After four years, K1 officially departs beastcoast and is currently looking for a new team. Parker will replace him at the Bali Major.
South America's powerhouse, beastcoast, officially parted ways with its carry player, Héctor "K1" Rodríguez. K1 has worn the colors of beastcoast since late 2019 and grew with the organization the past couple of years. But as of today, K1 is now a free agent and is looking for a new home. The 22-year-old player published an "LFT" (Looking for team) post, describing his willingness to relocate to other regions.
Beastcoast is one of the powerhouses of South American Dota 2. The team has consistently attended the top Dota 2 events and has secured their ticket to the upcoming Bali Major. But K1 will not join the squad in Indonesia as he steps back to find other opportunities.
K1 departs beastcoast after a month of break
On June 26, beastcoast announced K1's departure with a farewell video. The post states:
"Today we've made a difficult but mutual decision to part ways with an incredible player and teammate, [K1]. Thank you for being a pillar of strength and inspiration for not only Beastcoast, but the Dota 2 community. Wishing you a bright future ahead!"
This announcement is followed by K1's LFT post. He states "LFT, any region, pma [positive mental attitude], tryhard, willing to relocate."
Despite it being a tough farewell, K1's departure is not entirely shocking. The 22-year-old Peruvian has been inactive since May 24 to care for his mental health. Throughout his absence, David "Parker" Nicho Flores filled in his shoes.
Parker replaces K1 at the Bali Major
Notable Peruvian player, Parker, has been hopping on different teams the past couple of years, namely Infamous, Infinity, and Ravens. And as K1 stepped back, he earned the opportunity to play with beastcoast at the end of Tour 3 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) and at the recent ESL Pro Tour event, DreamLeague Season 20.
It is no surprise that beastcoast wants to keep him on the team as he performed spectacularly well. He will apparently be playing for beastcoast in the upcoming Bali Major, according to Liquipedia. However, the organization has yet to announce his official arrival on the roster.
Here is beastcoast's Bali Major roster according to Liquipedia:
- David "Parker" Nicho Flores
- Gonzalo "DarkMago" Herrera
- Rafael "Sacred" Yonatan
- Elvis "Scofield" Peña
- Steven "StingeR" Vargas
Bali Major begins in three more days! Buckle up as we witness the final Major unfold before The International 12 begins. Check out Bali Major's schedule and results here.