The South American Dota 2 scene was demolished at The Worldwide 2023, inserting thirteenth at finest after 2022’s miracle fifth-place run. When this was mixed with the DPC uncertainty, organizations determined to take a step again, however a brand new challenger entered the world within the type of BOOM Esports.
BOOM, a SEA group, simply introduced the signing of SA superstars Christian “Pakazs” Savina and Farith “Matthew” Puente immediately.
Dota 2 followers naturally puzzled whether or not BOOM was transferring to SA for the season, and the reply got here in a follow-up tweet the place the group introduced two extra members of the workforce.
Jordan “SLATEM$” Vega and Romel “Mjz” Quinteros Rojas from Thunder Awaken joined the brand new BOOM squad, indicating that the group would transfer its Dota 2 operations to South America for the 2024 aggressive season.
Following TI 2023, a number of organizations, beastcoast, and Evil Geniuses, dialed again their Dota 2 operations as a result of poor outcomes at TI 2023 and the unclear course of the aggressive panorama with the Dota Professional Circuit being gone.
The choice marks an enormous milestone for BOOM, because it’s been working in SEA since 2017 with numerous Dota 2 rosters. Whereas the group had a promising roster for the TI 2023 qualifiers, that includes xNova and BoBoKa, the workforce did not qualify for the occasion within the regionals.
The extent of competitors has additionally been rising in SEA, with a number of big-name organizations getting into the scene, like Blacklist Worldwide, who not too long ago bolstered its Filipino all-star workforce.
Whereas the reasoning behind this transfer stays a thriller, BOOM might need prioritized having a aggressive roster in a area that’s presently being deserted by organizations as an alternative of stepping into contract wars with SEA titans.
BOOM Esports’ South American Dota 2 roster is ready to compete in ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 open qualifiers, which is able to finish on Nov. 15.