Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho has returned to competitive Dota 2 after a year’s absence to push J.Storm into TI 9.
Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho, one of the most famous NA players of all time, decided to step back from competitive play around one year ago. Despite that, after TI 8, DeMoN filled in for the coaching role for J.storm and did well.
Unfortunately, the NA team were unable to bring home anything really resembling a win at a large even, meaning that they would fail to accrue enough DPC points to secure themselves the direct invite for TI 9. They tried their best to get a slot for Epicenter, but fell short of that goal as well. Having said that, there is only one option left – winning the regional qualifiers.
Back in action
Our current lineup is:
— J.Storm (@Team_JStorm) May 31, 2019
It’s important to note that there will be only one slot for each of the six regions. That’s one of the main reasons why J.Storm are doing a double change in their roster. Park “March” Tae-won and Jonathan Bryle “bryle” Santos De Guia will be stepping down. Instead, DeMoN and Nine are going to try and fill in the gap.
Nine is a very well known pub player who is often sitting at the top spots in the leaderboards. Apart from that, he also took part in various smaller tournaments on smaller teams such as the likes of Team Spirit.
As for DeMoN, he will be taking the fifth position, which makes sense. Even since DeMoN has played competitively, he has also played at the fifth position.
If J.Storm manages to cope well with their new players, they will definitely put up a challenge in the upcoming TI qualifiers. As of now, J.Storm is playing the WePlay tournament. The tournament itself should be a great test for the team, as fans, analysts, coaches and the team itself will be able to measure their performance.
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