The famous Australian Dota 2 commentator, Toby “Tobiwan“ Dawson was interviewed by Starladder, where he gave his opinion about the upcoming “The International” in Shanghai, talked about team OG’s performance at TI and was asked if he expected Dendi to leave Na’Vi.
About The International in Shanghai
It’s very essential that you still give the service that The International remains “international”, and not just because we have the international teams section there. You still need to go around the world and give the regions, which still have huge player bases, the respect they deserve. We went to North America for the last seven TIs! You got to feel sorry for every European who is asleep, and everyone from SEA or China who have to wake up early! Now you’ve got China: games will begin in European Prime Time and then transfer to North America Time. Isn’t it so much nicer?
It’s got to come back to Europe. If you are doing it in China right now, it doesn’t make sense to come back to North America again.
About OG’s performance at TI
You had OG coming, and they had 2 players from Major’s victories (actually 3 because Ana came back into the team), but it was a big stress for them when S4 and Fly left.
No surprise it was a Cinderella story. Like the dreams were charted, and now we are going to pull all back together and try to make it work. It’s unbelievable what they did.
They played one strategy with two small tweaks, and that’s it. It was nothing more than that. So, when OG came into TI, they were at the bottom of the ratings, being like 18th. And, at the time, you can’t blame people for doing that. But OG played very well. They performed very well, and they deserved their victory.
About Dendi Leaving Na’Vi
I knew something like this was going to be inevitable. Na’Vi has failed for so many years now. They had failed leadership. If anyone believed that Na’Vi is back, they would be just kidding themselves. They just were never able to stick and have a roster that actually has something synched together.
I’m not surprised by seeing him stepping down. I think he will probably come back. I don’t think he lost his fire to play.
The complete interview with “Tobiwan”: link