Dutch footballer, central defender and captain of English club Liverpool Virgil van Dijk has spoken out about The International's two-time Dota 2 champion Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen.
Van Dijk was asked which of the cyber athletes on the professional Dota 2 scene he respects. The Liverpool defender named Topson:
Of course, huge respect to Topson. Welcome to the dream team!
Note that van Dijk is an ambassador for the Tundra eSports team. On September 7, "Topson" officially became Tundra's mid laner. In turn, Leon "Nine" Kirilin moved from the second to the fourth position. Before that, Martin "Saksa" Sazdov had left the team.
Earlier, Tundra lost to OG in the lower bracket of the playoffs and dropped out of DreamLeague Season 21.