Kuku Talks About Playing WEU Teams at the Bali Major 2023

Rakshak Kathuria
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Kuku at the Epicenter 2019</p></div>
Kuku at the Epicenter 2019


Blacklist International qualified for the Bali Major 2023 after a second place finish in the DPC SEA 2023 Tour 3: Division I.
According to Kuku, Blacklist will face fierce competition from WEU teams, and given their strength, anything between champion and top eight will satisfy.
The Bali Major begins on 29th June 2023.

After two Tours of fighting it out, Blacklist International was finally able to make the cut for the Major slot after securing second place in Tour 3 of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Southeast Asia (SEA) 2023 Division I. When the Bali Major spot was confirmed following the series win over Army Geniuses, position five player Carlo "Kuku" Palad discussed the aspect he is most looking forward to at the Major in the post-match interview. According to Kuku, Blacklist will be in for a thrilling competition from Western European (WEU) teams, and considering their strength, anything between the champion and a top eight result will suffice.

Kuku says he is looking forward to playing WEU teams at the Bali Major 2023

After being away from a Major for a long time now, Kuku will once again get to showcase his antics at Bali and is looking forward to the competition awaiting him and his teammates from the strongest region right now.

“I think I just want to fight the European team because the level of competition is so far I think. I like those competitions so I am thinking we need to at least do top six or top eight or top four or Champion.”

There will be three SEA teams competing in the Major, Blacklist International, Execration, and Bleed Esports whereas WEU will see Team Liquid, Quest Esports, Tundra Esports, and Team Liquid play with eyes set on the top honors once again.

Besides discussions on the Major during the post-match winner's interview, Kuku also shared his thoughts on Venomancer, a hero he has become known for in recent years and has been a double-edged sword, being effective at times and then failing at others.

“Actually, I like Venomancer but my carry player does not like it because it’s kind of weak in the lane, there’s a level timing, I think. In the offlane (when he previously played as an offlaner), I just want to counter the enemy against Ursa, Void, or something like that. It’s like a good feeling, you know. Just being annoying.”

Getting directly into The International 12 (TI12) will be a very steep climb for Blacklist International, which will likely require the team to win the Major. Kuku and his teammates will be putting their best foot forward at the Bali Major which begins on 29th June 2023.

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As a passionate Dota 2 fan for eight years, Rakshak has indulged himself completely in its esports circuit for the past two years as a professional. In addition to covering major news developments, he takes a keen interest in understanding team strengths and player personalities.