Talon Esports is shoring up its roster after parting ways with former captain Tal “Fly” Aizik and hard carry Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte in January.
Worawit “Q” Mekchai is the latest name under the Talon Dota 2 banner, and will play position five, the org announced today.
Q last played for Thai organization Motivate Trust Gaming. The team dominated the lower division last year, going 7-0 and earning a promotion. MG.Trust ended the first season of the DPC SEA 2021/2022 Division I Tour 1 in seventh place after a 2-5 record.
The team endured a disappointing opening season for its first ever DPC tour. There were high hopes for the all-star Talon Dota 2 roster when they first formed, but they finished the first tour of Division II in fifth place after a 3-4 record—leading to the departures of Fly and Gabbi.
Talon Dota 2 roster for DPC SEA 2021/2022 Div II Tour 2
(2) Rafli Fathur “Mikoto” Rahman
(3) Damien “kpii” Chok
(4) Brizio Adi “Hyde” Putra Budiana
(5) Worawit “Q” Mekchai
After Q’s appointment, Talon still has the position one slot left to fill. Among high profile hard carries without a team, Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon—currently standing in for MG.Trust after he was moved to the bench at T1—is one that’s been rumored to complete the Talon roster.
If Talon is gunning for a spot at The International 11, the team’s next season in Division II is a critical one. Teams don’t earn seeds to the Major, or even earn DPC points, without being in Division I, which makes promotion all the more urgent.
Talon will look to begin their campaign in earnest in DPC SEA Division II, scheduled from March 14 to April 21.