The former championship roster of Tundra Esports has been reduced to only one player following the announcement by the organization that coach Aui_2000 is leaving. This indicates that in just the past month, the squad dropped 4 players and the coach from the starting group that won The International 2022. Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling, the esports organization’s TI5-winning coach, has left as part of a roster shift. Check out this information on the Tundra Esports roster changes and more of our articles to help your dota 2 betting adventures!
Fans anticipate a new team centered around the 2-time Aegis winner Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen, who is now the only active player. Many were taken aback by Aui’s retirement, considering that he remains one of the best coaches in the professional ranks.
The news was released on the social media accounts of the organization. Members from Tundra wished the coach success in his future endeavors and praised him for his commitment to the team’s growth. They shared the following statement: “Farewell to the legend Aui_2000. Your strategic brilliance and coaching mastery took our team to Championship glory. Your dedication and ability to drive the best in our players has formed the blueprint of how we will continue in esports excellence.”
👋 Farewell to the legend @Aui_2000. Your strategic brilliance and coaching mastery took our team to Championship glory 🏆 Your dedication and ability to drive the best in our players has formed the blueprint of how we will continue in esports excellence. #Goodluck #TundraTribe pic.twitter.com/XIGZL7HIOO
— TUNDRA (@TundraEsports) November 29, 2023
After joining Tundra in November 2021, Aui helped the squad mount a successful 2022 Dota Pro Circuit season. However, following their commanding victory at TI11, the squad’s 2023 campaign was uneventful. Tundra defeated teams like OG and Team Secret at The International 2022 thanks to their supremacy. In addition, Tundra won by outdrafting rival teams and masterfully utilizing the famed Zoo meta. The squad’s significant gameplay adjustments and Tundra’s drastic transformation were masterminded by Aui_2000, who also played a key role in helping the team win the Holy Grail in Dota 2.
Saksa’s health problems at the Riyadh Masters 2023 led to the withdrawal from the competition, which caused a significant impact in the upcoming weeks. Later, Nine switched roles to play support, and Topson, a former OG superstar, took Saksa’s place.
One of the clear favorites going into the competition was the fresh pre-TI Tundra Esports lineup. Tundra’s TI12 run got off to a commanding start as they overcame Group D and avoided elimination from the group stage .Although players and fans had high expectations for this composition, they were beaten in the seeding match and dropped in the initial round of the playoffs, therefore they never really had a chance to challenge for a title at TI12. Consequently, one of Dota 2’s most formidable squads vanished.
A major contributing factor to the team’s early departure from TI12 was their incapacity to adjust to the new meta. Following the catastrophic TI run, Leon “Nine” Kirilin was the initial player to walk away from Tundra Esports. Oliver “Skiter” Lepko, Wu “Sneyking” Jingjun, and Neta “33” Shapira quickly followed him.
It appears like this is it now that Aui has left and Saksa is the only remaining member of the TI12 winning team still on Tundra, despite the fact that he is on the inactive roster. Fans can wait up until sometime in January to see if Tundra announce their strategy, which will give the team plenty of opportunity to discuss its future plans or lack thereof.