BOOM Esports Officially Signs Tims
Timothy John "Tims" Randrup has officially been signed by BOOM Esports to its Dota 2 roster. The rumors about the two parties joining forces have been circulating for quite some time now, and BOOM Esports now confirmed that Tims will be the team's new position four player through its social media handles. Having parted ways with TNC Predator after six years of service, Tims became a free agent on 15th Sept 2021. BOOM Esports has now confirmed four of its five Dota 2 players as permanent members.
Tims is the new position four player for BOOM Esports
“IT'S OFFICIAL!!! @TimsDOTA becomes our 4th for BOOM DOTA 2 and will premiere his debut entrance at BTS Pro Series Season 8 as we fight @TeamSMGofficial at 2 PM (3:00 PM SGT),” BOOM Esports’ announcement read.
Boom Esports' updated roster for BTS Pro Series Season 8: Southeast Asia (SEA) is as follows:
Jinn Marrey "Palos" Lamatao (stand-in)
Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer
Saieful "Fbz" Ilham
Timothy John "Tims" Randrup
Rolen Andrei Gabriel "skem" Ong
In his competitive career as a Dota 2 player, Tims will be playing for the first time in an Indonesian organization. He has competed in all-Filipino teams for the majority of his career. He was TNC Predator's position four player from 2016 to 2021 and through various roster changes, he always maintained his spot and became a cornerstone of the organization.
When TNC Predator failed to qualify for The International 10 (TI10) for the first time since 2015, the organization initially put the entire roster on inactive status and later parted ways with it. Tims' most notable achievement with TNC was winning his first Dota 2 Major title at the MDL Chengdu Major.
BTS Pro Series Season 8: Southeast Asia (SEA) has featured Prieme Ejay "PlayHard" Banquil as the position four player for BOOM Esports so far. Apparently, he will now be replaced by Tims. Additionally, BOOM Esports is currently competing in the OB.Moon Asian Arena. Tims did play one series for the team in the OB.Moon Asian Arena on 16th Sept, 2021.
BOOM Esports has shifted from having an all-Indonesian roster to one that has international players, with three players from the Philippines and one from Indonesia. Four of the five roles have been filled, leaving only one - the carry role - to be filled. Whether Palos, who has been the team's stand-in carry and also recently left Execration, will eventually be signed as a permanent member of the roster remains to be seen.