All teamless with just two weeks ahead of The International 2019 open qualifiers, three of the old times Korean Overlords, Kim “Febby” Yong-min, Lee “Forev” Sang-don and Park “March” Tae-won are rumored to have formed a stack with Nico “Gunnar” Lopez and Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon.
Febby, Forev and March haven’t been together on the same team since 2017 when they made their first official venture outside South Korea and were signed by Immortals. Unfortunately, the five South Koreans struggled to keep up the pace with the meta and find the synergy that once made them one of the most feared teams on LAN tournaments. After the Immortals disbandment, Forev and March found a home at J.Storm where they competed in the first part of the current Dota Pro Circuit season. Febby was a part of Mineski up until after the DreamLeague Season 11 Major. Back in March, he was released from the team and he hasn’t joined any other organization, nor did he make any stack for the couple of Major and Minor qualifiers that followed after the major in Sweden. Instead, Febby focused on growing his YouTube Channel by releasing a series of interviews with his former teammates.
Towards the end of the season, Gunnar found himself in the middle of a drama, after he had qualified for the second to last Major of the Dota Pro Circuit with the North American squad TEAM TEAM, but got kicked from the roster mere days before the tournament. He traveled later on to Europe and took the open qualifiers road for the last Major in the calendar with Chaos Esports. It wasn’t a successful venture and although there is no official announcement regarding the situation, it seems like the team is fully disbanded.
Gunnar and the three South Koreans are now supposedly forming a team joined by Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon, who is a young carry from Thailand. So far he played with only two squads in the Southeast Asian region and hasn’t made it out of the qualifiers of any DPC tournament this year. The open qualifiers for The International 2019 are set to begin on the 3rd of July, so there is a little bit more time for the five players to officially confirm or deny the rumors regarding their intention to fight together for a ticket to Shanghai, China.
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