ATF joins the former Ooredoo Thunders lineup under a new banner – Quest Esports.
One of Dota 2's most popular prodigies, Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf, has found himself a new home in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit. ATF will join Quest Esports (former Ooredoo Thunders) on loan from Nigma Galaxy and play with the Middle Eastern organization in Tour 3 onwards. It seems like ATF will also return to the offlane position and fill in the vacant spot left by Faruk "Wuiter" Terci.
Here is Quest Esports' Dota 2 roster for Tour 3 DPC (according to the Dota 2 Majors registration page):
- Aybek "TA2000" Tokayev
- Tony "No!ob" Assaf
- Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf
- Omar "OmaR" Moughrabi
- Oleh "kaori" Medvedok
Nigma Galaxy wished ATF good luck in its farewell post. On the other hand, Quest Esports excitedly welcomed the Major winner.
Who is Quest Esports?
Quest Esports is the parent company of Ooredoo Thunders, which competed in Division I of Western Europe DPC. Ooredoo Thunders had an impressive run during Tour 2 DPC, handing prominent WEU powerhouses unexpected defeats. The squad also survived the dense competition and successfully retained their slot in Division I for the next Tour.
Entering the new Tour, OT switches to Quest Esports and it now comprise former Ooredoo Thunders players including ATF.
ATF and Quest Esports embark on Division I next Tour
ATF - who had his breakthrough with OG and a more dormant time with Nigma Galaxy - is stepping foot into new territories. While ATF and Quest haven't played together officially, their chemistry would likely be off the hooks. The Middle Eastern lineup showcased impressive performances and it may be further highlighted with ATF's arrival.
Quest Esports will begin their fight for TI12 in Division I of WEU Tour 3 DPC. They will compete alongside names like Team Liquid, Tundra Esports, Gaimin Gladiators, OG, and more.
More roster shuffles ahead
The post-Major roster shuffle storm has barely started. Teams are likely working their best to figure out the puzzle piece for their team as Tour 3 and TI12 draw nearer. Keep your eyes peeled on our Dota 2 roster tracker piece for constant updates regarding any significant roster change.