OB.Neon Clears up Tims' Stand In Situation at the BTS Pro Series S7
OB.Neon has provided an update regarding Timothy John "Tims" Randrup's stand-in situation with its Dota 2 team. The Filipino organization has said that Tims is no longer going to fill in for OB.Neon, and so, he will not be playing for them in the upcoming Beyond The Summit (BTS) Pro Series S7: Southeast Asia (SEA) online event.This clarification comes after several rumors and speculations have been swirling about whether Tims would be part of OB.Neon's roster permanently after having stood in for the team at some tournaments recently. Tims had served as a temporary replacement for John Anthony "Natsumi-" Vargas.
Tims will not stand In for OB.Neon at the BTS Pro Series S7
“As much as we enjoyed Tims playing for us it is now time for each of us to focus on our own business,” said OB.Neon as they denied Tims’ participation with them at the BTS Pro Series S7.
Fans were also asked to stay tuned to find out who would be playing for the team at the BTS Pro Series.
If there are no unexpected stand-ins or roster changes, OB.Neon should start the tournament with the following roster:
John Anthony "Natsumi-" Vargas
Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer
Michael Roi "Enryu" Ladines
Rolen Andrei Gabriel "skem" Ong
Jaunuel "Jaunuel" Arcilla
In the recently concluded Dota 2 tournaments, OB.Neon had been spectacular with Tims filling in. The team outperformed all other teams of the region and won both the BIX Invitationals Summer and the PNXBET Invitationals Southeast Asia Season 2.
As for Tims, he is likely going to be taking a break from competitive Dota 2. As announced earlier today on July 26th via its Facebook handle, TNC Predator said that its players will be taking a break and spending time with their families in the coming months and will return to competitive action in the next "TI season”.
The BTS Pro Series S7 will begin on 27th July 2021. There are two stages in the tournament currently - the closed qualifier and the group stage. OB.Neon is invited to participate in the closed qualifier alongside other SEA teams. Two teams, Motivate.Viper Gaming and Team D, qualified via the open qualifier.
On the other hand, T1, Fnatic, Team SMG, and Motivate.Trust Gaming have been directly invited to the group stage. After the group stage and the closed qualifiers, the playoffs will likely be held although the complete format is yet to be released.