K1 jumps to the North American region, wearing the colors of Nouns Esports ahead of TI12 qualifiers.
Former carry player of Beastcoast, Héctor "K1" Rodríguez, officially makes his way into North America and joins Nouns Esports as their new position one. With his presence, Nouns has to drastically make some changes to the roster. The former carry player of Nouns, Luke "Yamsun" Wang, will take a wild challenge and shift to the position five role.
Nouns Esports will compete in the upcoming TI12 North American Qualifiers to represent the home ground in Seattle, USA. TI12 NA Qualifier starts on August 17.
Here's the complete roster for Nouns Esports ahead of TI12 Qualifiers:
- Héctor "K1" Rodríguez
- Nicolas "Gunnar" Lopez
- David "Moo" Hull
- Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos
- Luke "Yamsun" Wang
Nouns x K1 - NA's strongest contender at the Regional Qualifiers
K1 is a formidable carry player and is one of South America's most prominent talents. He last played for beastcoast a month ago but took a break and ultimately left the team ahead of the Bali Major.
The Peruvian player had mentioned his willingness to relocate to other regions and indeed, K1 has stepped into new territories at the end of the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit season. He joins his South American buddy, Lelis, in Nouns Esports' lineup.
Nouns Esports is one of the strongest teams in North America, recently surpassing TSM to grab a slot at the Bali Major. Despite not making it into the Group Stage of the Major, Nouns pulled incredible upsets. The team took a game off of PSG.LGD and 9Pandas, a few of the current titans in Dota 2. The team also grabbed a full series victory against Evil Geniuses.
Nouns showcased an impressive performance and the team is likely riding on the momentum. Despite missing a direct invite to TI12, Nouns have one final chance at the Regional Qualifiers. And things are looking heavily in favor of the team.
With NA top dogs, Shopify Rebellion and TSM securing a direct invite, the only notable contender left in NA is Nouns. There are some concerns like how Yamsun can deliver in the hard support position. Switching from carry to a hard support player can be extremely difficult due to the massive difference in gameplay and hero pool. But with 22-year-old K1 in Nouns, things look somewhat promising for the American lineup.