A member of the Western European team Tundra Esports Oliver «skiter» Lepko summed up the results of his team’s performance during the Dota Pro Circuit 2023 summer tour in a post-match interview.
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July 7, 16:13
Oliver «Skiter» Lepko is pleased with his performance on Broodmother.
Tundra knocked out Liquid in the lower bracket of the Bali Major playoffs. The team’s carry first played on Broodmother in the pro scene.
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We were just hitting the creeps, knowing that we would have a chance for a comeback. We knew that we could make the opponent make a mistake, and this is enough to take the victory for ourselves.
We originally took Broodmother for the offlane, but 33rd said that he would play Dark Seer better because he could collect aura artifacts for Meepo, so I decided to play Broodmother.
I played 10-12 matches on the hero in matchmaking, I think it’s still 10 somewhere. I don’t think I’ll ever dare to play it again in pro games. This is how tournaments are played,” the player joked.
After that, Dmitry «CrystalMay» Korchevinin noted that Skiter understands Russian, the player himself replied: «I don’t understand #####».
In the upper bracket final, Tundra will play against the winner of the match between Gladiators and Quest.
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Tundra Esports European team member Oliver «skiter» Lepko shared his impressions of winning The International 2022 in Singapore, said that he did not plan to end his career as a professional player in Dota 2, and also told how things had changed for him attitude after the triumph at TI.
On continuing his career and winning TI
I didn’t have any strong feelings, as during my career I learned to control my emotions. When we won the tournament, I was really happy, but then everything went back to normal.
Even after the victory, I thought that we need to win another series, although the tournament has already ended. Maybe I just haven’t figured it out yet.
About the attention of fans
I was looking forward to returning home because I don’t like it when there are a lot of people around me. I tried to stay away when my teammates signed autographs or interacted with fans.
I’m not chasing fame. After the tournament, my teammates went to rest in Thailand or Korea, and I wanted to return home, where I would be calm and no one would recognize me.
About the attitude of the players after winning TI
Now people think that I’m right, even if I swear in public. One of my teammates recently played in a pub and made a mistake, and immediately his ally began to apologize to him, although he was not at fault. People put us on a pedestal because, in their opinion, we are better than everyone else, and what we say is the holy truth. They idealize us. I know this because I have done it myself in the past with players who have won The International.
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Oliver «skiter» Lepko — Tundra team carry
Oliver has been competing since 2016. In April, he began to cooperate with GOOMBA Gaming, but the results of the German team left much to be desired. After changing several mixes, in 2017 he joined PENTA Sports. The team won Dota 2 Champions League Season 11, ProDotA Cup Europe #19, reached the finals of SAE Dota League Germany Season 2, won WellPlay Invitational #9, entered the top 4 at ROG MASTERS 2017.
In 2018, skiter represented Going in, in September he joined the banner of Team Spirit. The five entered the top 4 Reshuffle Madness, won the CryptØmasters, Autumn Cup and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Summit!
In March 2019, the player joined Infamous, took 3rd place at WSOE 6: Dota 2 — Serenity’s Destiny, participated in the EPICENTER Major, but ended up in last place. In September, it was announced in the Ninjas in Pajamas roster, entered the top three of DreamLeague Season 12.
In December, he was fired, in January 2020 he stood under the banner of Aggressive Mode. In February, he moved to Fighting PandaS, and in March, the five received sponsorship from CR4ZY. The team performed rather poorly, and soon skiter left the roster. In September, he joined mudgolems and became the bronze medalist of ESL One Germany 2020.
In January 2021, the five found a sponsor in the person of Tundra Esports. Under the new banner, she triumphed at ESL One Fall 2021 and OGA Dota PIT Season 5: Europe/CIS, took silver at GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Series Dubai 2022, entered the top three of the strongest ESL One Stockholm 2022, won DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 3 : Division I. The team earned 1212 DPC and was invited to The International 2022. At the tournament, the team confidently won the victory and received $8.4 million as a reward.
