Blacklist International has at long last revealed its Dota 2 team for the forthcoming season, proving once again that the roster shakeup is living up to its reputation in Southeast Asian regions. An all-star lineup of Filipino athletes, including Carlo “Kuku” Palad, Timothy “Tims” Randrup, Marc Polo “Raven” Fausto, Nico “Eyyou” Barcelon, and Karl “Karl” Baldovino, has been signed by the company.
After acquiring RSG’s spot in the first division of the regional 2022/2023 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season, Blacklist International recently made its entry into the Dota 2 competitive scene. The organization will be looking to compete with teams such as Fnatic, BOOM Esports, and Talon Esports for the top spot in the Southeast Asian (SEA) region.
All-Filipino team signs with Blacklist International
“Mission: REDEMPTION. Introducing our official roster for the upcoming DPC 2023 season.” via a Twitter release, Blacklist International said.
Roster reveal by Blacklist International
As a result of the news, the following players have been confirmed for inclusion on Blacklist International’s for the 2022/2023 DPC season:
- Marc Polo “Raven” Fausto
- Karl “Karl” Baldovino.
- Carlo “Kuku“ Palad
- Timothy “Tims” Randrup
- Nico “Eyyou” Barcelon
After recently gaining RSG’s position in the top tier for the upcoming season, Blacklist International became the newest team to join the Southeast Asian Dota Pro Circuit competition. Additionally, Blacklist International & Tier One Entertainment CEO Tryke “TryQ” Gutierrez revealed earlier in the month that he desired to form an all-Filipino redemption team. Tryke’s comments were made during a Blacklist International & Tier One Entertainment investor meeting.
Karl and Kuku recently found themselves without a team after being kicked out of T1 by the Korean organization in the wake of their failure to qualify for The International 2022. (TI11). Karl was let go before the regional qualifications in favor of Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen, who has won The International twice, while Kuku was let go when his contract with the club expired in October and he was no longer under its employment. On the other side, Raven, Tims, and Eyyou had their contracts with their respective companies expire, and as a result, they were no longer employed by those organizations.
After the news broke, Blacklist International will be working hard to establish themselves as a formidable opponent, one that can unseat established teams such as Fnatic, BOOM Esports, and Talon Esports and take their place as the strongest Southeast Asian team in the area.
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