Blacklist International just unveiled an All-Star Dota 2 lineup to fill a DPC slot it recently acquired in the Southeast Asian region.

Marc “Raven” Fausto, Karl “Karl” Baldovino, Carlo “Kuku” Palad, Timothy “TIMS” Randrup, and Nico “eyyou” Barcelon make up the all-Filipino roster for Blacklist.

The roster shuffle season has been in full swing since The International 2022 was over. Given that every player on the roster had a successful season, Blacklist may be able to snag some of the most sought-after players in the area before the 2023 DPC season.

After placing 13th at TI11, Raven, a key player for the Fnatic team for two years, parted ways with the team in early November. While just making it to TI is a success in and of itself, Fnatic hasn’t performed well there since 2016.

After the T1’s roster was dissolved, Karl and Kuku transferred from the T1 to the Blacklist. T1 became one of the fan favourites after bringing in Ana and Topson before TI11, but they failed to advance past the Last Chance Qualifiers.

The most notable TI run in SEA history for TIMS, on the other hand, was with BOOM Esports. At TI11, BOOM found themselves on the ropes after dominating the SEA region for a year. They managed to survive by pulling off upset after upset.

Polaris Esports hosted Eyyou during the final few months of the 2022 DPC season. The team did reasonably well in internal third-party competitions, but they also didn’t fare as well in the Last Chance Qualifiers as T1.

There is no doubt that Blacklist will be depending on these players’ individual and collective abilities to lead the team to the most prestigious events on the Dota 2 calendar after assembling an all-TI-attending lineup.

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