Tundra Esports form new Dota 2 roster after releasing recently signed players

Tundra's new Dota 2 roster signed ahead of ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023

London-based esports organisation Tundra Esports have let go of the majority of their new Dota 2 roster, after an unimpressive time at ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023.

They have released Timado (Peru), Bryle (Canada), kasane (Russia), Immersion (Russia) and coach MoonMeander (Canada/Malaysia).

However, Whitemon remains with Tundra, as does Topson, who joined Tundra in time for TI Twelve.

Update: 9Class has also joined the team, along with MinD_ContRoL and Pure, who joins on loan from BetBoom Team.

And Tundra qualified for DreamLeague Season 22 as of January 2024.

The news comes after they signed the team to take part in ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023, where they finished 7th/8th out of 12 teams, after being knocked out in round one of the lower bracket by BetBoom Team.

Original article (December 12th 2023):

Tundra sign new Dota 2 roster as ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 gets underway

London-based esports organisation Tundra Esports have signed a brand new Dota 2 roster ahead of ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023.

They’ve brought on board the Team Undying roster, who were playing under TSM before the organisation pulled the plug on their North American Dota 2 operations last week.

TSM said: “We can’t thank our team enough for their time with us. They have evolved as players all throughout the year, and we’re certain they will find continued success in their careers. Look forward to news about our next steps in Dota.”

Tundra said: “We are undying, Tundra is back! Catch our squad for ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023.”

The roster consists of Timado (Peru), Bryle (Canada), kasane (Russia), Immersion (Russia) and Whitemon (Indonesia), plus coach MoonMeander (Canada/Malaysia).

Bryle added: “Thanks [to TSM] for all the support throughout the years, grateful for all the memories and experiences learned along the way! Looking forward to what lies ahead.”

Tundra still has one of their old Dota 2 roster members, Saksa, signed to them, but he is inactive after taking an extended break to focus on his health.

Tundra let most of their previous roster go last month following The International 12, where they were knocked out in round one of the playoffs despite topping their group.

Last year, Tundra Esports won The International 2022.

Now, their new Dota 2 roster is playing at ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023.

ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023: Key info including Teams, prize pool and schedule

ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 powered by Intel is the final Dota 2 LAN tournament of the year.

It’s taking place now at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) up until December 17th 2023.

12 teams from across the globe compete against each other for the title and the biggest share of the $1m prize pool and the 19,980 available EPT Points.

The group stage is underway now, the playoffs start on December 13th and the grand finals are on December 17th.

There will also be cosplay, meet and greets, a message well, an Oracle’s library, balloon artist, AMA sessions and more.

The teams are as follows:

  • Gaimin Gladiators [Direct Invite]
  • LGD Gaming [Direct Invite]
  • Azure Ray [Direct Invite]
  • Team Liquid [Western Europe Qualifier]
  • Team Secret [Western Europe Qualifier]
  • BetBoom Team [Eastern Europe Qualifier]
  • 9Pandas [Eastern Europe Qualifier]
  • Team Falcons [Middle East and Northern Africa Qualifier]
  • Invictus Gaming [China Qualifier]
  • Blacklist International [Southeast Asia Qualifier]
  • Tundra Esports [North America Qualifier]
  • Wawitas Sagazes [South America Qualifier]

Commentators and analysts:

  • Desk Hosts:
    • Neal “Tsunami” Khandheria
    • Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden
  • Sideline Reporter & Stage Host:
    • Jake “Slacks” Kanner
  • Commentators / Analysts:
    • Mira “Ephey” Riad
    • Brian “BSJ” Canavan
    • Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann
    • Chan “WinteR” Litt Binn
    • Kevin “Purge” Godec
    • Owen “ODPixel” Davies
    • Troels “syndereN” Lyngholt Nielsen
    • Austin “Cap” Walsh
    • Avery “ SVG” Silverman
    • Mike “MLPDotA” Le Phoenix
    • John Nathan “johnxfire” Fernandez
  • Remote commentators / Analysts:
    • Gabriel “Lyrical” Cruz
    • Clinton “Fear” Loomis
    • Gareth “Gareth” Bateson
    • Dominic “Lacoste” Stipić
    • Ricky “rkryptic” Peterson
    • Robson “Teaguvnor” Merritt
    • Richie “SeekNStrike” Garcia
    • Johan “pieliedie” Åström

Prize Money:

TOTAL$1,000,000 USD

EPT Points:

TOTAL19,980 Points

Fans can watch ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 on the ESL Dota 2 Twitch (Main, Ember, and Storm) and YouTube channels, and via dedicated broadcast partners. Tickets to ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 are also available here.

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