Tundra Nine Shares His Wishlist For the Next Big Patch

Dhruv Saikia
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Tundra Esports' Nine at The International 2022</p></div>
Tundra Esports' Nine at The International 2022


In a recent interview, Tundra’s midlaner Leon “Nine” Kirilin discussed his expectations for the upcoming patch in April 2023.
Nine also mentioned that massive patches are the easiest time to try new things and develop new strategies.
The innovative midlaner from Tundra also hoped that the new patch would buff one of his favorite heroes, Void Spirit.

After a relatively poor showing at the Lima Major 2023 where it could only manage a Top 12 finish, Tundra Esports and its players have picked up the slack in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) 2023 Tour 2: Division I, winning four out of its six series to secure a spot in the upcoming Berlin Major 2023. Hailed as one of the most innovative and skilled players in the world, Leon “Nine” Kirilin has been a pivotal factor in his team’s performance. The player was featured in a post match interview after securing a victory against the Lima Major champions Gamin Gladiators (GG) and spoke about his expectations for the upcoming patch that is rumored to be released in April 2023.

Tundra Esports will be taking part in the upcoming DreamLeague Season 19 scheduled to take place between April 9th to 23rd. They will be competing against some of the best teams from every region, including Team Liquid, Entity, OG, Shopify Rebellion, Talon Esports, Evil Geniuses (EG), Team Spirit, PSG LGD, and others.

Tundra Esports’ Nine Hopes For Massive Patch Where “You Can Play Whatever the f*ck you want”

Shortly after Tundra Esports’ dominant 2-0 victory over Major Champions Gamin Gladiators, Nine was present for the interview and had some high expectations for the upcoming patch. 

During the interview, Nine shared his thoughts on the impact of major patches on the game. He expressed excitement about the possibility of a massive patch.  “I really hope there is one of those classic big patches where you have no idea what is going on and you can play whatever the f*ck you want and no one will eyeball you,” he said. 

It is also when (referring to new patches) it feels easiest to try out new things and I read the patch notes multiple times before I go to sleep because there is always something you missed, like a small talent change that might be the difference between a hero being broken or not or being viable in mid or not,” Nine added to his initial response.

He also provided his own opinion on which hero should be buffed in the upcoming patch. “I don't know if you expect some fun answer right now, but I miss my boy Void Spirit. I try him every now and then and the hero feels so bad right now and I get a little sad,” he said.

While Tundra Esports had a good run in both DPC Tours, its first-round exit from the Lima Major was unexpected, leaving it starved for DPC points. Even though they have qualified for the Berlin Major 2023, Nine and his fellow teammates will have to perform exceptionally well against the best teams in the world to secure a direct invite to The International 2023.

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.