The SEA organization decided to exit the Dota 2 scene after 2024’s mixed results.

The South East Asian Dota 2 scene received the nighttime with sad news. Neon Esports, a Dota 2 team founded in 2017, ceased operations and disbands their roster effective immediately.

The team had a very complicated 2024, with Games of the Future as their most successful tournament. Despite earning the sum of $35,000.00 USD, this was their biggest income of the year. After that, they failed to qualify to every ESL Pro Tour tournament.

Did Neon Dota 2 roster disband?

While results weren't there for them, they had big moments together. They beat some of the biggest teams in their region, made it to Games of the Future quarterfinals, and were the RES Regional Series #2 semifinalists.

However, it's unlikely that the team will stick together as an independent stack. Travis "Castaway" Waters, the team captain, announced he's looking for a team; and joked about disbanding.

Neon Esports announced their exit after losing the Elite League Season 2 closed qualifiers to TNC Predator: The team that would later lose the grand finals to Execration. This is their 2024's complete list of results:

Prize money
3rdQualifierElite League Season 2: SEA Closed Qualifier-
9th - 12thQualifiersThe International 2024: SEA Closed Qualifier-
3rd - 4thTier 3RES Regional Series: SEA #3$5,000
5th - 6thQualifierRiyadh Masters 2024: SEA Closed Qualifier-
5th - 6thTier 3Cringe Station Kobolds Rave 2$3,500
2ndTier 3RES Regional Series: SEA #2$15,000
2ndQualifierPGL Wallachia Season 1: SEA Closed Qualifier-
7th - 8thQualifierDreamLeague Season 23: SEA Closed Qualifier-
5th - 8thTier 2Games of the Future 2024$35,000
3rdQualifierESL One Birmingham 2024: SEA Closed Qualifier-
3rdQualifierDreamLeague Season 22: SEA Closed Qualifier-

Community's reaction to the announcement

With a heavy heart, casters and community members showed they support for the organization. T-Panda expressed how he cherished the 23/24 season of Neon Esports, while Johnxfire said he would love to see them make a comeback in the future.

Johnxfire, beloved caster mainly focused on SEA Dota 2
T-Panda, caster for both English and Finnish community
Aurora, Neon Esports rivals during multiple qualifiers
Dohoon, Talon Esports's CGO
Matt "Danog" Joyce, Australian caster that covered many SEA tournaments

We hope the best for all the players and team members! Stay updated with to know more about their future endeavors.