March Joins Execration as New Coach
While the off-season has been dormant following the conclusion of the roster transfer period, the Southeast Asia (SEA) continues to provide late yet exciting announcements as Park "March" Tae-won has been officially announced as the newest head coach for Execration.
Following the completion of his mandatory military service for South Korea in 2018, March started to shift towards a coaching role by coaching SEA teams such as Echo International, Fnatic, TNC Predator and recently T1. However, his two years with T1 came to an end following the roster’s disbandment.
March becomes Execration’s coach, BDz to become team captain
“Shots Fired!💙🖤 We welcome Carlo "@bdzdota" Manalo as our new Hard Support & Captain! Next up is a prominent figure in the scene. We are excited to have Park “@MarchDota" Tae-Won as our new Head Coach!” Execration wrote in its announcement tweet.
Execration also announced that Juan "BDz" Manalo will be replacing Ralph "RR" Peñano as the team’s captain and hard support for the upcoming season.
Following the announcement, here is Execration’s confirmed lineup for the 2022/2023 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season
Jinn Marrey "Palos" Lamatao.
Mark Anthony "Bob" Urbina
Justine "Tino" Grimaldo
Mark "Shanks" Redira
Don Carlo "BDz" Manalo (also known as Carlo)
Park "March" Tae-won (head coach)
March recently spent two years with South Korean organization T1, as the team achieved major success in 2021 with a third place finish at the WePlay AniMajor as well as a top eight finish at the organization’s first ever International. However, 2022 turned out to be a bad year for T1 as the team saw a massive downfall in its performance after the Stockholm Major where it would fail to qualify for The International 2022 (TI11) Following its failure to qualify for TI11, T1 announced that it had parted ways with March before its full disbandment.
On the other hand, BDz is not a stranger to the team as he had been the team’s hard support player for the past two years. However, in early 2022 he left to be a part of TNC Predator’s newly renovated lineup with marginal success.
Following the announcement, Execration have officially locked in its roster for the upcoming season as it will be playing in the first division of the SEA DPC league. However, can the team hold its own against well-known organizations in what could arguably the most stacked regional league?