BOOM Esports Bids Farewell to JaCkky
The first official Dota 2 roster change has occurred for BOOM Esports, as the team bid farewell to its carry player, Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong. As part of a Twitter post, the organization thanked the player for helping the team reach its first-ever TI (The International) and wished him the best of luck in his future endeavors. TI11 saw the team finish in 9th-12th place. There was no immediate announcement about JaCkky's replacement. Alongside this development, BOOM has also seen other players on its roster communicate their search for new teams in the recent past while still assessing their contracts with BOOM.
JaCkky is no longer BOOM Esports’ carry
“Today, with a heavy heart, we bid our farewell to our position 1 from our Dota 2 team, Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong,” BOOM wrote in a tweet that also included a video documenting the player's journey.
After taking into account the official changes from the team, BOOM Esports' Dota 2 roster currently includes the following players.
Erin "Yopaj" Ferrer
Saieful "Fbz" Ilham
Timothy "Tims'' Randrup
Rolen "Skem" Ong
After nine months with BOOM Esports, JaCkky leaves the organization after managing to grab his first significant LAN event in the form of GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Series Dubai 2022. A spectacular performance by the team during this event in March 2022 led it to defeat Tundra Esports 3-2 in the grand final.
While BOOM continued to dominate regional events, its prowess in international competitions diminished as the season progressed. As a result of the team's initial success, there was always high hope for BOOM but it never solidified and ended up with a mediocre 9th-12th finish at TI11.
A few days after TI11, Yopaj, Skem, and Tims all expressed interest in assessing any new opportunities for the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2022-23. While this type of communication from players is frequently followed by a move to another club, none of the three explicitly announced that they would be leaving BOOM as there may be the possibility of a contract renewal.
JaCkky is no longer a member of the team, but it remains to be seen if it will make further changes to its Dota 2 lineup. There are 20 days left until the rosters for the DPC 2022-23 are locked. In addition, JaCkky's new team for the upcoming season remains uncertain. His skills have demonstrated his ability to play a wide range of carry heroes effectively, so joining a top-tier team should not be hard for him.