Iceiceice Shares His Ideas on Tundra Esports Not Qualifying for TI10

18

Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang, one of the crucial candid figures within the aggressive scene, has provided his opinion on Tundra Esports in a latest livestream.

Iceiceice acknowledged that it’s unhappy that this staff is not going to compete at TI10, however identified that the truth that they didn’t qualify nonetheless stands.

Moreover, he mentioned that he doesn’t think about Tundra Esports as a tier one staff at present and want to anticipate extra time to find out in the event that they actually belong in that tier.


In gentle of Tundra Esports’ rise to type after that they had didn’t qualify for The Worldwide 10 (TI10), the Dota 2 neighborhood has raised questions on whether or not they really should play on Dota 2’s greatest stage. Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang, one of the crucial candid figures within the aggressive scene, has now provided his opinion on Tundra Esports in a latest livestream. Iceiceice acknowledged that it’s unhappy that this staff is not going to compete at TI10, however identified that the truth that they didn’t qualify nonetheless stands. Moreover, he mentioned that he doesn’t think about Tundra Esports as a tier one staff at present and want to anticipate extra time to find out in the event that they actually belong in that tier.

Iceiceice discusses Tundra Esports; needs to attend earlier than contemplating them a tier one staff

Up to now couple of months, Tundra Esports has skilled a reasonably “bittersweet” flip of occasions. The staff began to peak round TI10’s Western Europe (WEU) qualifier however misplaced 3-2 to OG within the grand closing. After that, they placed on an epitome of unpolluted and formidable Dota 2 gameplay to defeat many TI10 opponents at ESL One Fall 2021 and change into the winner.

Nevertheless, the heartbreaking actuality was that they might not be attending TI10, which turned a subject of dialogue within the Dota 2 neighborhood.

Iceiceice, throughout considered one of his livestreams not too long ago, provided his personal perspective on the matter, acknowledging Tundra Esports’ midlaner, Leon “9” Kirilin’s prime performances in ESL One Fall 2021.

“I believe Tundra is okay. It’s kinda unhappy that they didn’t make it to TI10 but it surely’s solely honest that you just qualify otherwise you don’t, proper? It’s been very nice watching 9 play. I watched him play a number of video games and I might say he’s enjoying on a brand new degree. It’s gonna be fairly hype subsequent yr, I might say.”

9 was arguably the MVP of ESL One Fall 2021, placing forth some gorgeous performances on heroes reminiscent of Keeper of the Gentle and Batrider. In most video games, he got here out forward in his lane and executed some strong map maneuvers to place his staff within the lead.

9 was one of many first gamers to point out the efficiency of Keeper of the Gentle within the midlane

Regardless of beating a few of the greatest within the enterprise reminiscent of PSG.LGD, Virtus.professional, and T1, iceiceice shouldn’t be too keen about calling Tundra Esports a tier one staff or ascertaining how good or unhealthy they’re.

“I wouldn’t say they’re like tier 1 materials. So it’s actually not honest to say that they’re tier 1 materials. I might say that it’s unfair to say that they aren’t tier 1 materials too however the reality is – they didn’t qualify for TI and they aren’t enjoying at TI which makes it type of onerous to guage. It’s too early to say if they’re good or unhealthy and I believe extra time is required to show that they’re good or unhealthy. I might simply say, give them a yr. If they’re nonetheless good after a yr, I’ll say that they’re a tier 1 staff.”

Tundra Esports will now compete within the Sapphire OGA Dota Pit Invitational beginning on sixth Sept 2021 whereas iceiceice shall be bootcamping with Evil Geniuses in preparation for TI10. TI10 will happen from Seventh-Seventeenth October, 2021.