Thu. May 19th, 2022

Tundra Esports had a wonderful race towards the tail end of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit up to the TI10. While winning the OG in the Grand Finals of the TI10 Western European Regional Qualifiers, they have left a mark on the heads of all Dota 2 fans.

Tundra Esports did not follow the ongoing meta, rather they invented the meta with their out-of-the-box playing style and choices. Oliver “Skiter” Lepko, Tundra’s bearer, has been an instrumental player in Tundra’s success.

In a conversation with Sportskeeda Esports’ Manodeep Mukherjee, Skiter talked about Tundra’s vision of their journey after TI10, the next DPC season and other Dota 2 goodies.

Here is an excerpt of the conversation.

Sp. What does the preparation for next season look like after TI10 for Tundra Esports?

I think it’s going to be normal, classic, like everything else, we’re just playing and probably going to boot camp, starting streaming and preparing for the next season, no matter what.

Sp. Who are your favorite teams on the stage of TI10?

I will definitely keep an eye on EG, LGD, VP and OG.

Q. When TI10 is less than a month away, do you think 7.30c is the patch TI will be playing on? [The interview was done prior to the release of patch 7.30d]

I think so, but you never know, Valve might squeeze in another balance patch, you never know with them.

Which heroes do you think will dominate the TI10 metagame?

I haven’t played much lately, but I think Weaver is very strong, as well as Dawnbreaker, so these two will probably be very controversial.

Fully grown and ready to watch TI

Sp. The DPC system had its fair share of errors this season. What changes will you see implemented in the future after the implementation of TI10?

I would appreciate it if there were shorter DPC seasons and more Majors, instead of playing the league for two months, I would rather have it be much shorter and have more room for Majors. Just more Majors in general.

Sp. 33 has one of the most untraditional playing styles among the best offlaners in Dota 2. How does his Starcraft-like microphone relate to other players in the squad?

I think we’ve all adapted to each other at this point, we’ve all been playing together for almost a year now, maybe longer, and I don’t even look at it as different or untraditional.

Q. With Sven, Clinkz and the whole stacking meta nerfed with patch 7.30c, carrying heroes will appear as the winners of the patch, in your opinion?

As I think I think Weaver is very strong, maybe heroes like Bloodseeker and Medusa, but it’s too early to say at this point that I should play a little more to get a proper answer to this.

Q. Tundra Esports has seen a meteoric rise in fame, especially after finishing second in the TI10 Western European Open qualifiers. What do you want to say to your new fans?

Welcome on board! We’re glad you like our team. We are Tundra and we hope to show you some top Dota 2 esports achievements in the coming months. Stick around!


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