We got the most unexpected return at the TI main stage. James “2GD” Harding came back after the best-of-three series between Team Secret and PSG.LGD.
A former professional player of Quake and World of Warcraft, and one of the most beloved personalities in esports over the last decade, 2GD has made a shocking return to the main stage of TI, and fans are already losing their minds. James Harding, a nostalgic face from the past, was responsible for some of the most entertaining moments in the earlier days of Dota 2 as it gained prominence in the world of esports.
This situation happened at the Dota 2 Shanghai Majors in 2016. Some people were not happy about something that happened during the event. Because of this, the person in charge of the event was fired.
This made fans and players very upset, because 2GD was one of the most liked people backstage, with some fans thinking his views and jokes were the reason they watched professional Dota in the first place. Since that day, James has not been involved in the Dota 2 pro scene at all, except for a small appearance during the Stockholm Major. That is, until today.
A well-known Dota 2 news reporter, Wykrhm Reddy, announced on Twitter that James Harding is coming back. James was away for a while and people are happy to see him return. Some people are speculating that this may be because of the bad feedback from the community about The International. Others are just happy to see James and his unique sense of humor back. There are already memes circulating online about his return.
This is the first time we’ve seen 2GD since the Shanghai Major, where Team Secret won one of their biggest tournament victories. We’re not sure if it’s a coincidence or not, but it’s great to have him back after all these years. We’re curious to see what else this TI has in store.
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