As many of you may have already heard, I have revived the Dota 2 roster of TCOs (The Chosen Ones). It took a while for me to gather the strength to manage a roster again after an unsuccessful last attempt, but things are looking good so far!
After carrying out trials over the course of last week I know maintain the main team under the name of The Chosen Ones PH (TCOsPH), which features the following players:
Kevin Andre Vera – Playing under the nickname “NVK”, Kevin is one of the two supports of the team. He has been around the scene for the past 8 years since the Dota 1 days. A lot of you might know him as the ex-captain of Pacific2 Badboys team from Philippines.
Job Real Ramos – Portraying the carry role of the roster, Job goes by the name “Battousai” ingame, and has been part of MineskiInfinityCebu-iPT, Censored.Blaque and Arcanys Gaming, from which he departed from late last year in search of a new team.
Don Carlo Manalo – Carlo is our second support and simply goes by his own name “Carlo”. He has participated in numerous teams previous to this one, including Pacific Neolution and Pacific2 Badboys.
Sidney Ledesma – Our offlaner who goes by the pseudonym “neyzidney” has been in the scene since 2010, participating in teams such as Loseless, Its pro time, Blaque and Arcanys2.
Mark Salazar – A natural midlaner, Mark or “GoodCleanFun” as his fans call him is fairly new to the scene, having only competed in the scene for the past year. Like Job, Mark has also been a member of Arcanys gaming and now looks to prove himself in a new roster.
Since the inception of the team last week, we have been training everyday through scrims with other Asian teams. After only days of practice, the guys had already managed to dominate Execration and MSI, who are ranked amongst the top Philippine and South East Asian lineups. (Screenshots of two games can be seen below)
A good start for sure. So far we have two tournaments lined up in our schedule – JoinDota League in which we will most likely be placed in division 3, and Razer NeXT which is due to start in a few weeks time. We plan to sign up to more tournaments along the way to help us improve and prepare for the bigger championships in the coming months, which will hopefully help us reach the qualifiers for The International 5 – the biggest tournament of the year.