Polaris Esports Undergoes Roster Changes for DPC 2021/22 Tour 3
Following an impressive fourth place finish in the SEA Dota 2 Pro Circuit 2021/22 Tour 2: Upper Division, Polaris Esports has surprisingly decided to undergo a few roster changes. The team announced that Bryle "cml" Jacob Alvizo (aka Mavis) and Nikko "Nikko" Bilocura (aka Force) are departing from the lineup and will no longer be a part of the team heading into the next tour. Polaris Esports are yet to announce the players’ replacements at the time of writing.
Nikko and cml depart from Polaris Esports
Polaris Esports thanked Nikko and cml for their time at the organization in its roster change announcement and stated that the team was mutually parting ways with the two players. “Today, we would like to tip our hats and thank Nikko "Force" Bilocura ( Nikkodotes ) and Bryle "Mavis" Alvizo ( Cmldota ) for sharing their abilities, skills, and experience with our camp. Paving the way for us to attain multiple victories and achievements,” read the announcement.
Following cml and Nikko’s departure, Polaris Esports is down to three players:
John Anthony "Natsumi-" Vargas
Mc Nicholson "Mac" Villanueva
Marvin "Boomy" Rushton
The team has about 30 days to find replacements, before the next tour of the DPC 2021/22 season kicks off.
Polaris Esports had quite the successful run cml and Nikko in its lineup. The team went undefeated in the DPC SEA 2021/2022 Tour 1: Lower Division and went on to win the PNXBET Invitationals SEA Season 4. Most recently, it secured a fourth place finish in the DPC SEA 2021/2022 Tour 2: Upper Division Division, barely missing out on qualifying for the ESL One Stockholm 2022 Major.
In total, the team won $88.2K USD in prize money (according to Liquipedia) in the last year and have been amongst the top performing teams in the region during this time. Nikko and cml contributed significantly to this success, so it will be interesting to see where they move to, for the upcoming season