Undying to Participate at TI10 as an Independent Team
Undying, North America (NA)'s representative at The International 10 (TI10), will compete under its own banner at the biggest Dota 2 stage. Earlier today, the team mentioned in a tweet that they were elated to stay independent while also introducing an all-new logo that resonates with the hero Undying’s ability, Tombstone. However, Team Undying has also made it clear that it is open to partnering with sponsors. This announcement comes after the team, which qualified for TI10 through the NA qualifier, expressed its interest in finding an organization last month.
“We're hyped to announce that Team Undying will be competing as an independent team going into TI10! With that, we're revealing our brand new logo today,” said Undying in a Twitter post.
On 4th July 2021, Undying had informed that it was looking for a Dota 2 organization but it seemingly looks like the team was not able to find the right deal and decided to stay independent.
By choosing to play under its own label, Undying has followed the footsteps of its NA counterpart. Quincy Crew was another qualified team for TI10, but it had no organization associated with it. Last month, after looking for an organization for a while, they announced that they would enter TI10 as an independent team, since the name "Quincy Crew" meant a lot to them. In the same way as Undying, they are also looking for sponsors.
Undying’s Dota 2 roster that will play at TI10 is as follows:
Enzo "Timado" Gianoli O'Connor
Jonathan Bryle "Bryle" Santos De Guia
Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek
David "MoonMeander" Tan
Kim "DuBu" Doo-young
It was only at the beginning of this season of Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) that these five players joined forces. Since being formed in January 2021, the team has grown exponentially and given stiff competition to the regional favorites, Evil Geniuses and Quincy Crew. Though they narrowly missed out on the two Major spots in the two seasons, their hard work finally paid off as they won TI10's NA qualifier to qualify for the greatest Dota 2 stage. In fact, Undying was so dominant in this final push that it was the only one to not drop a single match in the six qualifiers for TI10.
While Timado, DuBu, and MoonMeander have competed at TIs in the past, SabeRLight- and Bryle will enter TI for the first time in their Dota 2 careers.
Undying will take part in the upcoming BTS Pro Series S7: Americas, which starts on 4th Aug, 2021. Undying has been invited directly to the event's group stage.