ATF Amplifies the Ongoing Handshake Drama at BetBoom Dacha 2024 Dubai

Author: Kalyan Ganguli


Published at: 10 Feb 2024

The opening day of the BetBoom Dacha 2024 Dubai tournament witnessed a controversial moment involving Neta “33” Shapira, who garnered attention for declining to partake in the customary post-game handshake with players from Gaimin Gladiators. While the rationale behind his unconventional action remains undisclosed, Quinn “Quinn” Callahan, speaking on X, downplayed the incident. However, the saga continued when Dota 2 professional Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf seemed to follow suit, abstaining from a fist bump with his teammate Stanislav “Malr1ne” Potorak following Team Falcons’ victory in the initial match against

ATF’s Return to Infamy: Rejects Handshake, Unleashes “Mantle of Intelligence” Against

At the BetBoom Dacha 2024 Dubai, ATF appears to have reverted to his provocative demeanor, earning notoriety by showing disrespect towards players. After securing victory in the second game of the series, ATF performed his signature move of dropping “Mantle of Intelligence” items in front of the opposing base—a behavior unique to him among professional players. conceded defeat shortly after ATF’s unconventional display.

Gorgc, observing the match, commented humorously on the situation, remarking, “It’s pretty funny cause they called GG after the mantles, you know? To make it even worse.”

Another noteworthy incident occurred following Team Falcons’ triumph in the initial game against Malr1ne, the mid laner for Team Falcons, approached ATF for a fist bump in celebration, only to be met with an awkward three-second standoff as ATF left him hanging. Sneyking, noticing the uncomfortable exchange, swiftly extended a fist bump to Malr1ne, perhaps in an effort to mitigate the awkwardness.

Before the commencement of the BetBoom Dacha 2024 Dubai tournament, ATF had acknowledged Quinn and Sébastien “Ceb” Debs as superior trash talkers. However, with these recent occurrences, ATF seems determined to carve out his own niche in the realm of “BM” (bad manners) within the Dota 2 community.

Known for his unconventional and controversial actions, ATF continues to captivate and shock the Dota 2 community with his innovative displays of toxicity. Only time will reveal the extent of his impact on the community in the days ahead.