Aurora’s new midlaner shines in PGL Wallachia.

The million-dollar PGL Wallachia tournament welcomed high-profile teams and players from around the globe. Some are experienced veterans and some are eager new blood. But among these players, lorenof from Aurora managed to grab the attention of the audience, courtesy of his powerful debut with the team.

Lorenof of Aurora: Player bio, former teams, and more

Artem "lorenof" Melnick is a young 21-year-old player hailing from Ukraine. He began competing professionally in 2019, playing plenty of tier 3 tournaments with random Dota 2 stacks.

Lorenof's first official team is Eastern European's Unique Nova (later renamed to NOVA), which he joined in January 2020. In the last four years, he has played for notable EEU teams like AS Monaco Gambit and PuckChamp.

His last stint in Europe was with Team Tickles, coached under Daniel "ImmortalFaith" Moza. Although lorenof played among players of incredible repute in the past, his breakthrough only came when he stepped foot into Southeast Asia (SEA).

During DreamLeague Season 22, lorenof played as a last-minute stand-in for SEA's top team, Aurora. The lineup showed instant chemistry and delivered an impressive Group Stage run. Aurora finished in the top 8 of the tournament, leading ahead of teams like Tundra Esports, Team Liquid, and Azure Ray.

(Image via Aurora)
(Image via Aurora)

It didn't take long for Aurora to officially sign lorenof into its Dota 2 roster. On March 16 this year, he joined Aurora and the lineup of prominent SEA stars - Nuengnara "23" Teeramahanon, Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong, Worawit "Q" Mekchai , and Chan "Oli" Chon Kien.

An impressive LAN debut at PGL Wallachia

At the ongoing PGL Wallachia, Aurora has been on an impressive run. The team pulled an upset during the Group Stage. They defeated tournament favorites, BetBoom Team, 2-0. With an overall score of 3 wins and 1 series loss, Aurora managed to qualify to the Playoffs, very much convincingly.

Will Aurora and lorenof make it through the Playoffs of PGL Wallachia? Keep up with the tournament schedule and results here on