SEA Team Tigers Welcomes Legendary Midlaner Dendi
Posted 23rd January 2019 By: Derpina    504 Views
Esports News – Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, one of the best players in the Dota 2 pro scene, lands with a new roster after leaving Natus Vincere during the post-International shuffle. Dendi is the final member of the new Tigers roster–formerly known as TNC Tigers–and will now represent the SEA region in upcoming Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) tournaments.
From Na’Vi to Tigers
The announcement was made public through the official Twitter page of Tigers. With a warm welcome, they posted: “A long time rival to our players, now ally. Let’s welcome Danil “Dendi” Ishutin as the 5th member to join the Tigers family today! Bringing the Dota 2 team to a full roster. Fans of Tigers, we want to share this experience with you. Meet the new members of @tigers_dota . #roartigers”
It is evident that Dendi hasn’t taken part in any DPC tournament yet after leaving the top-tier team Na’Vi. The team failed to qualify in the recent season of The International, concluding the year with a disappointing run. Dendi played as Na’Vi’s mid for 8 years. Now, he is ready to start another season with a SEA region representative.
Fans and analysts expect Dendi to be a vital addition to the team as he is considered as the one of the best Dota 2 midlaners after his impressive performances at the 2013, 2012, and 2011 seasons of The International. Dendi joining the Tigers only means that the International stage might once again see a SEA team with a strong roster. He will make his debut at the DreamLeague Season 11 Stockholm Major open qualifiers.
Tigers’ new roster
Following Dendi’s arrival, Tigers also announced that Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung, a Malaysian solo mid player known for playing under Fnatic and Mineski, will be replacing Lai ” Ahjit ” Jay Son and Muhammad “inYourdreaM” Rizky. The shuffle was the result of Tigers’ disappointing runs in the Chongqing Major and The Kuala Lumpur Major. It is still unknown if the team will add another carry to replace the remaining spots left by former players. In the meantime, here is the current, active roster of Tigers for the next DPC tournaments:
- Danil “Dendi” Ishutin
- Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung
- David “Moonmeander” Tan
- Kenny “Xepher” Deo
- Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai