Edit: An earlier version of this article stated that Luxor Gaming, a Peruvian team who recently competed in the Movistar Liga Pro Gaming Season 6 Division 2 and The Great American Rivalry Season 1 Division 2 had signed a Filipino coach named '-Basi'.
However, a few pointed out that this was false information. Upon further research, it was revealed that the image posted by the org in the announcement was actually that of a Singaporean player: Yao "Tudi" Wen Teo.
Since the authenticity of -Basi's identity could not be confirmed, we've edited the article to reflect the same.
In a piece of very intriguing news, the South American Dota 2 team, Luxor Gaming has claimed to have recruited a Filipino coach named -Basi who allegedly served as the drafter of the temporary squads of Team Dog and Among Us.
SA Dota 2 Team, Luxor Gaming Alleges That They've Signed Filipino Coach -Basi
Several Tier 2/3 teams exist within the Peruvian region, where Dota 2 is a very popular esport. Luxor Gaming, a part of this ecosystem, has allegedly recruited a player from the other corner of the world. -BaSi, a Filipino coach who supposedly served as the coach and drafter for Abed and iceiceice’s Among Us and Team Dog.
Luxor Gaming announced the addition of -BaSi through a Facebook post.
-BaSi has also played competitively as a player for SEA teams that include Team Air but was not able to reach the top tier stage. He plays in the positive five role as per his stint with Team Air at the Libertango Cup.
If -BaSi was indeed behind the drafting of two squads that included some of the finest players in the SEA region, he is undoubtedly a massive addition to Luxor Gaming’s squad.
Though Luxor Gaming has revealed their coach, they are yet to announce their new roster for the upcoming DPC season. The restart of DPC is scheduled for January 18, 2021, so a solid beginning to a renewed season is what the South American underdogs will be hoping for.
What happened to Team Dog’s players?
The SEA squad of Team Dog that -BaSi allegedly coached, comprising of Abed, iceiceice, inYourdreaM, Poloson, and ah fu have dissolved after their second-place finish at BTS Pro Series S4.
- Abed and iceiceice will travel to NA to play for Evil Geniuses.
- Poloson still has a contract with T1. However, because T1 played with Kuku and Whitemon in its most recent tournament, it looks like he might be out of the squad.
- inYourdreaM and ah fu are both currently teamless. However, considering their resumes, it will be unlikely to see them not secure a spot in a team before the DPC season kicks off in January 2020.