Ninjaboogie and Former Adroit Players Form Zerothreetwo Dota


Ninjaboogie and Former Adroit Players Form Zerothreetwo Dota

Vignesh Raghuram
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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.

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?

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.