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Dota 2 tournaments return to normalcy, and the BTS Professional Collection Season 13 SEA is what’s cooking.
This got here as a nice shock for followers after Past the Summit just lately introduced that they seemingly received’t be internet hosting Dota 2 tournaments subsequent season. Regardless, we are going to benefit from the thrilling scene of Southeast Asia’s abilities whereas BTS lasts.
BTS Professional Collection Season 13 Southeast Asia Match Format and Groups
The BTS Professional Collection wants no introduction after its thirteenth iteration because the yr 2020. The explanation why the BTS Professional Collection is very regarded is for its full-fledged format, that includes group stage and playoffs. Group stage is best-of-two single round-robin whereas playoffs are best-of-three (besides the best-of-five grand finals).
Extra curiously, it’s the ten competing groups, that includes a number of Dota Professional Circuit (DPC) staples. Fnatic, Execration, Military Geniuses and Lilgun might simply be fan favorites going into the group stage. Nonetheless, we didn’t anticipate the return of Geek Fam of all orgs. Geek Fam final disbanded in yr 2020, however was chargeable for debuting star gamers throughout its energetic days.
Notably, the ex-T1 gamers, Carlo “Kuku” Palad, Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon, and Kenny “Xepher” Deo.
Moreover, Cheng “NothingToSay” Jin Xiang, presently mid participant of PSG.LGD additionally hailed from Geek Fam, albeit in a a lot earlier period of Geek Fam.
Amongst these powerhouse namesakes, there are additionally newcomers, unfamiliar and doubtlessly have untapped potential. The remaining groups embrace Neon Atomic, XERXIA, SPAWN Group, Unity Gaming, and Purple Paradox.
A brand new period of prodigies and younger blood
You’d be shocked to seek out out the beginner groups imply enterprise going into BTS Professional Collection Season 13 SEA. SPAWN and Atomic gave the seasoned DPC staples a run for his or her cash on the primary day of the event.
Atomic managed to grab a sport off Military Geniuses and Lilgun with a decent draft. In a bird-eye’s view, it’s a teamfight-oriented one with unbelievable scaling potential. For example, when Atomic dished out mid Mars, which evidently caught AG off-guard for assuming it was an offlane choose.
Whereas they most likely didn’t plan for the thoughts sport concerned right here, their response to AG’s onerous carry Lifestealer was correctly thought-about with the Slardar final choose. As Atomic received snug with Naga and Mars picks, it’s hiding the true gem of their draft, being the Silencer. The help Silencer contributed to impactful fights, which was essential in shutting down Lilgun’s line-up.
One other unsuspecting candidate on the BTS Professional Collection S13 SEA appears to be SPAWN, which additionally swept the ground towards Lilgun. Their heavy snowballing ways with AOE magic harm line-up make for a harmful combo when coupled with their synergy.
Fnatic’s unrevealed roster
Whereas groups battle it out within the group stage, Fnatic has but to finalize its roster. They’ll have till Day 4 earlier than their first match, so solely time will inform whom Fnatic’s upcoming line-up will include. It was a sluggish late-season for FNC at BTS Professional Collection 12 and The Worldwide.
To recap, we already know that they launched Marc “Raven” Fausto and Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong, their onerous carry and offlane gamers respectively. Whereas Raven’s departure is inside expectations since groups substitute onerous carry gamers in most shuffles, Jabz’s departure was an enormous deal. Jabz can be captain of Fnatic, the mastermind behind sturdy Enigma offlane drafts.
Contemplating Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla, Fnatic’s present onerous help participant seemingly received’t function captain, which is historically a task for pos5 helps. There might solely be two potential captain choices. Firstly, Djardel “DJ” Mampusti, the pos4 help in Fnatic is famend for his drafting experience however has taken the backseat in drafting selections final season.
Or we are able to anticipate a brand new offlane participant, who may even be captain/drafter. And, among the many restricted offlane gamers who’re additionally captains, there’s solely Kuku, who’s a free agent now. The rumor mills are meting out distinctive roster rumors thus far, however we are going to most likely know the large reveal of Fnatic’s upcoming line-up at BTS Professional Collection S13 SEA quickly.