Popular Hong Kong-based League of Legends Esports organisation, Talon Esports has been hatching a plan to enter into Dota 2 scene. This news have been brewing after they have posted a twitter message with a Dota 2 image.



It is likely Talon Esports will be targeting the Dota Pro Circuit Southeast Asia 2021/22 Tour which is set to begin on 29 November 2021. The first tour is split into two Divisions.

SEA Division I

  • T1
  • TNC Predator
  • Execration
  • Fnatic
  • OB.Neon
  • Omega Esports
  • Motivate.Trust Gaming
  • Team SMG

SEA Division II

  • BOOM Esports
  • Lilgun
  • Nigma Galaxy SEA
  • 496 Gaming
  • Army Geniuses
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

The other alternative would be the Dota Pro Circuit China 2021/22 Tour.

CN Division I

  • Team Aster
  • Vici Gaming
  • Invictus Gaming
  • Phoenix Gaming
  • LBZS
  • TBD

CN Division II

  • Royal Never Give Up
  • Sparking Arrow Gaming
  • Aster.Aries
  • Team Magma
  • CDEC
  • Xtreme Gaming
  • TBD
  • TBD

With the entry to Talon Esports, they will likely form a team quickly. Southeast Asia have some of the most popular pro Dota 2 gamers with a pool of top talents to pick for their upcoming roster. Talon Esports has previously achieved success with their League of Legends roster and had subsequently formed a partnership with Paris Saint-Germain eSports. The team went ahead to win the League of Legends Pacific Champion Series (PCS) and was first runner-up for PCS Spring 2020, PCS Sprint 2021 and PCS Summer 2021.

Let’s take a look at the high profile players which Talon Esports could choose. They have a plethora of Dota 2 free agents to choose after having a stream of player movements and shuffle among the pro teams.

Team Elephant

Coincidentally, former Team Elephant Dota 2 roster has been disbanded after the players had a disappointing run throughout the last season. They were tipped as one of the growing super-star team among the China scene back at The International 2019. However, they were unable to continue their good performance and eventually failed to qualify for either Major during the Dota Pro Circuit 2021.

If Talon Esports is gunning for the CN Dota Pro Circuit, they could snap up some of the China players:

  • Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun
  • Lu “Somnus” Yao
  • Zhou “Yang” Haiyang
  • Xu “fy” Linsen
  • Xie “Super” Junhao

Southeast Asia talent pool

Former TNC Predator roster were also released recently in September 2021 after they did not qualify for The International 10. The team have potential pro players with the likes of Gabbi, Armel and Tims who have won many majors together including the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020/2021, ESL One Thailand 2020: Asia and MDL Chengdu Major.

  • Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte
  • Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios
  • Jun “Bok” Kanehara
  • Timothy “Tims” Randrup
  • Marvin “Boomy” Rushton

Fnatic had also recently released 2 key players, ChYuan and Deth after a disappointing run in The International 2021 with a 9-12th place. Both players were recruited in 2021 to boost their season and fill in after Masaros and Moon have left. Unfortunately, there was not much synergy with Raven, Jabz and DJ.

  • Ng “ChYuan” Kee Chyuan
  • Yang “Deth” Wu Heng

There are still many other players to choose and this includes SumaiL who have recently left OG. It is not known which team he will be joining but rumours said that he could be joining Team Secret after the organisation has released MATUMBAMAN from their roster.



Dota 2 Prize Pool

The Dota 2 championship is one of the most popular competition in the world and Valve boasts a record breaking US$40 million prize money in the last tournament, The International 10. And the prize pool keeps increasing every year. We have witnessed how underdogs, Team Spirit snapped up the giant grand prize after defeating top seed, PSG.LGD at TI10. With the addition of Talon Esports, it will make the Dota 2 scene more competitive in the upcoming season.


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