Legendary Dota 2 midlaner and former International champion Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishuti has finally found a new roster to call home.
This will be the first time in Dendi’s Dota 2 career that he’ll officially play for a team other than Natus Vincere. Ever since joining the Ukrainian organization back in 2010, he had become synonymous with the Na'Vi name in Dota. With Na’Vi, Dendi won The International in 2011 before placing second at The International 2012 and 2013.
However, it was a not-so-pleasant ending to his storied career with Na’Vi. After failing to qualify for The International 2017 and 2018, Dendi’s time with the team came to an end. In September 2018, he was finally removed from the Na’Vi active roster, marking the end of an era for the Dota community.
Now, after a few months of inactivity, he has a new roster and challenge ahead of him.
The former International champion has joined Tigers, helping to complete the Malaysian-based organization’s roster.
The team announced the move on Twitter, posting: “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 team to a full roster. Fans of Tigers, we want to share this experience with you. Meet the new members of Tigers Dota . #roartigers”
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 team to a full roster. Fans of Tigers, we want to share this experience with you. Meet the new members of @tigers_dota . #roartigers pic.twitter.com/w75zbAg7yZ
— Tigers (@tigers_dota) January 22, 2019
Dendi joins the Mixed roster only two days after former Fnatic and Mineski midlaner Chai 'Mushi' Yee Fung linked up with the team.
Moving forward, the Tigers roster now looks like:
- Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishuti
- Sivatheeban '1437' Sivanathapillai
- Chai 'Mushi' Yee Fung
- David 'Moonmeander' Tan
- Kenny ‘Xepher’ Deo