Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling is the new head coach of Tundra Esports and will coach the team throughout the Dota Pro Circuit season 2021-2022 announced Monday. The previous international winner worked as a broadcast analyst for Dota events throughout the 2021 season.
The last piece of the puzzle.
– Tundra Esports (@TundraEsports_) November 29, 2021
Aui_2000 will coach Tundra Esports for the 2021/22 season
Tundra Esports caused a sensation during the Western Europe Regional Qualifier for the International 10 last year. The team clicked at the right time and made it to the grand finals, but lost in a 3-2 series to OG Esports. Tundra Esports was best known for its innovation during regional qualification. Leon “Nine” Kirilin popularized Winter Wyvern during the time as Kern and played the hero in the midlane. Despite the regional qualification defeat, fans and analysts have high hopes that this team will make it into the next season. The team is led by Adrian “Fata” Trinks, an experienced captain who now has the chance to celebrate his glory days with a new team.
The addition of Aui_2000 to the team could be the last part of their success. A seasoned coach and former player, Aui_2000 has coached teams like Forward Gaming, Fnatic and Newbee. He’s also one of the few international winners to choose to become a coach and will bring his expertise to Tundra’s relatively young lineup. As with any coach, fans should expect him to relieve Fata while drafting and bring in new ideas that Tundra Esports hadn’t thought of before. Aui_2000 is one of the most innovative players on the scene who popularized strategies like Naga Siren and Techies in the support position during his international winning years in 2015 and 2016.
The Western Europe Dota Pro Circuit major league begins Tuesday at 12 noon EST. Tundra Esports will meet Alliance in their first game of the year.