- Neon Esports states that their stand-in Raging Potato will be leaving the team. The team's original offlaner Rapy will be making a return, instead.
- Following this roster change, Neon Esports played Fnatic in an elimination match at the BTS Pro Series Season 2: Southeast Asia and ended up losing the game 0-2.
Neon Esports has been having a heck of a run in the ongoing BTS Pro Series Season 2: Southeast Asia. They managed to secure a second-place finish in the group stages of the tournament after beating teams like TNC Predator and Adroit and tying their series against Fnatic and BOOM Esports.
Neon Esports has already secured a Top 4 finish in this tournament which is a substantial improvement over their results in the ESL One Birmingham 2020 - Online: Southeast Asia Open Qualifier and ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Southeast Asia Closed Qualifier where they didn’t even make it out of the qualifiers.
One could argue that a major reason for this sudden turnaround is the recent additions of Andrei “Skem” Ong and Ryan “Raging Potato” Jay Qui to their lineup.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that is going to be the case for too long.
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Neon Esports’ Roster Changes
Earlier today, before their elimination match against Fnatic in the BTS Pro Series Season 2: Southeast Asia, Neon Esports revealed that Raging Potato will no longer be competing with their team.
Instead, Rafael “Rappy” Sicat Palo will resume his duties in the offlane for Neon Esports. The organization stated:
|“I know some of you were hoping that Ryan Jay ‘Raging-_-Potato’ Qui would be joining us permanently. However, during the trials, it became clear that Neon Esports is not the right fit for Ryan Jay.”|
Neon Esports current roster:
- Andrei "skem" Ong
- Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer
- Rafael "Rapy" Sicat Pal
- Prieme Ejay "PlayHard" Banquil
- Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla
Rappy played for Neon Esports in their matchup against Fnatic later in the day. Unfortunately, they ended up losing this match 2-0 and were hence eliminated from the BTS Pro Series Season 2: SEA tournament. Game 2 was a neck and neck game, however, Fnatic managed to pull through and claim the victory through superior decision making. One cannot help but feel that Raging Potato may have made a difference in this match with all his experience in playing in high-pressure situations over the years.
Following a stint with Mushi at IO Dota 2, Raging Potato joined the Neon Esports lineup on 29th May 2020, after Rappy took a short break to spend time with his family. With him, on the lineup, Neon Esports won the Epulze Global Dota 2 League: SEA Division 1. The player has not made a statement following his release.