BOOM Esports Reveals Roster for BTS Pro Series Season 8: SEA
Boom Esports has finally revealed its Dota 2 roster for BTS Pro Series Season 8: Southeast Asia (SEA). BOOM Esports has signed former OB.Neon position four player, Prieme Ejay "PlayHard" Banquil, and former Execration carry, Jinn Marrey "Palos" Lamatao, as stand-ins for the BTS Pro Series S8. Palos will continue to play his traditional role as a carry, while PlayHard will be switching positions from position four to position five. The permanent member of the BOOM Esports squad, Rolen Andrei Gabriel "skem" Ong, will be handling the position four duties. The BTS Pro Series S8: SEA will begin on 7th Sept, 2021.
BOOM Esports to play in the BTS Pro Series S8 with a couple of stand-ins
“Palos and @PlayHardDDota2 will be our STAND-INS at BTS Pro Series: S8. Our first match begins tomorrow against the Yangon Galacticos,” BOOM Esports said as it announced its final roster for the event.
Jinn Marrey "Palos" Lamatao
Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer
Saieful "Fbz" Ilham
Rolen Andrei Gabriel "skem" Ong
Prieme Ejay "PlayHard" Banquil
Palos was recently “removed” from Execration’s Dota 2 roster as per Valve’s Majors Registration Page. Former Omega Esports member, Justine Ryan Evangelista "Tino" Grimaldo, (also known as "Mcy") has been playing as a stand-in for Palos for Execration in the ongoing QH Sports Dota Series 2. PlayHard, on the other hand, was removed by OB.Neon in June 2021 after the team failed to qualify for The International 10 (TI10). PlayHard's place at OB.Neon is currently occupied by Mongolian player, Ravdan "Hustla" Narmandakh.
After parting ways with three of its staple players, namely Randy Muhammad "Dreamocel" Sapoetra, Brizio Adi "Hyde" Putra, and Alfi "Khezcute" Nelphyana, BOOM Esports had expressed its desire to revamp its Dota 2 roster. The team had then also put its midlaner, Rafli Fathur "Mikoto" Rahman on the transfer list.
Then, skem and Yopaj, both former players for OB.Neon, were added to BOOM Esports' roster. It's also important to note that Palos and PlayHard are still stand-ins for BTS Pro Series S8, so this might not be BOOM Esports' final roster for the next competitive season.
BOOM Esports' first series in the BTS Pro Series S8: SEA is scheduled for 7th Sept, 2021, against Yangon Galacticos. The team has also been invited to the OB.Moon Asian Arena, where it is likely to play with the same roster. BOOM Esports is yet to publicly announce its roster for the event.