Yesterday’s announcement from Blacklist International about their participation in Dota competition was definitely a big surprise, considering the rumors that have been circulating around social media in the past weeks. And it looks like Bleed Esports will be the next one to step into the light.
Although it has not been officially announced, the list from the dota2.com site leaderboard shows that the names of players who previously belonged to T1 have now changed to the new slot owner, Bleed Esports.
Rumors about Bleed’s participation in the league began to circulate when they unveiled Hades as their Dota team scout on Twitter, on November 11th.
In addition, their social media activity, which has recently become frequent in the international Dota community, have bolstered the fact that they are serious about participating in the DPC SEA for the upcoming season.
Bleed Esports soon will be joining Blacklist as DPC SEA’s debutants in 2022/23. Prior to this, Blacklist was considered as a strong candidate to buy T1’s DPC slot ahead of the new season. Eventually, Blacklist, which operated under Tier One Entertainment, made their way to the competition by acquiring RSG’s slot, who had finished fourth in DPC SEA Division one last season.
Do keep in mind that the names on the list above do not reflect the actual lineup of Bleed’s Dota team for the upcoming season. It’s likely that they still haven’t updated the lineup considering the acquisition has only been done few hours ago.
However, there is still a possibility that the recently-departed T1 players will join Bleed Esports soon. An exception would be Carlo “Kuku” Palad, who has been rumored to be Blacklist’s key signing for their 2022/2023 season.