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BlackShatan retires from competitive DOTA 2

Warturtle on 2013-02-26

BlackShatan retires from competitive DOTA 2



BlackShatan, the former player from N9, has decided to retire from competitive DOTA 2. Just two weeks ago, N9 had announced their disbandment due to inconsistent results and the latest update from Alex “BlackShatan” Chang confirms that he will be leaving the competitive scene.


BlackShatan was formerly one of up and coming players from Australia in the early days of Mcity and he was responsible for pioneering Australian DOTA 2 and getting it recognized internationally. After attaining a long list of achievements with teams such as Mcity, Absolute Legends and Natural 9, it seemed a natural choice for BlackShatan to retire from competitive DOTA 2 given the recent lull in the Australian DOTA 2 scene. 


BlackShatan released an official statement on his Facebook page regarding his decision to retire from competitive DOTA 2:


It was fun while it lasted, but unfortunately I will not be continuing with competitive DOTA. I'm sad that it had to end like this but shit happens.

(I’ve) met a lot of cool people, some of whom are my good friends now. Had many fun times, most notably in DOTA 1 with MCiTY when it was MusiCa, Tonton, Escobar and Banks. DabeliuteeF and aNh were also awesome to play with and had a lot of good times with them too.

As N9/aL it was great to be able to go toe-to-toe with the best teams in the world and come out on top occasionally. Even when we were on the decline as a team, we still had some good times together especially with Godot and MusiCa.

My favourite part of competitive DOTA was definitely the team aspect and the rollercoaster of emotions you share. Working through the bad and enjoying the good. I feel like why I was able to join so many different teams was not because of my skill but (due to) my attitude and dedication towards the team which I believe is one of the most important things in (being part of ) a team. Never underestimate the importance of work ethic and TEAM BONDING.

Anyway, thanks to the supporters of my teams and myself, especially my cousins Andrew Chang and Simon Chang who supported me religiously and watched a lot of my games (during) ridiculous hours of the day. Thanks to all the 300+ likes (even though compared to others it may not (seem) much, it still makes me feel good)

I'll still be visiting this page so if you (want to) ask me anything feel free.”


While we wish BlackShatan all the best in his future endeavours, the future of Natural 9, on the other hand, remains bleak as the remaining members struggle to make their team’s presence felt in the SEA DOTA 2 scene.



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