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Pure joins the fray and rounds out Tundra’s 2024 roster

After a short break, Pure returns to Western Europe and joins Tundra Esports, completing its roster for the 2024 season.

Tundra Esports announces its last piece of the puzzle with yet another high value addition, Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko. After quite a respectable one-year run with BetBoom Team, Pure returns to Western Europe by joining Tundra for the 2024 season. With that, Tundra's roster is finally complete and it is as follows:

  1. Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko
  2. Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen
  3. Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov
  4. Edgar "9Class" Naltakian
  5. Matthew "Whitemon" Filemon

A break that led Pure to a new opportunity at Tundra

Unlike Tundra's previous 10-year veteran addition, MinD_ContRoL, Pure has a much shorter history of pro Dota. He started playing professionally in 2020. However, it wasn't until 2022 where he had his first big break playing for Virtus.pro. He later joined Entity in that same year, qualified for TI11 and finished 9th-12th place. In 2023, he ramped up his success, owing it to his most recent team, BetBoom. Some of his biggest accomplishments were finishing 5th-6th place at Riyadh Masters 2023 and TI12. He also achieved fourth place at ESL One Kuala Lumpur.

Pure's journey is not without its share of challenges and shortcomings. On December 25, BetBoom moved Pure to the inactive roster with a reasoning that he needed to focus on resting. But he is now back, well-rested and ready to forge a new adventure with yet another fresh set of teammates. Looking at his past, Pure will likely adapt to his new team quite easily.

Tundra begins its DreamLeague Season 22 qualifier run

Not long before Pure's announcement, Tundra have begun its DreamLeague Season 22 open qualifier run, which has been good so far. In two best-of-ones, they have defeated Flawless and 5Stars Esport. They need to win one more game on July 10 in order to make it to the closed qualifier. It is still a long and arduous journey at DreamLeague, not to mention their BetBoom Dacha closed qualifier match against OG a day after on July 11. Tundra seems to have their work cut out for them.

Tundra Esports at the DreamLeague Season 22 open qualifier (Image via <a href="https://liquipedia.net/dota2/DreamLeague/Season_22/Western_Europe/Open_Qualifier/1" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">Liquipedia</a>)
Tundra Esports at the DreamLeague Season 22 open qualifier (Image via Liquipedia)

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