Natsumi- and cml with Adroit Esports at the MDL Chengdu Major

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Natsumi- And Former Adroit Esports Members Reunite at Polaris Esports

Rakshak Kathuria
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In a new team, Polaris Esports, former Adroit Esports team members such as John Anthony "Natsumi-" Vargas and Bryle "cml" Jacob Alviso have reunited.
As a direct invitee to the BTS Pro Series S8: Southeast Asia (SEA), Polaris Esports will take part in its first series of the tournament later today, 7th Sept 2021.
Neither the players nor Polaris Esports has made an official announcement about this squad at the time of writing this article.

In a new team, Polaris Esports, former Adroit Esports team members such as John Anthony "Natsumi-" Vargas and Bryle "cml" Jacob Alviso have reunited. Four of the five players of Polaris Esports are already listed on Valve's Majors Registration Page. As a direct invitee to the BTS Pro Series S8: Southeast Asia (SEA), Polaris Esports will take part in its first series of the tournament later today, 7th Sept 2021. Neither the players nor Polaris Esports has made an official announcement about this squad at the time of writing this article.

Former Adroit Esports members come together at Polaris Esports

Polaris Esports’ roster that is registered on Valve’s Majors Registration Page is as follows:

  • John Anthony "Natsumi-" Vargas

  • Mc Nicholson "Mac" Villanueva

  • Nikko "Nikko" Bilocura

  • Bryle "cml" Jacob Alviso

Polaris Esports' roster on Valve's Majors Registration Page

In November 2020, Adroit Esports ceased operations, which led to the disbandment of its Dota 2 roster. Among these four Polaris Esports players, Mac, Nikko, and cml were members of that team that eventually joined Omega Esports. For the second season of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021, Mac and cml remained with Omega Esports, while Nikko joined Execration.

Adroit Esports' roster at the time of disbandment - Nikko, cml, Boomy, Mac and Tino (left to right)

Adroit Esports

In July 2021, Omega Esports parted ways with its Dota 2 roster, leaving Mac and cml without a team. Following Execration's failure to qualify for TI10, Nikko apparently did not play for the team in any of the events after the qualifier. Afterward, he was found not listed on Execration's roster on Valve's Major's Registration page.

Natsumi-, on the other hand, departed from Adroit Esports in August 2020 prior to the dissolution of the team. In November 2020, he joined OB.Neon and played the entire DPC 2021 season with them. His relationship with OB.Neon ended in July 2021.

The first match series of Polaris Esports in the BTS Pro Series S8: SEA event will take place against Motivate.Trust Gaming on 7th Sept, 2021, at 9:00 PM SGT.

As per Liquipedia, the fifth player listed for Polaris Esports in the BTS Pro Series S8: SEA is TNC Predators' captain and support player, Marvin "Boomy" Rushton (also known as Boombacs). Interestingly, Boomy was also a member of the Adroit Esports roster that was disbanded in November 2020. Currently, TNC Predator is on hiatus from competitive Dota 2. The team will return to competitive action in the next DPC season. So far, no changes have been made to TNC Predator's Dota 2 roster.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.