India To Welcome Dota 2’s Dendi As Tigers Get Direct Invite To Cobx Masters 2019 Phase II

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Dota 2 fans in India have something to celebrate, as Cobx Gaming officially announced the Tigers have been given a direct invite to the upcoming Dota 2 Cobx Masters 2019 Phase II.

The tournament is held on April 4 and 5 at the Bombay Exhibition Center. The Tigers will compete with five other teams for the championship.

The Tigers are a Southeast Asian team formed and led by Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai. The team was formerly known as TNC Tigers before officially leaving the organization last September 2018. The other members on the roster are David “Moonmeander” Tan and Kenny “Xepher” Deo. Chai Yee “mushi” Fung was originally a member but has since signed with Team Aster.

On loan from Natus Vincere is Danil “Dendi” Ishutin.

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Dendi started playing Counter-Strike before moving to Warcraft 3. It was here he would establish his love of competition and a drive to be the best. His esports career would start with the original Dota. Dendi joined different teams, but his time with DTS Gaming saw a 3rd place finish during the World Dota Championship 2010. With the arrival of Dota 2, Dendi signed up with Na’Vi to become one of the best Dota 2 teams in the world. Na’Vi moved on to win the first International tournament in 2011.

The group had Runner-up finishes for The International 2012 and The International 2013. Na’Vi later experienced issues and by TI7, the team failed to qualify. This was the first International not to feature Na’Vi and Dendi. By September 2018, Dendi was still with Na’Vi, but had been removed from the roster.

Despite this, Dendi was still considered by a number of fans as the face of Dota. Not only is he known for his solo mid skills, but many consider him to be one of the more creative Dota 2 players with his unconventional item and skill builds. His skill with Pudge remains iconic and was one of the first Dota 2 players to utilize Blink Dagger for Pudge. His status as a Pudge player, however, was cemented following the infamous Fountain Hook in TI3.

There is no word yet on what the future holds for Dendi. For now, fans in India will be more than happy to see him play.

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