Ex-Polaris roster future plans: Fnatic, Blacklist, and MLBB?

08:21 PM November 17, 2022

Polaris Esports bid their entire Dota 2 roster goodbye only days after their win in the Asia Pacific Predator League 2022. 

via Polaris Esports

The Dota 2 team consisting of John Anthony “Natsumi” Vargas, Mc Nicholson “Lelouch-” Villanueva, Nikko “Force” Bilocura, Marvin Salvador “Xavius” Rushton, and Nico “eyyou” Barcelon has mutually parted with the organization. The Facebook post made by the official Polaris Esports page offers more context into the decision.



Salamat, mga igsuon! ✨💙


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the team and players’ mutual separation. It’s not a…

Posted by Polaris Esports on Tuesday, November 15, 2022


“It’s not a secret that Polaris Esports is still a relatively young and small organization and as such we cannot go toe to toe with the financial capabilities of other, much larger, and established organizations,” the post read. “There were offers for the players that were too far out of our reach and there are also wishes from our members to go and try a different environment. We have always and still prioritize the growth and welfare of our peers. Without reservations, we are happy to see them prosper and grow even if it is not with us.”

Esports Inquirer had the chance to interview the team shortly after their Asia Pacific Predator League 2022 championship win. When asked what the squad looked forward to in the upcoming season, the team jokingly replied “maghihiwalay. Fnatic na si Nikko (Force) eh, saka si [eyyou], Blacklist, mag-e-ML!”

However, these might not be all jokes as Blacklist International co-owner Tryke Gutierrez truly does intend on building a Dota 2 team for the upcoming DPC season and has already acquired a Division 1 slot as shared in a recent Facebook post. Additionally, Fnatic’s Dota 2 roster has vacant spots after the recent departure of Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong and Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto.

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