After losing all of their star players, Talon Esports ended up losing their world-class coach as well. SunBhie, who used to coach Team Secret back when they were winning Majors, decided to move on to a new chapter of his Dota 2 career.
We don’t know where he’ll go next but he is certainly more than qualified to join any Dota 2 team in the world. He might take a break and enjoy his 34th year of his life in peace, or he might join a strong organization that needs his talents and is willing to pay him a good salary.
As for Talon, they’ve already found themselves four new players. But their strength is very far from that of the ones who left. People like 23savage and Jabz cannot be replaced that easily because they have tens of thousands of hours of experience, as well as dozens of important tournaments behind them.
Not to mention the fact that they’re among the highest MMR players on the planet and have demonstrated their deep knowledge of the game by winning regional Tours and placing in the top four at epic international tournaments like DreamLeague S20, Riyadh Masters 2023, and Lima Major 2023.
SunBhie started his coaching career in Dota 2 around the year 2016. And he quickly rose to prominence thanks to his impressive results. First he finished 7th – 8th with TNC Pro Team at The International 6. Then he joined Team Secret and spent more than two years there.
During this time, Puppey’s roster had a series of excellent results:
- 2nd place at ESL One Hamburg 2017
- 1st place at DreamLeague S8
- 5th – 6th place at The International 8
- 2nd place at The Kuala Lumpur Major
- 1st place at The Chongqing Major
- 1st place at MDL Disneyland Paris Major
- 4th place at The International 9
After leaving Team Secret, SunBhie joined Fnatic and led them to a 9th – 12th place at The International 2021. The opponent who defeated them was Team Spirit, the eventual winner of that tournament.
In November 2022, after three years with Fnatic, SunBhie joined Talon Esports and obtained a couple of great results with them. But now that the adventure is over, he’ll have to find himself another team. Most likely, it will be a European one, because that’s where most of the high-level action takes place these days.