BOOM Esports Picks Up Former Reality Rift Player, Drew

Rakshak Kathuria
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  • Former Reality Rift carry player, Drew, has been recruited by BOOM Esports to finalize its Dota 2 roster.
  • Drew last played for Reality Rift in August 2020 when the organization disbanded because of financial struggles posed by the pandemic and postponement of the DPC.
  • Drew replaces Dreamocel who parted ways with BOOM Esports in the beginning of December 2020.

After having a successful year in 2020, BOOM Esports is all set to show its prowess at the DPC season that is set to begin in a couple of weeks. Ahead of this, the Indonesian squad has announced that its fifth and final player is Andrew "Drew" Halim, occupying the team’s carry role. 

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Drew Joins To Round Out BOOM Esports’ Dota 2 Roster

BOOM announced the addition of Drew to the squad through their social media handles. 

Drew has a very short career in the top tier currently, having been around the scene for just two years. His last stint came with Reality Rift, where he showcased his caliber by helping the team qualify for a Major championship: Dreamleague S13 - The Leipzig Major. Unfortunately, the organization had to disband in August 2020 because of uncertainties in the DPC system and financial struggles the pandemic levied on them. 

Since then, the Indonesian has played as a stand-in for teams like Neon Esports and 496 Gaming in a few tournaments. He will now join BOOM Esports who have received a direct invite to the Upper Division of the SEA Regional League. 

So BOOM Esports full roster for the 1st Major of the 2021 DPC season will be:

BOOM Esports Roster for the 2021 DPC season:

  1. Andrew "Drew" Halim
  2. Rafli Fathur "Mikoto" Rahman
  3. Saieful "Fbz" Ilham
  4. Brizio Adi "Hyde" Putra
  5. Alfi "Khezcute" Nelphyana (Captain)

At the beginning of December, the Indonesian squad had parted ways with their carry, Randy Muhammad "Dreamocel" Sapoetra, after playing with him for nearly four years.

BOOM Esports' Results in 2020.
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Even though BOOM Esports had not taken many first-place finishes with Dreamocel in their lineup, they managed to have multiple successful runs in several recent SEA tournaments. They secure four runner-up finishes at major tournaments like ESL One Thailand: Asia, BTS Pro Series S2, and S3. 

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BOOM Esports had also been able to finish fourth at one of the last LAN events, StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3. 

Adding some fresh blood on top of the experience and team chemistry that the other four BOOM Esports players possess, they will look to outdo their rivals at the Upper Divison to qualify to the first Major of the season. 

Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.