Esports in SEA: June 2019 Dota 2 updates

Jay Chan
Contributor

Yahoo Singapore looks at some of the transfers news in professional Dota 2 teams in Southeast Asia in June, ahead of The International Dota 2 championship in Shanghai.

Fans look on at KeyArena during the International Dota 2 Championships Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Dota 2

Fnatic tweaks its roster

After a series of disappointing results in EPICENTER Major and MDL Disneyland® Paris Major, Malaysia-based team Fnatic announced on 28 June that Noa 'MP' Pyo would no longer be active in the team.

MP was previously the Position 1 player for Fnatic, and Anucha 'Jabz' Jirawong, previously the Position 5 player for Fnatic, would replace MP as the new Position 1 player.

Meanwhile, Kim 'DuBu' Doo-young, previously the coach for Fnatic, would become part of the active playing roster and take over the vacated Position 5.

Mineski drops AhJit

On 20 June, Philippines-based team Mineski announced that Malaysian Lai "Ahjit" Jay Son would no longer be part of Mineski. Ahjit was previously the Position 1 player for Mineski.

Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov, a Bulgarian professional previously playing for Malaysia-based team WarriorsGaming.Unity, was announced as AhJit’s direct replacement on 26 June.

Resurgence reveals entirety of its line-up

Singapore-based team Resurgence reveals its full line-up on 28 June, after previously searching for a Position 2 player.

Singaporean Yang "Deth" Wu Heng would captain the team, along with other Singaporean additions Remus Goh "ponlo" Zhi Xian and Clement Tan "InsidiousC" Luwen.

Louie James "LJSL" Selomenio Lim from the Philippines and South African Charl "Welp" Geldenhuys complete the remaining line-up.

The International 2019

After the conclusion of the EPICENTER Major on 30 June, the Dota 2 Pro Circuit has officially come to an end.

Two teams from the Southeast Asia region have accumulated enough Dota 2 Pro Circuit points throughout the season and are directly invited to The International 2019 held in August.

The two are Malaysia-based team Fnatic and Philippines-based team TNC Predator.

Meanwhile, the Regional Qualifiers for The International 2019 will kick off soon as the Open Qualifiers for the Southeast Asia region start on 3 July.

Philippines-based team Mineski and Indonesia-based team BOOM ID are the only two teams directly invited to the Regional Qualifiers.

The top six teams from the Open Qualifiers will meet at the Regional Qualifiers, and compete alongside with Mineski and BOOM ID for the one coveted slot to enter The International 2019.

Any team willing to compete in the Southeast Asia region in the Open Qualifiers can do it through the following link:

https://www.faceit.com/en/dota2/tournament/53864b60-80ac-4f57-877c-6dd81923ddf4