The QH Sports Dota Series Continues With 8 of SEA’s Strongest TeamsPosted by ESPORTSNEWS August 28, 2021 in
The Oceanic Esports League, in partnership with Qui Hia Sports, is proud to announce the QH Sports Dota Series 2, the second installment of the invitational Dota 2 tournament which will be held from August 30 until September 12, 2021.
After the successful pilot that saw the crowning of its very first champion, the USD $15,000 competition is back featuring eight of the most formidable teams in Southeast Asia.
- Daud “db-” Budiawan
- Tri “Mamang Daya” Daya Pamungkas
- Syaid “woMy” Muhammad Resky
- Rifki “Lym-” Firdaus Oetomo
- Yukatheo “you_K” Glen
The Indonesian representatives will be staging a comeback after their fourth-place finish in the first iteration of the QH Sports Dota Series. Though it was undoubtedly better compared to their 5th-6th place finish in the BIX Invitationals Summer, the golden finish they achieved in the OEDL Fall Invitational remains a reminder that Army Geniuses has the capability to win an entire competition.
- Jinn Marrey “Palos” Lamatao
- Mark Anthony “Bob” Urbina
- Ryan Jay “raging-_-potato” Qui
- Don Carlo “BDz” Manalo
- Ralph Richard “RR” Penano
Execration was one of the directly invited teams in the tournament’s inaugural edition but they had to bow out of the race. This DPC 2021: SEA Upper Division team has already taken home a couple of championship titles this year from Perfect Land Gaming and Moon Studio Spring Trophy. As they return for this edition, the team vowed to take the throne that was supposed to be theirs.
- Muhammad “inYourdreaM” Rizky
- Hiew “AlaCrity” Teck Yoong
- Galvin “Mizu” Kang Jian Wen
- Wilson “Poloson” Koh
- Tri “Jhocam” Kuncoro
Galaxy Racer will be coming into this tournament decorated with the championship title they got from BTS Pro Series Season 7: SEA. The tournament featured two of the region’s representatives for Romania later this year, and they defeated them both to achieve the prestigious feat. With momentum at hand, this team strengthened by Galvin Kang “Mizu” Jian Wen should be the team-to-beat in this QH Sports Dota Series 2.
- Karn “KNP” Chanmanee
- Souban “BeeBie” Sisouphanthong
- Nopparit “Seri” Prugsaritanon
- Peerapat “Tigger” Butta
- Supanut “LionaX” Chow
Despite this Thai squad’s steady performance in the group stage of the QH Sports Dota Series 1, M Y wasn’t able to punctuate it with an impressive result in the playoffs after bowing out in the first round of the lower bracket. They will look to improve their performance and further prove their claim as another powerhouse from Thailand as they return for the invitational’s second part.
OB Esports x Neon
- Eljohn “Akashi” Andales
- Quirino “Qui” Gauden Rabino
- Michael “Enryu” Roi Ladines
- Ravdan “Hustla” Narmandakh
- Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla
OB Esports x Neon shocked the entire Dota 2 community earlier this year with their 5th-6th place finish in the ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021. Though they fell short in making it in this year’s Dota 2 world championship, this Philippine-based stack, now empowered by Mongolian support player Ravdan “Hustla” Narmandakh, will look to dominate the second installment of the QH Sports Dota Series.
- Cheng “vtFaded” Jia Hao
- Lai “Ahjit” Jay Son
- Wang “GY” Kok Guan
- Zhou “James” Yi Fu
- Wang “MenYouPing” Liang
Ragdoll was a team that debuted in this tournament series. They had a slow start after opening the first days with a series of ties but then proceeded to speed-run the grand finals to be crowned as the very first QH Sports Dota Series champion. With this series’ second episode featuring relatively more formidable squads, this Lay “Ahjit” Jay Son-empowered squad is set to face a tougher journey in defending their title.
- Kim “Unknown-” Jit Pin
- Ng “xsilearn” An Wei
- Nicholas “Zeal” Lim Eng Han
- Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong
- Michael “Ninjaboogie” Ross Jr.
Team God will be back for the QH Sports Dota Series 2, seeking redemption for the sacrilegious beating they got in the grand finals of the first edition. As they had their stack rebuilt around the Malaysian duo of Kim “Unknown-” Jit Pin and Nicholas “Zeal” Lim Eng Han, this team will try to shoot their shot once more for the championship title with the help of decorated veterans such as Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong and Michael “Ninjaboogie” Ross Jr.
- Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng
- Kam “MooN” Boon Seng
- Damien “kpii” Sau-jing Chok
- Tue “-ah fu-” Soon Chuan
- Roger “roddgeee” Tan Boon Thye
Team SMG’s roster alone should be enough to claim that they are the most powerful stack coming into this tournament. Individually, these players have Major championship titles and notable finishes in The International. As a team, however, they have yet to win their first title after Execration stopped them from claiming it on Perfect Land Gaming. Will they be finally able to do so in the QH Sports Dota Series 2?
The QH Sports Dota Series 2 will be streamed live on the official Twitch channel of Oceanic Esports.