Team SMG thus finalized their roster for the upcoming TI10 qualifiers.
With the prior inactivity announcement of Kam “Moon” Boon Seng from Fnatic’s Dota 2 roster, the 26-year-old Malaysian Core player has found a new home in JJ Lin’s Team SMG. SMG continued their series of roster swaps before the upcoming The International 10 SEA qualifiers, planned to take place starting June 30.
On June 2, Fnatic announced that one of their longest players, Moon, will be moving into the inactive roster of the team. After playing under the Fnatic banner for close to two years, Fnatic finally allowed Moon to “explore his options and pursue new opportunities,” which then translated to him joining Team SMG’s roster.
Moon’s addition to the roster marked Team SMG’s second player swap following the release of the legendary veteran player, Mushi. Mushi, who played as a position 5 player, was first replaced by Roger “Roddgeee” Tan Boon Thye just three weeks before Moon’s arrival. Moon, on the other hand, replaced SMG’s former player, Muhammad Ammar “Neah666” Rasulli.
We're happy to announce our 5th and final player (and new CEO) for our Dota 2 division, Moon!
Team SMG Dota 2 Final Roster:
4. ah fu
— Team SMG (@TeamSMGofficial) June 14, 2021
These drastic roster changes began to take place ever since the team acquired two prominent players, MidOne and kpii. Particularly, most sources claim that MidOne is highly responsible for these roster changes, including the one involving the departure of Mushi. Most speculate that the reason behind this surprising decision is due to SMG’s 0-2 loss against Motivate.Trust Gaming, leading up to the call for a roster revamp.
Nevertheless, it seems like Team SMG has finished rambling about to find their best set of players before TI10 kicks off while they have the time. Now with the acquisition of Moon, their roster looks like one of the most promising teams in Southeast Asia, at least on paper. Team SMG has shown promising results in DPC Season 2 since Roddgeee first joined their lineup. With Moon on board, their chances to qualify for TI10 are surely greater than ever.
With that, Team SMG’s roster consisting of MidOne, Moon, kpii, ah fu, and Roddgeee, will have their debut gameplay in the qualifiers of TI10. 15 Southeast Asian teams from both the Upper Division and Lower Division were gathered to battle for Southeast Asia’s last representative slot in 2021’s most prestigious Dota 2 tournament.
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