After acquiring Malaysia Dota 2 pro gamer Mushi, the esports team Tiger has also announced its fifth member. And surprise, surprise: it’s Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, another renowned Dota 2 player.
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
Of course, NaVi had something to say about this, since they still have a contract with Dendi. Thus, he’s a stand-in for Tigers, but if he wishes to sign with Tigers, the team will oblige.
we still have a contract with Dendi. Soooo… He's a standin.
— Natus Vincere (@natusvincere) January 22, 2019
Dendi is to Dota 2 what Daigo is to the Street Fighter series: a legend in the solo/mid/captain role. He and his team NaVi has won and continued to dominate Dota 2 since The International 2011.
Other members of Tigers roster include 1437, Musi, Moonmander, and Xepher. Will Tigers be the Asian Dota 2 superteam fans have been waiting for? Discuss.