Talon Esports tease entry into Dota 2

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Hong Kong-based organisation Talon Esports recently annnounced its entry into the Dota 2 competitive scene. (Photo: Talon Esports)
Hong Kong-based organisation Talon Esports recently annnounced its entry into the Dota 2 competitive scene. (Photo: Talon Esports)

Hong Kong-based organisation Talon Esports teased their entry into the competitive Dota 2 scene on Monday (15 November) after their official Twitter account posted an image of the game's logo. 

In addition to the tweet by the Talon Esports Twitter account, the organisation's Chief Gaming Officer, Kim "hooondo" Do-hoon, also posted on his personal Twitter account that the team "might have some huge news coming soon".

Talon Esports are expected to compete in the Southeast Asian regional league of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC). The 2021-2022 DPC season will begin on 29 November and has been split into three Tours for the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Talon Esports are also expected to sign some of the biggest free agents in Southeast Asia to form their Dota 2 roster. 

High-profile free agents in the region include the likes of former TNC Predator core players Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte and Armel "Armel" Tabios, former Fnatic core players Ng "ChYuan" Kee Chyuan and Yang "Deth" Wu Heng, as well as former PSG.LGD and EHOME support player Yap "xNova" Jian Wei, among others.

Talon Esports' entry into Dota 2 also comes at a time of growth for Dota 2. The game concluded its world championship tournament, The International 10 (TI10), that had a record-breaking US$40 million prize pool in October. 

TI10 also broke Dota 2's all-time viewership record with 2.7 million peak viewers and had the third-most viewers ever for an esports event, according to esports charts. Russia's Team Spirit defeated Chinese powerhouse PSG.LGD to claim the title and the grand prize of US$18.2 million.

Talon Esports are known most for their League of Legends team, PSG Talon, which has dominated the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series for the last couple of years. 

PSG Talon was formed in a partnership between Talon Esports and French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). 

PSG has also partnered with a Dota 2 organisation in China's LGD Gaming for their Dota 2 roster PSG.LGD.

Aside from PSG Talon, Talon Esports also operate teams competing in Arena of Valor, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Overwatch, Street Fighter V, and Tekken 7.

For more esports news updates, visit https://yhoo.it/YahooEsportsSEA and check out Yahoo Esports Southeast Asia’s Facebook page and Twitter, as well as our Gaming channel on YouTube.

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