TSM Officially Joins Dota 2
TSM FTX has finally decided to join Dota 2 after everyone was rumoring about this. They did so by signing Undying, one of the teams Dota 2 that has a lot to show to the world. Now that it joined the eSport Dota 2 world, we will see them participating in more Dota 2 tournaments.
What Led to This?
Rumors were circulating about TSM possibly joining the world of Dota 2, especially as there were multiple hints too. But it looks like it became a reality very quickly, and now, TSM will start getting involved in Dota 2 professionally and will participate in the North American Dota Pro Circuit.
They may have signed Undying for a few reasons. One of them may be the fact that Riot Games refused to let TSM FTX branding in the competitions it organized. At the same time, it may also be related to the fact that Riot is now investigating employee bullying and mistreatment allegations by Andy “Reginald” Dinh, the founder of the organization.
There have been many rumors regarding a possible partnership between TSM and Undying. The anticipation started before The International 10, but apparently, Undying decided to reject 15 sponsorship opportunities as it wanted to maintain independence. TSM FTX might have been one of them.
On top of that, TSM also joined an unexpected Dota 2 charity tournament which involved signing the Undying team.
What Is the FTX Dota 2 Roster?
The roster of the TSM FTX Dota 2 team is the same one that participated in The International 10. They will now participate in the NA Regional Finals from February 18 to February 20.
The top Dota 2 players that make the lineup of the TSM FTX Dota 2 team include:
• David “MoonMeander” Tan Boon Yang
• Jonáš “SabeRLight-” Volek
• Enzo “Timado” Gianoli O’Connor
• Kim “DuBu” Doo-young
• Jonathan “Bryle” Santos De Guia
MoonMeader spoke about the experience of signing with TSM.
“Signing with TSM is a dream come true,” he said. “To all the TSM Dota 2 fans out there, expect a new era in NA.”
Team Undying formed independently before the 2021 DPC season and they became one of the best teams in the area, which allowed them to participate in The International 10. The team earned USD 600,300 from The International as they ended up in 13th place.
“The adjustment from my last team to TSM was pretty crazy,” MoonMeander continued about the experience. “My last team, it was pretty fun owning your team. You could pick whatever jersey you want. I even put Japanese letters on it. It is cool now because I have access to resources I have never had before.”
What the Future Brings
Now that Undying has joined TSM FTX, things are bound to get more exciting with their participation in the next Dota 2 tournaments. Since Undying had an outstanding performance in The International 10 and not only, we may be able to see the same great things, or even better.