Beastcoast’s new Dota 2 roster is playing better than expected

On May 24, Hector “K1” Asto announced that he would take a break from competitive play for health reasons.... Radu M. | 30. June 2023

On May 24, Hector “K1” Asto announced that he would take a break from competitive play for health reasons. Beastcoast benched him, and on June 26, David “Parker” Chote joined as the team’s new position 1 player.

The carry role is the most impactful for any lineup because the person that plays it accumulates the highest amount of gold. If that gold isn’t put to good use, the results tend to be poor.

When Parker joined beastcoast a short while ago, nobody knew how to react. The 20-year-old had had some experience in South America’s Dota 2 scene, but he had never done anything major.

Nevertheless, beastcoast signed him and the initial results were quite good. Regionally, they weren’t as good as before but they were still quite promising. In Tour 1 and Tour 2 of DPC 2023, beastcoast won the regional league. In Tour 3, they placed 2nd.

Bali Major results

At the Bali Major, beastcoast have played six matches so far and their results have been very good: 1 W – 5 D – 0 L. None of the six opponents they competed against managed to beat them, which is a clear sign of strength.

To remain undefeated at this level against the likes of Tundra Esports, Team Spirit, Shopify Rebellion, and Team Aster is quite an accomplishment.

It’s not yet clear what beastcoast will manage to achieve at this Major. What we do know for sure is that they need to finish in the top eight if they want to be certain of their direct invite to The International 2023.

Right now, beastcoast are ranked 11th with 800 points. Below them is BetBoom with 760. But BetBoom’s performance at the Bali Major has been phenomenal: 3 W – 2 D – 0 L. It’s quite obvious that they are headed to the upper bracket of the playoffs and will probably end up finishing in the top eight.

If beastcoast cannot do the same and either Team Aster or nouns obtain a good result, the South Americans will need to compete in regional qualifiers and win. This wouldn’t be much of a problem, but it’s still better for them and their region if they obtain a good result at the Bali Major and guarantee themselves a spot at TI12.

This would allow a third South American team to compete in the tournament, which would further increase the prestige of the region.

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