Blacklist International is Looking to Expand into Dota 2 With PH Roster
Blacklist International CEO Tryke "TryQ" Gutierrez recently stated that his dream was to build a Philippines Dota 2 dream team in order to help redeem the Southeast Asia (SEA) region. Blacklist International has been rumored to be interested in picking up a Dota 2 lineup since 2021, and has been actively looking for opportunities in the scene.
Blacklist International is best known for its successful Mobile Legends: Bang Bang division, which has won the M3 World Championship in 2021 and multiple MPL PH titles.
Tryke Gutierrez stated that he wants to build a PH dream team
The current roster shuffle season has been a set of twists and turns. However, the Southeast Asian (SEA) region could be in for a surprise as Blacklist International CEO Tryke "TryQ" Gutierrez recently posted on Facebook with an interesting status.
He said that “My dream for Blacklist DOTA 2 is to build a PH redeem team”, which could be hinting that the PH organization might branch out into the DOTA 2 scene in the future. The Philippines, despite having talented players, had been struggling with building an all-Filipino team ever since the downward performances of TNC Predator. However, Polaris Esports had taken the flag for the country instead, with marginal success.
He further added that things have been moving quickly behind the scenes, however he hoped that his dream would become reality in the future soon enough.
Blacklist International’s entry into the SEA DPC (Dota Pro Circuit) could become a reality, with Additionally, a spot in the first division of the SEA DPC is currently vacant after Nigma Galaxy SEA’s disbandment, which in return could allow Blacklist to secure a spot in the division for the right price.
Finally, with lucrative options in the transfer market such as Erin "Yopaj" Ferrer & Timothy "Tims" Randrup to name a few, Blacklist International could potentially field a star-studded all Filipino roster that could rival the likes of Fnatic & Talon Esports in the region.