Ukrainian esportsman and coach Andriy 'ALWAYSWANNAFLY' Bondarenko became a mentor at Talon Esports . This time the information was provided officially.
Earlier, there was information on the Internet about his activities as part of Talon, and everyone knew perfectly well that Andrey was trying to cooperate with players from the Philippine organization, but there were no official announcements.
Now the club’s management has corrected itself and wrote on its Twitter account that Bondarenko did help the players get to The International 2022. The team took 1st place in the qualification for teams from Southeast Asia, beating Polaris Esports in the grand final with a score of 3-2.
Updated Talon Esports roster
- ALWAYSWANNAFLY (coach)
ALWAYSWANNAFLY tries his hand at coaching for the first time. Previously, he performed on the professional stage exclusively as a squad player.
Andrey's career as a DotA player started in 2011 in the first version of MOBA. Later, he, along with everyone else, moved to Dota from Valve and continued his journey there. The career path was laid in The Retry team. For all the time he managed to perform in more than 20 teams, including FlyToMoon, Gambit Esports, Natus Vincere, Team Empire, Team Spirit, CIS Rejects and others. Andrey has also been doing personal streams lately.
The Talon roster was completed on February 25 this year with the arrival of Vorawit 'Q' Mekchai. Before ALWAYSWANNAFLY became part of the Talon Esports roster, the roster was showing mediocre results. In August, the team ended the summer season unsuccessfully, taking 13th-14th place at PGL Arlington Major 2022, 5th-6th place at GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Series Thaildansd 2022 and 9th-10th place at ESL One Malaysia 2022.
For all the time, Bondarenko became the winner of more than one tournament. He prevailed in such events as Dota 2 Champions League Season 3, Dota 2 Champions League Season 5, Parimatch League Season 2, OGA Dota PIT Season 4: Europe/CIS and others. However, the most solid achievements in his career are not the above-mentioned victories, but taking 2nd place at ESL One Germany 2020, 3rd place at EPICENTER XL and 9-12th position at The International 2018, where he earned $80,000, $110,000 and $383,293 respectively per team.
The main stage of The International 2022 will take place from October 15 to 30 in Singapore, where 20 teams will compete for a prize pool of over $11,000,000. Before the start of the main event itself, Singapore will host the Last Chance Qualifier, where 12 teams will compete for tickets to the TI group stage.