Koala Returns to Competitive Dota 2, Will RRQ Return?

Rex Regum Qeon known as one of the giant Dota 2 teams in Indonesia. Although there are new Dota 2 Indonesia teams, the team nicknamed the King still continues to exist in competition to this day.

After going up and down and making various substitutions, RRQ finally got back up after winning the slot to Indonesia Minor and meeting well-known Dota 2 teams such as Evil Geniuses and Natus Vincere.

RRQ IGC 2018
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Although having to settle for being in the last rank, the opportunity to meet a well-known team is of course very rare and not all Indonesian Dota 2 teams can experience it. Rusman and friends also won third place in the join DOTA League Season 12 Asia and second place in the 2018 Indonesia Games Championship.

But ahead of The International 2018, one of the players, namely Xepher decide to trial to TNC Tigers. On the team Xepher with fellow Indonesian players namely inYourdreaM and also exist 1437 who is a player who is full of experience.

Absence Xepher of course, brings a gap who will replace his position. And surprisingly, when joinDOTA League Season 13 Asia filled by former players.

He is Koala who previously decided to retire from competitive Dota and players who have been with the team since 2014. His debut in join DOTA went quite well by successfully holding a draw Entity Gaming with a score of 1-1.

Koala also follows open qualifier for The International 2018 with four current RRQ players. This was confirmed directly by RRQ manager Wilbert Marco. “Yes, it is true that Koala will be the standin until there are new players,” he said via Messenger.

The following is RRQ’s roster for TI8:

  • Rusman “Rusman“Hadi
  • Yusuf “Yabyoo“Kurniawan
  • Farand “Koala“Kowara
  • Rivaldi “R7“Fatah
  • Adi “Acil“Syofian Asyauri

After retiring as an RRQ player, Koala served as the trainer for RRQ Dota 2. On the sidelines of his busy schedule, he also became a stand-in for the RRQ Mobile Legends division during the Dunia Games Esports Series in Makassar. However RRQ must fall when fighting Bigetron Esports in the grand final.

Koala himself admitted that he didn’t really know about the opponents he faced in the open qualifier. “SEA has a lot of teams now” he said.

In preparation for TI8, he and the team continued to train. “Besides that, it is also looking for strange strategies so that it is not easy to guess,” he said. Koala itself is back to being a drafter for RRQ after previously held by Xepher. He also returned to filling in offlaner and making positions R7 become support 4.

How to target for TI8? He admitted that he did not have a target in the tournament. “Just give our best,” he said.

Before closing the interview, the writer asked Koala’s opinion if he met TNC Tigers. He admitted that he did not expect much if he met his former team-mates. Xepher. “They are already good at what they want to hope if they meet them,” he said during the interview.

Edited by Jabez Elijah