23savage joins BOOM Esports as stand-in for remainder of DPC

(Photo: 23savage Facebook page)
(Photo: 23savage Facebook page)

Indonesian organisation BOOM Esports announced on Monday (15 February) that they have tapped Thai prodigy Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon to stand-in as their carry player for the remainder of the first season of this year's Dota Pro Circuit (DPC).

23savage will be replacing Andrew "Drew" Halim, who signed with BOOM Esports in early January after playing with Singaporean team Reality Rift in last year's circuit. BOOM Esports has not yet given any official statement on whether or not 23savage will be joining the team to fully replace Drew.

Prior to becoming a stand-in for BOOM Esports, 23savage was under the banner of Chinese team Vici Gaming (VG).

23savage announced his departure from VG in early January after not having played a single game with the team since he joined them in mid-September last year.

According to 23savage, his departure from VG was brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, visa issues, and communication difficulties due to the language barrier between him and the Chinese team.

Prior to joining VG, 23savage was arguably the biggest rising star in Southeast Asia as the carry player for Fnatic, the team he joined in September 2019 for the 2019-2020 DPC season.

After last year’s DPC was cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic, 23savage helped Fnatic win five-straight tournaments from March to June to become the most dominant team in the region.

However, Fnatic released 23savage to make way for then-Geek Fam carry player Marc Polo “Raven” Fausto in late July in one of the most surprising roster moves of the year.

BOOM Esports currently sits at fifth place in the standings of the upper division of the DPC's Southeast Asian regional league with a 2-3 record.

With Neon Esports and Fnatic locking up the first two spots in the league for the ONE Esports Singapore Major in March, BOOM Esports will be fighting for a wildcard spot in the event against TNC Predator and T1.

23savage will play his first DPC match with BOOM Esports on Wednesday (17 February) against Execration. Aside from that match, BOOM Esports just has one series left to play against Vice Esports on Saturday (20 February) to improve their chances of making it to the Singapore Major.

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