Ninjaboogie and Former Adroit Players Form Zerothreetwo Dota

Vignesh Raghuram
24/Aug/2020 08:46 am

One of the most successful Filipino Dota 2 players in the world, Michael "ninjaboogie" Ross Jr. recently had a stint with Team Adroit. Following this, the player looks to have persuaded two of his Adroit teammates (John Anthony "Natsumi-" Vargas and Jun "Bok" Kanehara) to follow him to his new team, Zerothreetwo Dota 2.

(Related: Adroit Carry Natsumi Departs From The Team

(Related: Adroit Dota Releases Bok From Their Roster)

The Zerothreetwo (032) Dota 2 Roster Featuring ninjaboogie, Natsumi- and Bok

The Zerothreetwo Dota 2 roster features a mix of veteran SEA players and new blood making them one of the more exciting teams to watch in the upcoming tournaments. 

  • The team’s carry and offlaner, Natsumi- and Bok have plenty of experience in the highest tiers of SEA Dota, recently winning the SEA Games 2019 tournament and the ESL Clash of Nations Bangkok 2019.

  • Captain ninjaboogie is one of the most accomplished Filipino Dota 2 players in the world, having won a DPC Major (Dota 2 Asia Championship 2018) and lead a relatively underrated Mineski team to an 8th place finish at The International 9.

  • Mid player, Nikko “Nikko” Bilocura is an upcoming player who has shown significant promise during his stint in MS Chonburi. Not much is known about position 4 player, Matthew “Matthew” Trinidad.

Zerothreetwo’s statement announcing the team reads: 

“Long wait is finally over! Another powerhouse Bisaya team is making its way into the upcoming DPC season. A team composed of a veteran captain, 2 SEA Games Gold Medalist and 2 promising young players. The team is hoping to incorporate the Bisaya passion with high-level plays.”

Zerothreetwo will also be the second major Bisayan squad to come out of the Philippines. The first was Team Adroit.

Hence Zerothreetwo's Dota roster will be:

  • Carry: John Anthony “Natsumi-” Vargas
  • Mid: Nikko “Nikko” Bilocura
  • Offlaner: Jun “Bok” Kanehara
  • Soft Support: Matthew “Matthew” Trinidad
  • Hard Support: Michael “ninjaboogie” Ross Jr.

It will certainly be interesting to see the joust between Zerothreetwo and the rest of the Dota 2 squads in the region. They certainly have the players to become one of the top teams in the region. Will they live up to their potential?


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.