Biver retires from Dota

By Jack VioletMarch 31, 2021
On March 31, Tundra Esports announced that their position four player Malthe "Biver" Winthe is retiring from professional Dota 2.
In their announcement, Tundra states that following EPIC League Season 3, Biver made the team aware of his plan to retire and will focus on his studies. A young player at 24, Biver has experienced a lot in the professional Dota 2 scene and will move on to the next chapter in his life.
Biver is an incredibly strong support player who excels on heroes such as Earth Spirit, Clockwerk, and Nyx Assassin. He began his career playing for stacks like London Conspiracy and Prodota Gaming until he finally joined Natus Vincere in early 2017. Na’Vi unfortunately wasn’t a powerhouse at this time and narrowly missed qualifying for TI7.
Biver then joined Team Spirit which he stuck with until 2019. During this time, he’d qualify ESL One Birmingham 2018 where they eliminated Evil Geniuses and the China Dota 2 Supermajor.
After his time with Team Spirit, Biver tried his hand in South America by joining Infamous. This was very short-lived, only qualifying EPICENTER Major 2019 but falling short in TI9 qualifier.
After TI9, Biver joined Ninjas In Pyjamas for a few months, playing at ESL One Hamburg 2019, DOTA Summit 11, and WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 but not finding great success, leading to his departure. Biver found himself in North America afterwards and a part of Quincy Crew and would qualify for ESL One Los Angeles 2020. Unfortunately, this is when the pandemic began and the event would be cancelled and tournaments would transition into being online. Though Quincy Crew would claim second place finishes at ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online: North America and BTS Pro Series: Americas, Biver found himself lacking motivation and would take a break for a couple of months.
At the dawn of the 2020 Dota Pro Circuit, Biver made an unexpected comeback joining mudgolems, which later became Tundra Esports. The team would qualify straight to the European Upper Division and immediately begin playing with the best of the best. The team looked remarkable and it felt like Biver had never even taken a break. Taking down Team Liquid,, and High Coast Esports, Tundra found themselves in a three way tiebreaker with Liquid and OG for the last Wild Card spot.
In two rounds of difficult tiebreakers, Tundra sadly didn’t manage to come out on top but did manage to hold their spot in the Upper Division. Tundra then finished fourth at EPIC League Season 3, a tournament they were considered one of the favorites for. This would be Biver’s last tournament.
Biver has been an inspiration to many and a spectacular player to watch. We wish him good luck on his future endeavors.
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