The North America squad has registered its 2 newest players just days before the start of its run at the Major
Over a week after it was revealed that TEAM TEAM had parted ways with a pair of its players, the team has now officially registered its replacements and completed its lineup just a few days short of its trip to Paris for the MDL Disneyland Paris Major. Midlaner Eric “Ryoya” Dong and Support Timothy “tmt” Ong are the newest members of the TEAM TEAM roster, and the duo is in for a trial by fire as the squad prepares to take on some of the top squads that the Pro Circuit has to offer at the Major.
Ryoya’s addition to the roster marks his second stint with TEAM TEAM, having been a founding member of the original iteration of the squad back at the beginning of the season. He played for the team for around 5 months before leaving in February to join Flying Penguins before the disbanding of said squad last month. In his first campaign with TEAM TEAM, Ryoya helped the squad earn its first appearance on the Pro Circuit stage at The Bucharest Minor where it put together a 5th-6th place run. With his return to the squad, TEAM TEAM is hoping to put together a stronger showing on the Pro Circuit stage as it makes its way to Paris.
As for tmt, the Singaporean Support has a somewhat shorter track record on the professional level, having only started his career towards the end of 2017. He played for Southeast Asian squad Entity Gaming for a period of around 4 months, and played in a couple of events as a stand-in for the short-lived Echo International in 2018. In more recent times, it appears that tmt has transitioned to the North American region, having joined up with a NA squad back in February for a run in the North American Dota Challengers League Season 3 Open Qualifier. Despite a lack of extensive experience at the professional level, TEAM TEAM is likely hoping to bank on tmt’s skill and potential as the team and its new roster prepares itself for its first ever Major appearance.
The roster of TEAM TEAM following its roster additions:
Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao (Carry)
Eric “Ryoya” Dong (Mid)
Braxton “Brax” Paulson (Offlane)
Timothy “tmt” Ong (Support)
Michael “ixmike88” Ghannam (Support, Captain)