South Korean Dota 2 Team Disbands After Poor Performance
The South Korean Dota 2 team that made history as the first to win an international LAN event has disbanded.
After a disappointing showing in the Boston Major last December, where they finished last, the team’s support player, Kim “Dubu” Doo-young, left on January 1st. Following this, the remaining four players – Lee “Forev” Sang-don, Kim “QO” Seon-yeob, Kim “Velo” Tae-sung, and Kim “Febby” Yong-min – also decided to leave the team.
MVP Organization Shuts Down Phoenix Division
As a result, the MVP organization has decided to close down its Phoenix division. Additionally, the two remaining South Korean Dota 2 teams under MVP – Hot6ix and Aegis – will be merged into a single team. This marks the first time in two years that MVP will not have two South Korean rosters.
Players Seek Opportunities Abroad
Despite MVP Phoenix’s successful 2016 season, with two LAN victories and two top six finishes in Valve Majors, some of its players are already exploring opportunities to compete overseas. Forev briefly joined Team Secret before returning to MVP Phoenix in November, Febby joined Fnatic on January 4th, and QO teamed up with former Evil Geniuses player-turned-CEO Peter “ppd” Dager in a team called WanteD, which will compete in the upcoming qualifiers for the Kiev Major starting on April 20th.
MVP Phoenix’s Legacy
While MVP Phoenix’s story may have come to an end, they remain the most successful team to emerge from South Korea. With over $2 million in prize money won, it’s unlikely that any future South Korean team will surpass their achievements.
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