Blacklist International Has Acquired RSG’s Spot for the 2023 SEA Dota Pro Circuit Season
The rumors have finally become a reality as Blacklist International CEO Tryke Gutierrez has confirmed that Tier One Entertainment has acquired RSG’s spot for the upcoming season of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) in Southeast Asia (SEA). Earlier in the month, it was reported that Blacklist International was looking to expand into the Dota 2 scene. However, it had to deal with the behind the scenes issues along with the necessary paperwork.
Blacklist International is best known for its successful Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) division, which won the M3 World Championship in 2021 and multiple MPL PH season titles.
Tryke Gutierrez confirms Blacklist International’s entry into the Dota 2 scene
The current roster shuffle season for Dota 2 within the Southeast Asia (SEA) region has been chaotic to say the least. However, the region will be welcoming a new organization into the mix as Blacklist International & Tier One Entertainment CEO Tryke "TryQ" Gutierrez have confirmed that Tier One Entertainment has acquired the rights to RSG’s spot in the first division of the SEA DPC for the upcoming season.
Earlier in November, Tryke Gutierrez had stated that his dream was to build a Philippines redemption team for Dota 2 while also noting that things have been moving quickly behind the scenes to make that dream a reality. However, following the announcement it has finally been confirmed that Blacklist International will be a part of the 2022/2023 SEA Division I DPC season.
Here are the list of teams that will be participating in first division of the upcoming season:
Blacklist International (previously RSG’s spot)
T.B.A (previously T1’s spot)
Blacklist International’s entry into the SEA DPC (Dota Pro Circuit) will mark the organization’s first expansion outside of the mobile esports scene. Additionally, with lucrative options in the transfer market such as Abed “Abed” Yusof, Marc “Raven” Fausto, and Timothy "Tims" Randrup to name a few, Blacklist International could potentially create an all-star Filipino roster that could rival the likes of Fnatic, BOOM Esports, and Talon Esports in the region.
Southeast Asia has seen a lot of transfer activity during the off-season, which also saw Geek Fam announcing its return to the Dota 2 competitive scene. Furthermore, Bleed Esports is also heavily rumored to be following in Blacklist International’s footsteps as it looks to acquire the vacant spot that was left behind by T1.