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Dota 2: Tundra Esports sign ex-TSM roster of Team Undying ahead of ESL One Kuala Lumpur

Tundra Esports notably disbanded its previous roster in November after they bombed out of The International 2023 in 13th-16th place in October.

Tundra Esports will continue competing in Dota 2 with the Team Undying roster following the disbandment of its previous roster in November. (Photo: Tundra Esports)
Tundra Esports will continue competing in Dota 2 with the Team Undying roster following the disbandment of its previous roster in November. (Photo: Tundra Esports)

Tundra Esports now has a Dota 2 team again as the organisation announced on Monday (11 December) that it has signed Team Undying just before they are set to compete in ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023.

The Team Undying roster of Enzo "Timado" Gianoli, Jonathan "Bryle" De Guia, Gainullin "kasane" Ilyas, Aleksandr "Immersion" Khmelevskoi, Matthew "Whitemon" Filemon, and coach David "MoonMeander" Tan joins Tundra less than a week after they parted ways with North American organisation TSM.

Tundra notably announced the disbandment of its previous roster across November after they bombed out of The International (TI) 2023 in 13th-16th place in October.

On 6 November, Tundra announced that midlaner-turned-position 4 support player Leon "Nine" Kirilin left the team to take an indefinite break from competitive play.

Three days later, Tundra announced that carry player Oliver "skiter" Lepko and position 5 support player Wu "Sneyking" Jingjun also left the team in order to join Team Falcons. A day after, offlaner Neta "33" Shapira also left Tundra to join Team Liquid.

On 29 November, Tundra also parted ways with coach Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling, leaving no more members remaining from the team that won the Aegis of Champions in TI 2022.

Tundra have yet to make an announcement on midlaner Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen's status within the team, but the acquisition of Team Undying suggests that Topson has also parted ways with the organisation.

The Team Undying roster will make their debut under the Tundra banner in ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023, the last big Dota 2 tournament of the year with a US$1 million prize pool, from 11 to 17 December.

ESL One Kuala Lumpur will begin with a three-day Group Stage, taking place from 11 to 13 December, and will split the 12 participating teams into two groups of six teams each to compete in a single round-robin format.

The top six teams from the Group Stage will then proceed to the Playoffs, which will be hosted in the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre from 15 to 17 December. The Playoffs will follow a double-elimination format.

For everything you need to know about ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023, check here.

Tundra Esports Dota 2 roster:

  1. Enzo "Timado" Gianoli

  2. Jonathan "Bryle" De Guia

  3. Gainullin "kasane" Ilyas

  4. Aleksandr "Immersion" Khmelevskoi

  5. Matthew "Whitemon" Filemon

  6. David "MoonMeander" Tan (coach)

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