Adroit Esports have announced that they have officially signed Filipino Dota 2 player Justin “Tino” Grimaldo as the team’s hard carry.
Welcome to the Frenzy, Justin 'Tino' Grimaldo!— Adroit Esports (@AdroitEsportsPH) September 4, 2020
Formerly announced as our stand-in for ESL Thailand, we now sign Tino (Mcy) permanently as our carry player. Tino has a fair share of professional experience having played previously for Geek Fam and Smart Omega. pic.twitter.com/wJD4VVw52V
Tino initially joined the team as a stand-in during the ESL One Thailand 2020 Asia Division, right after Adroit decided to let go of John Anthony “Natsumi-” Vargas. Tino has a fair share of professional experience, having played previously for Geek Fam and Smart Omega,” the organization’s welcome message noted.
Tino started his Dota 2 pro career in 2018 playing for different Filipino esports organizations. He began as Sterling Global Dragons’ hard carry player. He was then most recently part of Smart Omega’s Dota 2 roster right before he joined Adroit.
“We now focus on developing our chemistry among the team and [will] soon be able to show it in future tournaments,” said Adroit in a statement.
Adroit Esports also recently welcomed a new team manager in Gef “Botit” Osorio, who will help guide its players moving forward.
Team Adroit Dota 2 Roster:
- (1) Justin “Tino” Grimaldo
- (2) Mc Nicholson “Mac” Villanueva
- (3) Prince Vince “Bensoy” Enriquez
- (4) Marvin “Boomy” Rushton
- (5) Bryle “cml” Alvizo
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