Former Filipino Dota 2 Pro Is One of SEA’s Brightest Valorant Stars
Jessie Cristy "JessieVash" Cuyco, a retired Filipino Dota 2 player who competed at The International 1 (TI1) in 2011, is now making waves in Riot Games' flagship FPS game, Valorant. Bren Esports, the Valorant team JessieVash represents, has qualified for the Valorant Champions Tour 2021: Stage 3 Masters - Berlin. In 2020, JessieVash joined his first major Valorant team after retiring from Dota 2 around 2019. Moreover, the Filipino has competed in other competitive games in the past, including Overwatch and League of Legends.
The story of JessieVash - A TI competitor who is now a top Valorant player in Southeast Asia
As an esports player, JessicaVash has one of the most interesting career stories. His experience in the gaming industry spans over a decade, during which he has participated in games like Dota 2, Valorant, Overwatch, and League of Legends. JessieVash's story gained prominence after he qualified for the Valorant Champions Tour 2021: Stage 3 Masters - Berlin.
As a support player, the player first competed for Southeast Asia's (SEA) premier organization, Mineski, at TI1, Dota 2’s biggest stage. The team placed 9th-12th at the event.
With the Mineski organization, he went on to compete in some notable Dota 2 competitions including the Frankfurt Major 2015, the Summit 4, and the ESL One Manila 2016. During a period between 2015-16, JessieVash was also a competitor for the Overwatch Division of Mineski.
In 2016, he joined the Filipino organization, Happy Feet to mark his return to Dota 2 and found mixed success with the organization while playing with it in patches until 2019. JessieVash earned around $26,000 USD over the course of his Dota 2 career, according to Liquipedia.
Bren Esports' Valorant team welcomed JessieVash in August 2020. The team has found considerable success in SEA and Filipino events over the past year. Its biggest breakthrough was winning the Southeast Asia Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs, a part of the Valorant Champions tour, which qualified them for the Stage 3 Masters in Berlin. At the time of writing this article, JessieVash’s total earnings in Valorant has amounted to $10,572 USD.
Also recently, JessieVash revealed on Twitter that he participated in a League of Legends event back in 2010 while simultaneously being a Dota 2 player. While his team placed third at that League of Legends event, he won a special award for getting the most kills.
The fact that JessieVash has competed professionally in a variety of competitive video game genres undoubtedly speaks to his great talent. His ability to reach the top stages of both Dota 2 and Valorant is particularly fascinating.
JessieVash will represent Bren Esports at the Stage 3 Masters Berlin starting 10th September, 2021.