Heroic has entered Dota 2 with a new South American roster featuring regional favorites and international talent.
The Norwegian esports organization Heroic has officially entered Dota 2, signing a roster to compete in the South American region. The new roster was announced on Jan. 4 on social media.
Heroic’s new roster will consist of the following players:
- Héctor "K1" Rodríguez
- João "4nalog" Giannini
- Cedric "Davai Lama" Deckmyn
- Elvis "Scofield" Peña
- Matheus "KJ" Diniz
- Coach: Igor "kaffs" Furtado
Heroic’s move into Dota 2
Heroic first announced it was forming a Dota 2 roster for the new year in September 2023. In a post entitled “A New Era of Heroic” the team stated it was currently building a roster to compete in the new open circuit.
“In Dota 2 we are currently building a highly competitive roster and will participate in the new open circuit from 2024. Heroic will bring flair and fresh energy to Dota 2, with the goal of shaking things up and building storylines that carry through the year, not only focusing on TI.”
A statement from Oliver Valsgaard, Heroic’s then director of esports operations, stated: “This is just the beginning. There are a lot of exciting things happening behind the scenes, both in Counter-Strike and our new titles, with even more games on the horizon. This is a very exciting time to be in Heroic!”
Heroic’s new Dota 2 roster will compete in the South American region, as confirmed by offlaner Davai Lama in a post on his personal social media: “Super excited for this new chapter! I am very excited to conquer SA, and the world with this team!”
It was initially unknown what Heroic's first events would be, but new Dota 2 team manager Vitória "Guashi" Otero confirmed that it will the qualifiers for DreamLeague Season 22, which start on Jan. 9, or BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024’s NA and SA Open Qualifier which starts on Jan. 5.
(Cover Image via Heroic)