While the first Major of the 2019-20 Dota Pro Circuit season is entering tomorrow its Main Event stage in Chengdu, China, the professional scene veterans and aspiring youngsters alike are making their last moves preparing for the second round of DPC qualifiers.
One week away from the open regional brawl for a spot in the closed regional qualifiers for the DreamLeague Leipzig Major and the WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 the activity on Valve’s Majors registration page intensifies, and there are a few rather big names and surprises in the making.
A new competitor has appeared in the Southeast Asia region, featuring some of the biggest legends in the scene. Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung is likely to take the carry position at the newly formed Brothers United, as he is joined by the Malaysian veteran mid laner Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong and his old friend from Khoo “Ohaiyo” Chong Xin. The three of them will be fighting next week joined by two Filipino players, Benhur “Benhur” Lawis and Ryan “Bimbo/Raging_Potato” Jay Qui.
Brothers United is an interesting mix with several role overlaps. YamateH, Mushi and Benhur can all play in the mid lane, however, Mushi has lately tried the sacrificial support five role as well, during his short-lived stint at Keen Gaming at the beginning of this season. Ohaiyo has never switched from the offlane position through his entire career, but Bimbo bounced between carry, offlane and support over the years. His latest team was Mineski, which he left in the aftermath of TI9 when the entire roster dissolved.
During TI9 and the training period prior to the event, Bimbo got to work with Mushi, who was Mineski’s coach. Mushi and Ohayio have a very long history together, staring back in the TI2-Ti3 era with Orange esports, going to Titan, Team Malaysia and Fnatic, while YamateH has also been a part of the Orange and Titan line-ups that featured Ohaiyo. The strong connection between all the new squad members is perfectly reflected in the team name, Brothers United, and it will be thrilling to watch them play in the upcoming qualifiers.
Brothers United roster:
- Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung
- Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong
- Khoo “Ohaiyo” Chong Xin
- Benhur “Benhur” Lawis
- Ryan “Bimbo/Raging_Potato” Jay Qui
The open brackets are set to commence next week, on the 28th of November, while the closed regional qualifiers are set to begin on the 1st of December.