Team NP kicks SVG and 1437
I want to get off Mr. Jacky Mao’s wild ride.
Theeban “1437” Siva has just revealed via a Youtube video that he and fellow support player Avery “SVG” Silverman have been kicked from the North American Dota 2 team, Team NP.
Siva then went on to say that the departure from the team was “not a very peaceful exit for either SVG and (himself),” suggesting that there was some sort of fight between them and the other members of the team. Team NP‘s captain and founder, Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao (or EE as most of the people call him), is known for being somewhat of a firestarter, so I would not be surprised at all if the beef is between EE and the newly teamless support players.
The team recently went through a very disastrous finish at the Dota Asia Championships 2017 where they finished in last place. The team struggled to get wins in the tournament as they finished the groupstage in the lower bracket after losing to Team Liquid in a tiebreaker match. They only played one game on the mainstage of the tournament which was against Chinese team, Vici Gaming.J – The Jeremy Lin owned team.
Siva says his drive to play Dota is still very high but says that he is still unsure about his future, citing that the Kiev Major is right around the corner.
Although the kicks seemed to come out of nowhere, it is clear that Mr. Mao and Team NP has plans for the future as Team NPs offlaner, Arif “MSS” Anwar, already hinted at a new roster for the team on his Twitch stream. He did not reveal the replacement players, but he did say that Kurtis “AUI_2000” Ling, their carry player, is moving back to playing support and EE is going back to the carry position. This would mean that the new players would be a support player and a midlaner.
Some players that might possibly interested in joining their team would be Eric “747” Dong, who just recently got kicked of complexity, Quin “CCnC” Callahan, and Stanley “Stanking” Yang.