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Satanic aka King to stand in for 23savage at Elite League

Throughout the absence of 23savage, Aurora will play with the rising prodigy, Satanic, in the ongoing Elite League.

The high-profile online tournament, Elite Leagues sees a roster adjustment amidst the Swiss Stage. Southeast Asia's Aurora will temporarily field Satanic (also known as King) as its carry player Nuengnara "23" Teeramahanon is unavailable. The Thai carry player will return on April 6th to play the remainder of the tournament.

"23savage is catching a flight because he left his Pokemon cards back in Thailand. He will be rejoining us on the 6th... if we make it out of Swiss Stage." The organization posted. It seems like 23savage will be away due to undisclosed reasons (or he actually went back to Thailand to grab his Pokemon cards) but the team has an interesting player to fill in his shoes.

Satanic plays for Aurora in Elite League

For a while now, Satanic has been a topic of discussion in the Dota 2 community. The 16-year-old Russian player hovered in the top ranks of European MMR leaderboard for a long time but his repute skyrocketed after he overtook Alimzhan "watson" Islambekov to clinch the first rank. At the moment, his alias on the leaderboard goes by "King".

Even though his reign as rank 1 in the European leaderboard was short, he continues to remain at the top. Satanic is now rank 4 just behind Entity's Alimzhan "watson" Islambekov, OG's Bozhidar "bzm" Bogdanov, and Gaimin Gladiators' Quinn "Quinn" Callahan. The young prodigy has been extremely low key with little to no information out about his personal details. The player doesn't even have his own Liquipedia page at the time of writing.

But the time has finally arrived for Satanic to shine. We'll see him debut as a stand-in for Aurora in his first tier 1 tournament experience at Elite League. The carry player will definitely be a spetacle for fans as everyone eagerly awaits his performance among global juggernauts and in a high-stake tournament setting.

During Elite League, Satanic will stand in for 23savage in the Aurora vs Team Secret series. This particular series is also significant as it will determine if Aurora qualifies to the next stage or not. Don't miss the match - April 4 10:00 PM SGT / 4:00 PM CET. Stay tuned to esports.gg for more Dota 2 news and updates!