Radu M. | 3. August 2022

Quincy Crew were signed by Soniqs

Yesterday, Quincy Crew have become Soniqs. One of North America’s top Dota 2 teams have surprised fans with a new banner announcement, as they finally got signed by an org after two years without a sponsor. 

Quincy Crew was created in August 2018, right after The International 8. Except it wasn’t called Quincy Crew but Forward Gaming.

The roster and the names it played under changed over the years, depending on the circumstances. But eventually, the name Quincy Crew stuck and three of the players, namely Yawar “YawaR” Hassan, Arif “MSS” Anwar, and Quinn “Quinn” Callahan decided to stay and succeed as a group.

Quincy Crew’s Success

Over the last two years, Quincy Crew established themselves as one of the strongest teams in North America. In 2020, during the online era of Dota 2, QC won a lot of tournaments and heavily dominated the region, thanks in part to the fact that Evil Geniuses chose not to compete.

Quincy Crew’s best result came in October 2021, at The International 10. The team finished 9th-12th and received $800,000. Thanks to this success, the adventure continued.

In 2021-2022, Quincy Crew had excellent results in North America, finishing the three tours in first, third, and second place respectively. This last result granted them a spot in the Arlington Major, which is scheduled to take place between August 4-14.

Ahead of the Major, Quincy Crew had a total of 582 points and was ranked 17th in the Dota Pro Circuit. This means that a top eight result at the Major may help them finish the regular season in the top 12.

Who Is Soniqs

Soniqs is an esports organization that was founded in 2019. Over the last three years, this organization was involved in PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, and Rocket League. By far, their best results came in PUBG tournaments.

Their greatest achievement to date is the trophy their PUBG team won at PUBG Global Invitational.S 2021. For this title, the players and the org received almost $1.3 million.

Recently, Soniqs decided to get involved in Dota 2 as well. This decision was followed by another one — to sign one of the strongest teams in North America. And since the only team without an organization were Quincy Crew, the players were approached by Soniqs and they agreed to start competing under a new banner.

It remains to be seen if Soniqs will remain firm in its decision to expand its operations to Dota 2. This game is famous for being difficult to enter. All of the successful organizations have been around for many years and most of the revenue is made at The International.

When an organization signs a new roster right before The International, that’s a clear sign that they are hoping that their team will qualify and get a good result. If that doesn’t happen, there’s a high chance that we will hear of Quincy Crew again.

Header: Soniqs