MinD_ContRoL Joins Shopify Rebellion for TI13 and Esports World Cup

MinD_ContRoL Joins Shopify Rebellion for TI13 and Esports World Cup

28. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

After a three-month suspension period, Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov makes a comeback, officially joining the North American region to play for Shopify Rebellion.

The Bulgarian The International (TI) winner previously played for Tundra Esports, where he faced a controversial suspension. Now, he returns to competitive play as part of the Rebellion lineup, just in time for the Riyadh Masters and The International 2024 (TI13) qualifiers!

Shopify Rebellion’s Dota 2 Roster:

  • Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
  • Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer
  • Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov
  • Kartik “Kitrak” Rathi
  • Andrei “skem” Ong


MinD_ContRoL’s Return After Suspension

MinD_ContRoL’s return comes after a three-month suspension following a controversy with Tundra Esports. During DreamLeague Season 22, MinD_ContRoL announced his departure from Tundra Esports, claiming he had been kicked due to internal conflicts within the team. This led to his indefinite suspension from the organization.

Now, after three months, MinD_ContRoL officially parts ways with Tundra Esports and joins the esteemed lineup of Shopify Rebellion. Teaming up with Dota 2 veteran Arteezy and notable Southeast Asian players Yopaj and skem, MinD_ContRoL aims to fill the gap left by SabeRLight, who recently departed due to team chemistry issues.

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Teams he has been on in the last 6 months

  • Nigma Galaxy
  • Tundra Esports
  • Shopify Rebellion

Just in Time for Key Qualifiers

This roster change comes ahead of crucial yearly qualifiers, including the Riyadh Masters and TI13 qualifiers. The $5 million Riyadh Masters features a qualifier with a prize pool of $5 million, starting on May 31 and spanning three days for the North American region.

Meanwhile, the qualifier for The International 2024 (TI13) in North America kicks off on June 9. Shopify Rebellion is directly seeded into the Closed Qualifier rounds, competing against teams like nouns and La Correntada.


Final Toughts

Only one team from North America will advance to TI13. Will MinD_ContRoL and Shopify Rebellion find instant chemistry to secure their spot? With MinD_ContRoL’s experience and the team’s talent, they are poised for success in these upcoming challenges.

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