Sneyking: "Only me and 33 at the bootcamp. We are playing from home with more than half of our players" Interview2023-03-14 13:52:00
Tundra support Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu revealed that the team won't play together in the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2. The roster felt burnt out, and most of the players are now playing from home instead of the bootcamp. Sneyking shared it on the PGL broadcast after defeating OG in their first match of the second Tour.
The biggest change up we did from this Tour is that this is the first Tour we are playing from home with more than half of our players. Only me and 33 are at the bootcamp. I think part of the reason we were underperforming is that we've been kind of burnt out from the bootcamping and training throughout the whole season. And it's very mentally draining. Part of the reason we didn't do so well is that we didn't take care of our own mental health. People didn't feel they could perform their best because of circumstances outside of Dota. And that's just life: sometimes, these things happen, and I'm happy that we've taken that step to remedy that.
How did Tundra come up with this decision?
A lot of it was because of our psychologist, who identified our problems and helped us work with them. Recognition is the first step when you realize the problem. The second one is what we gonna do about it. We just thought having a more relaxed environment playing from home for one Tour is something we should try and see how it goes. Obviously, it's still a work in progress. There are six more matches to be played, so we'll see what happens.
Tundra beat OG with a score of 2:0. In their next match on March 17, Sneyking's team will face Nigma Galaxy. Tour 2 runs from March 13 to April 2. Eight teams are fighting for DPC points, Berlin Major invites and $205,000 of prize money.