Having come in prior to ESL One Birmingham, we are pleased to officially announce Kurtis ‘Aui_2000’ Ling as our new Dota 2 coach.

The 25-year old arrives with the immediate challenge of our SEA Closed Qualifiers, which take place 22nd-25th June, and will continue through a potential run at August’s The International in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

Aui_2000 is one of the most experienced players to have played the game, most notable winning The International in 2015 alongside our #4, Saahil ‘UNiVeRsE’ Arora.

His know-how around the team runs deep having played with Jacky ‘EternalEnvy’ Mao and Johan ‘PieLieDie’ Åström across different periods throughout his storied playing career.

“I would love to extend a very warm welcome to Kurtis for joining us as our coach. Kurtis coached us at ESL One Birmingham and he did a tremendous job there. Our top four finish would not have been possible without his presence.

His positive attitude and diligence has improved our team in a lot of ways and we hope that we can continue to keep improving from here on out. Wish Kurtis and them team luck for our TI8 qualifiers this weekend!” - Eric ‘ReiNNNNnnn’ Khor, Dota 2 Team Manager

The team start the South-East Asian Closed Qualifier at 11:30 MYT 22nd June, with a round robin against seven other teams preceding a double-elimination bracket culminating on 25th June.