After T1 left Dota 2, new players entered DPC SEA 2023

By Naman Alok | Jan 11, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


The Lima Major 2023, the first Major of the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit, is the focus of all attention (DPC 2023). Candidates from the Southeast Asian region have always been a key mainstay in majors and have gained the respect of opponents in the region. As a result, we are carefully examining the Division 1 bracket for the DPC SEA 2023. After T1 left Dota 2, new players entered DPC SEA 2023

Greeting the immigrants

For the Esports organization Blacklist International, which has previously competed in the mobile Esports genre, entering the competitive Dota 2 scene is a significant commitment. The TNC Predator lineup from the 2016–2019 era is evocative of them thanks to their veteran stack of Filipino players, which they do, though. The cast of Blacklist includes well-known actors including Timothy “Tims” Randrup and Carlo “Kuku” Palad. However, the main point is that Blacklist will be a strong force in the DPC 2023 SEA. And if we didn’t know any better, their top priority opponent to beat would be BOOM Esports.

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On the other hand, Bleed Esports also has players with experience. Young talent exists here, including Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong and Prieme “PlayHard” Banquil. In addition, Teng “Kordan” Tjin Yao is a fresh face in competitive Dota 2. There is no way of knowing if Bleed would succeed or falter in their first DPC appearance.

After all, teams in the league’s other teams, including Team SMG, Excecration, or even Geek Slate, have a history of putting on strong performances. Though they aren’t seen as strong contenders to make the Lima Major, they do have exceptional players that many people are familiar with.

Recognizable people and departures

For many fan expectations, the DPC 2023 season is great. Not just the DPC SEA region but also, and perhaps more significantly, its analogues in Western Europe and South America are affected by this. BOOM Esports, Talon Esports, and Fnatic competed for the SEA region at the most recent TI, the International 11. Although they did well enough to earn a spot in TI11, their performance wasn’t very noteworthy. However, seeing the staples return for yet another season is always a sight to behold. Unlike Evil Geniuses, who chose to stop competing in North America?

Sadly, even worse things have occurred in the SEA, where renowned teams like T1, Lilgun, and RSG permanently cut their Dota 2 rosters. New teams, such as Geek Slate, Blacklist International, and Bleed Esports, are handed their spots in the competition.

SEA versus the world

Overall, amongst the media attention that the SA and WEU teams are receiving following their incredible triumphs at TI11 since these lineups are so full of talented players, SEA teams are entering the competition stronger than we ever expected. Despite the intimidating aura that the more established foes are exuding, the younger crop of adversaries also exudes a trustworthy air.

Therefore, there is a lot to look forward to in the DPC 2023 SEA Division 1, which began this week and runs until January 30. Three qualifying spots for the Lima Major 2023 are up for grabs; this is another eagerly awaited competition to see how SEA teams compare to those from other regions.

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