Serbian esports group Aurora entered the Dota 2 scene by way of SEA and snatched Talon Esports’ 2023 lineup with a twist within the course of. Aurora revealed it’s 2024 today alongside Talon, who didn’t waste any time discovering a brand new roster.
Aurora signed Talon’s complete 2023 lineup besides Mikoto, as he’s rumored to be taking a break. As an alternative, Armel from Staff Secret joined 23savage, Jabz, Q, and Oli to finish the roster.
Whereas followers had been stunned to see an Jap European group choosing up a SEA Dota 2 roster, that is solely the second time this yr a company determined to maneuver its Dota 2 operations.
Yesterday, BOOM Esports signed former EG stars Pakazs and Matthew in a puzzling Dota 2 transfer, because the group has been working in SEA since 2017.
Contemplating the ability ranges of the areas and the obtainable rosters, Aurora’s transfer is sensible. 23savage and his associates had been the best-performing SEA roster all through 2023, making them the fourth most incomes Dota 2 group within the final yr.
On the time of writing, the open qualifiers for ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 are going down, and the Aurora roster is more likely to enter the method by way of an invitation for the closed qualifiers.
Talon Esports, alternatively, instantly introduced its new lineup, which was regarded by some followers as a “large downgrade.” Talon’s new roster options Akashi from Polaris, Ws from BOOM Esports, Jhocam from Military Geniuses, and ponyo from iG.Vitality. The group is but to seek out its fifth member and can play with a stand-in in ESL.
Although many followers anticipated the 2023 Talon roster to stay collectively, there have been additionally rumors discussing whether or not the gamers may entertain worldwide presents, as a few of them have a historical past of receiving such invites. Throughout TI 2023, N0tail claimed 23savage may have joined OG as a substitute of Ana for TI8 win.