The offseason of the Dota 2 competitive scene is in full swing, and the roster changes and player signings are in full swing. This time, Bleed Esports announced the signings of two players of an extraordinary level, Natthaphon “Masaros” Ouanphakdee and Tommy “Taiga” Le.
This move marks the end of an important era for Bleed Esports since let’s remember, the organization decided to venture into the Dota 2 scene only at the end of 2022. At that time, the team had a star-studded roster, with talented players such as Daryl “iceiceice” Koh and Kim “DuBu” Doo-young. However, despite the talent and experience of these players, Bleed Esports struggled at the highest competitive level and even failed to qualify for TI 12.
With these two new signings, Bleed Esports hopes to have a more compact squad that will allow them to compete at the highest level in the Dota 2 competitive scene.
Bleed Esports announces the signing of Masaros and Taiga
Through an official announcement on its Twitter/X account, Bleed Esports confirmed the signing of Masaros and Taiga ahead of the upcoming Dota 2 season.
Time to introduce some fresh Blood 🩸
— BLEED Esports (@ggBleed) November 15, 2023
With this, we have to Bleed deciding to keep Djardel “DJ” Mampusti, Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong, and Teng “Kordan” Tjin Yao on its roster for 2024. In addition, the addition of Taiga and Masaros fits like a glove, as they will bring a lot of experience, talent, and firepower to this team.
As expected, the two new Bleed Esports signings will take the places left by DuBu and Iceiceice, who the organization sacrificed to make this move.
Taiga seeks to be reborn in Bleed Esports
In addition to it being a fresh start for Bleed with an excellent squad, it is also a fresh start for Taiga, as the 25-year-old Norwegian saw his performance affected by addiction over the last year.
Taiga was part of that powerful OG lineup that won it all several years ago and even started 2023 as a starter on the team. However, due to his declining performance, OG decided to bench him. Then, after an internal debate, Taiga chose to continue playing Dota 2 and went on loan to Wildcard Gaming to play the NA qualifiers for The International 2023.
Finally, the Norwegian decided to take the opportunity that Bleed Esports was offering him to play Dota 2 at the highest competitive level in 2024.
Bleed Esports was on the hot seat in 2023
Bleed Esports’ season wasn’t very good either, as they were very close to relegating to Division II in the first two DPC Tours. However, the team surprised everyone in Tour 3 when they made a complete turnaround in their performance and level of play to take first place.
However, this remained there, as Bleed’s squad could not show their great potential in the qualifiers for TI 12, and they were left out of the top esports event worldwide.
On the other hand, the new Bleed Esports squad debuts in the next few hours when the Asian continent’s closed qualifiers for ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 begin. The qualifying tournament winner will play in the main tournament at the LAN on December 11, 2023.
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