Esports organization TSM announced Dec. 5 that it released its North American Dota 2 roster ahead of ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023. The roster will continue playing as Team Undying and will be in attendance still in Malaysia for the last major Dota 2 tournament of the year.
“Today we announce our departure from NA DOTA. 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,” TSM said in a statement on social media.
Responses on social media were perplexed with many confused by the announcement.
TSM Releases Dota 2 Roster, Announces Departure from NA Scene
The roster, competing as Team Undying, is as follows:
- Enzo “Timado” Gianoli
- Jonathan “Bryle” De Guia
- Gianullin “kasane” Ilyas
- Aleksandr “Immersion” Khmelevskoi
- Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon
- David “MoonMeander” Tan Boon Yang
The roster was originally signed by TSM back in January 2022. TSM finished top 12 at The International 2023 bowing out to nouns in the lower bracket. The team’s best finish under the organization came last year at ESL One Stockholm finishing second to OG.
TSM explicitly mentioned that there are next steps coming within Dota 2. It’s unknown exactly what the organization is planning, but TSM also recently left the LCS in League of Legends with Shopify Rebellion acquiring its franchise spot and roster. TSM stated in May that it plans on moving to another tier-one region for League of Legends, so perhaps TSM has similar plans in Dota 2. Though, this all remains speculation.