Because the anticipated Dota 2 Summer time 2023 occasions unfolded, one outstanding participant, Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen, shocked followers by revealing his absence from The Worldwide 2023 qualifiers.
The announcement got here throughout a ranked match on August 10, the place Topson, taking part in alongside Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev, replied with “no quals for me” to RAMZES’s well-wishes for the qualifiers.
Hypothesis had been circulating about Topson and his workforce, Previous G, doubtlessly disbanding as a result of a lackluster DPC season.
Regardless of coming near TI11 qualification after returning with T1, Topson has now chosen to skip this 12 months’s qualifiers, presumably as a result of unconfirmed provides or logistical constraints.
Followers have additionally speculated a few doable transfer to Tundra Esports, fueled by Tundra’s mid laner Leon “9” Kirilin practising as a place 4 participant, implying a mid lane emptiness.
This concept is tantalizing as each Topson and Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi, two iconic mid laners, can be found.
Such a transfer may land Topson at TI12 with a direct invite, except Valve intervenes.
Finally, Topson’s enigmatic assertion hints at intriguing prospects for his future within the Dota 2 aggressive scene.