Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin has left Level Up to join Quest Esports
Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin, former HellRaisers and BetBoom carry, has officially parted ways with Level UP. This was not the end of the story; instead, it marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter in Daxak's career.
Today, we're announcing a big change:@DaxakDota2 is bidding farewell to LVLUP 🙀
Nikita's invaluable experience and game vision have been instrumental in our success, landing us in the top division of DPC WEU. We can't wait to see your journey with Quest unfold. Best of luck! pic.twitter.com/doIHAJ17Or
— LVLUP 🦏 (@lvlupggwp) September 7, 2023
Quest Esports Enlists Daxak as Coach for The International 2023: A New Chapter Begins
Daxak, a seasoned professional in the Dota 2 arena, is not merely exiting Level UP. Rather, he is making a strategic move to further enrich his expertise by joining Quest Esports, a team known for its commitment to excellence. What makes this transition even more intriguing is Daxak's role shift, as he steps into the position of a coach.
This move comes at a pivotal time, aligning with the much-anticipated event, The International 2023, which serves as a grand stage for the world's top Dota 2 teams to compete for glory and a substantial prize pool. As a coach, Daxak is set to bring his wealth of in-game knowledge, experience, and strategic insights to Quest Esports, a team that is undoubtedly aiming to make a significant impact at this prestigious tournament.
Earlier, Aybek “TA2000” Tokayev, the formidable carry player for Quest Esports, took to his Telegram channel to share a screenshot that set the rumor mill abuzz. The screenshot, captured during a conference in Discord, prominently featured none other than Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin. This intriguing revelation sparked widespread speculation among the fans, as it strongly suggested a significant shift in the team's dynamic. With Level UP’s announcement, it has now been confirmed. Daxak is the new Quest Esports coach.
Daxak's Dota 2 Odyssey: A Journey Through the Professional Ranks Since 2016
Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin's journey in the world of professional Dota 2 began back in 2016 when he signed for Digital Company.
It was during his tenure with Gambit Esports, however, that Daxak truly made a name for himself. Serving as a cornerstone player for the squad, he played an instrumental role in helping Gambit secure several Tier 2 titles, solidifying their reputation as a formidable force in the second-tier Dota 2 scene.
Most recently, Daxak took the stage at the International 2023 Eastern European Regional Qualifiers as a member of the Level UP roster. While the team showcased their talent and determination, they faced fierce competition in the regional qualifiers, ultimately finishing in the 5th-6th position.