Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon has joined BOOM Esports as a stand-in for the remainder of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit’s first season.
This is seen as a significant change to BOOM Esports’ Dota 2 roster. The organization revealed the latest development in a statement on Monday.
With the addition, BOOM will try to finish strong in the upper division of Southeast Asia’s regional league. They have already made a 2-3 start through the first four weeks.
It could be recalled that 23savage was initially expected to enter the 2021 DPC with Vici Gaming while playing in China. However, he was released just days after the competition was announced due to travel restrictions occasioned by the ravaging COVID-19.
Another reason for his release was due to the language barrier between players and the firm. Vici had before having 23savage had thought of causing potential communication issues down the line. As a result, he never played a single tournament with Vici and remained teamless since his release.
23savage is now the first non-Indonesian player to suit playing for the organization since its Dota division was founded in 2017.
According to the image posted with the announcement, 23savage may be replacing Andrew “Drew” Halim as the team’s carry for at least the remainder of this season. What remains unconfirmed is if BOOM is thinking of dropping the former Reality Rift player or signing 23savage on a long-term contract.
Boom currently sits fifth at the start of week five with a 2-3 record. Therefore, they need to win one more series to remains in the SEA upper division for season two of the DPC.
With the addition of the Thai to their roster, BOOM will now have Rafli “Mikoto” Rahman, Saieful “Fbz” Ilham, Brizio “Hyde” Putra, and Alfi “Khezcute” Nelphyana on their roster heading into the team’s final two matchups against Execration and Vice Esports.
Winning the two games could give BOOM the chance to sneak into the Singapore Major as the third seed out of SEA should TNC Predator and T1 lose out.
Written by Oladipupo Mojeed