Bleed Esports Is the First SEA Team to Qualify for the Bali Major 2023
In a remarkable achievement for Bleed Esports and the Southeast Asia (SEA) Dota 2 scene, the team has become the first from the region to secure a spot in the highly anticipated Bali Major 2023. With the team’s impressive performance in the SEA Dota Pro Circuit (DPC), Bleed Esports has earned the distinction of being the first Southeast Asian team to qualify for this prestigious tournament. The team is a relatively new one in the professional Dota 2 landscape, being created in 2021 and had been struggling in the SEA DPC for multiple tours, but it has finally performed well this season to qualify for the Major. The team also beat the likes of Talon Esports, which is considered to be the best team in SEA.
Dominating the SEA DPC: Bleed Esports' journey to Bali Major qualification
Bleed Esports embarked on an extraordinary journey in the SEA DPC Tour 3, demonstrating its skill, teamwork, and determination. As a relatively new team in the Dota 2 scene, Bleed Esports made strategic roster changes earlier this year, which included the addition of renowned players such as offlaner Daryl "iceiceice" Koh Pei Xiang and position four Djardel "Dj" Jicko B. Mampusti, along with coach Rasmus "MISERY" Flipsen. These roster updates bolstered the team's capabilities and contributed to its success in the SEA DPC.
With an impressive display of consistency and resilience, Bleed Esports secured its qualification for the Bali Major through outstanding performances and a stellar 5-1 record in the SEA DPC Tour 3. This accomplishment showcases its ability to adapt to various strategies, execute game plans effectively, and triumph against formidable opponents.
The Bali Major: A platform for SEA Dota 2 excellence
The upcoming Bali Major holds immense significance for the Dota 2 community worldwide and serves as a testament to the thriving esports landscape in Southeast Asia. While it's not the first time SEA teams have participated in majors, Bleed Esports' qualification highlights the region's growing prominence and competitiveness on the global stage.
As one of the qualifying teams, Bleed Esports joins other prestigious teams from around the world in the Bali Major. The tournament, scheduled to commence at the end of June, follows the traditional Dota 2 Major format, featuring a group stage and playoffs. With a substantial $500,000 USD prize pool and 3,500 DPC points at stake, the Bali Major provides an opportunity for teams to showcase their skills, make a mark on the international stage, and bolster their chances of securing a spot in The International (TI).
How Misery helped the team succeed: The all-rounder
During a post-match interview, Bleed Esports' coach, Misery, brought a touch of humor to the team's qualification for the Bali Major 2023. When asked about his contribution to their success, Misery was playful in his response.
"I don't know, I just have a lot of experience in different areas, you know, in different categories. I have a doctor's degree, I used to be a teacher, and I even dabbled in movies once. So, I just know a lot of things." he said.
While it's true that Southeast Asian teams have previously participated in Dota 2 majors, Bleed Esports' qualification as the first team from the region to secure a spot in the Bali Major 2023 is a noteworthy accomplishment. The team’s stellar performance in the SEA DPC Tour 3 exemplifies its dedication and talent, positioning it as a force to be reckoned with in the competitive Dota 2 landscape. As Bleed Esports prepares for the Bali Major, the team carries the hopes and aspirations of the Southeast Asian Dota 2 community, eager to witness its success and the continued growth of esports in the region.