nouns disbands after top eight finish at TI12

Following The International 2023, North America finds itself one team short.

The renowned Dota 2 roster of Nouns, which managed to outperform expectations by securing a top eight finish at TI12, has been disbanded post the conclusion of the tournament. The disbandment was officially announced by the organization today.

The organization did not disclose any specifics regarding the disbanding of its current roster. However, the organization remains optimistic about staying in the Dota domain and encouraged the fans to “keep looking forward to [their] 2024 plans.”

The Dota 2 roster of Nouns for TI12

Credit: Valve
  • Héctor “K1” Rodríguez
  • Nicolas “Gunnar” Lopez
  • David “Moo” Hull
  • Rodrigo “Lelis” Santos
  • Luke “Yamsun” Wang
  • Filipe “Astini” Astini (coach)

After signing up with the 4Zoomers roster, Nouns manifested its presence in Dota 2 in May 2022. The team quickly climbed ranks and emerged as one of North America’s top three teams, earning a spot at the Last Chance Qualifiers at TI11.

They made their debut at the Dota 2 Major this year at the Bali Major and managed to dominate the rest of the region by securing first place in the TI12 Regional Qualifier. Carrying the momentum, they upset one of the TI12 favorites, Tundra Esports, and made their way into the upper bracket. Even though they sustained losses against Azure Ray and Gaimin Gladiators and claimed a victory over NA rivals TSM, the team managed to secure the top eight finish, marking the highest achievement for any NA organization.

As the Dota Pro Circuit disbands, the future of intra-regional competition remains uncertain. Despite this, the Nouns organization appears optimistic about continuing in Dota 2 and is looking forward to representing North America on the international platform.

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