Longtime independent North American team Quincy Crew signs with Philadelphia-based Soniqs Esports
The team are signed through the Fall, with hopes of an extension through to The International 11 in October
Soniqs Esports will make their debut in the upcoming PGL Arlington Major, which starts 4 August
Longtime independent North American Dota 2 team Quincy Crew have finally signed with an organisation in the form of Philadelphia-based Soniqs Esports.
Soniqs announced their signing of the Quincy Crew roster on Wednesday (3 August), saying they are "excited to have signed Quincy Crew through this Fall and hopefully [The International 11]."
— Soniqs (@SoniqsEsports) August 2, 2022
First formed in 2018, Quincy Crew were an independent roster that regularly featured North American Dota 2 stalwarts Yawar "YawaR" Hassan, Quinn "Quinn" Callahan, Arif "MSS" Anwar, and Avery "SVG" Silverman, among others.
While Quincy Crew have been signed by organisations such as Forward Gaming, Chaos EC, and Newbee in the past, the team would be periodically reformed once those rosters were released by their organisations.
The current Quincy Crew roster that has signed with Soniqs is comprised of YawaR, Quinn, Brazilian offlaner Rodrigo "LESLÃO" Santos, MSS, and German captain Adrian "Fata" Trinks.
Since their inception, Quincy Crew have been a dominant force in the North American Dota 2 scene.
In the current 2021-2022 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season, the team finished first in the North American Winter Tour regional league, third in the Winter Tour Regional Finals, and third again in the Spring Tour regional league.
In the Summer Tour regional league, Quincy Crew finished second in order to qualify as a representative for North America in the PGL Arlington Major alongside Evil Geniuses.
Soniqs said in a statement that they will provide their players with "the competitive advantage they need to play at the highest echelon of the DotA 2 scene".
“We’re always looking for new ways to expand the organization. Picking up Quincy Crew made perfect sense for us. We’re adding another championship-calibre team to our organization and we’re excited to prove ourselves in a new esport,” said Soniqs Esports CEO Darren "Tribizzle" Moore.
The new Soniqs Dota team will make their debut in the Arlington Major, which will be held from 4 to 14 August in the Esports Stadium Arlington in Texas, the United States.
The tournament features 17 of the best Dota 2 teams in the world fighting for their slice of the US$500,000 prize pool and 4,570 DPC point pool. It will also be the last chance for teams to earn enough DPC points to become one of the 12 teams to get a coveted direct invite to The International 11.
Soniqs is currently in 17th place in the DPC point leaderboard with 582.49 points. Only the Top 8 teams in the Arlington Major will be able to earn DPC points.
Aside from its newly-signed Dota 2 team, Soniqs Esports also operates four other teams competing in VALORANT, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Rocket League, and Rainbow Six: Siege.
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