Omega Esports has recruited Filipino players, Shanks and Sam_H, to round out their Dota 2 roster. The organization announced this roster change through their social media handles earlier today, on March 17, 2021, stating that they were happy to welcome Shanks and Sam_H in position four and three roles respectively. Mark "Shanks" Redira and Samson Solomon Enojosa "Sam_H" Hidalgo take the position of Marvin "Boomy" Rushton and Jun "Bok" Kanehara who had left the team on March 5, 2021, to join TNC Predator. With the addition of the two Filipino players, Omega Esports will continue to play with an all-Filipino roster.
Omega Esports add Filipino players, Shanks and Sam_H
This is not the first time Shanks is playing with Omega Esports as he has previously played for the organization from July - November 2020. The organization was happy to welcome him back to the squad as they also mentioned that he has been a teammate of their carry player, Tino, for 5 years.
In Sam_H, the team is looking for experience, prowess and knowledge of the game since he has been a veteran of the SEA Dota 2 scene, having played at TI.
Omega Esports’ new roster:
- Justine “Tino” Grimaldo
- Mc Nicholson “Mac” Villanueva
- Samson Solomon Enojosa "Sam_H" Hidalgo
- Mark "Shanks" Redira
- Bryle “cml” Alviso
Shanks last played for Reckoning Esports for just a couple of months from January until March 2021. He has also been a part of various prominent SEA teams like Execration and Geek Fam in the past.
On the other hand, Sam_H was last seen playing competitive Dota 2 in September 2020 at the Law of Inertia League. He later parted ways with T1 on December 31, 2021, as he went on to miss the first season of the DPC.
Omega Esports finished in the first spot in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Lower Division and had been promoted to the Upper Division. Instead of Bok and Boomy, the Filipino organization will now be playing with Sam_H and Shanks in the Upper Division in the second season of the DPC that is scheduled to begin on April 13, 2021. The team’s series against TNC Predator in the DPC league will be an interesting one to watch.