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Talon parts ways with Hyde and Kpii

After a disappointing 17-18th place finish at The International 2022, Talon makes changes to its roster for the upcoming season. 

Talon Esports will be fielding new players in their lineup to start the DPC 2022-23 season starting in January. Damien "kpii" Chok and Brizio "Hyde" Budiana will no longer be part of the roster. 

The team didn't see good results at ESL One Malaysia.

“We don't really have any excuses, we just kind of played poorly and had bad strategies,” kpii said to GosuGamers in Malaysia after Talon got eliminated, adding that the team was also “just not  disciplined enough.”

Two weeks later, Talon Esports came prepared to take the TI11 qualifiers by storm, focused on their own game rather than what others do, and reached the grand finals without dropping a single game through the upper bracket series up to the grand finals.

But their excitement to compete at The International was short-lived as their journey was cut short, ending in 17-18th place. The team got caught up in a best-of-three tiebreaker to get out of the group stage and ultimately lost to Entity

Talon Esports current roster

Rafli Fathur “Mikoto” Rahman
Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon
Worawit “Q” Mekchai

The organization is expected to finalize its roster in the coming weeks before the start of the new DPC season. 

DPC 2023 Preliminary Schedule Winter Tour

  • Open Qualifiers: December 11-13, 2022
  • Closed Qualifiers: December 14-15, 2022
  • Division 1 Regional League Tournament: January 9-29, 2023
  • Division 2 Regional League Tournament: January 30 - February 19, 2023
  • Major Tournament: February 24 - March 5, 2023
Cristy "Pandoradota2" RamadaniPandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

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