Oliver reached 10,000 MMR in 2020 and reached 11,000 MMR in 2021.
Skiter, also known as Oliver, is a professional Dota 2 player from Slovakia who plays in the carry position. He gained notoriety through his performances for Ninjas in Pajamas and CR4ZY, with his most significant achievement in his career being third place at DreamLeague Season 12.
Skiter’s first appearance on the professional scene was in 2015 when he played for the Ember Boys team and took third to fourth place at PGL Dota 2 Pro-AM Qualifier #3, earning $500 in prize money. He also participated in paysafecard Go4Dota2 Europe Cup #31 and earned his first victory. Later, together with his teammate Seleri, Oliver moved to Goomba Gaming but left the club due to lack of achievements and prospects. For about a year, he played for European teams such as Sanguine Sharks and Going in, ultimately beginning to play for PENTA Sports.
With PENTA Sports, Skiter and his team allowed him to establish himself at the tier-3 regional level, where they won Dota 2 Champions League Season 11, ProDotA Cup Europe #19, StarLadder ProSeries Season 20, as well as successfully performed in other small tournaments. The team’s main achievement was making it to third to fourth place at ROG MASTERS 2017, earning over $21,000 in prize money. Additionally, the team won qualifiers for ESL One Genting 2018, but did not perform well at the tournament, and soon the players disbanded and went to other teams.
Skiter also played for the European team Team Spirit, where he continued his path at the tier-3 level, winning in Cryptomasters, Autumn Cup, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Summit! After the club’s experiment ended, the player left the team. After performing for Kaban and Infamous Gaming, Oliver joined Ninjas in Pajamas. Despite his short time with the team, he was able to try himself at the tier-1-2 Dota level, taking third place at DreamLeague Season 12 and sixth place at DOTA Summit 11. He then played for Aggressive Mode before moving to CR4ZY.
With CR4ZY, Skiter took 5-6th place at StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 and became a silver medalist at ESL One Birmingham 2020 Online. For unknown reasons, he left the team in June 2020. Currently, Skiter is once again conquering the European region along with former Alliance players FATA- and 33 as part of mudgolems. Later, the organization Tundra Esports signed mudgolems.
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Skiter, also known as Oliver, is a professional Dota 2 player from Slovakia who plays as a carry. His fame came from his performances for Ninjas in Pajamas and CR4ZY, and his most significant achievement in his career was the 3rd place at DreamLeague Season 12.
Skiter’s first appearance on the professional stage took place in 2015, when the player played for the Ember Boys team and took 3rd-4th place in the PGL Dota 2 Pro-AM Qualifier #3, earning $500. He also participated in paysafecard Go4Dota2 Europe Cup #31 and won his first win. Later, along with his partner Seleri, Oliver moved to Goomba Gaming, but left the club due to a lack of achievements and prospects. He played for European teams such as the Sanguine Sharks and Going in for about a year before eventually joining PENTA Sports.
As part of PENTA, Sports Skiter and his team allowed him to gain a foothold at the tier-3 level of the region, where they won Dota 2 Champions League Season 11, ProDotA Cup Europe #19, StarLadder ProSeries Season 20, and also successfully performed in other small tournaments. The main achievement of the team was the 3rd-4th place at ROG MASTERS 2017, earning more than $21,000 in prize money. In addition, the team won the qualifiers for ESL One Genting 2018, but did not prove itself at the tournament, and soon the players broke up and went to other teams.
Skiter also played in the European team Team Spirit, where he continued his way to the tier-3 level, winning the Cryptomasters, Autumn Cup and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Summit! After the club finished the experiment, the player left the team. After playing for Kaban and Infamous Gaming, Oliver joined Ninjas in Pajamas. Despite his short tenure with the team, he was able to try his hand at Dota’s tier-1-2 level, finishing third at DreamLeague Season 12 and sixth at DOTA Summit 11. He then played for Aggressive Mode before moving to CR4ZY.
