Tundra support player Martin “Saksa” Sazdov will drop out of the team’s Bali Major squad because of illness. Tundra coach Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling will step in as his replacement
A wave of disappointment has washed over Tundra's Bali Major campaign as Martin “Saksa” Sazdov, their invaluable support player, has been forced to bow out of the tournament due to illness. The British outfit will turn to their coach Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling for Saksa’s replacement.
Bali Major Update! 📢
Due to illness @saksadota will be flying home today and not continuing in the Bali Major. We wish him a speedy recovery! ❤️💪@aui_2000 will be standing in until further notice.#TundraTribe #BaliMajor #WhereLandMeetsSea pic.twitter.com/orsoGQr026
— TUNDRA (@TundraEsports) July 1, 2023
Saksa's absence will have a significant impact on Tundra. Since joining the team in 2022, the veteran support player has played a crucial role in their success. In his first season, he led the DPC WEU side to victory at The International 2022, and he was eagerly anticipating the opportunity to win his first Major with Tundra in Bali.
Aui_2000 also brings a wealth of experience to the table, having previously won the International in 2015 with Evil Geniuses. Since he is no longer an active player, however, there might be some concerns about his performance in front of the monitor. Nowadays, Aui_2000 is more focused on the strategic elements of the game. Tundra fans, nonetheless, will remain hopeful that he can quickly adjust to the situation and contribute effectively to the team.
Tundra have had a good start to their Bali Major campaign. They remain undefeated in Group A, securing two wins and three draws, placing them right behind group leaders Team Liquid.