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W33 Returns to Competitive Dota 2 With Team Romania

Rakshak Kathuria
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Highlights
As a member of the Romanian team at the International Esports Federation (IESF) World Championship 2021: East Europe, w33 is competing for a spot in the global championship.
The event is w33's first competitive experience since being moved onto Team Nigma's inactive roster in April 2021.
IESF World Championship 2021 will be held in Eilat, Israel, from 14th to 20th Oct, 2021.

Aliwi "w33" Omar returned to competitive play after taking an extended break. As a member of the Romanian team at the International Esports Federation (IESF) World Championship 2021: East Europe, he is competing for a spot in the global championship. This squad, which includes streamers such as Mihai "canceL^^" Antonio and Turtoi "Arise" Ionut, has already reached the semifinals of the IESF World Championship 2021: East Europe. The event is w33's first competitive experience since being moved onto Team Nigma's inactive roster in April 2021.

W33 is competing in the IESF World Championship 2021: East Europe with Team Romania

At the IESF World Championship 2021: East Europe, team Romania is composed of the following players:

  • Turtoi "Arise" Ionut

  • Aliwi "w33" Omar

  • Ionut Radu "BliNcc" Musat

  • Mihai "canceL^^" Antonio

  • Angel "Flash" Niamtu

With Team Nigma's success stagnating in the first half of 2021, w33 had been moved onto the inactive roster in April 2021. Before the roster change, the team had a poor performance at ONE Esports Singapore Major, finishing 16th. Even though he was declared the sixth player of the team at the time of parting, w33 was also allowed to pursue new opportunities which meant that the two parties did not intend to play together in the future.

W33 placed second at TI9 with Team Liquid (now Team Nigma)

Since then, w33 has largely disappeared from the professional scene, as well as from casual matchmaking. In addition, the Romanian midlaner has not played a single game on either his main or smurf accounts in the last eight days, according to Dota 2 Pro Tracker. It is possible, however, that the player may be playing on an unrecorded smurf account.

Arise and cancel^^ focus primarily on streaming, while BliNcc and Flash actively compete in professional Dota 2 tournaments. They are currently registered to No Bounty Hunter on Valve's Majors Registration Page.

On 18th Sept 2021, team Romania will face team Turkey in the semifinals of the IESF World Championship 2021: East Europe. The winner of this BO3 series will qualify for the global championship. In the other semifinal round, the winner of team Greece and team Estonia will determine the second candidate from Eastern Europe.

IESF World Championship 2021 will be held in Eilat, Israel, from 14th to 20th Oct, 2021. The prize pool for this event, which will feature 12 teams from around the globe, is yet to be announced. As a result of the ongoing global pandemic, the IESF World Championship 2020 had to be canceled. The IESF World Championship 2019 was won by team Sweden, which had popular names like Gustav "S4" Magnusson and Jerry "EGM" Lundkvist. The team had defeated Thailand in the grand final.

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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.