Together with CR4ZY Skiter took 5th-6th place at StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 and became a silver medalist at ESL One Birmingham 2020 Online. For unknown reasons, he left the team in June 2020. At the moment, Skiter is once again conquering the European region with former Alliance players FATA- and 33 as part of mudgolems. Later, the Tundra Esports organization signed mudgolems.
Oliver «skiter» Lepko is a player who has a strong reputation in the Dota community. The Slovak carry has always loved to grind pubs and has always been in the top MMR players. However, when it came to the pro scene, his success was often comparable to other similar guys like Xcalibur, who can only pull in matchmaking.
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Attempts were made to abuse the DPC system and break into tournaments through regions weaker than Western Europe, but everything ended up with the last place at the Major and earning money online and at the Minors. This, however, allowed them to stay afloat and, unlike other tier-2-3 players from Central Europe, not to leave professional Dota.
The coronavirus pandemic gave Western Europe an interesting mix called mudgolems, which was then signed by Tundra Esports. FATA- and 33 became its basis, nine quickly joined the team, but along with the Israeli offlaner, it was Oliver who was in the team from the first days of its existence until the TI grand final. And it was he who, almost all the way, was called the weak link of the team and the reason why Tundra could not become a full-fledged tier-1 team.
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The main complaint against Skeeter was his narrow pool of heroes. And we are not talking about niche utility characters that would better help the greedy 33 to open up, but simply those on which he is better at it. The signatures of the Slovak were Faceless Void, Lifestealer and Chaos Knight. Most often, the team took some of them in the first stage, regardless of the meta, and then they tried to build a draft for the main star from the offline.
When Tundra failed at the Arlington Major, it was Oliver who came under fire again. Many (including some of our editorial staff) had little expectation from the team at the upcoming The International 11. And it is all the more surprising that Skeeter’s game has become one of the cornerstones of the team’s success.
Firstly, one of the most effective carry heroes of the event was Naga Siren — 65% of wins. Most often it was picked by Tundra and Entity. In fairness, the players of the Indian organization used it more often on the «troika». However, with Entity, often all three cores have exactly the same farm, and the difference in win percentage is amazing.
The most interesting thing is that before TI11, Naga was not even in the top 30 (!) most picked heroes for Skeeter on the pro scene. In public on the main account, Oliver played more on Slardar and Miran than on her. By the way, Void did not pick at all at the Tundra event. Of course, it was not without the signature CC (5 wins out of 6 maps) and the super-metal Ghoul (3 wins out of 4), but, for example, Skeeter has a 100% win rate on Slark.
The team is not afraid to give Oliver picks in the later stages of the draft and take heroes for him, on which he must drag the rink. Let the Slovak have a zero win rate on the Terrorblade in the tournament, but it’s clearly not his fault that the team went to fight 10 seconds before the meta in a place where the opponent had just removed all vision.
The reasons for such a rebirth of Skeeter are really difficult to understand. Perhaps he is fueled by the faith of his teammates and a new playing role. Perhaps, after Fata’s departure, the atmosphere in the team became less toxic, and 33 fixed his mentality. Well, when your midlaner says such words, you also want to win Aegis for him.
Judging by the backstage photos, Skeeter was really worried about what happened on the second map of the upper bracket final. However, this did not prevent him from giving his maximum in the decisive game at the right moments. Even though it was, perhaps, the map with the least impact from him for the entire event, the team managed to do it anyway.
The Slovak’s reaction to the victory was also interesting. It seems that he did not sensationally make it to the grand final at his debut TI, but, like a conditional Ame, got to the decisive match for the next title. By the way, skiter debuted at his first TI at the age of 24, after six years of a fairly average career. Some even top cores are already starting to seriously sag by this point.
Oliver showed today that Crystallis is no match for him at this event. And it will be incredibly interesting if Team Liquid steps into the grand final tomorrow, and Lepko goes head to head with the most stable and possibly the best Western carry in Dota 2 history in a match of life for both players.
This battle would be legendary!