM in 2022 and now, it has moved under the Tundra banner.
Tundra Esports had disbanded its team following a disappointing 13th-16th standing at The International 2023 (TI12). Now, with the adoption of Team Undying, Tundra Esports aims to rejuvenate its competitive edge.
The roster comprises:
Enzo "Timado" Gianoli
Jonathan "Bryle" Santos
Ilyas "kasane" Gainullin
Aleksandr "Immersion" Khmelevskoi
Matthew "Whitemon" Filemon
Guiding these players through this new chapter is seasoned coach David "MoonMeander" Tan who has been with Team Undying since its initial signing by TSM.
In the aftermath of The International 2023, notable players Oliver "skiter" Lepko and Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu found new homes in Team Falcons. Neta "33" Shapira joined Team Liquid as the new offlaner, while Leon "Nine" Kirilin remains a free agent. Likewise, Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen currently sits in the inactive roster of OG.
Tundra Esports is now poised to face off against the newly formed venture of G2.iG in its opening game at the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023. Subsequent challenges include clashes with the revamped 9Pandas and the formidable Chinese powerhouse LGD Gaming.
The ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 serves as a critical battleground for Tundra Esports to showcase the prowess of its newly formed squad. As the tournament unfolds, followers of Tundra Esports will be keenly watching to see how this fresh roster gels and if it can reclaim its championship form.