It’s the moment that we’ve all been waiting for! Our favorite mid laner is back! You’ll see Dendi to stand-in for Tigers this DreamLeague Major once and for all.
In a recent Facebook post of Tigers, they announced that former TI champion Danil “Dendi” Ishutin will be completing their lineup. And the fans of the legendary mid laner has been non-stop on celebrating for him being back in the competitive scene. Before Dendi, Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung has joined the team as well to be their carry.
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But apparently, this would just be a temporary set-up for Dendi. Natus Vincere posted a statement that Dendi is still in contract with them so he will just be standing in for Tigers for the meantime. Aside from Kenny “Xepher” Deo, he will be joining other veteran players Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung, David “Moonmeander” Tan, their captain Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai. These guys are one of the most experienced and the among the best players that graced the Dota 2 competitive scene.
This will Dendi’s first time playing in SEA. Ever since being in inactive with NaVi, Dendi has played as a stand-in for some teams, including Team Secret. During his stay with Team Secret, he was again reunited with his former teammate Clement “Puppey” Ivanov.
Fans from SEA are excited to see Dendi in action once again. And they are really looking forward to playing with him in pub matches in the SEA server. Despite SEA server being infamous for its toxicity and chaos, I guess we can all agree on one thing: we will support Dendi. We stan a legend and we definitely do hope that he enjoys his stay in SEA.
The new Tigers lineup will be experimental for now since Dendi will be standing in. They will test this updated roster in the upcoming DreamLeague Major SEA qualifiers this January 24, 2019.