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Skiter: "Malr1ne has to do a lot more work to get on Nine's level" Interview

Team Falcons carry Oliver "skiter" Lepko commented on his temporary reunion with Leon "Nine" Kirilin at PGL Wallachia S1. The Dota 2 player was happy to play with the former teammate and joked that Stanislav "Malr1ne" Potorak "has a lot of work to do" if he wants to match Nine's status. Skiter spoke about the replacement during the post-match interview.

I mean, I miss Malr1ne a little bit, but at the end of the day, I've known Nine for over ten years, we won TI11 together. So Malr1ne has to do a lot more work to get on Nine's level. It's gonna take a couple of years, some more TIs to win for him to match up.

Oliver "skiter" Lepko
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Previously, Nine said he was offered to stand in only a week before the event. Skiter thought there was even less time. He shared that they constantly joked about rebuilding Tundra's TI lineup in Falcons.

I think Nine lied, I don't think there was a week. I think it was less than 3 or 4 days before the tournament. We went through some mid options. We asked some people before him, but they declined or had some reason not to play with us. We knew Nine started to play again, so we asked him kind of randomly if he wanted to play. Because he was rusty or felt that way, but then he accepted. We are happy to have him and joking all the time that next time, we're bringing Saksa and Neta[33], and we have Tundra back.

Oliver "skiter" Lepko

Malr1ne missed the event due to visa issues. Nine went inactive in November 2023. Before that, he had been playing as a support for Tundra after Saksa went on an indefinite break.

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