Just days after leaving the TNC Organization, Tigers has revealed its new roster for the upcoming Pro Circuit season.
2 days ago, TNC Tigers made a big announcement in the Southeast Asian region as it revealed that it was going to be leaving the organization. The team revealed that it would continue to play as Tigers, but would no longer be a part of the TNC organization in the next Pro Circuit season. The move apparently came with some roster moves as well, as the team announced its new lineup. While Muhammad “inYourdreaM” Rizky, Kenny “Xepher” Deo, and Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai have been carried over from the previous iteration of the roster, carry player Trịnh “458” Văn Thọ and offlaner Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang have parted ways with the team. In their place, the team announced the addition of Lai “Ahjit” Jay Son and David “MoonMeander” Tan.
Ahjit comes to Tigers having spent the previous Pro Circuit season on the rosters of Fire Dragoon E-sports and Clutch Gamers within the Southeast Asian region. Between his time one those 2 squads, the Malaysian carry was able to put together a string of solid performances in regional qualifiers, headlined by a victory in the ProDotA Cup Southeast Asia #12 and a 2nd place run at the MPGL Asian Championship. As for MoonMeander, he joins the roster of Tigers having recently left compLexity Gaming in North America, and will be playing in the Southeast Asian region for the first time in his Dota 2 career. The Canadian offlaner brings an impressive resume with him, having attended 2 TIs and 5 Majors, including victories in both The Frankfurt Major in 2015 and The Manila Major in 2016. With these additions to the lineup, Tigers stands as one of the more formidable squads in Southeast Asia, and looks like a potential leading squad heading into the new Pro Circuit season. We shall see just what this new lineup is capable of, as the Kuala Lumpur Major Qualifiers are set to begin in around 1 week’s time.
The roster of Tigers following the addition of Ahjit and MoonMeander:
Lai “Ahjit” Jay Son (Carry)
Muhammad “inYourdreaM” Rizky (Mid)
David “MoonMeander” Tan (Offlane)
Kenny “Xepher” Deo (Support)
Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai (Support, Captain)