Many players have already announced their departure from teams in the post TI9 roster shuffle and after a poor display with his new squad, Lasse ‘Matumbaman’ Urpalainen has announced that he will be taking a break from the Dota 2 scene for a short period.
After his departure from Team Liquid earlier this year, Matu was almost immediately picked up – as what could be seen as a direct swap for Aliwi ‘w33’ Omar – by Chaos Esorts Club. The team would have their first showing at The International 2019 European Qualifiers where they powered through the lower bracket and eventually took the final EU spot at the event. However, once it came down to it at the group stages of TI, Chaos were unable to show any solid performances beyond taking games off TNC Predator and Team Secret.
Unfortunately for the squad they were in the first two eliminated and following that, a few days ago they would lose their offlaner; Maurice ‘KheZu’ Gutmann. Now, Matumbaman has revealed that, while not leaving the squad, he will skip the first Major of the new Dota 2 Pro Circuit season as he takes a break from the game.
It is still unclear if this means that Chaos Esports Club will also be skipping the first Major or if they are looking for replacements for Matu as no announcements on this matter have been made as yet. We are also still unsure of when the new season will begin nor do we have confirmation of the dates of Minors and Majors – so it is uncertain how long the break from the player will last.
According to Valve the next major release will be “later this fall with The Outlanders update” and by then we will hopefully have more information on the season. Until then we will continue to keep you up-to-date on any and all news pertaining to Matu and Chaos Esports Club as it becomes available.