Well, what do you know, a wild Synderen stack just appeared. Unlike before, though, this one is officially registered. This means that the team is most likely here to stay until after The International 8 in August, for better or for worse.
Locked and loaded! pic.twitter.com/zV9OjLNK2d
— Troels Nielsen (@syndereNDota) February 7, 2018
For those that do not know, Troels Lyngholt ‘syndereN‘ Nielsen is a professional Dota 2 caster/analyst/player. He’s juggled all three for years now, sometimes appearing in events as a caster or analyst when his team could not qualify. His constant perseverence of trying to make a career as a professional Dota 2 player has made him somewhat of a meme; some have even gone as far as to jokingly estimate how long a Synderen stack will last until it disbands and syndereN goes back to casting or being an analyst once again.
Getting back with an old friend and some new faces for this season:
No name yet.
— Troels Nielsen (@syndereNDota) September 4, 2017
This is the third Synderen stack we’ve seen since the conclusion of The International 7. Earlier this season, he was part of No Diggity for twenty days until the team decided to go their separate ways. He then ended up joining MidorFeed just a few days later. Though the team would pull off a couple of big wins in Regional Qualifiers, they were never able to qualify for any Pro Circuit LAN.
How Far Can This Synderen Stack Go?
Memes aside, SyndereN is actually a very capable player and captain. Not many can boast a resume that includes 4 TI appearances. Most notable of all, he also captained a relatively inexperienced Escape Gaming squad that qualified for The International 6 via the wild cards.
Speaking of Escape Gaming, the latest SyndereN stack features two players from that very same roster. Max ‘qojqva‘ Bröcker and Maurice ‘KheZu‘ Gutmann will return to play under SyndereN’s leadership once again. Meanwhile, rounding out the stack are arguably the two standout players from the now-disbanded mousesports (and former Ad Finem) roster, Omar ‘Madara‘ Dabachach and Verros ‘Maybe Next Time‘ Apostolos.
Talent-wise, this SyndereN stack has a lot of potential. Madara and Maybe Next Time are both spectacular players. As for Khezu, he is a solid offlaner who’s widely praised for his brilliant mind for the game. Finally, qojkva, for all the negative criticism he receives, is still one of the best farming carries in the world.
If SyndereN can captain this squad well, it’s easy to see them qualifying for a couple of tournaments, and maybe even The International 8.
What do you think of the latest SyndereN stack? Do you think they have a chance to go far or will they end up disbanding after a few months? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.