This era of online gaming have been witness to a large number of roster shuffles in nearlyevery region. Uncertainty regarding player income, substandard team performances and lack of online leagues have all forced radical changes in various squads. Among all these roster changes, some veteran players in the Southeast Asian region that include Kuku, iceiceice, Jabz are still looking for a new team.
Where will Kuku, iceiceice and Jabz go?
At the end of September, Carlo “Kuku” Palad had tweeted that he was looking for a new team ahead of the upcoming season for the position 3 role and could be the captain/drafter.
Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang and Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong departed from Fnatic in early September. Jabz was replaced by Filipino support Nico “eyyou” Barcelon who was also removed later.
In a thread by u/SeaNostra on Reddit, he has listed out the possible future of these free agents. Allegedly, Kuku has an ongoing offer with a North American or a CIS team, but he might be making his own team in collaboration with a Filipino organization called Gilas. He also speculated that Kuku invited Abed and DJ to form this new team but they intended to stay on their respective teams – Evil Genuises and Fnatic.
According to the thread, Team Faceless that was formed in 2016 with iceiceice and Jabz as two of its members, but disbanded in 2017, might make a return with both these players. Iceiceice and Jabz are devoid of any team at the moment and he guesses that Team Faceless team can be rebuilt.
He further writes that TNC Predator might revamp into a full Filipino squad if Australian offlaner for the team Damien “kpii” Chok decided not to extend his contract with the team. The team has already been left with 4 members after captain Park “March” Tae-won departed from the roster on September 28. Kpii just completed a year with TNC Predator last month and will be interesting to see if he renews his contract or not. If this rumor turns out to be true, TNC Predator will have to look for two more players to make a full squad.
The future of the SEA professional Dota 2 scene is presently uncertain due to many roster shuffles and postponement of DPC 2020-21 and with all these rumours and guesses at the moment, it will be interesting to see if any of them turn out to be true.