Solo turns 32, becomes the oldest player in Major history, and drops out of Arlington on his birthday2022-08-07 18:49:00
On August 7, NAVI captain Alexey "Solo" Berezin reached the age of 32. He became the oldest player to ever participate in a Dota Major. It came as a bittersweet for the veteran, as NAVI were eliminated from PGL Arlington Major 2022 on the very same day.
Before Solo, the record belonged to T1's coach Park "March" Tae-won. At the age of 31, he competed at DreamLeague 2020 Leipzig Major with TNC. The Korean was more successful, finishing 7-8th in Germany.
NAVI lost to Team Spirit in the deciding bo2 in Arlington and placed outside of the group's top-6, unable to reach the playoffs. For Solo, it's his first Major in 2.5 years. The team lost their chances for a direct invite to TI11 and will have to play in regional qualifiers.
PGL Major Arlington is going from 4 to 14 August. 17 teams are fighting for $500,000 and DPC points to decide who will get to The International 2022.