RSG Re-Enters Dota 2

RSG Re-Enters Dota 2

Singaporean esports organization RSG officially re-entered the Dota 2 esports scene on Thursday, March 17.

Singaporean esports organization RSG officially re-entered the Dota 2 esports scene on Thursday, March 17. As revealed, RSG signed the former ChubbyBoiz, who will represent the organization in the Southeast Asian leagues.

RSG Is Back

RSG, formerly Resurgence, has officially returned to the Dota 2 esports scene on Thursday by signing the former ChubbyBoiz roster. The organization was last fielding a Dota 2 roster in December 2019, when the team disbanded following an unsuccessful run through the DreamLeague Season 13 SEA open qualifiers.

At the time, RSG fielded a promising SEA Dota 2 squad, which featured some of the top SEA talents. That included Yusuf “Yabyoo” Kurniawan, Charl “Welp” Geldenhuys, Remus “ponlo” Goh Zhi Xian, Yang “Deth” Wu Heng, and Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong.

Of the five former members, Welp has not been seen competing in Dota 2 since leaving RSG, while Yabyoo transitioned to coaching. Meanwhile, their teammates went on to have pretty impressive careers.

After leaving RSG, ponlo played for MS Chonburi, Team D, and in November 2021, landed in Quincy Crew. With the North American team, ponlo won the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) NA Tour 1 Division I and placed third in the regional finals.

Deth joined Galaxy Racer and has been since June 2021 a member of the Fnatic roster. With the Black & Orange, Deth placed second in BTS Pro Series Season 7: Southeast Asia and top-12 at The International 10.

Toe former carry, JaCkky, has since leaving RSG played for Motivate.Trust Gaming and T1, and has just recently joined the top SEA Dota 2 team, BOOM Esports. With BOOM, JaCkky won the opening DPC SEA regional finals and claimed gold at GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Series Dubai 2022 earlier this month.

With RSG’s former core achieving a lot since leaving the Singaporean Dota 2 team, neither will return to represent the brand. However, the team has put together an exciting squad which RSG will hope can put the brand back on the map.

A New Roster

Instead of signing established names, RSG opted to re-enter the Dota 2 scene with a development roster consisting of promising and relatively unknown young talent. The team will consist of Wong “mks” Sim An, Ng “xsilearn” Anwei, Vương “SeeL” Thiện Tài, Lee “X1aOyU” Qian Yu, and Trần ” xiaobonbon ” Hoàng Minh Quý.

The new five-man lineup was formerly known as ChubbyBoiz, and they have been playing together for just a couple of weeks. Still, they have achieved reasonable success.

ChubbyBoiz placed fourth at Royal Jelly Covenant: SEA and won DPC SEA 2021/2022 Tour 2: Open Qualifier #1 without dropping a map. Most notably, ChubbyBoiz were initially eliminated by Team Apex, who got found guilty of account sharing and match-fixing.

After Apex got disqualified from the DPC SEA qualifiers, ChubbyBoiz went on to sweep the field and qualified themselves for the second division of the DPC SEA Spring Tour.

A Strong Start

Although a squad consisting of relatively unknown Dota 2 players, ex-ChubbyBoiz have already proven that they can be competitive in the region. Days before signing for RSG, they kicked off their journey through the DPC SEA Tour 2 Division II with a bang.

There they won against Army Geniuses and Motivate.Trust Gaming. With that, RSG is in an excellent spot to fight through the second division and qualify for the top league for the next tour.

The team is also competing in Moon Studio Kagura Championships 2, where ChubbyBoiz won three of their opening five outings. With a 3-1-1 record and only three more fixtures to go, RSG are all but guaranteed to reach playoffs.

Ex-ChubbyBoiz will make their debut under the new banner on Friday, March 18, when they face off against Execration in the Moon Studio Kagura Championships 2. Meanwhile, the team will continue their journey through the DPC SEA Tour 2 Division II on March 21, with a match against Lilgun.