Quest have received a great news regarding their squad as TI12 draws nearer
Quest have been granted a significant boon as a crucial member of their roster successfully resolved their visa issues, ensuring his availability for the highly anticipated International 2023, aka TI12. The tournament is scheduled to commence on October 12th in the US West Coast city of Seattle.
— Quest Esports (@questesports_) September 29, 2023
Quest Will Have Their Full Squad at TI12
Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin has officially announced that he has successfully secured a visa for entry into the United States. This news marks a dramatic reversal from his previous visa denial, a setback that had cast a cloud of uncertainty over his participation in the upcoming tournament.
Quest’s Daxak couldn’t get his US visa in time for TI2023.
You can’t make this shit up.
— Arseny Kuzminsky (@_koozya) September 20, 2023
The initial denial of Kuzmin's visa had raised questions about his ability to fulfill his role as the coach for Quest, a Dota 2 team gearing up for one of the most prestigious events in esports, The International.
The former HellRaisers carry took to Telegram to share the news with his followers.
“Visa secured. The work is in full swing.” he writes. “I'll try to capture some moments from The International 12.”
Daxak and Quest Eager to Prove Themselves at the International
Quest Esports made an unexpected but intriguing move by appointing Russian carry player Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin as its new Dota 2 coach before the DreamLeague Season 21. Daxak had taken charge of the Saudi outfit for DreamLeague Season 21 and TI12.
Daxak will join Quest Esports.
Is someone not getting a US Visa to attend TI 12? 🤔 https://t.co/v5ycHPUzL1
— Rosesa (@RosesaGaming) September 7, 2023
What makes this coaching addition all the more surprising is that, despite being a seasoned Dota 2 veteran with seven years of competitive experience, Kuzmin lacks any prior coaching experience. This unconventional choice underlines the trust and confidence that Quest Esports has in his deep understanding of the game and his ability to transition from a player to a coach seamlessly.
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Daxak's first assignment as the new coach for Quest Esports turned out to be a bit underwhelming. Despite the excitement surrounding his coaching debut, Oleh “kaori” Medvedok and his team encountered numerous challenges during the tournament, resulting in their early elimination.
The group stages of the tournament saw Quest Esports struggling to make headway, as they failed to advance to the playoffs. Their campaign was marred by a series of tough matches and challenging opponents, resulting in an overall group stage performance that fell short of their expectations. They concluded their tournament run with a 2-0 loss to the formidable Gaimin Gladiators.
The Bali Major semifinalists are gearing up for a redemption journey following their somewhat disappointing showings at the Riyadh Masters and DreamLeague Season 21 tournaments. With their eyes set on securing their first-ever International crown, they are eager to leave behind the setbacks of their previous competitions and forge a formidable path ahead.
The inclusion of Daxak in the coaching role marks a significant development for the team. His involvement is pivotal in facilitating the implementation of the squad's long-term strategic plan during the upcoming competition. Daxak's expertise and insights are expected to provide the team with the necessary guidance and adjustments required to make a strong impact on the biggest stage of competitive Dota 2.