Blacklist International materialized their move to Dota professional scene by acquiring the DPC spot of RSG in SEA DPC Division 1.
After a brief period of uncertainty and speculation, Blacklist finally made its move to Dota. They kept everything under wraps while dropping subtle hints about their entrance to Dota professional scene.
The latest move Blacklist made was acquiring RSG DPC spot in the SEA DPC Division 1.
Blacklist’s move to secure the spot was announced by their CEO, Tryke Gutierrez. His maneuvers to enter the Dota scene were well-known by his subtle hints days before the announcement. He began inquiring about tickets to The International 11 and reminisced the times he had in the scene before.
With this announcement, Blacklist’s parent company, Tier One Entertainment, secured the first move to enter DPC.
However, the acquisition was merely the beginning of their step inside the Dota scene. The Philippines-based team would still need to acquire a roster worthy of their name. As a mainstay organization in the SEA region, a winning roster would be important to keep the legacy of the brand.
Many names were speculated to be joining them, with one of them being TIMS, the ex-soft support of BOOM Esports.
TIMS himself had been dropping hints on what team he would join next. He posted silhouettes of several heroes, rumored to be the signature heroes of his teammates.
The only recognizable heroes in the silhouette would be Chen, Venomancer, Terrorblade, Puck, and Earthshaker. With TIMS’ tendency to play Earthshaker, it would be safe to assume the hero represented himself in the silhouette.
Many thought that this was a subtle hint by TIMS to join Blacklist International’s roster.