A veteran of the Singaporean Dota 2 scene has returned to his home country where he made his name as one of the most promising safelane carries. Galvin "Meracle" Kang Jian Wen, the 22-year-old Singaporean carry, will be joining Resurgence in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit campaign next season.
Resurgence is one of the better-known organizations in the country's esports circuit. They currently house teams in League of Legends, CS:GO, PUBG amongst many other esports titles. This is their first foray into the Dota 2 scene. They’ve chosen to go with an ‘All-Singaporean’ roster consisting of several youngsters and a couple of familiar faces like Meracle and Chibi.
Carry: Galvin “Meracle” Kang (Captain)
Mid: Joel “Chibi” Chan
Offlane: Teo “Tudi” Yao Wen
4 Support: Wilson “Poloson” Koh
5 Support: Paul “Barry” Tan
“Over the last 9 months, we’ve been looking closely at fielding a committed, professional Singapore DotA 2 team with the idea of re-igniting the hopes and dreams of the local DotA community.” said Resurgence CEO, Jayf ‘Babael’ Soh. “Over the last 8 years of the game’s competitive history, we’ve had a couple of teams and iterations of them where our local Singaporean players and squad performed exceptionally well and had success internationally - Team Zenith and Faceless in particular. Ultimately, these teams disbanded and went their separate ways, to the disappointment of fans and the community.”
Meracle last played for a Singaporean team in 2016, as part of First Departure’s roster for The International 6 qualifiers. He has since then played in a variety of teams including Mineski, Fnatic, IG.Vitality in both the SEA and Chinese scenes. He hasn’t really seen too much success in these teams.
But it looks like things might be different with the Resurgence roster. He says
“I feel excited about being able to play under Resurgence as being able to play under a Singapore organization, with my Singaporean teammates and friends, has been something I've been wanting to do for awhile, and something I feel the most comfortable with. Like most teams out there, I hope to be able to compete and win TI one day. We've just come together quite recently after not playing with each other for awhile so it'll take quite some time, but we're definitely looking forward to getting prepared to play in the next DPC season “
Resurgence’s first appearance in the Pro Dota 2 circuit will be at the upcoming Singapore Esports League which kicks off on July 15th.