Several fans are worried about Samuel “Boxi” Svahn’s withdrawal from the Dota 2 Lima Major. A medical situation forced the position four player to withdraw from the competition, but Team Liquid carried on with a stand-in and came in second.
While there have been a couple of updates regarding Boxi’s situation from his teammates, the player shared a brief update on his status for the first since the Major.
In a tweet, Boxi expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of support and said that he had to leave the Major to receive treatment at home. While Liquid’s position four did not disclose the nature of his condition, he did mention that he’s currently managing it and feeling okay.
Boxi ended his message by saying that he would be participating in the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit Tour, which provided some relief for his fans.
Despite a sudden setback at the Major, Liquid still advanced to the grand finals with the help of their analyst, Mathis “Jabbz” Friesel. Overall, this incident highlights the importance of physical and mental health in the esports industry. It serves as a reminder that even professional players are not immune to health issues and that taking care of oneself should always be a top priority.
Though Liquid only had two-to-three series left in the tournament, the organization and the players prioritized Boxi’s health above all else, an admirable situation that deserves recognition from all community members.