Skem will debut with Shopify Rebellion in DreamLeague Season 23.

North American team, Shopify Rebellion, just announced an official addition to its Dota 2 roster. The team welcomes Filipino all-rounder, skem, who will assume the supporting role. Skem will debut with Shopify Rebellion in DreamLeague Season 23.

SR is currently competing in the million-dollar PGL Wallachia event in Romania. The team fields two stand-ins from Nigma Galaxy to compete temporarily as its midlaner Yopaj couldn't secure his VISA. We now have an official name that will fill the vacant slot, completing SR's Dota 2 roster.

Shopify Rebellion's current Dota 2 roster:

  • Artour "Arteezy" Babaev
  • Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer 
  • Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek
  • Kartik "Kitrak" Rathi 
  • Andrei "skem" Ong

A second shot in the North American region

The 24-year-old skem has a long history of swapping teams, mainly playing in the Southeast Asian region. He is well-known for his versatility in Dota 2. He has played in multiple roles including carry, offlane, and position five.

Skem initially shined in the colors of Geek Fam, and he would then pursue his Dota 2 professional career in North America with compLexity gaming. However, he was caught in the forefront of a controversy after typing a slur against a Chinese team during an official tournament. This led to skem being released from compLexity gaming and he continued to compete in Southeast Asia, founding decent success.

Skem reunites with Yopaj in Shopify Rebellion

Skem won the Gamers Galaxy Dubai with BOOM Esports. (Image via BOOM Esports)
Skem won the Gamers Galaxy Dubai with BOOM Esports. (Image via BOOM Esports)

Skem's most notable achievements were during his stint with BOOM Esports. Him and the team grabbed their first tier 1 victory in the 2022 Gamers Galaxy Dubai, defeating Tundra Esports 3-2. The team also finished top eight in the PGL Arlington Major and top twelve in The International 2022.

After a low period with BOOM Esports, skem would continue to swap teams. He last played for Geek Fam before comitting into another North American stint, this time with Shopify Rebellion. Skem will reunite with Yopaj, his former teammate in BOOM Esports whom he found a lot of success with. It'll be exciting to see if Skem can find his footing with Shopify Rebellion.

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