Smart Omega Esports has announced the release of the entire Dota 2 roster, Tuesday evening.
The team was composed of Southeast Asian Games gold medalists Bryle “cml” Alvizo and Mc Nicholson “Mac” Villanueva, The International veteran Samson “Sam_H” Hidalgo, and local standouts Justin “Tino” Grimaldo and Mark “Shanks” Redira.
“We are saddened to announce that we are now parting ways with our whole Dota 2 roster,” opened Omega’s statement.
“This roster has carried our green and blue jersey through various tournaments and esports leagues. Together, we’ve garnered numerous achievements and even secured the Upper Division slot at the Dota2 Pro Circuit. Their experiences, skills, and knowledge of the game individually and as a team are undeniably unequaled. We are truly grateful for your efforts in carrying the Smart Omega Esports banner.”
The same squad finished at sixth place in the Dota Pro Circuit 2021 Season Two: Southeast Asia Upper Division — failing to qualify for the WePlay AniMajor.
Omega Esports had one final shot at entering The International 10, but ended up losing to Galaxy Racer in the lower bracket of the SEA Regional qualifiers.
Still, the squad showed great potential in the tournament after almost taking down Fnatic, 1-2, in the upper bracket.
The team finished the qualifers at 9th-12th place.
“Thank you, Shanks, SamH, Tino, CML, Mac, and JL. Good luck with whatever journey and career path you plan to follow and lead. We sincerely hope for the best in your careers and your future,” said Omega.
“The Smart Omega Esports management will use this opportunity to prepare for the next wave of Dota 2 leagues, especially with the upcoming DPC season, so be sure to follow our page for the next update regarding our roster.”