Danil "Dendi" Ishutin will stand in for Aachen City Esports at the behest of Nikola "LeBronDota" Popović.
The open qualifiers for the WePlay! Reshuffle Madness start today, and by the looks of it, one of the teams which will play in them is Aachen City, a tier two team that has all the potential to “evolve” in the future. After all, they have some pretty well-known players under their banner right now.
Dendi to Stand In for Aachen City
?Today we play in Open Qualifier for @WePlayEsport Reshuffle Madness — twenty teams will meet online in a fight for $50,000 ?.
— Aachen City Esports (@AachenDota) September 7, 2019
We have good news for everyone who is eager to watch this event. According to a tweet from Aachen City Esports, Danil "Dendi" Ishutin will take part in the tournament as well. The Ukranian Dota 2 icon will help his friend Nikola "LeBronDota" Popović. LeBronDota used to be a part of Na’Vi for a couple of months.
Ishutin recently found himself in the spotlight again after a very long interview with Na`Vi employee Yana Khymchenko. In it, Ishutin indicated that it was possible to form his own organization for the upcoming 2019-2020 DPC season.
Helping my bro Lebrosha today as standin ?
— Danil Ishutin (@DendiBoss) September 7, 2019
Apart from this interview, Yana also interviewed Clement "Puppey" Ivanov beforehand and he said that Dendi is one of the most knowledgable people in modern Dota. Having said that, being a mid laner makes it very difficult to actually captain a team, which is why switching his position might be a good idea. Dendi answered this by saying that this is possible with the sole exception of playing a carry.
It might be difficult for fans to “accept” Ishtun in another position other than mid. However, sometimes the players have to make changes in order to progress.
So far we know that the first DPC event should take place in November. Unfortunately, there is no official confirmation about the dates. It will be very interesting to see what will happen with the Dota 2 professional scene as the post-TI madness continues.
Image VIA: Aachen City Esports