DJ Discusses Bleed Esports’ Progress in DPC Tour 3 and SEA Dota 2
With four wins in a row in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Southeast Asia (SEA) 2023 Tour 3: Division I, Bleed Esports has finally found its groove after narrowly avoiding elimination in the first two Tours. Following the most recent win over BOOM Esports in the tournament, position four player Djardel "DJ" Mampusti discussed the changes that have helped the team's performance, mentioning the role played by Rasmus "MISERY" Filipsen, the newest coach of the team. In addition, DJ provided his thoughts on how competitive the SEA region is in comparison to other regions.
DJ shares views on Bleed's improvement and SEA Dota 2’s competitiveness in comparison to other regions
As the only team in Tour 3 without a defeat so far, Bleed has undoubtedly made some progress. DJ attributes this to the fact that they have spent more time together and have improved their strategy since the arrival of MISERY.
“I guess we are most established now as a team. We kind of know how each other wants to play and with MISERY coming in, he solidifies our strategy” said DJ.
After being coached by Lee "Forev" Sang-don, Bleed had only managed a sixth place in Tour 1 and Tour 2 despite having the best lot from the SEA region. MISERY stepping in has indeed helped the team but it appears that the new meta has also helped them find the right playstyle.
Although SEA has shown to be inconsistent over the years with different teams rising to the fore at different times of the year, DJ believes the region remains competitive, particularly at a time when regions such as China and North America are not having the toughest competitions.
“I feel like it’s a very competitive region compared to a lot of regions, like China is not even that scary for the big teams there, like Aster and all the other teams like IG. And in NA, it’s not really that competitive like we have here in SEA. I guess, in SEA, it feels very tight.”
So far, Bleed leads the DPC SEA 2023 Tour 3: Division I, followed by Talon Esports, Blacklist International, and Execration in third place. If Bleed wins one more series, it will likely clinch a place at the Bali Major, but for the remaining two slots, the competition will be intense.
DJ and his teammates play their next series in Tour 3 on 29th May 2023 against Blacklist International.